Apprentice Pre-Press Technician MAIL SOLUTIONS UK LIMITED

Rare and excellent opportunity to join a fast-paced established company in the manufacturing and print sector. Due to further expansion and progression, we are looking to fill a role within our busy reprographics department.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (Shift times TBC)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a company, we have grown to become one of the leading Employee Owned Businesses within the UK and provide many benefits with opportunities for progression and further development.

This department is at the centre of our print production and will call on your abilities to design, create and process customers' requirements to fit with our manufacturing processes.

Working within reprographics will involve both manual working to produce flexographic and lithographic plates for print as well as using digital graphic software. We mostly use Adobe Creative Cloud software for design production. We are manufacturing 24/7 which means that we are producing printing plates to cover this time. This requires working to production schedules and requires a lot of attention to detail.

The training you will be getting

In combination with the BPIF, the apprenticeship is for a Level 3 Print Technician with a specialist focus on Pre-Press Operative/Technician.

The training will take place in our Reprographics Department at our head office in Telford with opportunities for further development in our Redditch and Corby Design and Reprographics departments.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once your apprenticeship is completed there are opportunities to develop within the department. Career progression is encouraged within our business and opportunities can arise in other parts of the company and our employees are always encouraged to develop as much as they want.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Physical fitness, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

There is some manual handling in the production of plates and machinery needs to be kept clean and maintained.

About the employer

Established in March 2000, Mail Solutions has evolved into one of the most enterprising and successful manufacturers of envelopes and security print in the UK. We are committed to improving the effectiveness of your printed communications, by working in partnership to deliver quality solutions tailored to individual requirements that connect you with target customers. At the heart of our success are our talented people, who are very much client driven and dedicated to developing innovative products and services that will better serve the customers needs.




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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

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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