Apprentice Flexographic Printer


A fantastic opportunity to work as an apprentice within the print industry for a large independent label printer, using the latest technology machines within a fast-paced environment.

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Total hours per week

37.5 hours

Expected duration

30 Months

Possible start date

29 Aug 2022


As an apprentice, you will undergo training throughout the complete flexographic process, learning about our process whilst also being part of our fast-paced environment. There will be extended periods of time spent in plate mounting, inks and print, observing and learning the specific details of each key area.

Ultimately this will be a ‘hands on’ role, with key duties including:

  • Operating plate mounting machinery 
  • Running ink dispensing equipment
  • Developing a knowledge of the processes to run large format flexographic printing machines

Throughout the career of an apprentice, the expectation is to:

  • Progress through the role of being a 'number 2' minder on the press to becoming a leading hand – or 'number 1'
  • The 'number 1' is in charge of everything around their equipment whilst on shift, they are expected to understand the machine in great detail, as well as instructing the second minder ('number 2')

Working week

Days (for applicants under 18) 09:00 – 17:00 (30-minute break) Shifts (for applicants 18 and over) 06:00 -13:30, 13:30 – 21:00 (20 minute break)

37.5 hour per week

Date posted

01 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship Level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship


2 available

Requirements and prospects


Personal Qualities

Future Prospects

On completion of the apprenticeship, the role of a full-time number 1 printer will be available for the successful candidate.

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About the employer

A well establish label printer based in the northwest of England. Tipographic are continually investing in state-of-the-art equipment since 1989, giving them an unrivalled range of printing and finishing facilities for their customers across the food and drink, newspaper and magazine, gift card and telecommunications sectors.



Training provider

Training framework

Print technician (level 3)

Training provider


Application instructions

Application closing date: 26 Aug 2022

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