Industry Fellowships for Parliamentarians
Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) Fellowships programmes are designed to provide MPs, MEPs, peers and senior parliamentary staff with a unique insight into business and industry.
Fellowships are open to all parliamentarians on a cross-party basis. Fellows have the opportunity to work with one or more organisations – from multinational corporations and FTSE100 companies to social enterprises and government agencies. Most Fellowships consist of 18 days of placements over an 18 to 24 month period.
Providing Parliamentarians An Insight into Business and Industry
The ethos of all IPT programmes is educational, non partisan and non lobbying. Fellowships are intended to provide parliamentarians with a unique insight into the wider issues facing business and the British economy. Each programme is bespoke, tailored to an individual’s specific interests, and designed to fit in with parliamentary commitments.
The IPT has organised more than 500 Fellowships since it was founded in 1977, and the hundreds of Fellows currently in Parliament include ministers, select-committee chairs, privy councillors and other senior members. For further information click the links below:
Applying to Take Part in a Fellowship
Parliamentarians - Apply to do a Fellowship
There is an application form that all parliamentarians must complete in order to participate in a Fellowship, but in the first instance you should contact the IPT Parliamentary Liaison Manager.
Companies - Want to Host a Fellow?
We are happy to talk to any organisation about becoming involved in the work of the IPT. However, we cannot guarantee that any organisation will have the opportunity to host a Fellow and we always allocate parliamentarians to companies based on that individual’s specific objectives and interests. Contact the IPT Parliamentary Liaison Manager for further information.
The IPT offers parliamentarians who have already undertaken a Fellowship the opportunity to do a postgraduate Fellowship consisting of a further 5 - 10 days in industry. Parliamentarians can revisit their former company, visit another company in the same sector or alternatively explore a completely new area. Postgraduate Fellowships are often more specialised, specifically focused on a particular issue or issues.