The scheme has cross-party and government support, is endorsed by Civil Service Learning and the IPT are registered as an approved training provider. Participation is subject to departmental approval.
A successful applicant onto the MP Attachment Scheme can expect to attend at least one half-day seminar in the House of Parliament and two days in the company of an MP on a one-to-one basis. In addition, the applicant will also have the choice to attend all complimentary optional training seminars, focusing on select committees, legislation and parliamentary questions.
Places are limited and applications will be accepted by the IPT on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
The cost of the MP Attachment Scheme is £950.
The department is responsible for all associated costs when the civil servant undertakes their attachment. The department or agency of each participant civil servant pays the appropriate fee for the chosen programme as described above and is also responsible for all other costs when the attachment is undertaken including travel and subsistence i.e. any expenses in relation to the time spent with the parliamentarian.
The IPT are offering places on Attachment Schemes for 2017:
To apply please complete the following form and return it via email to MarkPerry@ipt.org.uk or via fax on 0207 839 9401.
The IPT also offers additional training either to complement the Attachment Scheme or for civil servants to attend as a separate session.
Select Committee Training
8 June 2017
14 July 2017
8 September 2017
27 October 2017
15 November 2017
Martin Chong, from the National Audit Office reports on his experiences of shadowing a Shadow Minister.
Laura Hall, Business Planning and Pipeline Team, Change Governance, Finance Services Group at DVLA talks about her experience with MP Barry Sheerman.
For further information including full programme details and prices, please contact:
0207 839 9414