Apprentice Printer - Boston REFLEX LABELS LIMITED

Excellent opportunity to join a company established in 2002, the Reflex Group is now the largest privately owned print and packaging company in the UK. You will work alongside experienced skilled printers looking to share their knowledge with you to set you up for a career in print which would be a varied and interesting technical role.

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Closing date: 20 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £311.75 per week. Pay for all employees will be assessed in April each year.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 09.00 to 17.00 including a 30-minute break.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    33 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    21 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Following several weeks gaining an overview of all of the business processes associated with pressure sensitive label conversion and supply, the Apprentice will focus on the printing process. In a typical week, the apprentice would be exposed to following, by way of shadowing and supporting a qualified press operative:

  • Ensuring a safe manufacturing environment
  • Preparing materials for print: substrate, inks & other chemicals
  • Making the press ready for print
  • Signing off the print as ready for run-on
  • Monitoring the quality of print during manufacture
  • Quality management processes
  • Post print activity (wash-up, decommissioning of plates, screens etc.)

The training you will be getting

  • The qualification is the Print Technician Level 3 course, which is completed over 33 months
  • You will be based at the Reflex Labels site at Boston where all your training will take place supported by BPIF Training.  You will be an addition to the team, so you will be able to do your training and learn from the existing employees, without the pressure of having “day job work” to do as well
  • You will be assigned a BPIF training coordinator who will work with you throughout your apprenticeship to ensure that you have the best training and support available
  • As we produce labels and packaging for food and pharmaceutical products, there are hygiene and health and safety procedures to adhere to, for which you will receive full training
  • Candidates without the required level of maths and English will complete Functional Skills qualifications as part of the apprenticeship programme

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • After completing the apprenticeship, you would be qualified to take up a skilled position in any of our printing sites
  • This is a long-term career prospect that could also lead to production supervisor or management positions or using the skilled print knowledge to move into a technician support role within the industry

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Positive attitude, Eager to learn, Motivated


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

About the employer

Established in 2002, the Reflex Group is now the largest privately owned print and packaging company in the UK having grown to over 900 employees operating globally. The company prides itself on quality, efficiency, ethics and low environmental impact whilst being innovative and dynamic. The Boston Reflex site operates as its own business and has a great team environment, however being part of the wider Reflex Group offers further job security and benefits. Reflex has sites in the UK, Norway, Poland, Ireland, Sweden, and Australia.




North End Business Park, Station Road



PE20 3PW

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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


Lucy Kirkbride

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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