GPI Hosts Work Experience Students from Stephenson Studio School

Leading folding carton packaging manufacturer Graphic Packaging International (GPI) is nurturing future industry talent by hosting students from Stephenson Studio School, a local college in Coalville, Leicestershire. 

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Five students will be joining GPI’s UK headquarters in Bardon for one day each week to develop hands-on knowledge and experience of sample making, conceptual design, marketing and customer service.

Kerry Bradbury, GPI Training & HR Advisor, said: “We are pleased to be able to support young people forge pathways into work. It’s often difficult to gain work experience and to find full time employment without this, so it’s important for companies like GPI to offer a helping hand.

“Our world-class Global Innovation Centre offers an excellent environment for giving the students an insight into the work we do, demonstrating the evolution from design to finished product. We hope that the students will be inspired by what they see.”

GPI has a strong commitment to developing future talent for the packaging industry and arranged the work experience with Stephenson Studio School in order to encourage young people to pursue careers in the sector and get them involved in the business.

The work experience allows GPI to invest in the local community and fulfils one of its community pillars, ‘Investing in Education.’ It forms part of the company’s three-stage Talent Pipeline process, whereby students undertake work experience followed by six weeks of paid summer work and a possible apprenticeship.

The Stephenson Studio School provides a hands-on approach to learning, offering work placements with local industry and vocational qualifications.

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