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Evonprint expands apprentice scheme

Evonprint, one of the county’s leading print and design specialists, has expanded its apprentice scheme. Sam Smith, the company’s first trainee, has settled into his new role well, giving Evonprint the opportunity to take on a second apprentice.

The ‘new kid on the block’ is 16-year-old Stephen Parsons who has just started a digital printing apprenticeship and will be learning about all aspects of the print industry.

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Stephen commented:

“When I left school, I didn’t know what career to choose. I tried college but felt I wasn’t best suited to it although I still wanted to learn. Some of my family work in the print industry and heard about the Evonprint apprentice scheme so I thought I’d go for it!

“The family atmosphere is really nice and they are looking after me really well. I’m learning loads and am not just set to making tea all day! It helps to have a more experienced apprentice here too; Sam has been great at advising me.”

Andy Mott, Stephen’s mentor at Evonprint, adds:

“Stephen has made a great start at Evonprint and he’s picking it all up really fast. His enthusiasm to learn and develop in the industry is what we look for in ‘newbies’ and Stephen has already expressed a desire to be able to run his own press soon. It’s great that as a company we are investing in getting youth back into a traditionally-ageing industry – it injects energy and fresh ideas!”


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