The Social Mobility Foundation Aspiring professionals programmes target high-achieving Year 12 students from less-privileged backgrounds.
To be eligible to apply, student must:
Be in Year 12
Have been entitled to FSM during secondary education or are in the first generation of their family to attend university and attend/previously attended a school on this list
Have at least 5 A grades at GCSE (or 4 A grades if taken at a school where the GCSE pass rate was 50% or lower) – this can include BTECs
Be predicted ABB at A Level
Students must apply by 9am, Monday 19th December 2016 by completing an application form here.
Watch SMF video to hear from students.
Read about APP City here, and find eligibility criteria here.
Read about APP Residential here, and find eligibility criteria here.
Find their online application form and student guidance notes here.
- 63% of SMF students have gone on to Russell Group universities
- 97% of students said their work placements exceeded their expectations
- 95% of students feel more confident about being able to enter their chosen profession
Their programmes are free.
The Aspiring Professionals Programme
The programme has four parts:
- Internships with top employers
- E-mentoring by a professional
- Tailored career and skills workshops
- University support and guidance
They offer support in 11 career sectors: accountancy, architecture, banking & finance, biology & chemistry, business, engineering & physics, law, media & communications, medicine, politics, technology and no preference.
Residential Internship Programme
Students interested in accountancy, banking & finance, engineering, law and medicine can also apply for our all-expenses paid summer Residential Internship Programme. Students work with prestigious firms in London and participate in exciting evening activities. Firms include: CH2M, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith Freehills, J.P. Morgan, KPMG, Linklaters and NHS Health Education England.
Read about their Aspiring Professionals Programme here.
Find online application form here.
If you apply can you please let your Progress Tutor know.