Print Finishing Apprentice MAYFIELD PRESS (OXFORD) LTD

Mayfield Press are looking for an apprentice print finisher to join their busy bindery team. We are looking for a trainee to join our busy print finishing department. The job will involve learning all the various processes from trimming, folding and stitching to laminating, fulfilment and packing.

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Closing date: 17 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £288.50 per week.

  • Working week

    5 days a week, specific working hours to be agreed with the successful candidate.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    13 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

We have an enviable reputation as one of Oxfordshire's finest print companies, boasting an array of lithographic, digital and large format equipment. The trainee will be taught all aspects of the various print processes. They will become part of a team and will be schooled in the various print finishing processes. Mayfield Press has an impressive print finishing department and as part of your role you will be trained to operate: - Guillotines - Folders - Stitching-line - Laminators - Cylinders From simple stationary to brochures and posters, all work is produced to the highest possible standards.

The training you will be getting

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the qualification obtained will be a Level 3 Print Technician Apprenticeship Standard (post-press pathway). 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

A full-time position will be offered once training has been successfully completed.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Initiative, Logical, Organisation skills, Team working


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

About the employer

We are Mayfield Press, and we have been perfecting our skills for more than 25 years, becoming Oxford's market-leading printer. With more than 100 experienced staff on our team, and a factory operating 24 hours a day, we have the knowledge and the capabilities to get the job done! Mayfield brings together the latest in print innovation and our highly skilled staff to offer the most all-encompassing customer service experience possible. We are always striving to enhance and expand the services we offer our clients.




Mayfield Press (Oxford) Ltd

Unit 3-4

Ashville Way


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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 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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