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26 October 2015

Apprentices in print given a voice

Apprentices in print given a voice

The BPIF is the leading apprenticeship provider within the print industry and recognises the importance in giving the youth of the industry a voice. This is why they have formed the BPIF Apprentice Council to ensure that their apprentices have the opportunity to shape the delivery of their training programmes. The council will also provide a platform for council members to express their views on the industry and make clear their needs. This will all feed into the BPIF's schools programme which aims to attract more school leavers into the printing industry.

The BPIF Apprentice Council will meet twice a year and the Chairman has been named as Josh Levett-Thomas, from Hobbs, who has recently completed his advanced apprenticeship in Mechanised Print Finishing & Binding. The council members have a representative from each of the 6 BPIF regions who are all currently undertaking an apprenticeship with the BPIF.

BPIF Apprentice Council:

Josh Levett-Thomas, Hobbs

North West Representative
Liam Walton, Galloways Printers Ltd

North East Representative
Aaron Quinn, Design Xpress

Midlands Representative
Ryan Cope, The Sherwood Group

East Representative
Luke Herbert, 3B Design & Print

South West Representative
Alex Parkin, Burleigh Portishead

South East Representative
Sophie Chuter, Windsor

This initiative is supported by the Printing Charity who will be covering the travel expenses of the council members and London Calling who are kindly hosting the inaugural meeting.

The BPIF have been actively involved in shaping the Print Trailblazer for apprenticeships along with a consortium of leading industry employers and are registered as a Youth Friendly organisation.

For more information please contact Amy Hutchinson, Marketing Director, on 020 7915 8373 or email [email protected]

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