How to nominate


Young people must be nominated by a teacher, lecturer or youth leader using our nomination form.  

Nominations are now closed for 2019.

Nominations opened on Monday 7 January 2019 and closed on Friday 5 April 2019.

Completed nomination forms must be sent via email to

Nominees will have space in the form to tell us about their lives, interests and aspirations, and we may invite candidates to interview should we require further detail.

Candidates will be notified whether they have a place on the programme by Friday 3 May 2019.

The City Leadership Programme places a lot of weight on the reference provided by the student's nominating teacher, organisation or lecturer. We would welcome a conversation with anyone considering nominating a student to talk through the programme and the application process.

Please contact Ellie Milone, CLP Project Manager in the Mayor’s Office at or call 0117 903 7585 if you would like to discuss your nomination.


This programme is aimed at high-ability, high-aspiration young people aged 16-19 from backgrounds of socio-economic disadvantage and groups under-represented in leadership, such as black and minority ethnic, women, disabled and young people in care.

We ask nominators to prioritise students from these backgrounds, with the following qualities:

1. Background

Nominee is eligible for free school meals (or are on the Government's 16-19 Bursary Fund) and/or lives within the postcodes identified as areas of multiple deprivation and/or those that attract the pupil premium or disadvantage uplift funding.

2. Attainment

Nominee has attained an above average set of GCSEs, is predicted above-average A Level results, or has excelled in a non-academic field.

3. Ability

Nominee is considered by their educators to be high-ability and high-aspiration and to have demonstrated a commitment to their own learning.

4. Leadership

Nominee has demonstrated leadership potential through their participation in school/college and/or extracurricular activities.  Nominee has taken part in enrichment activity outside school/college which has made a difference (e.g. volunteering/charity/sport/service).

5. Resilience

Nominee has shown the ability to overcome challenge(s).

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