Financial Support for UK Ceramic Education and Training

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The PMI Trust Fund is a registered charity that supports individuals in their personal development, education and research by providing funding for courses, study tours and conferences which will, in turn, benefit the UK ceramics sector.

Our support extends across the full range of manufacturing sectors and service and materials suppliers and education. Individuals, employees of major companies and SMEs, postgraduate and research students are all eligible for our support.

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Available to employees or those between jobs looking to train or retrain with additional skill


Enhancing CV and career opportunities within the UK Ceramics industry


Funding for training related to ceramic education and development


Available to any size of business, both SMEs and larger organisations

Case Study

Screen printing training for Ceres Power

PMI provided part- funding to allow 6 staff members of Ceres Power to attend a training course delivered by the Welsh Coating and Printing Centre at Swansea University in September 2023

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Screen printing training for Ceres Power

“We are tremendously grateful for the support of the PMI during the pandemic. The Trust's generous funding helped us to provide many bathroom sector employees with online learning, making lockdown a productive time that will assist them in their onward careers in the industry. Our sector is built on its people, and this initiative has helped make that foundation much stronger.”

Tom Reynolds, BMA Chief Executive