Apprentice Photo Diary – Chloe.

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As it is National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2016) we thought we’d ask Chloe our office apprentice what her average day is like.

Chloe started as an office-based apprentice at Technoprint at the end of June 2015.

Chloe Desk

08.30 – My first task of the day is to ensure that all jobs are in order and set my overall tasks for the day. I then prepare the jobs that are due to go into production that day. First-thing can be very busy in our industry as many people start the day by placing orders. Therefore by 9am we can have several to process already.  I will have a morning production planning meeting where we discuss everything planned for that day and the upcoming week.

09.30 – Now I need to set up all artwork so it is print ready and then send back to our customers as a pdf proof. It is my responsibility to ensure the customer has approved the proof before we go to print. I amend any artworks that require a change and gain the customer’s feedback.

11.00 – I prepare all the paperwork for the job – which we call a job bag. The completed job bags go over to production so it’s time to pop on all my protective clothing!

Chloe Job Bag

After all artwork is approved, prepared and checked, I can print the plates. This involves using two different types of equipment which at first seemed daunting but very soon I was able to use both confidently.

13.00 – After lunch I might have a meeting with my tutor to review how my college work is going. I’m studying for my exams too, as part of my Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration.

14.00 – Production meeting. This is a meeting for everyone involved in production which highlights any issues and challenges in production. It is also an opportunity for any improvements about how we run a job to be suggested.


Chloe Dark Room

15.00 I will now prepare some estimates that need processing and also book in orders received. Throughout the day I also answer the phone and of course the most important part of working in an office – make everyone a cup of tea!

16.30 – Time to go home!


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