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Fantastic ‘virtual’ Work Insight & Skills programme for S4/S5/S6 students interested in a career in law, finance or business

Run by the award winning Social Mobility Business Partnership, this virtual offering will take place during 21st to 25th June 2021. Students will spend up to three hours each day meeting with different high profile organisations where they will learn about that business and get involved in business-like tasks and games. The week will also include a session learning about the psychology of resilience and goal achievement.

Students wishing to take part must:

  • Attend state school; and
  • Have achieved or is on course to achieve a minimum of BBB by end of S5, including English and Mathematics.

And, meet one or more of the following:

  • First generation to attend university; or
  • Are or have been eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years (NB FSM eligibility criteria includes benefits measure and pupil premium links back to FSM eligibility in the last 6 years); or
  • Has received or is eligible for an Education Maintenance Allowance; or
  • Where the young person is, or has been a carer; or
  • If the young person is or has been in the care system; or
  • Lives in a postcode with a SIMD ranking of 1-3 (30% most deprived areas) – you can check here.

How to and next steps

  • It is advised that schools run an application process to ensure the most engaged students attend the scheme.
  • Once the student(s) have been identified, please email the Student Sourcing Lead (details below) with the following information for each student.  SMBP HQ will then be in touch with the students regarding formal registration and next steps.
    • Student Name and email address (one that the student has access to at all times)
    • School Name
    • Teacher Name and email address

        Please ensure students mark the Work Insight & Skills week in their diary as a reminder.


  • Student selection and forwarding of details to the Student Sourcing Lead must be completed by Friday, 30 April.


Contact information: For any questions regarding the above, please contact the SMBP Student Sourcing Lead for Glasgow, Emily Catterwell –