Apprentice Mechanised Book Binder Operator CPI UK MANAGEMENT COMPANY LTD

To Shadow a qualified technician and learn all methods of the trade, this being Mechanised Book Binding. How to maintain and the upkeep of machinary.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00 to £22,308.00

    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

    Shufts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    26 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

A Mixture of college work and on the job experience, shadowing the operators & assisting, following our quality procedures and ISO9001 & ISO14001. Good levels of housekeeping and monitoring consumables.

  • To set and operate machinery / production lines.
  • To shadow a qualified Technician and learn the methods of the trade
  • To ensure that all maintenance is carried out and that all issues are reported to the department managers.
  • To motivate and manage machine crews.

The training you will be getting

A full plan will be formulated to give a progressive, structured training scheme. Training modules will be issued at each stage covering all aspects of on-site training with hands–on experience. This will cover everything including health and safety and general industrial practices. Industry specific technical training will take place on every module offering the apprentice a unique opportunity to learn from industry professionals. Training on each module will be to a required standard rather than a time limit.

Content: · Apprenticeship Standard for Print Technician/Print Operative

One day per month study offsite workplace with Learn2print Allocated assessor with regular visits to the workplace to review practical element of the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Permanent contract for the length of the apprenticeship programme.

Career progression will be discussed nearer the apprenticeship completion.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, 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

Book Manufacturer




CPI William Clowes

Copland Way


NR34 7TL

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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


Jeanette Vickers

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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