Students who live more than an hour of an APP city are prioritised for APP Residential.

APP Residential supports high achieving students from low income backgrounds across the UK from lower sixth/S6, into competitive universities, and the top professions. We offer support through our four pillars:

  1. Mentoring by a professional via email
  2. Tailored skills sessions and career workshops
  3. University application support and guidance
  4. Internships with top employers

APP Residential offers the opportunity to undertake a one or two week internship with a top employer in London with all expenses paid. Whilst on their residential and in addition to the internship, students receive skill sessions and university application support. Their mentor will be from the employer that they undertake their placement with. Students also have the opportunity to experience life in the Capital, with evening and weekend activities.

It doesn’t matter where you’re from in the UK, as long as you’re a high-achieving student from a low-income background and fit our eligibility criteria, you can apply to APP Residential.


Depending on what sector you’re interested in, we have five programmes (click on the links to find out more)


Often, major firms and opportunities are situated within London, putting those in the rest of the UK at a disadvantage.

Our residential programmes are specifically designed to support hard working students living outside of the reach of these opportunities to come to London to gain valuable work experience and to improve their soft skills.

Here at the SMF we are proud that the majority of our students go on to the top universities in the UK and undertake experiences and opportunities with us that help them gain employment in prestigious organisations. 

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