The BPIF will be celebrating National Apprenticeship Week online this year, however the day is still full of valuable information for employers and aspiring young talent in the sector. 

Apprenticeships are a great way to experience the variety of roles available in print, and create pathways into employment through learning on the job. To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (8 – 14th February) the BPIF plans to bring together employees and apprentices to learn best practice, share experiences and meet like-minded individuals.

For employers, this will be a chance for you to understand more about how you can support your current apprentices and look at recruiting more. Sophie Kirby from The Printing Charity will also be hosting a session on supporting staff wellbeing. 

For young apprentices there is an ‘Intro to Print’ workshop, giving an insight into how BPIF courses are run. There will also be networking opportunities with other apprentices as well as a talk on wellbeing.

Sophie is a big advocate for apprenticeships, adding “An apprenticeship is a great way to provide structured on the job learning along with tailored career support. The Printing Charity’s focus is on wellbeing in the industry and I am looking forward to sharing our work and our new free helpline with those attending the event.”

The conference is on the 9am – 1pm on Tuesday 9th February. To attend, register for free here. For further information, contact Anais Bellemans at anais.bellemans@bpif.org.uk.  

We’re proud to support apprenticeships across the sectors we represent and encourage everyone interested in apprenticeships to find out more through their careers services, the National Apprenticeship Service or direct with industry bodies such as the BPIF and CPI.