The Printing Charity’s annual Rising Star Awards is now open for entries.
These are the largest awards championing young talent in the print, paper, publishing, and packaging sectors.
To be named a 2022 Rising Star and receive funding of up to £1,500 toward training costs, applicants need to be aged 18 to 30, working in our industry, and demonstrate how the funding will enhance their skills, and advance their career.
Funding can be used to boost soft and professional skills from presentation, leadership, and resilience training to professional accreditation, mentoring, or equipment.
Neil Lovell, The Printing Charity’s Chief Executive, says: “Our awards are now the largest single awards programme in our sector celebrating young talent showing great potential. It’s always exciting to see applicants’ professionalism, drive, and passion to succeed in the sector.
“We want applicants to think carefully about how the potential funding will help them and encourage them to talk to their manager or mentor before applying so that they consider how to get the most out of an award. We’re also keen for employers to talk to the stars in their team and encourage them to apply. The funding, though, does not replace or supplement employers’ staff training costs for core skills.”
Applications close 3 May 2022, virtual interviews with those shortlisted will be held in late May, and winners will receive their awards at a London event in July.
This year’s Rising Star Awards are sponsored by Unite the Union’s Graphical, Paper, Media, and IT Sector.