Print technician apprenticeship

Responsible for the effective physical reproduction of artistry, designs and projects

In a technologically-advanced and fast-changing industry, a print technician is responsible for effective physical reproduction of artistry, designs and projects to meet the practical needs of both customer and business. The printing industry plays a central role in marketing and communications, providing a physical product that is integrated into the multi-channel, multimedia and digital landscape. A print technician produces a range of printed goods. During the print technician apprenticeship you’ll efficiently and safely operate print machinery and equipment to produce print products according to the order specification and make sure it is produced on time. To do this, you’ll need to know the different types of print materials and technologies, so you can make sure that standards including colour matching, print resolution, customer specification and individual company standards are met. In carrying out your role, you’ll produce risk assessments and safely handle hazardous materials to ensure a safe working environment that complies with health, safety and environmental requirements at all times.


Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: ICT and art

Entry requirements for the print technician apprenticeship: Depend on employer

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £22,000 per annum

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