Smart Futures – get paid to have a great experience of work : West Midlands Opportunities

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.

You can apply here: https://eycareers.ambertrack.global/smartfutures2021/CandidateLogin.aspx?cookieCheck=true

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