Print Industry Occupations
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'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship in print industry occupations at SCQF Level 5 or 6.
Your qualification includes:
Print Administrationat SCQF Level 5
Press at SCQF Level 5
Post-press at SCQF Level 5
Carton Manufacturing at SCQF Level 6
Print Administration at SCQF Level 6
Press at SCQF Level 6
Pre-press at SCQF Level 6
Post-press at SCQF Level 6
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
Comply with health and safety requirements in the workplace
Improve the effectiveness of the print organisation through good communications with others
Manage print production processes
Produce quotations for printed products
Send and receive digital files
Produce work orders for the production of printed matter
Check and archive finished print job records
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:
3D printing engineer
Document scanning clerk
Folding machine operator
Binding machine operator
Industrial printing designer
Screen print operative
There are no specific requirements for this apprenticeship. However, it is worth having an interest in printing technology.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.