Level 2 Apprentice Print Operative QUICKPRINT (SOUTH WEST) LIMITED

We are looking to recruit an Apprentice Print Operative to join our growing team. Working with a wide range of finishing machinery, this opportunity is not to be missed. The role may suit a school/college leaver or someone looking for a new challenge! This is a superb opportunity to be part of our friendly, highly regarded company.

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Closing date: 03 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £240 per week. Any overtime will be paid at 1.5x basic wage above the standard 37.5 hours.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm with a 30-minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The role includes:

  • Print finishing, digital and litho printing, operating print and finishing related equipment
  • You will gain an overall knowledge of the print industry with the potential to develop
  • You will learn a trade which includes operating various digital printing presses and other trade equipment and be a valued member of our team
  • The successful candidates will be versatile, practical, have excellent attention to detail, able to work well under pressure and have a good sense of humour!
  • As well as demonstrating the ability to work well on your own, you will be willing to contribute to the team effort to get the job done and will be flexible

You will need:

  • Superb attention to detail
  • A positive can-do approach
  • The ability to adapt to a fast pace and ever-changing environment

The training you will be getting

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the qualification obtained will be a Level 2 Print Operative Apprenticeship Standard.

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 your employer and BPIF Training to achieve the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship through a structured training plan.

You will be assigned a training coordinator who will work with you throughout your apprenticeship to ensure that you have the best training and support available. Most training and studying will be a combination of regular site-based visits at the employer's premises and occasional remote delivery.

Candidates without the required level of maths and English will be required to complete Functional Skills alongside the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential for a permanent, full-time position upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, subject to business needs.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Communication skills, Initiative, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

About the employer

QUICKPRINT is an independent commercial printer, we are based in Exeter and proud of our reputation built with the local business community. Our excellent customer relations, quality of our finished projects and ability to meet the tightest of deadlines are testament to the core values instilled in this respected family business. We are proud of our roots in the South West, and providing printing services nationally, working with your digitally supplied artwork and our trusted partner DHL we despatch all over the UK. We have a passion for Print and the printed word. An item in the hand should portray desire for the product and confidence in the brand. Good quality Design and Print which sell you and your Business, using good old-fashioned tangible products in a modern digital world.




Quickprint S W Ltd

105 Chard Road


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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 operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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