The Foundation offers financial support to those who need and merit it. It alsos offer other forms of support, such as mentoring. Our aim is to ensure that young people from whatever background, starting or developing their careers in banking, have an equal chance of achieving their goals based on merit, dedication and determination.

Mentoring for Students

The 2025 Foundation Mentoring Scheme will aim to bring together young people taking their first steps towards a career in banking with experienced Fellows (and other Chartered Bankers) who would be able to offer guidance, support and encouragement.

If you would like to become a 2025 Foundation Mentor, please register your interest here.

The Robertson Trust Support

We are proud to collaborate with the Robertson Trust.  The Robertson Trust was established in 1961 by the Robertson sisters, who donated their shares in the family businesses to the Trust for charitable purposes. The sisters’ generosity enables the Trust to use the dividends from its controlling shareholding in Edrington for the benefit of Scotland’s people and communities.

The 2025 Foundation is supporting students by providing under a matched funding scheme financial aid towards their university degrees over the course of four years.  Chartered Banker Institute membership is provided to encourage a banking stream within their courses, additional support for banking qualifications, summer internships and mentoring.   Discussions between Foundation/institute members sharing their experiences in the hope of inspiring young people to pursue careers within banking.

Robertson Trust PDF 2025


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Mentoring – Maximise your career potential

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Mentoring – Maximise your career potential