Apprentice Print Technician News Printers Ltd

News Printers Ltd · Competitive · Waltham Cross
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Learner to maintain and operate a newspaper printing Press whilst gaining a wider understanding of all functions with the business.

Duties will include:

  • Basic operation of CTP lines - Releasing & ordering plates
  • Operation of reelstands - Loading/unloading of reels. Reel preparation for both webbing up the press & splicing
  • Pre-run press checks
  • Webbing up the press
  • Plating up the press
  • Product checks ensuring the correct product, edition, colour fall and folios
  • Press running adjustments ensuring quality standards are met and maintained
  • Post-run cleaning and checks
  • Reporting on downtime, quality, and equipment issues
  • Roller replacement and setting
  • Basic stitcher, rotoclean and PPL maintenance

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Some experience in a printing environment will be seen positively.

Personal qualities

  • Polite
  • Respectful
  • Punctual and professional

Desired qualifications

GCSE maths and English Grade C/4, equivalent or above, or maths and English Functional Skills Level 2.

Future prospects

An apprenticeship may lead to permanent employment but is not guaranteed.

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About the employer

Newsprinters is the manufacturing division of News UK with three purpose-built plants in Scotland, the North and South of England. The very latest state-of-the-art printing equipment ensures that we remain at the forefront of the newspaper printing industry.

In 2007 we set about creating a brand that would epitomise the very best in quality, reliability and customer service.

In 2009 with an investment of 650 million from News UK, the main UK subsidiary of News Corp, that visualisation became a reality and after investing in the state of the art facilities we have, since that time focussed our efforts on the development of our people, equipping them with the skills required to delight our customers.

Everyday, our customers entrust us with producing the best products in the industry.

Here at Newsprinters Broxbourne we have developed a culture of customer satisfaction and continuous improvement whilst challenging the status quo. This has seen the site bucking the industry trend and grow our print volumes and customer base to the point where we have over 50 individual products and millions of copies being printed each week. Our people every day deliver world class products to the tightest of deadlines with pride and a commitment to always doing their best.

Broxbourne is the home to 12 XXL Manroland Colourman presses and is the largest newspaper printing plant in the world. With the capacity to produce over 1.1 million full colour copies every hour, Broxbourne is proud to be the printer to many of the UKs best known newspaper brands.

We are a diverse team and strive to maximise and encourage every individuals potential. We want to create a productive environment where everyone feels valued, and where talents are fully recognised, utilised and celebrated.

Newsprinters is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equal opportunities for all its employees and applicants. We oppose all forms of discrimination in the workplace.

We thrive when we champion diversity and inclusion. We make better decisions, were stronger and happier, and its the right thing to do.

Employer

News Printers Ltd

https://newsprinters.co.uk/location/broxbourne/

Address

Great Cambridge Road

Waltham Cross

EN8 8DY

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Training

Training provider

LEARN 2 PRINT LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Learn 2 Print

A full plan will be formulated to give a progressive, structured training scheme.

Training modules will be issued at each stage covering all aspects of on-site training with practical experience.

This will cover everything including health and safety and general industrial practices.

Industry specific technical training will take place on every module offering the apprentice a unique opportunity to learn from industry professionals.

Training on each module will be to a required standard rather than a time limit.

Content:

  • Advanced Apprenticeship Standard for Print Technician
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

1 day per month study at workplace with Learn2print.

Allocated assessor with regular visits to the workplace to review practical element of the apprenticeship.

The Apprentice will gain not only experience in all the production areas, but also from the engineering maintenance team too. The learner will also spend time with each key function throughout Newsprinters.

Some experience in a printing environment will be seen positively.

Personal qualities

  • Polite
  • Respectful
  • Punctual and professional

Desired qualifications

GCSE maths and English Grade C/4, equivalent or above, or maths and English Functional Skills Level 2.

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