Apprentice Digital Printer

THE LABEL CENTRE LTD

Dudley, DY2 9PH

Closes in 9 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 25 June 2024


Summary

Excellent opportunity working for an established label printing company based in Netherton, West Midlands. You will be working in a small team within our rapidly growing digital department producing a wide range of labels including asset labels, security labels, warehouse labels, barcode labels, cable labels.

Annual wage
£12,480 to £22,308 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

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

Training course
Print technician (level 3)
Hours
Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.00pm, with a 30-minute lunch break.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 5 August

Duration

2 Years 6 Months

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

  • Full training will be provided in-house alongside a Level 3 Print Technician qualification delivered by BPIF Training.
  • 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 your employer and BPIF Training to achieve the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship through a structured training plan.
  • You will be assigned a training coordinator who will work with you throughout your apprenticeship to ensure that you have the best training and support available.
  • Most training and studying will be a combination of regular site-based visits at the employer's premises and occasional remote delivery.

Where you’ll work

The Label Centre

Town Works

Washington Street Industrial Estate, Washington Street

Dudley

DY2 9PH

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

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Maths (grade 4)
    • English (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

    • Administrative skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Communication skills
    • Initiative
    • IT skills
    • Logical
    • Number skills
    • Organisation skills
    • Patience
    • Presentation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working

    Other requirements

    This role will involve running multiple printers simultaneously which will suit a person who has particularly good multi-tasking skills. The department has a high volume of short run jobs and requires an individual who can strictly work to a set plan and keep on track. A high number of printed jobs include printing variable data/barcodes. The ideal candidate must have very good attention to detail and have a high level of numeracy skills. Opportunities to attend trade shows specifically related to digital printing to keep up to date with current technology.

    About this company

    A label manufacturing company based in Netherton, West Midlands established in 1999 specialising in the production of flexo and digitally printed labels & tags for an array of sectors including warehouse and distribution, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and sales & service. We currently have 11 production staff, 1 store man and 9 office staff.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Upon completion of the apprenticeship there will be a full-time role working as a print technician in our wide format digital department.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    BPIF TRAINING LIMITED

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260578.

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    Closes in 9 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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