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Aspiring Professionals Residential Work Experience Social Mobility Foundation

The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) is offering Year 12 students the opportunity to apply for FREE residential work experience over the summer holidays at the end of year 12.  

If you have an interest in any of the sectors/professions below, you can apply for support.

Residentials run across the following sectors:

  • Accountancy with KPMG – 1 Week in London
  • Banking and Finance with J.P. Morgan – 2 Weeks in London
  • Digital with J.P. Morgan – 2 Weeks in London
  • Engineering and Physics with Jacobs or Arup – 1 Week in London
  • Law with Clifford Chance, White and Case, Linklaters or Herbert Smith Freehills – 7-10 days in London depending on firm
  • Medicine with James Cook University Hospital – 1 week in Middlesbrough
  • Politics/No Preference with PA Consulting – 1 Week in London

Not only are you applying for an amazing residential experience the support carries through university into graduate employment.  The whole programme consists of:

  • Being matched to a mentor from your chosen profession
  • Access to skills Development Workshops
  • Access to university Support and Visits
  • An Internship

Interested?  You need to be:
Currently in Year 12 and have at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 7
Predicted at least ABB at ALevel or IB equivalent
Are, or have been eligible for free school meals OR be the first generation of your family to attend university*

*full criteria available at

If those sectors are not of interest you can still apply for the APP Reach sector where you get matched to a mentor and have access to all the online support. These sectors include Media and Communications, Business and Biology and Chemistry.

The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) supports ambitious young people from low-income backgrounds to access top universities and careers. They run programmes which are completely free of charge programmes and feature mentoring, internships with top companies, university application support, and professional development and skills workshops for high achieving young people across the UK. 

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