Friday, 19 Oct 2012 11:11 GMT

Kyocera take advantage of apprentice programme

Kyocera Document Solutions has taken advantage of a new training programme by introducing its first two apprentices to the initiative.

Pearson in Practice, a provider of apprenticeship training, recently announced a programme for ‘Advanced Apprenticeships for Print and Document Solutions’, and Kyocera has moved quickly to ensure that its own apprentices get the full benefit of it.

Jordan Church and Thomas Parsley, both 19, will now enjoy a range of training initiatives, learning about a variety of areas in the print industry.

As a former apprentice himself, Kyocera training manager, Ian Allan, says the industry has been, ‘crying out’ for a programme like this: “Every manufacturer has had the opportunity to input what the apprentices should have to cover and we now have an apprenticeship, designed by the industry for the industry, which will deliver a young, enthusiastic and qualified workforce.”

The apprenticeship programme will run for a minimum of twelve months and feature off-the-job training, as well as classroom learning at a Pearson in Practice training centre. Those involved will study for a number of qualifications, including: CompTIA PDI+, CompTIA A+ and Advanced Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals.

More print businesses are turning to apprentices to not only build their workforces, but to also create future ideas and visions that the industry needs to progress in a modern market.