Apprentice Print Finisher UYR LTD

This is a great opportunity for an apprentice to develop a broad understanding of print finishing in our production department, under the supervision of a friendly and helpful team.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Incremental wage increases throughout the apprenticeship, dependent upon successfully passing performance reviews.

  • Working week

    40 hrs Mon - Fri 08.30-17.30 (moving to a shift rota of 06:00 -14:00 and 14:00- 22:00)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Print Finishing Technicians use precision Cutting, Binding, Foiling, Laminating and Packing equipment to complete the final product for the client.

Responsibilities include:

  • Setting up finishing equipment ready for the next job on schedule
  • Identify, set up and load finishing equipment with materials. For example, guillotines, stitching-trimming machinery, binding machinery, laminating equipment, die-cutters
  • Accurately carry out instructions from job tickets
  • Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements
  • Inspect the quality of the finishing and report any issues arising during the process
  • Adjust bindery machines, such as knives, guides or clamps, to accommodate sheets, signatures, or books of specified sizes
  • Maintain records, such as daily production records
  • Record operational or production data
  • Using MIS (Management Information System)
  • Pack and prepare materials
  • Adhere to company health and safety procedures
  • Check final output meets specification and works instructions
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives in print activities
  • Maintain a clean and tidy workspace
  • Set up or operate machines that perform binding operations, such as pressing, folding, or trimming
  • Learn about customer expectations, how to resolve problems and how to ensure quality
  • Learn how to organise and work in a H&S compliant environment
  • Plan workload to meet production deadlines

The training you will be getting

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will obtain a Print Technician Level 3 qualification.

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 UYR Limited 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.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A successfully qualified Apprentice will be offered a full time position. As a professional member of the team, optional training in other departments will be available, with potential career progression for ambitious individuals.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

UYR are a leading supplier of technology-driven marketing solutions. We operate our own in-house print and wide format manufacturing facility, alongside one of the largest Design Studios in the North of England.





15-17 Langthwaite Road

Langthwaite Grange Ind Estate


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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

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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