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CMYUK invests in the next generation

CMYUK invests in the next generation

CMYUK is supporting the next generation of print specialists, with the appointment of a Digital Pre-press and Digital Printing apprentice.

Harry Norton, 17, took up the post in September, and will spend around two and a half years undertaking in-house training and specialist accredited courses run by manufacturers from across the print industry.

Harry’s apprenticeship has been designed and is run by the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), the only organisation in the UK running such schemes, which reports that, since the average age of workers in the print sector is 48, the recruitment of young employees is essential to lead businesses into the future.

Steve Power, BPIF Training Coordinator said: “Harry’s apprenticeship includes modules on the foundation of print and the industry, plus areas such as health and safety, communications within the printing organisation, and the running and maintenance of print presses. He and his mentor will also get to choose more specific optional units, that will ensure the course is completely relevant to CMYUK’s business.

Robin East, Managing Director of CMYUK reveleaed that the company plans to recruit a further apprentice next year in addition to other new staff.

He said: “We received a £1,500 grant to provide specialist training during Harry’s apprenticeship. He will be undertaking accredited training from Adobe,and we’ll provide advanced training on EFI/ VUTEk printers, Mimaki printers and cutters, MTEX sublimation printers and Zünd cutters.”

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