Guidance notes

The aim of the scholarship programme is to enable people in retail and associated trades to reach their potential and fulfil their aspirations at work and in their own lives. Applicants will be expected to tell us what they want to achieve by attending the Schools. In the interest of fairness, applicants should be aware that if their company has been awarded a scholarship in the past two years, they are unlikely to be successful.

Masters

2011 Masters Forum Scholarship winners

2011 Masters Forum Scholarship winners

Qualifying Criteria
  • Applicants must be employed by, or be the owner-manager of, a small or medium sized retailer, with fewer than 1000 employees per organisation. We are especially interested in applications from:
    • Senior head office managers
    • Regional and district managers
    • Retail owner-managers
    • Senior store managers (with a high level of responsibility)
    • Individuals who have hit the ‘glass ceiling’ at work because they lack a qualification in management
    • Previous summer school delegates
  • If applicants are currently working, they must have a minimum of seven years continuous service in the retail sector*; however it doesn’t need to be with the same employer
  • If applicants have recently returned to work after a long illness, recent disability or bringing up a family, they must have five years’ previous service in the retail sector* 

    * The retail sector comprises any retail business, including online or multi-channel, selling goods to the public, as well as the trades and businesses associated with retail - wholesale, distribution, manufacturing and services to retail.

Academy

2012 Scholarship winners

2011 Summer School Scholarship winners

Qualifying Criteria
  • Applicants must be employed by, or be the owner-manager of, a small or medium sized retailer, with fewer than 1000 employees per organisation
  • If applicants are currently working, they must have a minimum of five years' continuous service in the retail sector, * however it does not need to be with the same employer
  • If applicants have recently returned to work after a long illness, recent disability or bringing up a family, they must have four years' previous service in the retail sector*

    *The retail sector comprises any retail business, including on-line or multi-channel, selling goods to the public, as well as the trades and businesses associated with retail - wholesale, distribution, manufacturing and services to retail.
Employer Support
Your employer is encouraged to support your application by agreeing to give you paid leave to attend, and to reimburse your out of pocket expenses e.g. travel.

Completing the Application Form

  • It is recommended that you visit the relevant pages on this website to familiarise yourself with the programmes
  • Please read through all the questions and the guidance notes before you start to fill in the application form
  • If you are filling in the application form by hand, please use black ink and write in BLOCK CAPITAL letters
  • Please answer all questions; incomplete forms will not be considered. Do not send a CV
  • We suggest you keep a copy of the completed application form in case we phone you for more information
  • If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Retail Trust Helpline 0808 801 0808

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