Smart Futures - get paid to have a great experience of work

Smart Futures is a ten month programme which starts with paid work experience during Easter* and summer. It will give you a variety of transferable skills to give you a head start. Smart Futures can make you more employable, helping you with your next steps whether that’s university, college, an apprenticeship or a job.

A mentor will support you throughout the ten months and advise you on one of the biggest career choices you will make: the first step in your working life. You will also be invited to a series of events throughout your final school year.

How to apply

To be eligible for the programme you must be:

Eligible for Free School Meals at some point in the past two years (i.e. household income has been less than £16,190 in England or £16,105 in Scotland)
or
Eligible for College Bursary or Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) (where household income is less than £24,421)
plus
Currently in Year 12 (England) or Fifth Year (Scotland)
Attending a state school
Studying any combination of A-level/International Baccalaureate/BTEC Level 3s/National/Highers
Ambitious and motivated to join the world of work
Looking for a great paid work experience this summer or Easter* that will help you secure a job after school, or a place at university.

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Applications for these programmes can be made by clicking the below button.

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Service Line Location Programme Programme Dates
Secure Futures London Secure Futures 15/02/2021-19/02/2021 & 06/04/2021-09/04/2021
Met Futures London Met Futures 15/02/2021-19/02/2021 & 06/04/2021-16/04/2021
Tech Futures North West (Manchester) Tech Futures 06/04/2021-14/04/2021
Professional Services Smart Futures Nationwide (England and Scotland) Professional Services Smart Futures 06/04/2021-14/04/2021
Smart Futures - Easter Birmingham Smart Futures 06/04/2021-14/04/2021
Smart Futures - Easter Birmingham Cambian Group (CareTech) 06/04/2021-14/04/2021
Smart Futures - Easter Liverpool Smart Futures 06/04/2021-14/04/2021
Smart Futures - Easter London Easter Smart Futures 06/04/2021-14/04/2021
Smart Futures - Easter Manchester Smart Futures 06/04/2021-14/04/2021
Smart Futures - Easter Manchester Cambian Group (CareTech) 06/04/2021-14/04/2021
Smart Futures - Easter Mercers London (open to Lewisham residents only) Smart Futures 06/04/2021-14/04/2021 & 02/06/2021-04/06/2021
Smart Futures - Easter Stoke Smart Futures 06/04/2021-14/04/2021
Smart Futures - Summer Glasgow Smart Futures 07/06/2021-18/06/2021
Smart Futures - Summer Edinburgh Smart Futures 28/06/2021-09/07/2021
Smart Futures - Summer Southampton Smart Futures 12/07/2021-23/07/2021
Smart Futures - Summer London July Smart Futures 19/07/2021-30/07/2021
Smart Futures - Summer Luton Smart Futures 19/07/2021-30/07/2021
Smart Futures - Summer Birmingham Smart Futures 26/07/2021-06/08/2021
Smart Futures - Summer Newcastle Smart Futures 26/07/2021-06/08/2021
Smart Futures - Summer Reading Smart Futures 26/07/2021-06/08/2021
Smart Futures - Summer Bristol Smart Futures 02/08/2021-13/08/2021
Smart Futures - Summer Yorkshire (Leeds) Smart Futures 02/08/2021-13/08/2021
Smart Futures - Summer North West (Manchester) Smart Futures 09/08/2021-20/08/2021
Smart Futures - Summer Cambridge Smart Futures 16/08/2021-27/08/2021
Smart Futures - Summer London August Smart Futures 16/08/2021-27/08/2021