One of the great pleasures in managing a manufacturing business is employing new apprentices and helping them develop into qualified trades persons. At Wrapco Sarah Alderman our 4th year apprentice was awarded 2012 Apprentice of the Year - Print Sector, at RMIT University.


Sarah began working at The Wrapping Paper Company in 2009 and commenced a mature age apprenticeship in 2010. Sarah operates our CMF 6 colour Flexographic press which is used to print gift wrapping paper with.

The awards were held at The International Centre of Graphic Technology in Brunswick. The centre is a primary provider of formal training in graphic technologies including Flexographic printing. The awards were addressed by Michael Goss, Deputy Dean Vocational Education & Training and Colin Lewis, Chairman The Collie Print Trust.


Sarah received her award from Collin Lewis, Chairman The Collie Print Trust which includes a monetary scholarship provided by The Collie Print Trust. The award recognises the top apprentices that have been nominated from their respective discipline. Each recipient must have demonstrated excellence over their whole course of study. Sarah has also been nominated for two additional awards that are to be awarded in 2013.


IMAGES: Sarah beside her CMF press printing gift wrap and being presented with her award.