Press Technician Apprenticeship SIMPSON PRINT LIMITED

Join a north-east company with 50 years’ experience in point of sale and point of purchase. Learn to print across 3 different disciplines and use your newly acquired skills to support customers maximise the impact of their promotional campaigns. Setting and maintaining press chemistry and problem solving whilst also considering output and quality.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00

    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 - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000253466

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The successful candidate will have an aptitude for problem solving, have an interest in the print industry and a passion for continuous learning. This is an excellent opportunity to begin a career in a fast moving, ever developing industry, starting your role in the environment where the product itself is prepped, printed, hand tailored and delivered to prestigious high street customers.

Training will cover employment rights & responsibilities, productivity measurement and how to improve it. The applicant will learn how to achieve and maintain quality, as well as understanding quality systems.

By the completion of the apprenticeship, you will have gained an understanding of the main printing processes and how to set up & control printing equipment across all 3 disciplines of lithographic, screen and digital printing.

This will cover:

  • Colour control
  • Substrates
  • Chemicals
  • Setting and maintaining press chemistry and problem solving whilst also considering output and quality, through the implementation of planned, preventative maintenance and your impact on individual and organisational performance

The training you will be getting

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the qualification obtained will be a L3 Print Technician Apprenticeship Standard (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 Simpson Print 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 a combination of site-based and remote delivery.

Functional Skills if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There is the possibility of a full-time post upon completion of the apprenticeship for any candidate who has demonstrated their value to the business during the course of the apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Desired

Things to consider

Vacancy will close early if the right candidate is found - apply early to avoid disappointment. Please note you may be contacted via e-mail for interview.

About the employer

Large format print manufacturer, specialising in Point of Sale and Point of Purchase items to influence our clients’ brands instore. Since 1972, Simpson Group has been providing award-winning print marketing campaigns to some of the biggest names in business. We are consistently investing in pioneering technology and client-benefiting services to ensure that we are the market leader in cutting edge Point of Purchase & Point of Sale. We are even home to Europe’s only simulated shopping mall – The Influence Mall! Through our dedicated CAD and Client Services teams, we will listen to our client’s requirements, budget, pains and gains before presenting a well thought through solution. With an average service length of 15 years, our team is well equipped to advise on a vast range of printing methods for innovative and stand-out displays that produce impressive results.

Employer

SIMPSON PRINT LIMITED

Address

Influence Park

Rutherford Road

Stephenson

NE37 3HX

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Training

Training provider

BPIF TRAINING LIMITED

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

Contact

Lucy Kirkbride

Lucy.Kirkbride@bpif.org.uk

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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