Apprentice Print Finisher

ImprintDigital.com

EXETER, EX5 5HY

Closes in 12 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 1 July 2024


Summary

Joining ImprintDigital.com as an Apprentice Print Finisher, you'll begin a path towards mastering the intricate art of book finishing. This role perfectly suits those intrigued by creative production and keen on acquiring the advanced skills needed for a rewarding, long-term career in high-quality production.

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
Monday to Thursday - 7:30am to 4:30pm with 30 minute break. Friday - 6:30am to 3pm with 30 minute break

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 12 August

Duration

2 Years 2 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

Advanced Apprenticeship Standard for Print Technicians (Level 3) (Print finishing)

A full plan will be created at the start of the Apprenticeship to provide information as to what you will be studying and when. Learn2print will deliver the theoretical knowledge for your Print Apprenticeship.

You will attend a class each month for one full day at a local venue (this information will be provided on interview).

This teaching and training will cover everything from health and safety and general industrial practices to specific industry practices.

This will lead you to preparation for your end point assessment, consisting of an online exam, professional discussion and observation in the workplace.

You will be allocated a designated tutor and workplace mentor who will support and guide you through the Apprenticeship.

Where you’ll work

UNIT 1

SEYCHELLES FARM

UPTON PYNE

EXETER

EX5 5HY

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

LEARN 2 PRINT 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:

    • English (grade Grade C/4 or above)
    • Maths (grade Grade C/4 or above)

    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

    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Physical fitness

    About this company

    Located in Exeter, Devon, Imprint Digital is a leading book printer known for producing high-quality books in both paperback and hardback formats. With a passion for excellence in the print industry, we specialise in catering to a range of clients, ensuring their creative visions come to life through high-quality books.

    https://imprintdigital.com/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Upon successfully completing the apprenticeship, any apprentice who has proven their worth to the business will be offered a full-time position.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    ImprintDigital.com

    Jamie

    jamie@imprint.co.uk

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261539.

    Apply now

    Closes in 12 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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