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Next round of Funds launched to support the training and development of Midlands technicians in higher education and research

TALENT is launching the second round of applications to our three funds to support the training and development of technicians working in Higher Education institutions in the Midlands. 

 The three funds available are:

  • TALENT Technician Led Training Fund
  • TALENT Technical Placement Fund
  • TALENT Technical Conference and Skills Fund


 The Technician Led Training Fund provides technicians with funds in order to develop their skills by undertaking appropriate training in partnership with colleagues across the Midlands Innovation partnership.

 The Technical Placement Fund facilitates and funds placement opportunities for technical colleagues across Midlands Innovation institutions and TALENT industry and sector partners. It enables technical staff to spend up for five days at another organisation to learn new skills and techniques and further develop their expertise.

 The third fund, the Technical Conference and Skills Fund enables technical colleagues to access funding to attend conferences to aid their professional development and build their professional network.

 The applications are open until 5 March 2021 with the programmes to be completed by 30th June. 

 We expect conferences/training courses to be mainly virtual in this period of time.  The placements will occur when coronavirus restrictions have lifted but we are still encouraging Technicians to apply.

Further details and how to apply can be found here

 For more information about the funds, please contact Carly Dellar