From apprenticeship programmes that ensure companies attract high quality entrants, to development training that guarantees the industry benefits from experienced and highly trained employees. BPIF Training have it covered.
BPIF monitor the political agenda and identify threats and challenges to the industry. Our work has secured funding and legislative change worth millions to the industry. In addition we provide independent and relevant research used by the industry and government.
In March 2015, we informed the industry that the employer-led submission to develop new apprenticeship standards for the printing industry had been successful. In September 2016 we asked the industry for their feedback on the new apprenticeship print standards for Pre-Press Operator, Press Operator and Post-Press Operator, created by a leading a group of print employers and leading sector organisations, including the BPIF led by James Buffoni of Ryedale Group.
The Department for the Economy has now added apprenticeships, including Higher Level Apprenticeships, onto its new online portal Connect to Success NI. To date, this website, for the advertisement and application of opportunities has supported school work experience.
Launched in 2015 in memory of the BPIF's much loved CEO Kathy Woodward, who sadly passed away in 2014, the £1,000 Award - sponsored by Webmart - supports individuals in the print, packaging and graphic design industries to further their careers.