From education to employment

Call for entries to the Print Futures Awards

The Printing Charity is calling for entries to the Print Futures Awards, which are grants of £1,500 to help people aged 18 to 30 years train for careers in printing, publishing, packaging and graphic arts or develop their existing roles in the industry.

People are eligible to apply for an Award if they are UK residents and:

  • intend or are studying for a printing, publishing, packaging or graphic arts qualification
  • work in print-related organisations and want to undertake short courses to develop their workplace skills
  • are apprentices or studying for NVQs in print-related organisations

The closing date for applications is 30 April 2017. For more information and an application form, please see

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in London in early June by a panel of judges from across the industry sectors and winners will receive their Awards in London on 20 July.

Neil Lovell, The Printing Charity’s Chief Executive, says: “The annual Print Futures Awards, which are a Printing Charity initiative, are part of our Education & Partnerships programme to help people gain qualifications and develop their workplace skills, as well as help attract and retain new talent in the industry.”

This year’s Print Futures Awards are sponsored by SAXOPRINT, The Book Trade Charity and Unite the Union GPM & IT Sector, and supported by the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), the Journalists’ Charity and St Bride Foundation.


Media contact: Jane Allardice, Jane Allardice Communications Ltd, T: 07778 521 853, E: [email protected]

About The Printing Charity:

The Printing Charity is proud of its heritage and has been supporting people of all ages working in printing, packaging and publishing since 1827. Its charitable aims include promoting independence, protecting dignity and furthering education. It meets the needs of those it helps through one-off and regular grants, and working strategically with industry partners to attract and retain future talent in the industry. Please see for more information.

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