The Marketing Academy has opened nominations for the 9th intake of its highly coveted Scholarship programme which gives aspiring marketing leaders the skills and knowledge to get to the top of their industries.

Each year 30 of the Marketing, Advertising, Media and Communications industries brightest talent are selected to undertake this 9 month, part time and completely free leadership development programme. Since opening its doors in 2010 over 240 of the industries best emerging talent have experienced what is described by alumni as a ‘life changing’ programme.

The Marketing Academy Programmes are sponsored by brands such as Facebook, ITV, Microsoft and British Telecom. Media agency PHD, Google, Brand Learning, Living Leader, Eat Big Fish and Kantar Millward Brown are also long time partners.

Sherilyn Shackell the Academys Founder said ‘Each year we are overwhelmed the support we get from Sponsors, Mentors, Coaches and speakers who all gift their time on a pro bono basis to inspire the next generation of industry leadership and I’m delighted to be opening nominations for our 9th year in the UK. The programme enables our Scholars to become the best versions of themselves in every context which in turn means that the entire industry can reap the benefits of nurturing these highly talented, committed and passionate leaders.’

To gain a place in the Scholarship Programme potential Scholars first need to be nominated via, submit a 3 part application and then take part in a three stage selection process. The 2018 Scholarship Programme commences in May 2018.

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The Scholarship – a 9 month, free, part time program for 30 of the UK’s fastest rising stars in Marketing, Advertising, Media and Communications.

The Fellowship – Equips CMOs and Marketing Directors with the tools, knowledge and insight to make the move onto Boards and into General Management / MD / CEO roles.

12 month full paid Marketing Apprenticeship for young adults who because of challenging backgrounds, lack qualifications or poor life choices are normally overlooked for this kind of work experience