Print Technician Apprentice COVERIS LABELS HOLDINGS UK LTD

Make ready, operate and maintain printing equipment as part of an apprenticeship with Coveris, a leading packaging company.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 26 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00 – Paid lunch break

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    26 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

To achieve KPIs and quality levels set by the site and ensure day to day running of print presses in the print cells are fully utilised and optimised.

· Ensure effective handover communication is completed on arrival with previous Operator on shift – covering SQD

· Walk the Press area to carry out 5S

· Complete cleaning schedule at the start of the shift

· Carry out guard checks

· Report any issues to the Shift Manager that affect SQD throughout the shift

· Achieve machine targets speed to be opitimised where possible – raising any concerns where these can not be achieved immediately

· Monitor and control print quality using the appropriate documentation– raise any concerns with the Shift Manager

· Complete all related paperwork and input data onto the ERP system accurately

· Maintain good housekeeping on the press and surrounding areas

· Ensure the machine and equipment is maintained to a ‘new like standard’ - raising any Engineering T Cards when necessary

· To come forward with ideas and work with the Site team to continually improve the cell and process where required

· To ensure that consideration and good relations are maintained at all times

· Fill out Production feedback forms when you incure downtime or input errors

· Support the Shift Manager in concluding internal spoilage investigations and customer complaints

· Ensure all metrics are populated on the machine

· Be proactive to ensure all inputs are available for the next job

· Operator to mount and set flexi dies (Imp)

· Ensure all standard SOP’s are adhered too

· Carry out planned maintenance operator tasks on a bi weekly basis supporting the Engineers when necessary

· Active involvement and support in any site CPS events

The training you will be getting

A full plan will be formulated to give a progressive, structured training scheme.

Training modules will be issued at each stage covering all aspects of on-site training with practical experience.

This will cover everything including health and safety and general industrial practices. Industry specific technical training will take place on every module offering the apprentice a unique opportunity to learn from industry professionals.

Training on each module will be to a required standard rather than a time limit.


· Apprenticeship Standard for Print Technician

One day per month study offsite workplace with Learn2print Allocated assessor with regular visits to the workplace to review practical element of the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full time position within the company is available to the right candidate on completion of the apprenticeship programme, subject to performance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Patience, Proactive approach, 'Can do' attitude, Self-motivated, Flexible to needs of business


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade C/4 or above) Essential

About the employer

Coveris is a leading European packaging company that manufactures flexible and sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most respected brands. We develop packaging that protects all types of products – from food to pet food, from medical devices to industrial and agricultural goods. Through our broad level of technical expertise, our high-quality packaging extends the lifecycle of products to help reduce waste and resource wastage. Together with our customers we are constantly working on new attractive and sustainable packaging solutions.





Howard Road, Eaton Socon,

St. Neots, Cambridgeshire,

PE19 8ET

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Jeanette Vickers

Apprenticeship standard

Print technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Jul 2024