Finishing Apprenticeship
(Post Press Level 2 or Level 3 apprenticeship)

Baker Labels has a new Finishing Apprentice position available.

We are offering a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our busy production team at our facility in Brentwood, Essex. This is a great chance to gain experience in the print industry and progress your career whilst having the added benefit of being able to earn while you learn in a fun, dynamic and rewarding environment.

In this role the apprentice will learn all aspects of the post production processes within Bakers.

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Pre-press and post-press processes and equipment and how their role will impact upon others
  • Properties and structures of materials, adhesives and various other chemicals
  • Physical properties of the numerous paper/plastic stocks and their benefits and constraints
  • How to safely and effectively convert the source materials (eg printed paper and gold foil) into the customer’s specific product) by using a combination of machinery and processes
  • How to apply different finishes to different substrates eg scented varnish, holographic foiling, soft-touch laminate, near-field communication sticker and be able to set up, run and maintain a range of finishing equipment at the appropriate speed and at quality levels
  • Deal with a range of finishing processes which may include varnishing, folding, embossing/debossing, foil blocking etc
  • Operate finishing equipment optimally
  • Work to tight deadlines, in a calm and professional manner

Full training will be given to the successful candidate. The role involves working within a factory environment.

A print apprencticeship offers an excellent opportunity to take your first steps into a career within the UK printing industry.

Apprenticeship Level

  • Apprenticeship Level 2 (GCSE) or Apprenticeship Level 3 (A level)

Duration   18-24 or 36 months

Desired skills and personal qualities
  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Team working
  • Initiative
  • GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5 or above) essential
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5 or above) essential


To apply please complete our Job Application form.

If you have any questions about the role, contact Clare Coles 01277 281900

Complete our Job Application form

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