Jordan’s Story

Name: Jordan Home area: Newham Professional sector: Media & Communications University: University of Leicester I joined the SMF in August 2010 when I was in Year 12. I lived in an area of high unemployment and scarce opportunities. None of my family went to university and I assumed I would be the same way, since […]

‘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 […]

7 Cities, 6 Days, 235 Students

The Easter holiday was very busy for the students on our Aspiring Professionals Programme. We travelled the length and breadth of the country (1,940 miles!) to take students to visit some of the most prestigious universities. Our North West team were delighted to meet the Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds cohort at their launch events. Here are […]

My Weeks in Whitehall

The Whitehall Internship Programme offers students from across the UK a chance to see how the government operates.  You don’t need to be interested in politics to apply, as students have the opportunity to work across different departments, such as the Department for Education, the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. […]

And the winner is…

Every year, the SMF runs a nationwide competition for students on our Aspiring Professionals Programme to produce the best written account of their internship experience. We received many fantastic entries from SMF students across the country, and were very impressed with how all the students’ entries reflected the different ways in which they had embraced […]

Applications for SMF’s 2014 Programmes have now opened!

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The Social Mobility Foundation opened applications for its 2014 programmes on Saturday 23rd November, having added two new residential programmes for students interested in accountancy and engineering. For more information about our different programmes, please click here. Applications are now open and will close at 9am on Monday 27th January 2014.

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