This Apprenticeship will help you develop the necessary skills within your workplace to effectively carry out printing and production processes in the Print and Graphic Communications industry. You will study a broad range of topics, including health and safety, communications and working relationships, preparing and operating equipment and machinery and developing design responses for a variety of production stages for the print market. At Level 3, you can study Machine Printing – Flexography, Machine Printing – Gravure, Machine Printing – Lithography, Machine Printing – Web Offset, Mechanised Print Finishing and Binding and Newspaper and Periodicals. Carton Manufacture, Digital Print Production - Digital Artwork for Print Pre-Press and Print Administration are available at Level 3.
To begin the Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3), you need GCSEs at grade C or above in English and Maths. You should also have a work placement relevant to your chosen career route, an interest and enthusiasm for your work and the determination to succeed and progress.