PrintNZ names its Top 12 Apprentices for 2020

PrintNZ has announced its Top 12 Apprentices for 2020.

Ruth Cobb, chief executive at PrintNZ, said, “We wish our Top 12 Apprentices for 2020 a huge congratulations. These people have been selected for having excelled in their training and this is also recognition of the work that their trainers and companies have put into them.

“Five of these people will go on to be named as Apprentice of the Year sector winners, and one will be named overall Apprentice of the Year at the Pride In Print Awards on 25 June.”

BJ Ball is the major sponsor for the Apprentice of the Year.

The Top 12 Apprentices for 2020, their companies, and locations are as follows:

Russell AllenQuality Print (Digital printing)Taupo
Travis JordanSoar Print (Digital printing) Auckland
Karl PearsonPrintcraft 81 (Digital printing) Masterton
Alexander Cameron-BrownPeacock Brothers (Packaging)Auckland
Pranil RamStratex (Packaging) Auckland
Kieran DenseyAllied Press (Offset printing)Greymouth
Todd NichollsWebstar (Offset printing) Masterton
Craig MurrayGlobal Culture (Screen printing) Christchurch
Sean HousbySoar Print (Binding and finishing) Auckland
Toby MarshSignbiz (Signmaking) Christchurch
Georgia PritchardBB Signs (Signmaking) Blenheim
Rebecca BrooksSign Craft Kapiti (Signmaking)Waikanae

Last year, PrintNZ announced the Apprentice of the Year, Vanessa Hooton of Tainui Press, at the virtual Pride In Print Awards. This year, the event will run at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland on June 25.

Finalists will be announced at PrintNZ’s Training Graduations, with the overall winner of each Award named at the Pride In Print Awards on 25 June.

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