Training and Education

Our support for education has developed from its original focus on the education of printers’ children to our partnerships with organisations working with young people in schools and the community.

We want to help young talent connect with the industry, giving them a clear pathway to employment. Building on the annual Print Futures Awards for people aged 18 to 30 years and establishing an alumni network, we are working with the industry to promote the sector as an attractive career choice.

Apprenticeships can provide a career path with great opportunities. We are supporting the Queen’s Bindery Apprentice Scheme and are involved in the Trailblazer in Printing Apprenticeship programme with employers, the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) and Unite the Union.

Our training grants help people who are unemployed and looking to get back into work, facing redundancy or needing to retrain to work within and outside the industry. Additional help with career transition and job search is available through an industry partner.

For more information, please email rosie@theprintingcharity.org.uk or apply here.