‘Formal training and development allows young people to gain new skills and improve existing ones.’

We offer bursaries to students as part of our mission to support people wanting to thrive in the industry. Higher Education is an incredible opportunity to take your career to the next level, while retaining talent and knowledge for years to come. 

To this end, we are continuing to support people wishing to do a BPIF Masters course, for whom fees would be a barrier. Individuals looking to undertake the BPIF MSc in Management can apply to have a significant amount of their fees paid, thanks to a £6000 Bursary from The Stationers’ Foundation, funded by us.

Sophie Kirby, Head of Education & Partnerships, said, ‘Formal training and development allows young people to gain new skills and improve existing ones. This MSc is fantastic because it provides training alongside working, so new knowledge can then be applied in a real-world setting. This person will go on to be a leader of the sector, so it’s vital to get the training they need.’

Reach your full potential

The MSc, run in partnership with the Management Development Centre (MDC), is aimed at those in print with at least 5 years’ experience in a management role, and with full membership of a professional institute wanting to take their leadership skills to the next level. 

The course, which can be completed in as little as twelve months, is a fast-track top up Masters designed to provide minimal disruption to the working week. Alongside a dissertation and two residential weekends, students are supported through the MDC’s online support group.

BPIF Programme Director, Ursula Daly, said, ‘The BPIF are delighted about this continued funding opportunity in collaboration with the Stationers’ Foundation and The Printing Charity. This is about enabling the great people in our industry to reach their full potential, and the MSc helps us to do just that.’

How to apply

Those interested in the bursary must apply by May 21st, with those shortlisted to be invited to interview at Stationers’ Hall in London from June 21st to 28th.

The funding, which also considers the academic potential of applicants, is available for the academic year starting in October 2021, with those applying required to hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the Masters programme.

If you want to know how to apply for the funding, or have any additional questions contact Ursula Daly at ursula.daly@bpif.org.uk or on 07921 259 254.