Education and Partnerships

Our education work has grown from our very early days of the education of printers’ children to championing industry initiatives providing clear pathways into employment and career development for young people in the industry. .

We are working with the industry to raise awareness of the sector as a career choice and the range of opportunities on offer for young people, helping them to connect with the sector.


There are routes for young people to take from the highly technical to the highly creative, whether they are leaving college or university, want to take up apprenticeships or train for a specific role such as marketing or operations.

Working in partnership

As well as our own Print Futures Awards, we are funding partners of the Queen’s Bindery Apprenticeship Scheme, the Stationers’ Foundation Postgraduate Bursary Scheme, the Journalism Diversity Fund, and the Stationers’ Company Shine School Media Awards.

Our industry-specific partnerships include working with print employers, the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) and Unite the Union developing the new print apprenticeship standards, as well as supporting the Papermaking Trailblazer Apprenticeship.


We’re always interested in hearing from like-minded organisations to partner with to help attract and retain new talent in the UK printing, publishing, packaging and graphic arts sectors, as well as furthering education.

Wherever possible, we believe in giving practical experience to young people joining the sector. One of the ways we do this is through design competitions with live briefs. Initiatives have included working with London College of Communication students to design our Annual Report and Print Futures Awards brochure, with the winners each receiving a Print Futures Award.


We also support skills development and training through initiatives including:

The Rory Peck Trust – providing essential safety training for freelance photographers and photojournalists working on the front line in conflict zones, gathering news for the national and international media.

Bound by Veterans – supporting wounded, injured, or sick (WIS) former servicemen and women through the therapeutic and restorative power of manual bookbinding, assisting with rehabilitation and employment skills development.

The Journalism Diversity Fund – providing bursaries for people from socially or ethnically diverse backgrounds, who otherwise would not have the financial means to fund their journalism training.

The Stationers’ Foundation Postgraduate Bursary Programme – funding to help graduates to undertake postgraduate study for MAs in publishing and Magazine Journalism. These bursaries are specifically designed to help students who would otherwise be unable to fund their course.

See how we can help you

As the only dedicated charity for people in the printing sector, we’re here
to help you navigate through life’s challenges.

For print people – past, present and future. Get in touch. Call us on all us on 01293 542 820, email or complete our contact form.


people helped across Education & Partnership initiatives


Rory Peck
Trust beneficiaries


Journalism Diversity
Fund recipients