How to become a reprographic assistant
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You could take a college course to learn some of the skills you'll need. Courses include:
- Level 2 Certificate in Reprographics
- Level 2 Award in Graphic Design
Entry requirements for these courses vary.
You could start by doing a print operative intermediate or a print technician advanced apprenticeship.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
You may need some GCSEs to apply directly for jobs, for example maths, English, IT and art and design. Experience in using desktop publishing software will also be helpful.
You can find out more about careers in reprographics from the British Printing Industries Federation.