Print Bindery Apprentice

Print House
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Print Bindery Apprentice

About the Employer

Mō Te Kaitukumahi

Print House is a privately owned company established in 1988.

The team currently consists of 25 staff, including six Directors/Shareholders, three of whom also work on site.

We are a technically advanced commercial offset printing company with compatible 5- and 6-colour B2 format presses, multiple A3 presses and digital print and imaging (including Computer to Plate) plus full bindery facilities.

About the Job

Mō Te Huarahi

Print bindery is the finishing stage of the print process where all of the print is bound, stitched, folded, or cut either by hand or machinery. 

Like a fine painting which needs the right frame to be complete, few printing jobs are finished when they leave the press hall.

Print House’s bindery and finishing department has the responsibility of turning the raw printed formes into products in their final form.

This role will be working in this department ensuring the output is done efficiently, effectively and to a high standard.

The tasks include guillotining, folding, glue and stitch binding, wire binding - in fact every part of the binder part of the business.

About You


Print House is currently looking for a keen, motivated and fit individual with a mechanical aptitude who is keen to take on a bindery apprenticeship and learn from highly skilled print bindery tradespeople. 

You will need: 

  • NCEA level two English, Maths and computing
  • Excellent attitude towards your work and a positive outlook
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to multi-task on machinery
  • Computer literacy
  • Good mechanical skills
  • Ability to take instruction and ask good questions
  • A willingness to learn and listen
  • A drive to better yourself
  • Ability to be a team player
  • Outstanding health and fitness


Ngā Hāora

Hours will be discussed with you at interview stage with Print House.

The apprenticeship role starts on the 40 hr day shift 8.30 am - 5 pm.


Te Tohu

New Zealand Certificate in Binding and Finishing (Level 4)

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Prepare job components and make ready, without supervision, the machinery to undertake high level production tasks to meet customer requirements in one of the production areas of print finishing, machine bookbinding and hand bookbinding.
  • Produce, without supervision, highly specialised production tasks to meet customer requirements and industry standards, in one of the production areas of print finishing, machine bookbinding or hand bookbinding.
  • Troubleshoot and rectify faults and problems throughout the production process.
  • Assist with production planning including target setting, estimating production costs, and estimating production requirements.
  • Assist with quality assurance of production and sustainable environmental practices, utilising preferred industry methods


Ready to apply?

Date Posted
May 31, 2022
Print Finishing
Print, Packaging and Signmaking