The Print Futures Awards help people develop their career in the UK printing, paper, publishing, packaging and graphic arts sectors.
What are the Print Futures Awards?
The Awards are grants of up to £1,500 to help individuals develop their workplace skills
or assist new people to follow a pathway into employment with living and travel costs
while studying and working.
Who can apply?
You are eligible to apply if you are a UK resident aged 18-30 years and
- are an apprentice or studying for an NVQ in a UK print-related organisation
- are already working in the UK industry and want to further develop your workplace skills
What will the interview be like?
Interviews, which are held in June, are relaxed and last about 45 minutes. A panel of
two or three people from across the UK printing, paper, publishing, packaging and
graphic arts sectors will ask you about your training and job, and how you will use your
Award to develop your skills. It is your opportunity to tell them what you are doing and
why you need the Award.
How can winners use their Awards?
Past winners have used their Awards to pay for UK courses to develop their workplace
skills including marketing, publishing, project management, occupational health and safety,
forklift and HGV training and licence, speaking and presentation skills for work, professional
accreditation, and assistance with living and travel costs while studying and working.
When do the winners receive their Award?
The Awards ceremony will be held at The House of Lords in July. All winners become part
of our Print Futures Awards Alumni Programme and receive information from the charity
about initiatives we think might be of interest. All winners are asked by the charity to
share their stories of how they used their grant and the difference it made to them.
The Printing Charity
The Awards are a Printing Charity initiative to help individuals gain a UK qualification, progress within their career or make the transition from education to employment. Since 1827 the charity has been supporting people of all ages working in the UK printing, paper, publishing, packaging and graphic arts sectors. Through its Welfare & Wellbeing and Education Partnerships programmes, it provides financial assistance for people in need and works with industry partners to attract and retain talent in the industry.
Sponsors and supporters
This year’s Awards are sponsored by SAXOPRINT, The Book Trade Charity and Unite the Union GPM & IT Sector, and are supported by the British Printing Industries Federation, the Journalists' Charity and St Bride Foundation.
Please see www.theprintingcharity.org.uk for more information.