Get to know our print apprentices

At Loxleys, we boast a dedicated team of 70-80 skilled workers proficient in operating our printing and finishing machinery, ensuring that every greeting card leaving our production line adheres to our high standards of quality. As a specialist manufacturer, it’s imperative that we invest in the future of our workforce to uphold our reputation and our expertise for years to come. One of the ways we do this is through offering print apprenticeships that seamlessly integrates with our production processes.

Through the printing apprenticeship program led by BPIF, our apprentices balance theoretical learning with hands-on training on the factory floor, giving an overview of all areas including health and safety, engineering, and printing processes. This comprehensive approach enables our apprentices to complete the course as fully qualified printers, ready to take the next steps in their career with confidence and experience.


Harry started his apprenticeship with Loxleys in November after disliking the structure of college education and looking for a more ‘hands on’ opportunity. In this short time Harry has become a valuable member of the team and has made a strong start to learning about life at Loxleys.

We checked in with Harry to see how he was getting on and share his experience so far:

What has been the positives of an apprenticeship placement over college/ regular employment?

The apprenticeship is more hands on and a completely different environment from school. It’s more practical and there’s quick progression, which has helped me to build confidence.

What have you enjoyed most so far:

I’ve enjoyed the variety in the role, spending time on the printing press, packing machines, guillotine and in the die library. It’s been good getting to know and shadow the other workers.

How have you found working with the Loxleys team?

It’s been really fun and they’ve shared a lot of their knowledge and experience.

Would you recommend the apprenticeship at Loxleys to others?

Yes, it’s a good environment to work in, the team are supportive, fun and easy to talk to.


More recently we welcomed Harvey as an apprentice, who has been at Loxleys since December, this is his feedback on the experience so far:

What are the positives of an apprenticeship placement over college/ regular employment:

The apprenticeship is more work based and gets you more prepared for the future. It has helped me to build communication skills and confidence.

What have you enjoyed most so far:

So far I’ve enjoyed working in the die library, and being hands on with machinery like the hunkler which attaches inserts to cards.

How have you found working with the Loxleys team?

The Loxleys team are all easy to get along with and have helped me learn about the different machines and processes

Would you recommend the apprenticeship at Loxleys to others?

Yes, the workers are nice and there is a good atmosphere. My experience so far has been very positive.


As shown through the feedback from Harvey and Harry our apprenticeships are a brilliant alternative to traditional education with benefits to both the business and the individuals. If you’d like to know more about our apprenticeship positions of work experience opportunities at Loxleys please contact i[email protected]

A huge thank you to Harry and Harvey for sharing your feedback – keep up the hard work!