SMF appoints new CEO

The trustees of the Social Mobility Foundation are pleased to announce that they have appointed Sarah Atkinson to be David Johnston’s successor as CEO of the SMF. It follows David’s announcement in June that he would stand down at the end of 2019 after 10 years as CEO. Sarah will join from the Charity Commission, […]

Alan Milburn becomes Chair of the SMF as Employer Index launches

Rt Hon Alan Milburn becomes Chair of the Social Mobility Foundation & urges employers to enter the Social Mobility Employer Index We are delighted to announce that Alan Milburn has become Chair of the Social Mobility Foundation. Our announcement is made on the day that the SMF has opened the 2019 Social Mobility Employer Index […]

The SMF in Liverpool

The SMF is delighted to announce the opening of our newest office in Liverpool. Having supported students from Merseyside initially from our London office, and over the last four years from our base in Manchester, the SMF now has a dedicated team in Liverpool to increase the depth and breadth of support we can provide […]

Mentoring with the SMF – can you help spread the word?

One of the four pillars of the Aspiring Professionals Programme is the sustained support young people receive from a mentor. Each student is matched to a professional who works in the sector or job that their mentee aspires to enter. The conversations between young people and their mentors are often the first opportunity they will […]

Sasha’s experience of the Aspiring Professionals Programme

Applying for the Social Mobility Foundation’s Aspiring Professionals Programme is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The events that I’ve attended this year have developed my confidence and given me the opportunity to meet so many other young people like myself. Before joining the programme I was extremely shy and I was reluctant […]

A look at what SMF students have achieved this year!

The increasingly shorter days have brought a close to another jam-packed summer and October half term for the SMF. More than 700 of our students participated in work experience across the UK, either in their home cities of Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Newcastle, or through residentials, which brought students from all across […]

Welcoming 2017’s volunteer mentors

With the start of the 2017 mentoring cycle fast-approaching, we have been busy meeting new mentors at our launch events in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester. The launch events are designed to welcome new mentors onto the programme, and equip them with the knowledge they need before embarking on their mentoring relationship. Mentors […]

One +1 work experience campaign

Last year saw the launch of One +1, our work experience campaign to encourage those offering work experience to young people they know to ‘match’ their offer with another for a young person supported by the SMF. The campaign targeted four key professional sectors: Engineering, Finance, Science and Medicine. After a successful campaign, which saw […]

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