Overview

Applications for our 2018 programme are now open!

What?

Students who live more than an hour away from an APP City are prioritised for APP Reach.

APP Reach supports students from low income backgrounds in harder to reach areas across the UK from lower sixth/S5 who may be unable to attend workshops in person. It’s open to motivated, ambitious students from less privileged backgrounds who may not meet the academic criteria for APP Residential.

We offer support through our three pillars:

  1. Mentoring by a professional via email
  2. Online resources to develop skills and career knowledge
  3. University application support and guidance

We offer support to young people interested in:

Accountancy | Architecture | Banking & Finance | Biology & Chemistry| Business | Engineering & Physics | Law | Media & Communications | Medicine| Politics | Technology| No Preference

Why?

In 2016, the UK Government’s Social Mobility Commission published a Social Mobility Index of England, setting out the differences between where children grow up and the chances they have of doing well in adult life. It found that the opportunities young people from poorer backgrounds have to succeed is heavily dependent on where they live. The report identified ‘hot spots’ and ‘cold spots’ of social mobility across England.

APP Reach is designed to support hard working students who might not have family members with the relevant educational or career knowledge to guide them. If you’re ambitious and determined, but not sure how to get to where you want in terms of university and jobs, we can help. We want to give you the opportunities to show your potential no matter what your background is. Here at the SMF we are proud that the majority of our students go on to university and gain experiences and opportunities with us that help them gain employment in prestigious organisations.

Robert, one of the 2016 APP Reach Cohort said: “My mentor was supportive and friendly and helped me to achieve greater confidence in my abilities and my future.”

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