Yes its happened – the Josh Edmonds Memorial Scheme is now LIVE!
What’s it about – well its a link up between Cirencester College where Josh did his A levels and the Ministry of Sound where he worked for a number of years. The Josh Edmonds Memorial Scheme (let’s call it JEMS for short!) is an annual award to any young person in Gloucestershire to work as an intern at MoS.
In honour of Josh’s own short career JEMS will give an opportunity for someone like him to follow in his footsteps and get a toe hold in the music industry.
So proud and thanks go to Andy Freedman at Cirencester College for hosting the scheme and to Lynsey Johnson (head of HR at MoS) and Lohan Presencer (CEO at MoS).
Lohan told us Josh “was a tragic loss to his friends at MoS. Hopefully this placement will give someone the same opportunities that Josh had and continue his memory”
for more info go to THE JOSH EDMONDS MEMORIAL SCHEME
It’s not been absolutely confirmed yet but the Ministry of Sound are offering a four week placement for a final year student from the Media departments of Gloucestershire colleges. This is something that Jane has been trying to set up for sometime and has now brought the MOS together with Andy Freeman from Cirencester College. As many of you may know, Joshua spent the last two years of school at Cirencester College before moving to London where he began work for the ‘Ministry’. So we’re absolutely thrilled to see this collaboration come off. It’s still very early days, and we don’t know if the student will be selected, or enter a competition, but the scheme will run annually and hopefully involve colleges and music departments throughout Gloucestershire.
If you have any thoughts about which institutions might like to take part please let Jane know via the comments section below.
We also need to come up with a title for the scheme – any ideas ditto!