Press & Production Operative Apprentice

  • Location
    • United Kingdom
  • Date Posted
  • Nov. 2, 2021
  • Function
  • Operations
  • Sector
  • Retail

MOO is seeking an individual who would love to learn and grow alongside the manufacturing team located in our fast growing and fast paced environment at Dagenham.

MOO is offering a great opportunity for somebody wishing to undertake a Press & Production Apprenticeship in Manufacturing. We are looking for someone who is interested in helping grow our print business and have some fun along the way.

This is an exciting opportunity in our Dagenham location within a fast-paced production environment. We are looking for an enthusiastic and somebody who loves learning a lot with an eye for detail. Somebody who would love to work efficiently and work across multiple areas of machinery ensuring we meet daily production deadlines and quality standards. You will have the ability to work independently as well as in a team.

The successful candidate will report to the Head Of UK Operations and work closely with the manufacturing team.


  • Train to operate the HP Indigo machines as well as additional machinery; the guillotines, luxe coater, SCS Die cutter and laminators
  • Responsibility for all aspects of the print process, including: Production, Quality & Maintenance by checking printed sheets for correct back up, good registration and any marks appearing on sheets and taking the relevant steps to eradicate any quality issues
  • Manage workflow effectively to ensure delivery deadlines are met at all times
  • Create batch tags and daily run list
  • Carry out daily, weekly and monthly laid down maintenance tasks
  • Communicate effectively with supervision, tech support and other associates
  • Follow established process to ensure that products are produced and shipped to quality standards within promised times
  • To undertake basic DTP (desktop publishing) tasks including interrogation and manipulation of files
  • Work closely with printer and other members of the team to ensure a steady production flow happens in order to optimise production
  • Maintain safety and HSE standards
  • Timely execution of assigned tasks to ensure we are running at optimum output
  • Use all available communication tools provided including Bamboo, email and Slack (our internal instant messaging tool)
  • Monitor and maintain stock levels for consumables and uptime kit
  • Responsible for cleanliness of the area, including disposing of paper wrappings into bins provided, neat disposal of empty ink cans, chemicals and consumable packaging and sweeping the floor regularly
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other team members
  • Ability, on a consistent basis, to perform work activities requiring cooperation and instruction
  • Ability, on a consistent basis, to function in a fast-paced environment, under substantial pressure
  • Ability, on a consistent basis, to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time
  • Ability, on a consistent basis, to report regularly to work and maintain established business hours in order to support the Moo business

About You

  • GCSE A-C English and Maths or equivalent grades
  • Fanatical about the smallest of details
  • Passionate about people, your team members
  • A keen eye for detail while consistently meeting strict turnaround times
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, E-Mail)
  • Ability to multitask and set priorities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work overtime when needed with little notice
  • Positive attitude
  • Conscientious, reliable and punctual
  • Must have hard work ethic with a keen ability to learn quickly
  • Able to work independently on projects and also collaborate as a strong team member
  • Flexible and adaptable to change