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MPI UK & Ireland opens applications for apprenticeship scheme

The latest in a number of initiatives designed by MPI UK & Ireland to encourage new talent into the events industry
28/02/2018

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MPI UK & Ireland has announced that its MPI Events Apprenticeship Support Scheme has opened for applications.


The new scheme will provide a grant of up to £2,500 to an event industry business which has employed an apprentice through the new Government-backed Events Assistant Trailblazer standard. The scheme is backed by the MPI Foundation and the grant is made using funds raised at The Meetings Show post-event party held in June 2017.

Jane Baker, president of the MPI UK&I Chapter, said: “We are delighted to open applications for the new MPI Events Apprenticeship Support Scheme. This is the latest in a number of initiatives designed by MPI UK & Ireland to encourage new talent into the events industry. 

"We hope businesses from across our sector take advantage of the new scheme and we look forward to announcing the winner later in the year.”

The grant includes funding for external training from an accredited provider, annual MPI membership for the apprentice and their mentor, plus registration costs and expenses towards attendance at MPI UK & Ireland’s educational events for one year.


To qualify, employers should have a turnover of less than £10 million per year, the apprentice must have an employment contract and have successfully passed a three-month probationary period, and the apprentice must be paid at least the national minimum wage.


Applications for the 2018 award will close on 31 March and the winner will be announced in April. Applications forms can be obtained from ruth@mpiuki.org.


 



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