Mercers Industry Placement Scholarships

Founded in 1532 by a wealthy Mercer named Richard Collyer, Collyer’s has benefited tremendously by being an Associated School of the Mercers’ Company. Now, at the vanguard of the government’s drive to improve technical education nationwide, Collyer’s will be one of the first wave of colleges, schools and training providers delivering the new T Levels in 2020.

At the heart of this qualification intended to enhance technical skills and knowledge for 16-19 year olds will be an industry placement. With the Mercers’ status and connections in industry and commerce, it is fitting that a range of scholarships for individual T Level students be offered to provide placements in Mercer firms in the City and financial support.

Scholarships will be available as follows:

  • 3 scholarships per year including a placement in a City firm

Mercers Industry Placement Scholarships are available in finance, IT and business management. Students can study any subjects at Collyer’s, but preference will be given to those intending a career in business or IT and students taking T Levels from 2020.

EligibiltyFirst year students studying T levels or related subjects and applying to take an industry placement in year two
TimingFrom second year enrolment (June) to 15 July each year
CriteriaInterest in working in related field, readiness to undertake 42 day placement based in London one day per week, tutor recommendation and interview
ApplicationAll applicants should submit a personal statement of maximum 300 words to between the 1 and 15 July
SelectionScholarships are selected in mid-September following enrolment
Support£1000 to support travel costs to London including a placement in a City firm


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