The Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) has launched a £5,000 bursary to aid the professional development of “talented staff ” working for its members.
Designed to help “ambitious” people who are in their first or second publishing jobs, the IPG Foundation Bursary is intended to fully or partly fund any appropriate course, workshop or training activity that will help an employee improve in their area of expertise.
The IPG hopes the money will enable publishers operating on tight budgets to offer training for the first time; grants will also be available to individuals, up to a maximum of £500 each.
IPG chief executive Bridget Shine said: “We hope this new bursary will give valuable new training opportunities to people who might otherwise not receive them. Publishing needs to do everything it can to encourage the next generation and this scheme will help equip our members with even more skills.”
The deadline for applications is 1st September 2016. Bursaries will be limited to one individual per company per year, though there is no limit to the number of applications per company.