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Smart Futures: How to Apply


The Smart Futures programme has had a massive impact on me. You meet some amazing people along the way, you meet wonderful professionals and you also meet other young people who are in the same boat as you.

Why should I apply for the Smart Futures programme?

If you meet the eligibility criteria, we encourage you to apply for our Smart Futures programme. The process itself is not only straightforward, but also a great experience for future job applications and interviews.

 

What will I need to apply?

There are two main steps to the application process. The first is an online application form , which you can access by clicking the ‘Apply now’ button below. The second is a short telephone interview.

Step 1 – Online application form

You will be asked to register with us, so you will need an email address to do this. 

 

The form itself is short with answers to choose from. You do not have to write lots about your experience or background. You will be asked to choose which programme you would like to apply for, so make sure you have read through the different options on the Smart Futures page and have chosen a programme in a location near you.

 

You will be asked a bit about your background, including some information about your parents/guardians, but remember that most of our Smart Futures programmes do not depend on previous work experience, grades or qualifications.


Please note for places on our Smart Futures Professional Services programme there are some qualification related criteria.
 

Step 2 - Telephone interview

If your initial application is successful, you will be asked to take part in a short telephone interview that will take up to 30 minutes.

 

The interviewer will ask questions about your experiences. You can take examples from your school or home life, as well as sharing your future aspirations. The call is designed to help us get to know your individual strengths and motivations for applying to the Smart Futures programme. We want to get to know you, so relax and be yourself.

 

If you need technical support at any point across the selection process, you can contact us at smartfutures@eyfoundation.ey.com or call 0207 951 3133.



Upcoming programmes - applications open now

 

Please note, applications will close early if the programme is filled, apply ASAP!


February 2023 starts:

Programme:

Location:

Programme Dates -

Paid Employability Training & Work (Business) Experience:

Application Deadline:

(please note, applications will close early if a programme is filled, apply ASAP!)

Smart Futures - Professional Services

London

20 February to 24 February 2023 (5 days)

AND

12 to 14 April 2023 (3 days)

1 January 2023 

Smart Futures - Professional Services

North West

20 to 24 February 2023 (5 days)

AND

3 to 5 April 2023 (3 days)

1 January 2023 

Smart Futures - University of Warwick

Coventry

20 to 24 February 2023 (5 days)

AND

3 to 5 April 2023 (3 days)

1 January 2023 

Smart Futures - Government Commercial Function (Civil Service)

Birmingham

20 February to 24 February 2023 (5 days)

AND

4 to 12 April 2023 (5 days)

1 January 2023 



April 2023 starts:

Programme:

Location:

Programme Dates -

Paid Employability Training & Work (Business) Experience:

Application Deadline:

(please note, applications will close early if a programme is filled, apply ASAP!)

Smart Futures - Professional Services

London

3 April to 11 April 2023 (5 days)
AND
12 to 14 April 2023 (3 days)

12 February 2023

Smart Futures - Professional Services

Newcastle

3 April to 11 April 2023 (5 days)
AND
12 to 14 April 2023 (3 days)

12 February 2023

Smart Futures - Professional Services

Glasgow, Edinburgh

3 April to 11 April 2023 (5 days)
AND
12 to 14 April 2023 (3 days)

12 February 2023

Smart Futures - Professional Services

Birmingham

3 April to 11 April 2023 (5 days)
AND
12 to 14 April 2023 (3 days)

12 February 2023

Smart Futures - Professional Services

Bradford

3 April to 11 April 2023 (5 days)
AND
12 to 14 April 2023 (3 days)

12 February 2023

Green Futures - Sustainable Finance

London

3 April to 11 April 2023 (5 days)
AND
12 to 14 April 2023 (3 days)

12 February 2023

Impactful Futures

(careers in the charity sector)

London

3 April to 11 April 2023 (5 days)
AND
12 to 14 April 2023 (3 days)

12 February 2023

CBI Banking Smart Futures

London, Solihull/Midlands, Manchester

3 April to 11 April 2023 (5 days)
AND
12 to 14 April 2023 (3 days)

12 February 2023

Tech Futures

London

3 April to 11 April 2023 (5 days)
AND
12 to 14 April 2023 (3 days)

12 February 2023

STEM Futures

Yorkshire & Newcastle

3 April to 11 April 2023 (5 days)
AND
12 to 14 April 2023 (3 days)

12 February 2023

Secure Futures

(careers in the security industry)

Manchester

3 April to 11 April 2023 (5 days)
AND
12 to 14 April 2023 (3 days)

12 February 2023



Summer 2023 starts:

Programme:

Location:

Programme Dates -

Paid Employability Training & Work (Business) Experience:

Application Deadline:

(please note, applications will close early if a programme is filled, apply ASAP!)

Smart Futures - Professional Services

Glasgow

12 June to 16 June 2023 (5 days)

AND

19 to 21 June 2023 (3 days)

23 April 2023

Smart Futures - Professional Services

London, Reading, Southampton and Bristol

17 July to 21 July 2023 (5 days)

AND

24 to 26 July 2023 (3 days)

28 May 2023

Smart Futures - Professional Services

London, Luton and Cambridge

7 August to 11 August 2023 (5 days)

AND

14 to 16 August 2023 (3 days)

18 June 2023

Smart Futures - Professional Services

Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool

31 July to 4 August 2023 (5 days)

AND

7 August to 9 August 2023 (3 days)

11 June 2023

Smart Futures - Professional Services

Midlands

14 August to 18 August 2023 (5 days)

AND

21 to 23 August 2023 (3 days)

25 June 2023

CBI Banking Smart Futures

Edinburgh and surrounding areas

24 July to 31 July 2023 (6 days)

AND

1 August to 3 August 2023 (3 days)

4 June 2023

Met Futures

London

24 July to 28 July 2023 (5 days)

AND

Week Commencing 31 July 2023 (5 days)

AND

Week Commencing 7 August 2023 (5 days) 

4 June 2023


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