Get your career going with our print apprenticeship

We have recently promoted one of our apprentices to a more senior role within the business and we are now looking for another ambitious Apprentice Print Technician to join us on our exciting journey.

Based in Gateshead, you will be part of a small but driven team responsible for meeting production targets and high standards of quality on all printed materials.  Initially starting out in our print finishing department, we are seeking someone who is keen to learn and advance their role as our business grows with the capability to move quickly into other production areas of the business and become a rounded player on our team.

Your primary responsibility will be to assist the team with the finishing aspects of various print jobs before training in print production.

Your duties will include:

The use of various finishing machines:

  • Setting up of automated machines that cut, fold, trim, collate, laminate and binder
  • Loading and adjustment of machines
  • Ensuing the quality of the finish in the machines and where there are problems, stopping the machine and seeking help

Assisting with the hand finishing of various jobs:

  • Packing of letters
  • Collation of items to be packed
  • Hand taping and stapling of jobs
  • Operation of binding machines
  • Cutting of large format jobs

Getting the finished job ready for delivery

Assisting with unloading, loading and recording of deliveries

Monitoring of stock levels and advising team leader when stock in low

Ensuring good housekeeping:

  • Cleaning and keeping machines clutter free
  • Empty re-cycle and general waste
  • Ensure all floor surfaces are clear of clutter and waste
  • Following all Health & Safety guidelines

Skills required:

  • High level of physical skills required: Strength (ability to lift a minimum of 16kg) and manual dexterity
  • Good communicator
  • The ability to take instruction and retain information
  • Strong attention to detail
  • An organised approach to work

Skills not essential but desirable:

  • Basic knowledge of print production
  • GCSE maths and English C Grade or above
  • Health and Safety
  • First Aid

Personal qualities:

  • Excellent timekeeping
  • Trustworthy
  • Methodical approach
  • Enthusiastic
  • Works well under pressure.
  • Strives to continuously improve
  • Determined


  • Desirable but not essential – Maths and English GCSE C Grade (equivalent or above).

Because our business is print, it is important to us that you develop a core knowledge of all things print. Our apprenticeship provider will help you to develop knowledge about our industry and production processes before specialising in either print production or print finishing.

Full-time Apprenticeship

Salary: £183.00-£379.00 per week

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