Career resources

How to create a personal development plan and stick to it

How to create a personal development plan and stick to it

The first step towards a successful Rising Star Award application is considering a personal development plan which acts as a guide to reach your career goals. We’ve put together steps to create an effective plan to help unlock your full potential. Self-reflection...

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Nurturing growth and success on International Mentoring Day

Nurturing growth and success on International Mentoring Day

International Mentoring Day, on 17th January, promotes a global understanding of the mentoring movement throughout the world. Mentoring in the workplace is described by the CIPD as a relationship where a more experienced colleague shares their knowledge to support the...

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You could be a winner – whatever your role!

You could be a winner – whatever your role!

From production operatives and marketing executives, to sustainability champions and design dynamos, our Rising Star winners represent a kaleidoscope of talent. We want to show you that winners can come from all areas of our industries.  Drive and determination...

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How to Find Happiness at Work

How to Find Happiness at Work

International Happiness at Work Week runs from 25th to 29th September, and with an entire week dedicated to happiness, why not try some of these ideas to help you and your colleagues be happy in the workplace. What is Happiness at Work Week? This week is not just an...

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What the awards have funded, and the impact this has had

What the awards have funded, and the impact this has had

How Rising Stars used their funding The Rising Star Awards provide career development grants for emerging talent in print, packaging, paper, publishing and graphics. The funding can be used for a wide range of courses, supporting learning that will develop...

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How personal skills training accelerates career progression

How personal skills training accelerates career progression

As the world of work changes, businesses are demanding improved personal skills from their employees. Here we learn about how these ‘soft’ skills, like resilience, communication and collaboration, are key to career advancement, and how the Rising Star Awards can help...

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How to take charge of your career development

How to take charge of your career development

At the start of the year many people’s thoughts turn to career development, and how to get to where they what to go. To get this right, it’s important to take the time to think about your career and the goals you want to achieve. Then, our Rising Star Awards can...

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How to find what career skills you’re missing

How to find what career skills you’re missing

Upskilling is a great way to support your career development, and the Rising Star Awards can provide young people in print with grants of up to £1500 to help with that upskilling. However, it can be confusing to know where to start. To help, we’ve listed ways to find...

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