• Join a local, growing and passionate company
  • Work in a fun and dynamic environment
  • Earn while you learn a trade

About the Employer

Soar is passionate about printing – they've been doing it for 100 years! As a family-run business spanning three generations, Soar has seen a lot of printing trends come and go, but Soar Printing continues to thrive because they are future-focused, stay ahead of the pack and always find new ways to give their customers what they really need.

About the Job

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. 

You will become proficient in all aspects of print bindery work and in particular operating and maintaining folding, stitching and guillotine machinery. You will also be responsible for completing your apprenticeship modules to a high standard on time throughout your apprenticeship. 

About you

Soar Print 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
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to take instruction and ask good questions
  • Super keen to learn
  • Outstanding health and fitness
  • You do not need a drivers licence, but if you do drive to work, parking is available on site.

Hours of work

Work hours are flexible, so long as you work 40 hours between 6 am and 6 pm. Many of the team work from 7.30 am to 3.30 pm Monday to Friday.


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