Our residential programmes are designed to support motivated and ambitious students from less privileged backgrounds throughout the UK to come to London to undertake residential internships.

These are completely free of charge: each programme covers travel to, from and within London, accommodation, all meals and provides a daily allowance as well as paying for all evening and weekend activities.

Our programmes are a great way for students to get a chance to gain real insights into the professions they want to join and to get to know a new city.

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 one of our programmes.


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. 

Sign up

Keep up to date with the all our work, including reminders about when to apply and how to get involved, by signing up. Sign up now