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Apprentice journeys


Inspiring the next generation of apprentices. Find out how some of the industry's brightest talents got to where they are today, all involving an apprenticeship!

Vince Brearey, Offset Print & Packaging Managing Director, OperationsVince Brearey, Offset Print & Packaging Managing Director, Operations

It all started in 1990, aged 18, when I met a girl whose father owned a commercial printers based in Kent.

Ian Conetta - The Delga Group, Group Managing DirectorIan Conetta - The Delga Group, Group Managing Director

The core skills learnt as an apprentice have stayed with me throughout my career.

Matt Heywood, Warwick Print Team LeaderMatt Heywood, Warwick Print Team Leader

Matt Heywood started a Level 3 Digital Print apprenticeship scheme at Warwick Print and excelled.

Terry Cella, TiC Media DirectorTerry Cella, TiC Media Director

I'd advise anyone coming into the industry to learn as much as they can and understand each step of the print process and production flow.

Chris Pinborough, Precision Printing Production DirectorChris Pinborough, Precision Printing Production Director

Considering an apprenticeship in print and not sure what they are about? I'll break it down for you as honestly as I can. 

Steve Power, BPIF Training Co-ordinatorSteve Power, BPIF Training Co-ordinator

The epic story of the rise of a Shropshire Apprentice.

Ian Wilton, Oxuniprint Managing DirectorIan Wilton, Oxuniprint Managing Director

We had a school careers advisor and she spoke to me about people in the local area that wanted apprentices. 

Howie Blanks, BPIF Training Co-ordinatorHowie Blanks, BPIF Training Co-ordinator

I stumbled into the print industry as a seventeen year old, because my father was a printer by trade and I had no idea what career path I wanted to follow when I left school. 

Ceri Priddle, BPIF AdminstratorCeri Priddle, BPIF Adminstrator

Read about our very own Ceri Priddle and her apprentice story.

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