Jenny Woodward – Printed Cup Company
DATE 25/09/2017

Name:
Jenny Woodward

Company:
The Printed Cup Company is based in Clitheroe and manufactures bespoke printed paper cups.

Which type of Apprenticeships do you offer?
Intermediate & advanced engineering
Intermediate warehouse
Intermediate printing
Intermediate & advanced computing
Intermediate & advanced accounting

Why did you choose to hire an apprentice?
Most people will say it’s a cheap option. In terms of time to spend with the apprentice, it’s not but we wanted to create a forward thinking workforce with young minds, proactive workers and train them for the specific skills we required.

What benefits has your company seen from hiring apprentices?
A young mind set willing to see the bigger picture from a high growth company who will support them.

What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone thinking about becoming or hiring an apprentice?
Don’t hesitate. Ask those who have hired apprentices and get going!

Please tell us a positive story regarding apprenticeships that you can share?
Michael, our Printer apprentice, is a real success story and was featured in The Times newspaper. He joined us from school and showed potential in the print area and after succeeding in securing Manchester College as a training provider, Michael went from strength to strength. He has grown into a mature young man and regularly provides some interesting ideas to move the company forward.

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