Print Finishing Apprenticeship QUARMBY COLOUR STUDIO LTD

Quarmby Colour is a well-established digital print company based in Leeds, with over 25 years in the industry. We are looking for an apprentice to join our busy print finishing department.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    28 days paid annual leave including bank holidays, rising to 30 days after 1 years service. Paid Christmas shutdown. Company pension scheme entitlement when eligible.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 07.30 - 16.00 with a 1-hour lunch break. Occasional overtime paid at premium rates.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a level 2 apprentice print finisher with Quarmby Colour, you will aim to become a highly skilled member of our finishing team. We are looking for a level 2 apprentice print finisher who is seeking a career in the print industry. We are dedicated to investing in our employees, continuously developing a skilled workforce. This position is ideal for individuals interested in a hands-on approach and are proud of the finished product they have helped produce to a high standard. You'll be a crucial part of our production team, learning everything from print finishing techniques to quality control and machine operation, all within a fast-paced manufacturing environment. Daily tasks would include but not be restricted to the following: - Use our IT system to assist in workflow prioritisation. - Learn to use all our cutting (CNC) and laminating machines. - Assisting the finishing team in setting up various machines. - Checking work is of the highest standard ready for despatch. - Banner finishing. - Working with a variety of materials. - Taping and collating. - Accepting deliveries. - Packing and despatch. - Along with any other ad hoc duties within the finishing department. Training: In addition to your role-specific training, you'll participate in off-the-job training to broaden your understanding of the print industry and our business operations, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience.

The training you will be getting

Apprenticeship Standard for Print Operative Level 2 (print finishing). A full plan will be created at the start of the apprenticeship to provide information as to what you will be studying and when. BPIF will deliver the theoretical knowledge for your print apprenticeship. This teaching and training will cover everything from health and safety and general industry practices to specific industry practices. This will lead you to preparation for your end-point assessment, which consists of an online exam, professional discussion, and observation in the workplace. You will be allocated a designated tutor and workplace mentor who will support and guide you through the apprenticeship. There may also be an opportunity to obtain your forklift licence.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You will become a highly skilled member of our print finishing team with chance to progress to level 3. Ultimately this may lead to becoming a Print or Pre-Press Operative.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Communication skills, Initiative, IT skills, Logical, Non judgemental, Number skills, Organisation skills, Patience, Physical fitness, Presentation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

The applicant needs to be aware that there will be heavy lifting involved and long periods of standing.

About the employer

We are a market leader in high-quality large format digital print with a passion for the latest technology, Covering full service production from concept through to install, Quarmby Colour has delivered in the display, exhibition and imaging industry for decades. With a dedicated team who offer a wealth of skills and experience, customer service is rooted at the forefront and has been for over 25 years. Our long-standing reputation for quality graphics has given us an impressive client base over the years, including large supermarkets, fast-food chains, TV and film production, museums, retail outlets, acclaimed artists and designers. We have also developed wonderful trade relationships with other production partners, working with them on their projects to make sure they can deliver at scale.





Unit 4 Aston Court

Town End Close

LS13 2AF

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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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