"No day is the same working in print, with all the new technologies coming through there are always new things to learn."
Josh Thomas, Level 3 Print Finishing
Mechanised Print Finishing & Binding Level 2
Who Should Attend
This qualification is split into two pathways - General Print and Newspaper & periodicals. Level 2 is aimed at those who do not have full working knowledge of the role and is operating equipment under direct supervision.
The aim of the apprenticeship is to develop an individual so that they are competent in their diverse role but they also need to know what they are doing and why. To aid this the apprentices will study a Technical Certificate, they will cover the following key areas and will be able to describe and explain them:
- Health & Safety
- Personal Development
- Industry overview
- Employment Rights & responsibilities
- Problem solving
- Quality, including quality systems
- Set up and operate equipment (Guillotines, multi-knife trimmers, folding machinery etc.) under supervision
- Contribute to equipment maintenance
18 to 24 months
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- Why choose an apprenticeship? Success in business means providing quality work and great customer service at a good price.
- Leadership & Management Broadly aimed at those who are responsible for the control of activities and work output of a team, and candidates should have the ability and the opportunity to demonstrate recognisable management and leadership skills.
- Team Leader Ideal for those just starting out in a leadership or management role. The units will allow candidates to learn and implement the core skills needed in today’s dynamic business environment.
- Print Administration & Planning Aimed at those working in an administrative position in the printing industry, typically in production control, planning, sales and as internal sales co-ordinators.
- Design & Pre-Press Aimed at candidates who are regularly designing artwork and producing creative artwork, maintaining digital systems, running equipment and controlling output and quality.
- Production Aimed at those who will be working within a commercial production environment with responsibilities for the production of digital artwork or operating production equipment such as digital printing machinery, conventional printing machinery and/ or finishing equipment.
- Customer Service Aimed at those who want to be able to handle more difficult customers. This qualification helps to improve skills and become more involved in making improvements to the team's level of customer service.
- Account Management & Sales Designed to provide candidates with the basic groundings needed in the following roles, print administrator, office clerk, print estimator, account manager or production coordinator.
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