Apprenticeships offer a practical entry into your chosen career, combining hands-on experience alongside your studies. This National Apprenticeship Week (7-13th February), we are celebrating all the reasons we think apprenticeships are brilliant.
Range of opportunities
Don’t think there will be a role to suit you? Think again! There are a whole host of apprenticeship roles to consider, as well as different levels to suit you and your goals. The print industry offers a wide variety of apprenticeships, including:
- Leadership and management
- Print administration
- Design and pre-press
- Customer Service
- Account Management and sales
You can train on the job
You don’t have to be finishing college to be thinking about an apprenticeship – it can be a great way to progress while you are in your job role.
Training on the job allows you to learn practical and transferable skills that will help you in years to come, from effective communication, team working, and problem solving. At the end of an apprenticeship, you’ll not only gain a nationally recognised qualification but invaluable work experience.
Why not speak to your employer to see if there is training on offer in your field?
Earn while you learn
The bonus of an apprenticeship is that you can earn while you learn. Your employer should not only pay for your training but a minimum wage salary too. There’s also a chance that you might be offered a full time position after your apprenticeship finishes.
Benefit from support
As an apprentice, you’ll usually be paired up with a mentor in the workplace, someone who has worked in the field before and can share their experiences with you on a one to one basis. They’ll provide additional support and help you get settled into your new environment, taking time to understand your learning and development needs. This is a valuable avenue of support and can really help to guide apprentices on their journey.
If you’re curious about an apprenticeship in the print industry, why not join the BPIF’s Careers in Print webinar to find out more about the possibilities that the sector can offer.
Print based apprenticeship resources