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Smart Futures

Smart Futures is a great paid work experience that can improve a young person’s chances of getting a job after school or going onto higher education.

The ten month programme, for Year 12 students in England and 5th Year students in Scotland, starts with paid work experience over Easter* and the summer. It includes opportunities to learn more about professional services and work with other industries, which could include healthcare, the arts, or financial services. And every young person on the programme is allocated a mentor.

Smart Futures 2018 is running in Birmingham, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Bristol, the North West (Manchester and Liverpool), Yorkshire (Leeds and Hull), Luton, Newcastle and Thames Valley & South Coast (Reading and Southampton).

Do you meet the above criteria? Then we want you to apply today!

*Our Easter programme is in London and Manchester only.

Our Future

Our Future is an employability skills and work experience programme designed to help young people get a job. The six month programme for young people aged 16 - 19 starts with a week of employability skills workshops, followed by six months mentoring to help you with your career decisions, and two weeks paid work experience.

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In 2011 EY committed to support Impetus – Private Equity Foundation, by becoming a founding member of its ThinkForward programme (which it also helped design and develop): providing mentors and support for young people at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) at partner schools in East London. EY Foundation is delivering on this commitment on behalf of EY: one of the objectives of our charity is to support other organisations that share our purpose.

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Schools partnership

This is a nationwide programme supporting thousands of young people in schools across the UK, which has been running for almost a decade. EY Foundation volunteers support young people from age 13 upwards, helping them to develop core skills such a numeracy and literacy through mentoring relationships.

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