Provide a Work Placement for an SMF Student

Hosting a student from a low income background on a short work placement is a great way to make a practical difference to social mobility.  95% of the students we work with say that they wouldn’t have secured their internship without our help. Working with us can also help widen your recruitment pool. Students we’ve […]

Imagine a Lawyer

Imagine a lawyer. Which characteristics spring to mind? ‘Pale’ and ‘male’ are a couple of attributes that could have been accurately applied across the profession only a decade ago. Throughout the nineties and noughties, the determined efforts of groups like the Black Solicitors Network and the Women Lawyers Division made this picture of the legal […]

7 Cities, 6 Days, 235 Students

The Easter holiday was very busy for the students on our Aspiring Professionals Programme. We travelled the length and breadth of the country (1,940 miles!) to take students to visit some of the most prestigious universities. Our North West team were delighted to meet the Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds cohort at their launch events. Here are […]

New North West Hub

Being a disadvantaged, high achieving young person in London is tough. But being a disadvantaged, high achieving young person outside the capital is even tougher, according to a report published by the all-parliamentary group on social mobility. The group’s chair, Damian Hinds MP, recently called a debate on the way in which educational attainment amongst […]

SMF Welcomes New Staff

So far this year, the charity has recruited five new members of staff, enabling us to help even more young people from our London office and – from September 2014 onwards – via our new North West hub in Manchester. The new members of our team have explained exactly why they’re excited to start work […]

My Weeks in Whitehall

The Whitehall Internship Programme offers students from across the UK a chance to see how the government operates.  You don’t need to be interested in politics to apply, as students have the opportunity to work across different departments, such as the Department for Education, the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. […]

And the winner is…

Every year, the SMF runs a nationwide competition for students on our Aspiring Professionals Programme to produce the best written account of their internship experience. We received many fantastic entries from SMF students across the country, and were very impressed with how all the students’ entries reflected the different ways in which they had embraced […]

Applications for SMF’s 2014 Programmes have now opened!

Student Applicant

The Social Mobility Foundation opened applications for its 2014 programmes on Saturday 23rd November, having added two new residential programmes for students interested in accountancy and engineering. For more information about our different programmes, please click here. Applications are now open and will close at 9am on Monday 27th January 2014.

SMF welcomes the support of CH2M HILL & KPMG

The Social Mobility Foundation is delighted to welcome CH2M HILL and KPMG to its network of supporters. Both firms will be enabling the charity to run the first residential programmes in the engineering and accountancy sectors so that students, regardless of where they live in the UK, will be able to access tailored support to […]

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