Konica Minolta and Pearson in Practice 'to shape the future of talent in the print Industry'

Konica Minolta have partnered with Pearson in Practice, the UK provider of Apprenticeship training, to launch a new Advanced apprenticeship in Print and Document Solutions.

As technology in the print industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, so does the service level expected from customers. No longer are they looking simply for printers and supplies, but expect an integrated, high quality, efficient and affordable business solution.

As an industry leader in Managed Print Services, Konica Minolta, along with other print manufacturers and suppliers, identified a gap in their future workforces and approached Pearson in Practice to find a solution. Designed by the industry, for the industry, the new Apprenticeship will help to develop a young, enthusiastic, qualified and motivated workforce that will be able to deliver the service customers need today, and in the future.

The programme includes a mix of on and off the job training and 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, it is a sure-fire way to develop better skills and a stronger team.

Merri Applegate, Director of HR stated "We are proud to be working with Pearson. We have already taken on a number of apprentice's and we are looking forward to seeing them develop both their technical and customer service over the coming months through the training that they will receive."

Pearson in Practice CEO Fiona McBride said: "Print is yet another industry that has realised that Apprenticeships can make a real difference to their future. We've worked with the key sector players to offer an Apprenticeship that is shaped to deliver what they need and are looking forward to making a big impact with the future talent of the print industry."

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