The new scheme is designed to provide grants of up to £2,500 to events industry employers who take on apprentices through the new government-backed Trailblazer standard.
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.
Jane Baker, president of the MPI UK&I Chapter, said: "MPI UK & Ireland is committed to helping the industry’s next generation of talent to join our growing sector. Alongside MPI Connects, our recruitment programme for graduates, this new MPI events apprenticeship support scheme will make it easier and more cost-effective for employers to hire and train promising candidates choose not to take the university education route."
Tony Fundaro, senior director, MPI Foundation, said: "One of the key missions of The MPI Foundation is to fund education that drives the success of meetings professionals. The new events apprenticeship support scheme launched by MPI UK & Ireland does exactly that so we are proud to support it."
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