The Printing Charity's flagship Rising Star Awards are now open for entries

A flagship award scheme championing young talent in the print, paper, publishing and packaging sectors has opened for entries.

The Printing Charity’s annual Rising Star Awards will see successful applicants receive funding of up to £1,500.

Applicants need to be aged 18 to 30, working in the industry and need to 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, chief executive of The Printing Charity, said: “It’s always exciting to see applicants’ professionalism, drive, and passion to succeed in the sector."

Neil Lovell, chief executive of The Printing Charity, which has strong links to the region, said: “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.”

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

For more information visit: www.theprintingcharity.org.uk/supporting-people/rising-star-awards/

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