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The Printing Charity Announce Rising Star Awards

Updated: Aug 17, 2023

The Printing Charity’s annual Rising Star Awards championing young talent in the

print, paper, publishing, and packaging sectors are now open for entries at

To be named a 2022 Rising Star and receive funding of up to £1,500, applicants need to be aged 18 to 30, working in our industry, and demonstrate how the funding will enhance their skills, and advance their career. Funding can be used to boost soft and professional skills from presentation, leadership, and resilience training to professional accreditation, mentoring or equipment.

Neil Lovell, The Printing Charity’s Chief Executive, says: “Our awards are now the largest single awards programme in our sector celebrating young talent showing great potential. It’s always exciting to see applicants’ professionalism, drive, and passion to succeed in the sector.

“We want applicants to think carefully about how the potential funding will help them and encourage them to talk to their manager or mentor before applying so that they consider how to get the most out of an award. We’re also keen for employers to talk to the stars in their team and encourage them to apply. The funding, though, does not replace or supplement employers’ staff training costs for core skills.”

This year’s Rising Star Awards are sponsored by Unite the Union’s Graphical, Paper, Media, and IT Sector. Louisa Bull, National Officer at Unite the Union, says: “Our commitment to lifelong learning is a natural fit with these awards, inspiring the sector’s new generation to develop their skills to achieve their ambitions.”

Applications close 3 May 2022, virtual interviews with those shortlisted will be held in late May, and winners will receive their awards at a London event in July.

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