MLA funds apprentices

Simon Stephens, Issue 109/10, p6, October 2009
Scheme's first 25 creative apprentices are named
The first grants for museums to take on creative apprentices have been announced by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA).

The £500,000 scheme aims to provide a vocational award that is assessed in the workplace. The MLA will provide £5,000 for each year of the apprentice's employment.

Museums that have secured funding include Tate; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Apsley Paper Trail Museum, Hemel Hempstead; and Dunster Castle in Minehead.

The Creative Apprenticeship scheme has been developed by Creative & Cultural Skills and will fund 50 apprentices over two years.
The applications deadline for the next round of funding is 20 November.