Apprentice Print Technician (Press) – Level 3

BENDART LTD

Great Yarmouth, NR30 3LA

Closes in 10 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 24 May 2024


Summary

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.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Print technician (level 3)
Hours
40hrs per week, 9.00am - 5.00pm initially, moving to a shift pattern when competent. Days to be confirmed.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 5 August

Duration

3 Years

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • 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.

Where you’ll work

Charles Street

Great Yarmouth

NR30 3LA

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

BPIF TRAINING LIMITED

Your training course

Print technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Apply environmental and sustainability procedures in compliance with regulations and standards for example, segregating resources for reuse, recycling and disposal.
  • Apply health and safety and manual handling procedures in compliance with regulations and standards.
  • Plan and prioritise work
  • Record or enter information - paper based or electronic for example, work sheets, check lists, handover records, job sheets.
  • Apply continuous improvement techniques. Devise suggestions for improvement.
  • Follow equality, diversity and inclusion procedures.
  • Communicate with others verbally including colleagues or stakeholders.
  • Communicate in writing.
  • Apply problem-solving techniques to common problems.
  • Use information and digital technology. Comply with GDPR and cyber security regulations and policies.
  • Identify, organise and use resources effectively to complete tasks, with consideration for cost, quality, safety, security and environmental impact.
  • Apply team working principles.
  • Convert customer files to print-ready files using software and workflow packages.
  • Check, process and transmit digital files using software.
  • Create and edit digital images.
  • Conversion of digital files into colour separations for the defined production method.
  • Apply digital techniques to produce a proof.
  • Apply colour profiles to the design.
  • Apply production techniques to produce plates, screens, or output files.
  • Apply pre-press quality assurance procedures.
  • Set up and check the multi-unit print press, including speeds, inks and toners and pre-printing quality checks.
  • Follow print press start up or warm up procedures.
  • Apply print press operations and techniques, including managing colour. Handle variable data on digital presses.
  • Follow quality control processes during printing, including checking for colour matching, print resolution, product consistency.
  • Apply press equipment and machinery maintenance techniques including cleaning and servicing.
  • Follow machine shut down, safe isolation, hand over procedures. Escalate issues.
  • Apply press quality assurance procedures.
  • Apply safe systems of work to the printing press process in compliance with regulations, standards, and guidelines. This should include identifying risks and hazards and the handling and disposal of chemicals.
  • Set up finishing equipment for example, guillotines, stitching-trimming machinery, binding machinery, laminating equipment, die-cutters.
  • Operate finishing equipment to apply different finishing processes, for example, varnishing, folding, embossing and debossing, foil blocking, scoring, packing, gluing, match and attach, tab and slot, sorting, banding.
  • Prepare printing for next stage, including packing and wrapping.
  • Apply post-press equipment maintenance techniques including cleaning and servicing.
  • Apply post-press quality assurance procedures such as checking for folding accuracy, stitch alignment, foil position.
  • Apply safe systems of work to the finishing process in compliance with regulations, standards and guidelines, including the handling and disposal of chemicals.
  • Apply environmental and sustainability procedures in compliance with regulations and standards for example, segregating resources for reuse, recycling and disposal.
  • Apply health and safety and manual handling procedures in compliance with regulations and standards.
  • Plan and prioritise work
  • Record or enter information - paper based or electronic for example, work sheets, check lists, handover records, job sheets.
  • Apply continuous improvement techniques. Devise suggestions for improvement.
  • Follow equality, diversity and inclusion procedures.
  • Communicate with others verbally including colleagues or stakeholders.
  • Communicate in writing.
  • Apply problem-solving techniques to common problems.
  • Use information and digital technology. Comply with GDPR and cyber security regulations and policies.
  • Identify, organise and use resources effectively to complete tasks, with consideration for cost, quality, safety, security and environmental impact.
  • Apply team working principles.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4)
    • Maths (grade 4)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • 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

    Other requirements

    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 this company

    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.

    http://www.blackwellprint.co.uk (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • You would be employed full-time as a fully qualified litho printer, print technician and be a key part of the team for the future, taking over senior roles as and when staff leave/retire.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    BENDART LTD

    Tom Davison

    tom@blackwellprint.co.uk

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000252863.

    Apply now

    Closes in 10 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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