Arran Rennie, 18, from Baillieston, has won the Level 3 Post Press Apprentice of the Year award at the 2019 Print Scotland Apprentice of the Year awards held in Glasgow earlier this month. Post Press is the award category covering physical printing, either lithographic or flexographic.
A former pupil of Bannerman High School, Arran who has worked for two years at Publicity Printing in Shawlands, aspires now to master the craft of digital printing. He said:
“I believe there is a bright future for the print industry in Scotland and I am keen to continue adding to my skills by incorporating an understanding of digital printing techniques to those I have already learned.”
The award was sponsored by Muller Martini and Arran was rewarded with a Samsung tablet and £100 of Amazon vouchers.
Print Scotland, the trade association and voice of Scotland’s graphic communication industry has been holding holds its Scottish Print Apprentice of the Year award for the last four years. The occasion is part of its mission to represent the Scottish print community and to highlight the profile of future leaders of the industry.
James Vallance, training consultant at Print Scotland said: “Arran’s sterling efforts in getting to grips with the challenges of a rewarding career in print have been rightly rewarded.
“His family and friends can be very proud of his achievements. The print industry in Scotland is demonstrating slow but steady signs of growth year-on-year, and nowhere shows this more than in apprenticeships. Already this year our members have taken on 20% more apprentices than last year.”