Apprentice Printing Machine Operator CENTRAL MAILING SERVICES LTD

An opportunity to join a leader in the field of mail production. Working in a fast-paced environment with a great team to produce high quality mail that exceeds our clients’ expectations.

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Closing date: 29 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,296.00 to £20,319.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm 30 min unpaid break

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    26 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

Working with a team of experienced operators and being mentored to achieve all requirements set out in a training matrix.

  • Learning all machines and mastering their operations
  • Working with materials and understand how this effects the outputs and working with materials to improve production
  • Understanding machines and operator maintenance procedures and implementation

The training you will be getting

Advanced Apprenticeship Standard for Print Technicians (Level 3).

A full plan will be created at the start of the apprenticeship to provide information as to what you will be studying and when. Learn2print will deliver the theoretical knowledge for your Print Apprenticeship. You will attend a class each month for one full day at a local venue (this information will be provided on interview) This teaching and training will cover everything from health and safety and general industrial practices to specific industry practices. This will lead you to preparation for your end point assessment, consisting of an online exam, professional discussion and observation in the workplace. You will be allocated a designated tutor and workplace mentor who will support and guide you through the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full-time operator position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


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

Established in 1992 Central Mailing Services deliver complete solutions for all print and mail projects including (but not limited to) Direct Mail, Transactional Mail and Publications mailings. We deliver Award winning customer service by consistently producing high quality Data Processing, Inkjet and Digital Print Personalisation, Envelope + Polythene Enclosing and reliable Postage solutions.




Units 59 & 60 Gravelly Industrial Park, Tyburn Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 8TQ

B24 8TQ

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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


Robin Curruthers


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

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