The Printing Charity is making a final call for entries to this year’s Print Futures Awards ahead of the deadline at midnight, 29 April.
Grants of up to £1,500 are available to UK residents aged 18 to 30 years, in supporting workplace skills and routes into employment in the UK printing, paper, packaging, publishing, and graphic arts sector.
The charity wants to hear from the sector’s rising stars: apprentices and those studying for NVQs in UK print-related organisations; people already working in UK print-related organisations looking to develop their workplace skills; and those completing a recognised UK qualification and intending to take their first print-related role in the sector in 2019.
Neil Lovell, The Printing Charity’s chief executive, said: “We want to remind people that there’s still time to apply. It’s an easy online application, asking people to show us a clear plan, with costings, of how a grant will help them progress in their career. Things we will consider supporting are post education internships; relevant training courses; professional accreditation; and kit and equipment where applicants can demonstrate they are beneficial to their studies, training, and development.”
Apply online at www.theprintingcharity.org.uk/print-futures-awards/ A panel of judges from across the sector will interview shortlisted applicants in London in early June and the winners will be presented with their awards at an event in London in July.