Training & Education

Advances in technology and changing markets are impacting the workplace and redefining career paths. Now more than ever, there is huge demand to upskill and gain a deeper understanding of the print and packaging industry.

Upskilling in the workplace will increase your employees' knowledge base and ensure that you have a qualified, more confident and happier team who can provide an exceptional service to customers in what we know is a highly competitive market.

EFIA offers a full range of qualifications to suit your training needs, from general leadership and management training to more specific flexographic training with our academy courses and packaging focused degrees and apprenticeship schemes.


EFIA Academy

Leeds Beckett University Training Programme

Introducing the EFIA Academy - our modular e-learning programme designed by leading flexo print experts. EFIA Academy has been developed by the industry for the industry!

A web-based solution designed to support continuing professional development within the entire flexographic supply chain from packaging designers to printers and brand owners.

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Hands-On Training

Leeds Beckett University Training Programme

To support its online platform, EFIA has a hands-on training programme which takes place at partners’ premises.

Hands-on training demonstrates first-hand to students what they have learned online and is available free of charge to EFIA Academy students. Working in a real environment, across a range of technologies, students gain valuable practical insight into the various aspects of the flexographic industry, alongside skilled and experienced coaches available to answer questions.

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Leeds Beckett University Training Programme

EFIA’s CPD framework makes recording and tracking easy and straightforward and allows students on the EFIA Academy to work towards CertEFIA and DipEFIA accreditation.

CPD can involve any relevant learning activity, whether formal and structured or informal and self-directed and is encouraged in most industries to ensure that participants remain competent in their profession.

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Management & Leadership Skills Based Training

Leeds Beckett University Training Programme

EFIA has partnered with Leeds Beckett University and the Retail Institute to provide skills-based learning for junior, middle and senior management level employees.

Experiential - Practical - Action Oriented - Learning

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Apprenticeship Scheme

Leeds Beckett University Training Programme

EFIA has partnered with SkillCert to provide a level 2 LMO (Lean Manufacturing Operative) Apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship can be applied to various operational performances and incorporates EFIA Academy modules to suit individual requirements. Companies can also draw down on the UK Government Apprenticeship Levy Fund.

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Degree Options in Packaging

Leeds Beckett University Training Programme

Take your employees’ training to the next level - support them in becoming a degree qualified packaging professional with the Packaging Professional Apprenticeship Degree at Sheffield Hallam University.

The course is part-time over 3.5 years and combines work-based learning with academic study. The course provides the fundamental principles of packaging technology, understanding the consumer supply chain, new product development and sustainable packaging practices.

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Ozzle Jobs

Ozzle Jobs is a leading job board for print, packaging and design people. It helps connect people, recruiters and companies of all shapes and sizes across the flexographic sector.

Whether it’s in sales, business development, engineering or production, Ozzle Jobs can help you find your perfect role in the print, packaging and design industries. Ozzle Jobs offers on-the-job training and career progression through apprenticeships, enabling job seekers the opportunity to hit the ground running in the industry.

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