Archbishop Holgates School pupil provides additional help in the Wood Richardson studio

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Elizabeth Fountain, an Archbishop Holgate’s School Pupil, joined Wood Richardson on a two week work experience placement recently.

Working closely with Studio Manager, Jason Parker, Elizabeth has cut her teeth in the world of Design for Print with great enthusiasm. “She’s been a pleasure to work with” said Jason, “picking up the complex software really quickly and exceeding all my expectations with the projects I’ve set. It’s a challenging environment working in a busy commercial studio, but Elizabeth has worked very hard and found her place in the team quickly”.

Elizabeth, who is interested in a future career in Graphic Design, has been working on projects like; leaflets, posters and business cards, creating the artwork and overseeing the print production with the team in our Press Room.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time here. It’s quite different from school, where we all tend to work in groups on the same project. I’ve been working on my own designs and seeing them come to fruition. Working at Wood Richardson has given me more confidence and I’ve learned a lot about the printing process and the different design software”.

Wood Richardson has a long history of engaging with work experience students and feel its important to encourage young people who are interested in the print industry.

“There is just no substitute for getting hands-on experience of the workplace’ said Sue Gradwell, Chief Executive of NYBEP who help to organise over 6000 student placements every year. “Great if that experience helps students explore their career ideas but they can learn so much more to help them understand what employers are looking for and the wide range of exciting opportunities available to them. It’s amazing what students can achieve in just two weeks, it frequently builds their confidence and even motivates them to achieve more at school.”

Pictured – Elizabeth holding some of her work with Jason Parker Wood Richardson’s Studio Manager.