Print Apprentice – Large Format UYR LTD

An excellent opportunity to develop existing and gain new skills within our print department at our manufacturing facility at UYR Limited. There are many aspects to the role, including design, printing, pressing, operation of machinery and problem solving.

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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

    Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:30 (moving to a shift rota of 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

  • As an apprentice you will be trained to be responsible for setting up and operating the wide format printers and heat presses
  • Ensuring all daily and long-term orders are completed within the required timescales
  • Ensuring all products produced meet both quality control standards and the clients' specifications
  • The role is also responsible for assisting with design and product development, using skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Microsoft Office Software
  • All training for the relevant skills will be given in house at UYR Limited

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Operating both wide format printers and presses
  • Monitor required timescales of the printed products
  • Ensure a constant and productive flow of work for the printed products Perform the daily clean and maintenance on the wide format printer
  • Assist in development of new designs and products
  • Operate Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Office Software. Complete samples and visual inspection of all samples prior to despatch
  • Assist in stock control highlighting when stock is low Communicate both verbally and written with all clients
  • Liaise with clients regarding designs
  • Rectify and resolve client complaints or queries relating to printed products
  • Perform all duties in line with Company Standards, Environmental Policy, Code of Conduct and Health and Safety Standards
  • Provide cover for other team members during busy periods, absence and holidays
  • The role is an apprenticeship so training will be provided to enable you to carry out the above role and responsibilities

The training you will be getting

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will obtain a qualification in Print Technician Level 3
  • The apprentice will be given sufficient time to undertake their "off-the-job" requirement of the apprenticeship during their working hours
  • 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 a combination of site-based and remote delivery

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A successfully qualified Apprentice will be offered a full time position. 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

Administrative skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Initiative, IT skills, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, 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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