Enter the digital devils
Hats off to Pearson in Practice who, along with some of the biggest names in cut sheet digital production printing, have launched a new Advanced Apprenticeship in Print and Document Solutions for young people looking to get into the digital print production sector.
A Printer's Devil was an apprentice in a printing establishment who performed a number of tasks, such as mixing tubs of ink and fetching type. The origin of the term is unknown, however, one belief among printers was that a special devil haunted every print shop performing mischief such as inverting type, misspelling words or removing entire lines of completed type.
Companies from across England will benefit from the programme, which includes a mix of on and off the job training. The programme runs for at least 12 months, with employers able to shape and develop the apprentice into the employee they need.
With Government funding to cover the training, and grants available to small businesses taking on apprentices, the scheme spells good news for our industry.
Designed by the industry, for the industry, this new apprenticeship scheme was put together in conjunction with companies such as Xerox, Canon, Ricoh, and Konica Minolta among others and will go a long way to helping young people to become qualified and join our industry as a new breed of digital printer’s devils.
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