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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.
The Printing Charity's sheltered home for people who have retired from the printing industry, Beaverbrook House in Bletchley, recently hosted a very successful joint event with the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) for residents and apprentices.
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.