Applications for 2018 Social Mobility Foundation Programmes Now Open

Applications for 2018 Social Mobility Foundation Programmes Now Open


The Social Mobility Foundation exists to support young people from less-privileged backgrounds to access the best universities and achieve their career aspirations. They run free programmes including internships with leading employers, mentoring, support with university applications, and workshops for professional and skills development.

The organization is a charity that provide support to those who need it in 11 professional sectors from Law, to Medicine, to Politics. With support available that continues throughout university, with assistance provided in obtaining graduate jobs, students are able to apply to join programmes in:

– Year 12 (England and Wales)
– Year 13 (Northern Ireland)
– SS (Scotland)

For students specifically interested in Accountancy, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Law, or Medicine, free residential internship programmes are being offered. These involve a two-week internship with a host organisation, and fun evening and weekend activities for students. Advice sessions, a dedicated mentor, and the opportunity to develop professional skills are all available before, during, and after the programmes.

Nigel Adams MP said “I am pleased to promote these brilliant opportunities from the Social Mobility Foundation, and would encourage all eligible students in Selby & Ainsty to apply. I often visit the numerous schools and colleges across the constituency and know from these visits that we have a huge wealth of talent in our young people. The programmes on offer could certainly help to channel that talent and support our students in achieving their goals.”

Applications are now open, and close to Selby & Ainsty residents on Monday 18th December at 9am. (For those falling under the Leeds area the deadline is Monday 11th December at 9am). For more information, or to apply, please visit:

Mahnoor, a participant in a 2016 programme explained that “Joining the SMF was the best decision I ever made right at the beginning of Year 12. I’ve had the most amazing experience meeting a diverse range of people from students, mentors, professionals, all of whom have taught me something valuable along the way. I’ve made contacts that may last a lifetime and developed my own skills to the point that my future career doesn’t seem cloudy or out of reach as it had before I became an SMF student.”