Apprentice Print Finisher LEARN TO DREAM LTD

An outstanding opportunity to join an innovative professional team in Hertfordshire, working in the graphics industry as an Apprentice Print Finisher As an Apprentice Print Finisher, you will be taught industry core knowledge and go on to run a variety of print finishing equipment

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    between £12,500 and £16,000 dependent on age.

  • Working week

    Mon-Fri 37.5 hpw 8:00-16:30 with one hour lunch break

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

In addition to the Apprenticeship Standard syllabus, you will: Print Finishing Technicians use precision Cutting, Laminating and Packing equipment to complete the final product for the client Responsibilities include: Setting up finishing equipment ready for the next job on schedule Identify, set up and load finishing equipment with materials. For example, stitching-trimming machinery, laminating equipment. Plan and execute workload to meet production deadlines. Accurately carry out instructions from job sheets Study drawings and design work or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements Inspect the quality of the finishing and report any issues arising during the process Adjust machines, such as vinyl cutter, digital table cutter, to accommodate prints of specified sizes. Maintain records, such as daily production records. Record operational or production data as and when necessary. Pack and prepare materials Adhere to company health and safety procedures Check final output meets specification and instructions Support continuous improvement initiatives in print activities Maintain a clean and tidy workspace Learn about customer expectations, how to resolve problems and how to ensure quality Learn how to organise and work in a H&S compliant environment Lamination of Prints Mounting prints both laminated and un-laminated to rigid sheet materials using laminating rollers Trimming Collating printed work using cut vinyl and application tape Opportunity to learn vinyl cutting, digital table cutting and use of CNC/Zund table cutting and operation of laser engraver.

The training you will be getting

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the qualification obtained will be a L3 Print Technician Apprenticeship Standard (post-press pathway). 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 Learn to Dream 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 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

Based in Hertfordshire, we deliver print, design and installation projects across the commercial, public and private sectors throughout the UK and Europe. We've worked on sites ranging from offices, retail, education and hospitals through to museum exhibitions and private commissions. Whatever you need, we'll find a way.




15 Merchant Drive

Mead Lane

SG13 7AY

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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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