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A lifeline that saved my career

A lifeline that saved my career

Benjamin Wareing shares how his Rising Stars award meant he could continue his beloved photojournalism even during a pandemic.  Without The Printing Charity’s support, I can say that my career and livelihood would be vastly different than it is today. I began my...

Follow your own career path

Follow your own career path

Rhea Evers was named a Rising Star in 2017, and put her award towards her two-year Conservation MA. Here she talks about the training and experience that got her to where she is today.   *Image courtesy of The Bluebell Railway It is certainly possible to embark on a...

An exciting and ever-changing industry to be part of

An exciting and ever-changing industry to be part of

We spoke to Hamza Loonat, 2017 Rising Star Award winner, about how he got into print and why he enjoys the industry so much. How did you start your career in print? I started my career in print from a degree apprenticeship which has given me the opportunity to learn...

Talking apprenticeships at the BPIF online conference

Talking apprenticeships at the BPIF online conference

The BPIF will be celebrating National Apprenticeship Week online this year, however the day is still full of valuable information for employers and aspiring young talent in the sector.  Apprenticeships are a great way to experience the variety of roles available in...

Winning has brought me to where I want to be

Winning has brought me to where I want to be

Previous Rising Star Lauren Campbell tells us how her award has been instrumental in her career.  I have always enjoyed proofreading and I really wanted to make it my career, but I wasn't sure what to do next. The Rising Star Awards seemed like the perfect...

What skills would help you in your career? 

What skills would help you in your career? 

The Printing Charity's CEO, Neil Lovell, shares his thoughts for prospective Rising Star applicants  Each year we run an awards programme for young people in our sector.  It’s familiar territory for sectors to champion the brightest and the best and we do it by...

Mentoring and personal development

Mentoring and personal development

We spoke to Julia Cole, Trustee of The Printing Charity and long term employee of the print sector, to get her views on how to approach personal development. Knowing where to start with personal development can be hard, so why not think about finding a mentor? I'm...

What are soft skills and why do you need them?

What are soft skills and why do you need them?

Sophie Kirby, Head of Education & Partnerships  Soft skills are personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people. They are non-technical skills that help you work effectively, and whilst not a new concept, they are...

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