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.
In 2014 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 and in October 2015, we will move closer to this as we open our Glasgow office. In 2015 we also ran our first Medicine Residential Programme, in partnership with NHS Health Education England, and we are excited to build on the success of this with our 2016 cohort. We’re looking forward to further increasing our work in order to support students regardless of where they live.
Here from SMF students themselves in the video below