Video Diaries

We asked two Academy delegates and a Group Director to document their experience of the Academy 2012.

These video diaries are an impartial view of the programme from the perspective of a large multiple retailer, an independent retailer and a Group Director

Meet James, our first video diary contributor. Since production of the video diary James has progressed to Operations Manager at John Lewis, Aberdeen with responsibilities for Fashion, Catering, and Visual Merchandising. Click the video below to see his experience of the Academy.

Our second video diary contributor from last years Academy school went on a real development journey. Pushing yourself outside your comfort zone in a new environment with people of different backgrounds and varying skill sets can be a daunting thought, but Melissa Wheeler of the independent fashion retailer, Ambiance of Colchester, immersed herself in the learning experience. Watch her journey below.

Melissa won a scholarship to the Academy. If you are interested in applying for a Scholarship then follow our social media and join our newsletter down the right hand side of the page. We will let you know as soon as applications are open.

Graeme was our final video diary contributor and his experience was quite different to that of James and Melissa's. Graeme was fulfilling the role of a Group Director at the Academy. See his week below

Meet all our video contributors below...

James Storrie - John Lewis

Melissa Wheeler - Ambiance of Colchester

Graeme Champion

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