The Printing Charity is making a final call for entries to this year’s Print Futures Awards, which are open to UK residents aged 18 to 30 years.

The Awards are grants of up to £1,500 each to help pay for training for careers in printing, paper, publishing, packaging, and graphic arts or to develop workplace skills in those sectors.

Applications are invited from people who intend or are studying, people already working in the industry looking to progress their careers, and apprentices and those studying for NVQs in print-related organisations.

The closing date for applications is 11.59 p.m. on 29 April 2018. Please see https://www.theprintingcharity.org.uk/print-futures-awards/ for more information and to complete the online application form.

Neil Lovell, The Printing Charity’s Chief Executive, says: “We’ve already had some great applications in but know there are many more people who could apply. The Awards are a good way for employers to put forward their rising stars or for individuals themselves to shout about what they are doing. Applications this year are online so it’s easy to apply. All you need to do is put a good case forward for what you would spend the Award on and how it will help your career.”

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in London in early June by a panel of judges drawn from across the industry sectors and winners will receive their Awards in London in July.