|National Apprentice Week
| Kathy Woodward and MPs visit the apprentices at Precision Printing
On Friday 10th February BPIF Chief Executive Kathy Woodward met with local MPs Stephen Metcalfe and Margaret Hodge at Precision Printing in Barking to celebrate their three latest apprentice entrants and to support a campaign on behalf of the BPIFs three hundred apprentices to raise awareness of the printing industry to local MPs in all of the constituencies where they are employed.
A personalised post card is being sent to each MP explaining the Power of Print, describing the benefits of apprenticeships and asking MPs to support their local printing industry.
Kathy Woodward praised the investment that Precision Printing has made in terms of equipment, and Systems Development and their long term commitment to training and development.
Stephen Metcalf commented that as both an MP and having grown up in his own family printing business he fully supported the important role that apprenticeships play in developing a wide spectrum of employees from 16 year old new recruits to higher level management qualifications.
"The Printing and Associated Media industries are at the forefront of technology and have exciting career opportunities. It is important that the 140k plus employees in the sector have access to quality training that equips them for the fast changing environment they work in. I am delighted to support National Apprentice Week."
For more information on the BPIF, visit www.britishprint.com