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Apprentice Digital Printer (Including Pre-press & Artwork)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/06/2019 23:59
£8,392 - £15,839 Annually (dependent on age)
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Municipal Buildings, Stockton-on-Tees Town Centre

Job details 

Closing date:
16 Jun

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic people to join us on an apprenticeship programme. If you're looking for the opportunity to follow a stimulating and rewarding career, come and work with us as an Apprentice Digital Printer in Xentrall Shared Services (a public sector partnership between Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and Darlington Borough Council).

About Us:
Xentrall is a ground breaking public sector partnership between Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and Darlington Borough Council. It was set up to deliver key back office transactional services. Stockton and Darlington Councils are neighbouring unitary authorities which have a culture of innovation and service improvement. Xentrall works jointly with both Councils supporting them in the delivery of their services.

The services currently being delivered by the partnership are ICT, Design and Print, Transactional HR and Transactional Finance. The partnership was set up to deliver savings but there has also been investment in the partnership providing additional capacity to support each Council in the transformation of their services. Xentrall also supplies services to other organisations, including Academy Schools.

At SBC and Xentrall Shared Services we truly value our Apprentices. We recognise that Apprenticeships help us identify new talent, build new skills in our workforce and increase diversity in the workplace. Apprenticeship help us to develop our future skills, to enable us to deliver our ambitious plans whilst also assisting in shaping the apprentice’s future.

Job Description:
Print is a trusted source of information, it can take many different forms and surrounds us all. If you want to be part of busy print production unit working within a challenging, fast-paced environment then this could be the place for you.

As an Apprentice Digital Printer based at our Xentrall Design & Print Production Hub in Stockton, Municipal Buildings you will support both Stockton-on-Tees and Darlington Borough Council with their varied Design & Print requirements. Working with both PC and Apple Mac, variable data software and a variety of print and finishing production machinery, this post will provide you with a great foundation for an exciting career within the Design & Print industry.

Essential Requirements:
All candidates are required to meet the essential requirements set out below. Please address in your application how you meet the following:

• Excellent IT Skills (PC or Mac),
• Have a creative outlook on work and the ability to solve problems logically,
• Experience working as part of a team (this could be in a sporting, educational, work or social setting) as well as demonstrating use of own initiative,
• Be self-motivated with a ‘can-do’ flexible approach to work,
• Good attention to detail and have the ability to copy/transfer information accurately,
• Ability to communicate both orally and in writing,
• Effectively able to follow both verbal and written instructions,
• Ability to provide a customer focussed service,
• Demonstrates the behaviours that underpin the Council’s Culture Statement.

You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship in a similar subject

Functional Skills (Level 2 / GCSE) in English, Maths and ICT are NOT essential, but will be required prior to completion of the apprenticeship.

Appointment will be subject to the following pre-employment checks:

• Medical Check
• Satisfactory reference.

Apprenticeship Qualification:
You will be given appropriate paid time off work, to attend College and work towards completion of your apprenticeship qualification.

Qualification – Digital Printer (PrePress and Artwork) – Level 2

Training Provider: BPiF - The British Printing Industries Federation

Future Prospects:
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there is the opportunity to undertake a higher level apprenticeship qualification and the potential to secure a position within the Council for the right candidate to grow within the organisation.

How to Apply:
Please complete our Apprenticeship application form, and submit this to apprenticeships@stockton.gov.uk no later than the closing date of Sunday 16th June 2019.

Please ensure you refer to the essential requirements outlined in the advert, Job Description and Person Specification when completing the personal statement on your application, as this information will be used to shortlist candidates for the next stage of selection

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