Apprentice Printer

Location UK / Ulster

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1433545

 Job Description

We are currently seeking an individual who has the desire to work as an Apprentice Printer and who is prepared to undertake a training programme with the view of becoming a qualified Lithographic Printer.

The Company

Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) was recently acquired by WestRock and is recognised as a $15 billion paper and packaging company with 45,000 employees in 30 countries in N America, S America, Europe and Asia Pacific.  Together the company serves new and existing customers with an increased global footprint.  The business, focused on service, quality and innovation offers a complete suite of packaging needs to the pharmaceutical and premium consumer goods markets including cartons, labels, inserts/leaflets, rigid boxes, and speciality packaging in a wide range of materials along with ownership of board mills.  The Belfast site is a leading supplier of high quality folding cartons and label leaflets predominantly to the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector. Our customers include global blue chip pharmaceutical & healthcare companies that rely on high quality standards and rigorous product security

Job Purpose

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced printers to gain the skill set required to become a fully competent Litho Printer.  On the job training will be provided whilst the individual works towards BPIF and NVQ Level 3 Qualifications and they will be given exposure to all aspects of the business to better understand pre & post press requirements.


The apprentice will be trained to:

  • Operate and maintain a six colour lithographic print press

  • Prepare machines, follow Line Clearance procedures and complete all relevant documentation

  • To learn the process of Colour Management to achieve high quality output

  • To use relevant print software and other application packages

  • Adhere to Key Performance Indicator (KPI’s)

  • To learn ink formulation & press chemistry

  • To create, edit and adjust press files in the absence of digital files

  • To keep work area clean and tidy ensuring that the highest standards of housekeeping are always maintained

  • To identify and report problems or deviations from standards

  • To ensure jobs are completed within colour tolerance

  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives