Apprentice Press Technician – Sinclairs Products (LS21 1QF)

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The Apprentice Press Technician will be trained in all the processes during the printing stage


Set up, run and maintain a Man Roland multi-unit printing press at the appropriate speed in line with company health & safety and quality standards; this will include cleaning and light maintenance
Deal with a wide range of different printing operations such as managing colour, handling inks/toners, cleaning and maintenance
Run printing press optimally; identify and solve problems to keep the machine in good working order and to ensure that jobs are produced on-time, in-full and without waste.
Use visual and computer aids so that colour and product specifications are within the expected tolerances before running the job.
Make sure that the press is ready for the next job or shift. Work to tight deadlines in a calm and professional manner. Able to maintain disciplines and focus under pressure in line with company and customer expectations.
Ensure that customer specification and company quality standards are met e.g. colour matching, print resolution, product consistency etc.

About the Employer

Well established manufacturer of paper stationery products since 1837.

Training to be Delivered

Mode of delivery: Delivered in the workplace with 1 day a month attendance required in college. Programme to begin in January.

We will support and coach the apprentice through the apprenticeship standard. We will carry out both curriculum and pastoral care. We will carry out the skills development workshop days off site – once a month in college. The assessors will oversee the teaching and learning around the knowledge, behaviours and skills elements of the standard that supports the job role.

We will manage the apprentice’s OneFile account ensuring targets, milestones and deadlines are achieved.

Functional Skills qualifications (If required):
• Functional Skill in English
• Functional Skill in Maths

+ Employment Rights and Responsibilities
+ Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Location


Apprenticeship Level

Level 3

Employer Name

Sinclairs Products

Employer Address

North Street
LS21 1QF

Expected Duration

24 Months

Working Week

37.5 hours – Monday – Friday, (Monday – Thursday 7.00am – 4.15pm with a 60 minute lunch and Friday 7.30am – 12.00pm)

Weekly Hours


What You Need

Desired Qualifications

GCSE C/4 and above in Maths and Mnglish

Desired Skills

Willing to both listen and learn. Be dependable, reliable and flexible. Perform role in a safe manner by following company policies and procedures
Work effectively with others in a team
Open to new ideas, i.e. new technologies and working practices
Excellent eye for detail
Problem solving skills
Good time management skills

Personal Qualities

Good communication/listening skills and an ability to self-motivate
Excellent eye for detail
Strong work ethic and enthusiastic
Mature attitude

Future Prospects

Potential full time job

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