The Social Mobility Foundation supports ambitious young people from less-privileged backgrounds to access top universities and careers. They run completely free of charge programmes featuring mentoring, internships with top companies, university application support, as well as professional development and skills workshops for high achieving young people across the UK.
The charity provides support in 11 professional sectors, including Law, Medicine and Politics. Students apply to join the programmes in Year 12 (England and Wales), Year 13 (Northern Ireland) and S5 (Scotland). Support continues from here and throughout university to help young people obtain graduate jobs.
The SMF is also running free residential internship programmes for students interested in Accountancy, Banking and Finance, Engineering, Law and Medicine (APP Medicine Residential is open to applications from English students only). Students undertake a one-two week internship with the host organisation and take part in fun evening and weekend activities. They also receive advice sessions, opportunities to build professional skills and a dedicated mentor before and after the internship.
The deadlines for applications to the 2018 cohort are based on where students live:
• Glasgow – Monday 27 November 2017, 9am
• London – Monday 4 December 2017, 9am
• Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle – Monday 11 December 2017, 9am
• Anywhere else in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales – Monday 18 December 2017, 9am
For further information and to apply, visit: www.socialmobility.org.uk/get-involved/teachers/