Image Data Group are a family run business operating at the forefront of marketing communications and providing print solutions/products. We have a vacancy for an Print Apprentice based at our Howden site. You will be a key part of the team, learning and developing your print skills from our best and most experienced skilled team members.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary dependent on age and experience, starting at apprentice rate. Employees will be eligible for enhanced holiday scheme (23 days rising to 26 days with length of service), employee support programme, company pension and saving club.

    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 to Friday, 09:00 to 17:30, with one hour for breaks.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    33 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Print  Apprentice you will be fully supported in undertaking a range of on the job learning and tutor led training to become a fully qualified Printer.

Working with some traditional kit & some of the newest print machines on the market, you will perform key tasks such as:

  • Learn all about print and digital processes
  • Undertake relevant studies in a print capacity as necessary with BPIF apprentice course
  • Assist Printers in setting up, running and clean down to ensure presses are kept continually running
  • Work in accordance with Company HSE procedures to ensure compliance with working practices & standards at all times



  • Must be able to undertake relevant Apprenticeship in print (BPIF)
  • Have excellent time management skills and be reliable
  • Have a high attention to detail
  • Good IT and technical skills/ability
  • Ability to work as part of a team and be able to use own initiative
  • Be receptive to cross train in all areas of the business
  • A helpful and co-operative attitude

What you will have:

  • 3 GCSE’s grade C/4 or equivalent to include Maths and English and preferably IT/Tech
  • A keen interest in print
  • Be inquisitive and want to learn
  • Be prepared to study for the relevant apprenticeship

The training you will be getting

  • You will undertake weekly learning directed by BPIF Training alongside daily hands on training.
  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the qualification obtained will be a Level 3 Print Technician Apprenticeship standard.
  • 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 Image Digital 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.
  • You will have a strong core knowledge covering print, paper science, pre & post press.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of the Level 3 Print Technician apprenticeship, you will become a full time print operator who can run different printing equipment models/specifications specialising in colour management.

This is an opportunity to be part of a family business that values their team members, so you are not just a number!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Initiative


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

Things to consider

We are a family run business, we would like our apprentice to be honest, hard working proactive, & display a positive ‘can do’ approach to all areas of the role and their own learning.

About the employer

Image Data Group are a family run business with sites in Howden, Hull & Brighton, operating at the forefront of marketing communications & providing print solutions/products since 1989. We deliver innovative visual communications for the UK’s leading retailers & corporations from banners, tension-fabric light boxes to presentation brochure packs & office stationery.




Unit 1

Ozone Way


DN14 7SE

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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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