Opportunity: Burges Salmon Social Mobility Business Partnership

There are now just a couple of weeks for students in year groups 12 and 13 to apply for National Online Week through the Social Mobility Business Partnership, which takes place from 11th to 15th April. This is a great opportunity for any eligible student, no matter where they are based, to engage and interact with some high-profile businesses in an online live session.

The programme will provide students with the opportunity to spend time with four different high profile organisations where they will learn about their business, the career routes available to them and develop key skills in business-like tasks. Last but not least, students will also spend a day with a professional sports club learning about the psychology of resilience, coping mechanisms and goal achievement models.

The deadline for applications is end of March. The flyer below has all the relevant information and a link for students to apply directly. Students can also apply via the SMBP website at https://smbp.org.uk/students/.

Please note that to be eligible for this fantastic students need to meet the following criteria:

  • Year 12 and 13 pupils; and
  • Have attended a state-funded, non fee-paying school/college; and  
  • Have an average GCSE score of 5.5 or above; and
  • Be first generation to attend university in the family; or
  • Have been eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years; or be from a low-income household*

*a low-income household is defined as such if the total household income is less than the areas average household expenditure. The table below details the average household expenditure by area

RegionAverage Weekly Household Expenditure
North East England£499.30
North West England£530.00
Yorkshire and the Humber£529.90
East Midlands£567.00
West Midlands£525.20
East England£607.70
London£703.10
South East England£698.60
South West England£616.60
Wales£513.00

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