Apprentice Digital Printer THE LABEL CENTRE LTD

Excellent opportunity working for an established label printing company based in Netherton, West Midlands. You will be working in a small team within our rapidly growing digital department producing a wide range of labels including asset labels, security labels, warehouse labels, barcode labels, cable labels.

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Closing date: 03 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00 to £22,308.00

    National minimum wage based on age. Death in service insurance scheme.

    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

    Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.00pm, with a 30-minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    15 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We manufacture labels for a broad range of industries including; automotive, equipment hire, pharmaceutical, sales and service, arts and entertainment, warehouse and distribution. You will learn to operate Roland printers and various plotter machines and use multiple software packages including Adobe, Versaworks and Colorgate. Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing print files using Adobe software
  • Follow a job list/production plan, set printers running
  • Colour matching and quality checking samples
  • Keeping a check on job progress, checking continuous quality and ink levels
  • Hand finishing labels into sheets
  • Packing jobs ready for despatch
  • Machine maintenance
  • Operate plotter tables
  • Trouble shooting and problem solving
  • Laminating material constructions
  • Completing product specification sheets and updating company database
  • Stock control of materials and inks
  • Liaising with office via email/telephone

The training you will be getting

  • Full training will be provided in-house alongside a Level 3 Print Technician qualification delivered by BPIF Training.
  • 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.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship there will be a full-time role working as a print technician in our wide format digital department.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Initiative, IT skills, Logical, Number skills, Organisation skills, Patience, Presentation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

This role will involve running multiple printers simultaneously which will suit a person who has particularly good multi-tasking skills. The department has a high volume of short run jobs and requires an individual who can strictly work to a set plan and keep on track. A high number of printed jobs include printing variable data/barcodes. The ideal candidate must have very good attention to detail and have a high level of numeracy skills. Opportunities to attend trade shows specifically related to digital printing to keep up to date with current technology.

About the employer

A label manufacturing company based in Netherton, West Midlands established in 1999 specialising in the production of flexo and digitally printed labels & tags for an array of sectors including warehouse and distribution, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and sales & service. We currently have 11 production staff, 1 store man and 9 office staff.




The Label Centre

Town Works

Washington Street Industrial Estate, Washington Street


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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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