Study an apprenticeship in print occupations and be at the forefront of an emerging industry in Scotland.
The apprenticeship is designed to increase your awareness of press and print production. Work with the latest hardware such as 3D and interactive printers. Learn about advanced printing techniques like lithography, letterpress and flexography. Develop your knowledge of safe manufacturing processes and help to enhance customer service.
Scotland’s printing industry offers a variety of jobs. Construct and develop creative products as a 3D printing specialist. Repair damaged machines as a printing maintenance officer. Work as a scanning technician and carry out performance diagnostics for different printers.
You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 5 or 6 in print industry occupations. The qualification includes:
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as customer service and business administration.
This Modern Apprenticeship opens a range of pathways. Carry on your studies with a technical apprenticeship in printing or find a full-time job.
Further education: Enhance your technical knowledge by applying for a bachelor’s degree in 3D printing or mechanical engineering. Your experience will support your university application.
Straight to work: Utilise your qualifications to find a job in the printing industry. After completing the apprenticeship, you could move onto jobs like:
There are no specific requirements for this apprenticeship. However, it is worth having an interest in printing technology.
This Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12-24 months to complete.