Our programmes are carefully designed to open up professions for those with the ability to join them in the future, but without the means or networks to get there.
We aim to give people a real insight into top professions and to provide them with the skills needed to achieve their aspirations. We select only those who meet our criteria to ensure that we are supporting those who need it most.
Our core focus is on students in the first year of their further education (Year 12/S5). We help them to build networks of support which will allow them to develop professionally and give them the best chance of reaching a top university. The Speaker’s Parliamentary Placements Scheme is open to all those of working age from anywhere in the country.
This year, we opened our first regional office in Manchester to cover the North West and West Yorkshire region. Our aim is to create a network of regional offices to ensure we can support young people from anywhere in the UK. In 2015, we will open an office in Glasgow. We will also be running a medicine residential programme for the first time, in partnership with NHS Health Education England. We’re looking forward to further increasing our work in order to support students regardless of where they live.