InkTec has launched a trainee programme designed to bring more young people into the business. The first hire under the programme is Dan Hutt, who has joined the company as a trainee Jetrix technician focused on supporting the engineers with the company’s LED UV flatbed and roll-to-roll printers. 

Oxfordshire-based InkTex says that the appointment, as well as the training programme more broadly, demonstrates its commitment to supporting its customers and their Jetrix printers across the UK.

Mr Hutt joins the business with plenty of previous experience in print. He has previously maintained and operated machines at a leading wide-format printer as well as working at textile print specialist Shirtworks. During his training programme, the first part of which will be an extensive colour profiling course, Mr Hutt will learn ‘all the intricacies of the South Korean built large format Jetrix printers,’ as well as more about on-going support for customers.

The new trainee commented on his appointment, ‘This feels like a great opportunity to pursue my interest in the large format printing industry, particularly as I really wanted to get into more of the technical side. The role will also mean that I get to go on-site to service printers and be the face of the company. Much of my time will be spent proactively in the field visiting our JETRIX customers, building relationships and working with them to make sure they get the best out of their printers.’

Paula Brown, head of InkTec Service added, ‘Dan joining the team reflects the positive shift in the business. It signals an investment in offering training programmes to encourage more people to learn the technical skills on the job, with our specialist support.’