Apprentice IT & Data Assistant - Universal Smart Cards Limited

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Job Summary

Location: Portsmouth PO3 5RX
Salary per week: £163.00
Working hours: Monday – Friday 09:00-17:00, 35 hours per week
Applications in by: 27/06/2020
Interview Date: 10/07/2020
Job Code: CT34262

Universal Smart Cards is a market leader in the implementation of smart cards and associated products. Having shipped over 100 million products worldwide, we are able to offer clients a vast array of smart cards, card readers, card printers and accessories, together with RFID wristbands and RFID key fobs, plus RFID labels and tags and more!

An Apprenticeship is a great opportunity to start or develop your career with a salaried job and free training.

A unique opportunity to join a very successful business undertaking technical setup of card bureau work including proofing, data preparation, machinery setup and reporting, in-house pre-press studio service and providing IT support to card bureau operation.

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Duties will include:

Studio Artworks and Proofs:

  • Supply press ready artwork from client files where required. Produce proofs for card production / personalisation. Amend client artwork, where possible, for corrections / amendments. Check client artworks for press suitability when required. Help & advice may need to be given to Sales & Marketing Teams to assist with securing further orders.

Card Bureau Job Data Setup:

  • Generate job data using templated scripts. Generate new scripts for job data setup. Produce labelling & printed proofs to enable card bureau staff to run the jobs. Setup machinery where required including printers, hot foiling, milling & embedding.

Manage Localised IT:

  • Produce log files for orders (where required). Ensure company FTP service is available to clients when required, including additional login/password generation. Maintain bureau computer systems for admin & production (including databases, network & servers).


  • Keep office & personal work areas clean & tidy. Keep refuse bins emptied. Test fire alarm weekly and record in log.

Other information:

During the first 15 months you will complete:

  • IT Application Specialist Apprenticeship Framework Level 3

Skills required:

  • Computer Literate
  • Knowledge of operating systems
  • Microsoft Office proficient (extra training in Excel may be offered)
  • How to use emails
  • How to use Skype
  • Telephone confidence

Personal qualities:

  • Eye for detail
  • Ability to follow patterns
  • Ability to see differences in data
  • Thorough and meticulous in your work style

Qualifications required:

  • GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English grade C(4) and above is preferred
  • An IT based qualification is desirable, for example an A level in Computing or a BTEC in IT


  • Christmas Shut Down
  • 20 days paid holiday and 8 statutory days holiday

Future Prospects:

  • Full time employment after successful completion of the apprenticeship

Applications in by: 27/06/2020
Interview Date: 10/07/2020
Job Code: CT34262

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