New Support for the SMF

Essex Court Chambers Essex Court Chambers, a leading set of barristers’ chambers specialising in commercial, international and European law, will be working with SMF students who are interested in pursuing a career at the Bar. Through the delivery of workshops and skills sessions to our sixth-formers and undergraduates, they will be equipping students with increased […]

Manchester Winter Reception

The SMF’s North West and West Yorkshire team’s inaugural event for employers and professional supporters, kindly hosted by DWF LLP, was attended by SMF graduates, teachers and professionals from across the North West who heard from Stephanie McGovern, BBC breakfast business presenter, as she discussed her own experiences of social mobility throughout her academic and […]

Senior KPMG manager joins SMF as COO

The Social Mobility Foundation is very pleased to announce the arrival of Deb Conner to the SMF team as Chief Operating Officer. Deb, Head of Social Mobility at KPMG, is being seconded to the SMF by the firm for a period of 12 months as part of their commitment to the SMF and to the […]

‘The best two weeks of my life’

This summer saw the largest number of students ever participating in our residential programmes. Five organisations running six residential programmes helped almost 200 students gain invaluable work experience in their respective future careers. The Civil Service, J.P. Morgan and Linklaters LLP built on support provided in previous years, along with two new firms offering 25 […]

Natasha’s story

Coming from a working class background, a career in law always seemed out of my reach. I am the product of generations of teenage parents. Neither of my parents went to university and for some time I was convinced that I wouldn’t fit in with legal professionals, due to my accent, upbringing and culture. However, […]

Aspiring Professionals Attend UN-A UK Conference 2014

This year we have taken our aspiring professionals to even more events to ensure that they are able to seek out information and learning experiences beyond the classroom. One such event was this year’s UN-A conference held at Central Hall Westminster with an incredible array of influential speakers discussing Britain’s current role on the world […]

Futures Days

These past few months we have held a number of events for our students, with the sole purpose of providing a unique insight into some of the career sectors we work in. We understand that it is of paramount importance to show young people their options, thus making any future decisions, informed decisions. Below are […]

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