Nominations for The Marketing Academy UK 2019 Scholarship Programme Now Open

The Marketing Academy UK has opened nominations for the 10th intake of its industry recognised Scholarship Programme which gives high potential talent the insight, skills and knowledge to become the business leaders of tomorrow.

Regarded as one of the best development programmes within the industry, just 30 of the brightest talent in the Marketing, Advertising, Media and Communications industries are selected to undertake this 9 month, part time and completely free leadership development programme.

The Marketing Academy, which operates in the UK, Australia and opened its doors in the USA earlier this year is a not for profit and supported exclusively by sponsorship from the industry enabling selection to the programmes to be merit based and free to attend. Last year the UK Scholarship was sponsored by Facebook, ITV, Virgin Atlantic, BT, Accenture and PHD.

Since opening its doors in 2010 almost 400 of the industry’s emerging leaders around the world have experienced what is described by alumni as a ‘life changing’ programme.

Sherilyn Shackell the Academys Founder said “I’m beyond excited to be opening nominations for the 10th time in the UK. It seems like yesterday we launched what we thought might be a one off programme – praying we’d got it right! But year after year we’ve been humbled by 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 leadership within our industry. This investment is testament to the belief that the entire industry will ultimately reap the benefits of nurturing these highly talented, committed and passionate leaders.”

UK Alumni, Nick Gilmer, Marketing Manager, BBC One and iPlayer at BBC, said: “The Marketing Academy is the single best leadership training you can receive, highlighting the massive difference between being a great marketer and a great marketing leader. It’s also broadened my horizon’s enormously by linking me up with a hugely talented group of likeminded marketers”.

To gain a place in the Scholarship Programme, potential Scholars first need to be nominated here, submit a 3 part application, and then take part in a three stage selection process. Deadline for nominations is 18th February 2019.


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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