THE parents of former Cirencester student Josh Edmonds are inviting youngsters in Gloucestershire to apply for a scheme in his honour which will help start their career in the music industry.

Josh, a student at both Deer Park and Cirencester College with a passion for music, died on January 16, 2011, in an accident whilst travelling with friends in South East Asia.

Josh, who was 22 at the time, was killed instantly.

After his death, the Ministry of Sound in London where Josh worked after college set up the annual Josh Edmonds Memorial Scheme in his memory which offers a Gloucestershire young person the opportunity of a month placement at the ministry.

Following the highly successful start to the scheme the Ministry of Sound, Cirencester College and Josh’s parents, Jane and Jimmy, are launching the second year of the scheme.

Lewis Murphy, a former University of Gloucestershire student, was the first young person to start his career in the industry through the scheme and will launch this year's programme at Cirencester College, between 6.30pm and 8pm on Sunday, December 8 where young people in Gloucestershire are invited to come along and apply.