THE JOSH EDMONDS MEMORIAL SCHEME 2015

Posted on 05. Jan, 2015 by in Featured, News

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goboyThe Ministry of Sound, Cirencester College and the parents of Josh Edmonds  are pleased to announce:

THE JOSH EDMONDS MEMORIAL SCHEME 2015

Following the amazing success of the scheme in both 2013 and 2014 and to honour the memory of Josh Edmonds, who studied at  Cirencester College and then went on to work as a video producer for the Ministry of Sound, we are offering, for the third year running, an opportunity for young people in Gloucestershire to win a month’s internship at the MOS.

Josh died aged 22 in a road accident while traveling in SE Asia in early 2011. Josh was passionate music lover and a talented video maker. He studied video production at Cirencester College before joining the Ministry of Sound where he produced over 200 videos for the club.  We would like the scheme to provide a similar opportunity to emerging talent from Gloucestershire.  The successful applicant will gain a real insight into the workings of a major music brand, develop their own talent, and get the chance to meet and work with experienced creatives in the world of popular music.

Ministry of Sound CEO Lohan Presencer said   “Josh was a fantastically creative and enthusiastic member of the team at MoS.  He originally joined us as an intern, learning the ropes, and was successful in gaining full time employment.  His 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.”

How the scheme works – The scheme runs annually.   Applications are open in January and close at the end of February.   Applicants are invited to submit a 200 word statement about why they want to work at The Ministry of Sound along with a link to one piece of their own work.  The person who is awarded the placement will have demonstrated a creative talent for combining music and image, a keenness to advance into the world of professional music, as well as an awareness of the role of the Ministry of Sound within the industry.  The placement will be for the month of July 2015.

Who can apply – anyone aged between 18 and 25 who lives, works or studies in Gloucestershire. An online application form can be
downloaded from:
www.cirencester.ac.uk/joshedmondsmemorialscheme

Applicants should use the application form to explain in 200 words why they would like a placement at MOS and provide a link to at least one piece of their own work from any of the following:

Video    Music     Music Video     Sound Design    Graphic Design Any Live event they have helped organized

The scheme is free to enter. The person awarded the placement will need to arrange their own transport and accommodation in London. Applicants should email the application form as an attachment to  Gillian Eames at gillian.eames@cirencester.ac.uk
Closing date: 27th February 2015

Cirencester College Head of Media Andy Freedman will co-ordinate the scheme.   Andy said: “The College feels very privileged to be involved in this unique scheme. Josh was really enthusiastic about video production; he developed high levels of technical skill and explored the frontiers of the medium with great creativity. This is an outstanding opportunity with Ministry of Sound for a young person who shares some of Josh’s ambition.”

Josh’s parents Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds said: “We are extremely proud and honoured that Josh’s life can continue to be remembered in this way.  Josh lived and breathed music. As well as his talents as a video producer he had an amazing knack of taking the stress out of any situation and making work fun.  We look forward to meeting the applicants for 2015.”

Cirencester College graduate and successful candidate for 2014 Barny Wilson said:”In the face of their great loss three years ago, when Josh was tragically killed in a road accident, his parents Jane and Jimmy decided to create an opportunity for young people in Gloucestershire who share their son’s passion and drive.  I was lucky enough to be chosen as the candidate for the second year 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..”

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