Throughout National Apprenticeship Week 2022, which will take place from 7 – 13 February, the BPIF will be hosting a series of daily webinars via Zoom in order to help employers and individuals understand how they can support apprentices and how they can get more involved with apprenticeships more broadly. 

Next week’s event, which will involve more than 1200 virtual and in-person events, will be the 15th annual celebration of apprenticeships taking place in England. This year’s theme will be ‘build the future’; reflecting on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career, and businesses to develop a talented workforce that is equipped with future-ready skills.

Across all five days the BPIF will be hosting an hour long webinar from 10am. The topic on Monday will be ‘Careers in Print: Apprenticeships and Lifelong Learning.’ The organisation says that those who tune in will ‘gain an insight into the career possibilities and progression routes within our vibrant, thriving print industry.’

Tuesday’s event, entitled ‘Apprenticeship Funding: Maximising Financial Support Available,’ is aimed at employers of all sizes and will guide the audience through the funding opportunities available to support them with their apprenticeship provision.

Wednesday’s webinar, which is intended for both employers and apprentices, will take listeners through ‘A Journey in Print.’ The organisers explain that, ‘if you are an employer you will hear about how an apprentice can complement your current workforce and for apprentices, you will be able to get an insight into how print has changed through the generations and the value you can gain from the years’ of experience your mentors in the industry have.’

Thursday will play host to ‘Apprenticeship Recruitment and Vacancies – Where to Start?’ Aimed at employers, parents, carers, guardians, students and teachers, the fourth instalment in the series will look to provide its viewers with the ‘tools to ensure that your apprenticeship vacancy attracts highly motivated candidates as well as ensuring that as a young person, you are positioning yourself in the best way to get that job!’

Last but not least will be the ‘Apprenticeship Week Wrap-Up,’ which will take place on Friday 11 February. During this concluding webinar Karly Lattimore, the managing director of BPIF Training, will reflect on National Apprenticeship Week 2022, giving a summary of some key conversations from the week as well as highlighting the plans for the BPIF in the coming year.