There are no set requirements. You could work in high street mini-labs if you’ve basic IT skills and an interest in photography. Some employers may prefer you to have GCSEs including maths and science, or equivalent.
To work in a professional lab, archive store or picture library, you’ll usually need formal qualifications like a Diploma, HNC or HND, or foundation degree in photography, graphic design, or art and design.
Experience of desktop publishing packages like Photoshop, Photoshop Lightroom, QuarkXpress, Illustrator or InDesign can help, along with Apple Macintosh (Mac) computer skills.
To work in print finishing, you’ll usually need practical skills in woodworking or picture framing.
You could get into this job through an apprenticeship