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Young Designers Into Industry

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the young designers into industry bursaries scheme.

The young designers into industry scheme is a joint Department of Trade and Industry/Royal Society of Arts initiative to provide recently graduated designers with up to a year's carefully planned and monitored industrial experience. The full quota of 12 textile design graduates are already participating in the first pilot year of the scheme. In the second pilot year, 40 graduates of textile design and industrial product design will be involved. If the pilot years are successful, the scheme will be expanded to cover 200 students over five years. The cost of the scheme is being shared equally by my Department and private industry.