ICSC European Retail Property School
January 2015

ICSC European Property School 5 – 9 July 2015

Save the date in your diary for the ICSC European Retail Property School from 5-9 July 2015, Frankfurt, Germany. Attendees will be able to expand on their knowledge of the retail property industry, learn from experts, share ideas and identify successful strategies alongside colleagues from around the world.


ESCT Scholarships

Once again the Retail Property School is being supported by the European Shopping Centre Trust.  On offer are a limited number of scholarship places to the 2015 School. Interested participants must complete the application and meet the requirements. Relevant forms can be found by visiting the website. The deadline to receive all applications is Thursday 30 April 2015.     If you have any further questions about the scholarship application process then please contact Beri Kockaya at ICSC on +44 20 7976 3108.

Online bookings will be open soon and further details will be sent to you in due course; in the meantime please do check the ICSC Europe website for updates and save the date in your diary.

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January 2015


The first apprentices for the ESCT sponsored BCSC RETAIL PATH programme commenced their training in November 2015. On the left of the photograph are the new recruits at Highcross shopping centre in Leicester, and below, the three trainees at the Pyramids shopping centre in Birkenhead. ESCT are proud to be able to offer support to this ambitious and much needed training programme in the retail industry and send their best wishes to these young people who will get a much appreciated start to a career.

October 2014


The Trustees of ESCT have agreed to contribute £5,000 per year for three years towards ‘Retail Path’, an innovative initiative by the British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC) to provide young people much needed start to a career path in the retail and shopping centre industry.

BCSC and the BCSC Education Trust  are undertaking a collaboration with NSA for Retail to create  an apprenticeship scheme called ‘Retail Path’ – an introduction to the retail world (both in retail and shopping centre management) that will provide a solid foundation and a career path for young people with recognised educational qualifications in the UK  http://www.retailpath.org/partners/.

The scheme is UK focused for the initial pilot scheme and is partly funded by: a) the British Government, b) BCSCET c) the employers providing the training spaces in the work place and d) ESCT though sponsorship.

ESCT’s collaboration with BCSCET is an important opportunity to extend our remit into a much needed educational area. Both BCSC and ESCT would welcome contributions to our funds to allow further involvement and support of  our educational aims. Retail Path is very altruistic and it’s great to be part of something that can benefit young people from backgrounds that are possibly not as positive as we ourselves have enjoyed.

ESCT sponsored students
July 2014

ICSC European Retail Property School

The 2014 ESCT sponsored students at the ICSC European Retail Property School in Berlin held recently in Berlin.



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