Starting out in the fashion world can be a daunting prospect, but The Truworths Fashion Incubation Programme was created to help newcomers and provides tools and mentorship to foster promising talent and help them grow sustainable business models.

To qualify, you need to have either a fashion business idea or an existing fashion business no older than 12 months, and be in your final year of studies or have already completed.

Entries close on 18 June and successful applicants will be notified in writing, after which you will be required to attend a pitching event at the end of the month. Twenty people will be chosen to take part in the hands-on virtual programme.

Interested parties can sign up through this online form.

The Truworths Fashion Incubation Programme is a partnership between the retail chain and The Startup Hatchery, a virtual business incubator.