Print Production Apprentice (Lean Operative) PTP PROMOTIONS LTD

The right candidate will be looking for a career in print manufacturing. They will learn how to use dye sublimation printing presses and digital printing to create branded promotional merchandise.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 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

    08:00 - 16:00 Monday to Thursday 08:00 - 15:30 on Friday Half an hour lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Operation and basic maintenance of dye sublimations printing presses.
  • Stock control.
  • Creating, editing and adjusting digital files to make them print ready.Preparing orders for despatch.
  • Administrative duties where required.
  • To maintain confidentiality of information and to comply with requirements related to GDPR.
  • To undertake any necessary training and development required including appropriate health and safety courses.

Print Production Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong attention to detail.
  • A flexible approach to working.
  • Be able to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Be able to follow instructions, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work without supervision.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to multitask.

Note: The work is hands on, physically printing items and lifting boxes, so the candidate must be looking for this type of work and be physically fit.

The training you will be getting

Full Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2.

Lean manufacturing operative / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

All training to be delivered at the employer's premises.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We are looking to build our team, and there will be a possibility of a full time position at the end of the apprenticeship for the right person/people.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

The work is hands on, physically printing items and lifting boxes, so the candidate must be looking for this type of work and be physically fit.

About the employer

We are a producer of branded promotional merchandise and are trade only.




Unit 2B

Poplar Court

Nelson Industrial Estate

NE23 1WR

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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


Sophie Gray

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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