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YPA workshop day - last chance to apply!

last updated on April 14, 2016 13:03

YPA workshop day - last chance to apply!

For under-25s looking to build a career in dressage, there’s still time to apply for the 2016 Young Professionals Award workshop day as applications have now been extended to Friday 15 April. This day will take place on Wednesday 20 April 2016 at the Windmill Village Hotel, Coventry CV5 9AL.

The workshop is designed to equip applicants putting themselves forward for the Young Professionals Award (YPA). If you are aged between 18 and 25, making your future within dressage and interested in the YPA, this workshop will help guide you through the process.

The day includes presentations and workshops on the award’s history, marketing and the different media available, planning for the future, running your own business – plus much more.

A not-to-be-missed opportunity for those looking to begin or develop their dressage career, the scheme is aimed at young professionals aged 18-25 with grants on offer ranging from £4,000 for the winner to £100 for runners-up.

Provisional timetable
9.15am Registration – tea and coffee
9.30am Welcome – introduction to the scheme (Janet Horswill)
10.00am First Impressions – the job application (Dr Moira Lafferty)
10.45am Developing your business, contracts, lease agreements etc (Ruth Coupe, Harrison Clark Rickerbys)
11.30am Break
11.45am UKCC Qualifications (Anne Keen)
12.30pm Ask the Panel (including previous YPA winners)
12.45pm Lunch
1.30pm Keynote Speaker (Dan Sherriff)
2.15pm Sponsorship Talk (Jo Aldridge)
3.00pm Break
3.15pm Keeping Your Business on Track (Julie Lucas)
4.00pm Ask the Panel (including previous YPA winners)
4.30pm Close

Tickets for the workshop are £25 per person and include lunch/refreshments and the workshop pack. Application form and booking fee must be returned to the BD office by Friday 15 April 2016. For more information, please contact Sharon Weir on 02476 698834

More information on the YPA workshop
Workshop application form