Students supported by the SMF are provided with a wide-range of support from Year 12/S5 to until they graduate.

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Support Gained

  • One to One Support

On joining one of our programmes, you’ll be matched to a mentor who is working in the career you want to join in the future.  You’ll talk to your mentor regularly via email and gain invaluable advice to help you get to the top.

  • Improved Skills

You’ll also be invited to skills sessions and sector-specific events which will improve your confidence, broaden your horizons and make you more aware of differences between the professions.

  • Real Insights

Depending on your engagement with our programme, you’ll undertake short internships in the sector you want to work in where you’ll gain a real insight into the world of work that you want to join.  It won’t be like any other work experience you’ve had before.   You’ll be shadowing professionals, completing tasks and attending important meetings.  The internships that we organise are definitely remarkable experiences which can be included in your CV and university personal statement.

  • University Advice

Although being on our programme is not a full-proof way of gaining a place at university, with our advice on which universities to apply to and what to say in your personal statement, you’ll be able to submit the best possible UCAS application for to help you go further.

  • After Sixth Form

Once you’re at university, support from the SMF doesn’t stop. We’ll will keep you up-to-date with undergraduate opportunities, such as summer internship and job vacancies at top firms and organisations and give you exclusive advice through our undergraduate skill sessions for your next step, such as how to write a CV that will get you noticed and how to make the best impression at an assessment centre day for competitive graduate jobs.

Read more about our post-sixth form support here


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Our Programmes

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