We are very excited that our memorial scheme for Josh has had such an enthusiastic response. We now enter the third year of the scheme that enables a young person in Gloucestershire to work at the Ministry of Sound for a month. The launch of the 2015 Scheme is on 12th January and we like you to spread the word so that all those aged 18 – 25 know about an opportunity NOT TO BE MISSED
Last year’s successful candidate, Barney Wilson told us how much he appreciated the opportunity:
For five weeks this Summer I became an intern at one of the world’s leading dance music brands, Ministry of Sound. I moved away from home for the first time, lived in London, worked in a huge office, filmed inside the 12th best club in the world, interviewed superstar DJs, made ten videos for Ministry of Sound’s website, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, heard my own music played through the best sound-system there is and sat in board room meetings planning the next big dance hit.
This is all because of the Josh Edmonds Memorial Scheme. I was lucky enough to be chosen as candidate two of this brilliant scheme and I’m pleased to say that I experienced things beyond my (very high!) expectations.
Both personally and professionally I made huge steps forward thanks to Jimmy and Jane’s initiative. As a young person it’s hard enough deciding what to do, let alone doing it but we all need an open door or a little leg up sometimes and I’m sure Josh would’ve been proud of his parents creating this opportunity in such a competitive industry.
If there was ever an example of creating a positive out of a negative, this is it.
Barney will be guest speaker at the launch at Cirencester College where he will be showing some of the videos he made during his time at MoS. This will also be an opportunity to see some of Josh’s work too. Quite a night!
If this is Josh’s gift to young talent in Gloucestershire, then their gifts to us have been these two amazing blogs –
READ ABOUT Barney’s experience here
AND the 1st Years intern Lewis’s here
To find out more about how to apply to this year’s click on the invite below