How winning has helped our Rising Stars

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Being named a Rising Star can help you reach your career goals. Don’t take our word for it though, here are just some of our previous Rising Stars on how their award has boosted their skills. 

‘I would thoroughly recommend others to apply for a Rising Star award. The grant is very helpful, but the advice and being part of a support network of other young professionals within the printing industry is invaluable.’ – Gracia Irvine

‘The process helped me to think far more about my career goals and the things I needed to achieve them. The conversation itself with two professionals was worth the time spent applying. The Rising Star award, though, made me feel much more like a professional quite early on in my freelancing, and it shows I am taking my career very seriously.’ – Jenny Messenger

‘I feel much more confident in my role after receiving an award. Instead of relying solely on past experience and intuition for developing processes and delivering projects, I now have a bank of tools and frameworks I can use. Being recognised in the Rising Star Awards is also a real confidence booster!’ – Tom Maskill

‘I never thought I’d even be considered for a chance, but I made it through to the interview, and after an incredible and passionate talk, was selected as one of the award recipients. This was the lifeline that saved my career, no doubt about it.’ – Benjamin Wareing

‘Applying for an award was one of the best decisions I ever made. Not only am I now a fully-qualified proofreader and copy-writer, but as a member of the CIEP I feel part of a much bigger picture. I’ve managed to secure my dream job for a fantastic company, and I’m enjoying it very much!’ – Lauren Campbell

‘Winning the award helped me fund my NCTJ qualification with the News Associates. The course has been fantastic and allowed me to get to grips with the ins and outs of the journalism world like never before. Not only have The Printing Charity made the qualification possible, but receiving the award as one of six young journalists gave me extra confidence when taking the next steps in my career.’ – Toby Bryant

‘The Rising Star award gave me a financial boost that allowed me to pursue some professional qualifications outside of work. It gave me a good deal of publicity that has since allowed me to grow my network and connect with mentors in the industry.’  – Hamza Loonat 

‘It is not an exaggeration to say that the course completely changed the way that I work and how I see my role in the wider publishing industry. It helped me to analyse the kind of leader that I am and discover my strengths and weaknesses, as well as developing practical management skills that I use every day in my job.’ – Molly Slight

Are you a Rising Star? Applications are open now.

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