MPI UK&I opens applications for the Events Apprenticeship Support Scheme

Up to £2,500 will go to event industry business which has employed an apprentice through Events Assistant Trailblazer standard.

Jane Baker
Jane Baker

The scheme is backed by the MPI Foundation and the grant is made using funds raised at The Meeting Show Post Event Party held in June 2017.

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 £10m 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.

"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," said Jane Baker, president of the MPI UK&I Chapter.

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

 

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