Apprentice Digital Printer UYR LTD

An outstanding opportunity to join a professional team in UYR Limited, working in the graphics industry with digital printing equipment. As an Apprentice Digital Printer, you will be taught industry core knowledge and go on to run small and large format digital printing machinery.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Incremental wage increases throughout the apprenticeship, dependent upon successfully passing performance reviews.

  • Working week

    40 hours Mon - Fri 08.30 - 17.30 (moving to a shift rota 06:00 -14:00 and 14:00- 22:00)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

In addition to the Apprenticeship Standard syllabus, you will: Receive hands on training on both small and large format printers Understand the culture, values and processes of the printing and graphic communication industry Develop technical knowledge of print industry practices Deal with customer expectations, resolving problems and ensuring quality Transfer data files, setting up digital presses for production and carrying out various print finishing duties Work in accordance with company quality procedures at all times to ensure compliance with working practices and standards Once trained, show you have the ability to operate machinery in the most effective & safe manner Notify supervisor of any discrepancies or errors Ensure the allocated machinery/equipment you use is checked before use Clean the machines and doing minor maintenance Adhere to health and safety, environmental requirements and laws Under the supervision of a friendly team who will support your training and give guidance as necessary.

The training you will be getting

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the qualification obtained will be a L3 Print Technician Apprenticeship Standard. The apprentice will be given sufficient time to undertake their "off-the-job" requirement of the apprenticeship. Throughout your time as an apprentice, you will be supported by both UYR Limited and the BPIF. You will be assigned a training coordinator to ensure that you have the best training available. Training requirements will be discussed at the point of employment to suit your individual needs and business needs. Most training and studying will be site-based.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A successfully qualified Apprentice will be offered a full time position as a Digital Printer. As a professional member of the team, optional training in other departments will be available, with potential career progression for ambitious individuals.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Communication skills, Customer care skills, Initiative, IT skills, Organisation skills, Patience, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

About the employer

UYR are a leading supplier of technology-driven marketing solutions. We operate our own in-house print and wide format manufacturing facility, alongside one of the largest Design Studios in the North of England.





15-17 Langthwaite Road

Langthwaite Grange Ind Estate


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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

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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