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Why choose an apprenticeship?

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Success in business means providing quality work and great customer service at a good price. It means keeping up with technology and staying ahead of the competition. To do that, you need skilled staff who are full of ideas, know the job and understand business priorities. That means they need quality training.

Success in business

A skilled, trained workforce can dramatically improve bottom line performance, adding value to products and services and making it easier to compete internationally. Satisfied and motivated workers mean higher levels of staff retention, lowering the costs of recruitment.

Who needs to train?

Everyone needs to improve their skills - whether it's a young person just starting out or an old hand with many years' experience.

Plan for the future

The average age of the print workforce is 43 years old. The recruitment of young employees is essential to lead your business into the future.

Productivity - the facts
  • Research shows training plays a key role in increased job satisfaction. Two-thirds of employees said they worked harder as a result of learning new skills
  • Businesses investing an extra £50 a week on training increased profits almost twice as fast as those that failed to raise training budgets
  • In the UK only 28% of the population have intermediate skills compared with 51% in France and 65% in Germany, and this has a direct impact on productivity. French and German workers produce between a quarter and a third more in every hour than their British counterparts
For more information please contact:
Max Walkington
Max Walkington
Head of Data and Compliance
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  • Team Leader Ideal for those just starting out in a leadership or management role. The units will allow candidates to learn and implement the core skills needed in today’s dynamic business environment.
  • Print Technician Apprenticeship The Print Technician Apprenticeship is the new Level 3 programme apprenticeship programme for print.
  • Print Administration & Planning Aimed at those working in an administrative position in the printing industry, typically in production control, planning, sales and as internal sales co-ordinators.
  • Account Management & Sales Designed to provide candidates with the basic groundings needed in the following roles, print administrator, office clerk, print estimator, account manager or production coordinator.
  • Design & Pre-Press Aimed at candidates who are regularly designing artwork and producing creative artwork, maintaining digital systems, running equipment and controlling output and quality.
  • Production Aimed at those who will be working within a commercial production environment with responsibilities for the production of digital artwork or operating production equipment such as digital printing machinery, conventional printing machinery and/ or finishing equipment.
  • Customer Service Aimed at those who want to be able to handle more difficult customers. This qualification helps to improve skills and become more involved in making improvements to the team's level of customer service.
  • Industry Awards and Bursaries Information on Industry Awards and Bursaries.
  • Lean 2 Manufacturing From 1 August 2020 we will be introducing the Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship Standard.

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