Apprentice Print Technician (Post-press) – Level 3 BENDART LTD

Using top of the range equipment to produce an array of printed products, you will quickly be expected to integrate into a busy print environment, producing and finishing to a high level. Our aim is to build for the future and secure the next generation of print professionals to join us and help grow together.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    40hrs per week, 9.00am - 5.00pm initially, moving to a shift pattern when competent. Days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    24 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will be shown and trained to run a variety of print finishing equipment, including (but not limited to):

  • Folding machines
  • Stitching/binding machines
  • Laminating machines
  • Die-cutting/creasing machines

In time, you will be able to make-ready (set up), run and maintain jobs as you move through the work list, liaising with other departments along the way.

The training you will be getting

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the qualification obtained will be a Level 3 Print Technician Apprenticeship Standard and Functional Skills in English and maths if required.
  • The apprentice will be given sufficient time to undertake their "off-the-job" requirement of the apprenticeship and throughout your time as an apprentice you will be supported by both Bendart Limited 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

  • You will integrate fully into the bindery/finishing department and eventually take over management of the department once incumbents retire.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

Paid flu jabs and eye tests, wage increases based on productivity and company success, free parking, company pension scheme, 20 days paid holiday + all bank holidays + your birthday (paid). This can be a physical role, moving large pallets of material, and fitness is a consideration.

About the employer

Blackwell Print have a proud history of printing in the East of England, our history stretches all the way back to 1870. We offer a full service solution, from catalogues, magazines, manuals and calendars to brochures, leaflets and stationery. In fact, we can print just about anything, from a single black and white business card to a million full-colour brochures.




Charles Street

Great Yarmouth

NR30 3LA


Tom Davison

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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


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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