Print Scotland

The Voice of Scotland’s Graphic Communications Industry

Apprentice profile


Printing runs in Christopher Dinnes’s family – his grandfather, grandmother and uncle all are, or have been, in the industry. So, it was only natural that when the possibility of an apprenticeship in his uncle’s firm came up, he was the first to apply. The 23-year-old from Armadale in West Lothian is now in his Read more


A word to the wise set Hazel Linden on the road to her dream career when a friend, the Digital Print manager at Glasgow-based J Thomson Colour Printers, recommended that she try for an apprenticeship at the firm where she is now in her third year of lithographic printing training. Hazel Linden, 25, who lives Read more


It is a daunting task working with a huge, noisy machine which is the size of a football pitch, but the massive newspaper press which star printing apprentice Jay Findlater looks after now holds no terrors for him. The 19-year-old from Wishaw in Lanarkshire has finished his third year at Newsprinters, whose Eurocentral plant houses Read more


Rachel Lawrie embarked on an apprenticeship in the printing industry straight from school and has never looked back. She sums up her work as a print administrator with Midlothian-based FLB Group as “enjoyable and rewarding”. The 20-year-old from Dalkeith, where FLB is headquartered, had no prior knowledge of the print sector and no relations in Read more