Advertising Salary
£10,700.00 p.a.
Hours Per Week

About The Role

We have an excellent opportunity for a Print Operative Apprentice to join allpay Cards Team.

Launched in 2008, allpay cards has become one of the fastest growing and most trusted brands in plastic card manufacturing in the UK with the reputation for delivering a bespoke and high-quality service to clients.

To find out more about allpay cards and the card journey visit: - Card Solutions - Your Card Journey

As part of this role, you will be working towards achieving Level 2 qualification in print operation. This will give you the foundations to start your career in print, and on completion you will be confident in assisting in the production of a printed product or component.

To deliver the training we have partnered with BPIF Training, and the course is delivered over two years. The majority of training will be delivered onsite in our Hereford Office, but please note occasional travel to Coventry for the training may be required.

Please note as part of the selection process we may need to share your application with BPIF who may contact you to arrange a relevant assessment.
As Print Operative Apprentice, day to day you will be assisting the Prepress team in supporting the wider business, and areas of learning will include:
  • Card Design meetings with Account Mangers and clients.
  • Creating artwork for cards and associated stationery, packaging, carriers, envelopes.
  • Proofing and suppling visuals for clients.
  • Working with external suppliers to receive quotations and placing orders for stationery.
  • Submitting Card Designs for approval to Mastercard and Visa.
  • Engineering of print ready files for manufacturing along with generation of job bags and stock orders.


  • Printing of Smart Cards as per specifications and production proof ensuring that job meets Card Quality Management requirements.
  • Plan Daily Print production in line with Production schedule and delivery date ensuring best set up process to ensure the most efficient set up whilst ensuring SLA’s are met.
  • Responsible for Housekeeping of the Lithographic print area and imaging area in line with Health and Safety requirements and lean manufacturing.
  • Ensuring quality standards within Print production to include the creation, recording, archiving and management of Master sheets.

Screen Printing

  • Printing of Smart Cards as per specifications and proof.
  • Preparation of screens – including imaging
  • Ensuring quality standards for production and records of Masters
  • Creating and managing a sample library to include ink codes, suppliers, mesh counts, printing speeds
  • Ensuring waste ink is correctly disposed in line with Health and Safety and Environmental procedures
Additional information
  • This is a permanent role and depending on your chosen route, you will be working towards becoming Assistant Prepress Technician, or Assistant Print Technician at the end of the apprenticeship.
  • Current working pattern is Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • After successful completion of the first year in Apprenticeship, the salary will increase to £19,729.13 p.a.

About You

  • You will be educated to GCSE level (or equivalent) in English and Maths. GCSE level (or equivalent) in Art and Design, or Computer Science will be an advantage.
  • To be successful in this role, you will be customer focused and have effective communication skills and tactful approach will be essential. 
  • You will have excellent attention to detail, ability to work well under pressure, to work flexibly and to adapt to changing situations.
  • You will enjoy learning about the business and have a keen interest in all commercial aspects of how a Company operates.
  • You will be curious and keen to learn and develop new skills.
  • You will work collaboratively and communicate well with other team members/managers to resolve issues.

About Us

People are at the heart of allpay and we reward our employee with a competitive benefits package which includes, a defined contribution group pension scheme, income protection, life assurance, an array of health and wellbeing options including private healthcare cover and an onsite gym. This is coupled with our excellent Learning and Development offering.

We work with some great recruitment agencies. We don’t choose to partner with everyone. Explicit consent or confirmation must be received from our HR department before we accept CV’s. Contractual terms and specific campaigns must have been signed and agreed before you are considered a partner. We never accept unsolicited CV’s, EVER! Even from our trusted partners. We consider it “spoiling,” which does not endear you to us. By sending us unsolicited CV’s we deem these a free gift. If we choose to engage these candidates directly we will not pay you any fees. You will be deemed to have accepted this zero fee by providing unsolicited or spoiled candidates.

We are a company committed to Equal Opportunities.

All roles at allpay Limited are subject to successful background checks including a DBS and Credit Check.


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