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

Smart Futures - Summer

Birmingham/Coventry

Smart Futures

01/06/2021-04/06/2021 & 26/07/2021-28/07/2021

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

Mercers London (open to Lewisham residents only)

Smart Futures

19/07/2021-02/08/2021

Smart Futures - Summer

Newcastle
Smart Futures 26/07/2021 - 04/08/2021

Smart Futures - Summer

Bristol

Smart Futures

02/08/2021-13/08/2021

Tech Futures North West Smart Futures 09/08/2021-18/08/2021

Smart Futures - Summer

Cambridge

Smart Futures

16/08/2021-27/08/2021

Smart Futures - Professional Services Nationwide Smart Futures 25/10/2021-29/10/2021 & 21/02/2022-23/02/2022
Smart Futures Mercers London (open to Lewisham residents only) Smart Futures 14/2/2022 - 18/2/2022 & 4/4/2022 - 11/4/2022