BPIF to hold virtual National Apprenticeship Week event

Richard Stuart-Turner
Monday, January 25, 2021

The BPIF will celebrate next month’s National Apprenticeship Week with a virtual event.

Employers and apprentices will be able to virtually network with each other
Employers and apprentices will be able to virtually network with each other

On the morning of Tuesday 9 February, the federation will hold a dual conference using the Hopin virtual event platform.

One session will be aimed at helping employers understand more about how they can support and bring apprentices on board. The other will give apprentices the chance to understand more about the experiences that other apprentices have been involved with while there will also be an opportunity to hear what it is like to be an apprentice.

For employers, information shared on the day will include how to get the most out of the apprenticeship levy, plans for jobs, advice on how to recruit an apprentice, and ways to offer “support for staff wellbeing” with Sophie Kirby from The Printing Charity.

For apprentices, there will be an opportunity to experience an “Intro to Print” taster session workshop, giving an insight into how courses are run. Apprentices will also be sharing their journeys and there will be a talk on wellbeing.

After the dual sessions there will be an opportunity for both employers and apprentices to come together and virtually network with each other, enabling them to hear and learn each other’s perspectives around apprenticeships and the day.

BPIF chief executive Charles Jarrold said: “Our industry has a great tradition of investing in developing apprentices to ensure we have the right people with the right skills and attitudes to join and then progress their careers in the sector.

“Our National Apprenticeship Week conference represents a fantastic opportunity for us to show the strength of our sector, the depth and quality of the apprenticeship routes available, and to hear success stories from some who've completed an apprenticeship earlier in their careers. It’s always an inspiring event.”

For more information, and to register, visit: bit.ly/bpif-virtual-apprenticeship-event

Earlier this month the BPIF called for industry input into its Level 2 print operative trailblazer standard. It received confirmation last summer that the employer-led submission to develop a new apprenticeship standard for a Level 2 print operative had been successful.

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