With the support of our partners, we organise and run events and opportunities that inspire students and give them the chance to explore their options and make informed choices about their future.
Students benefit from:
Multiple industry exposure
Insight to higher education pathways
Work readiness skill development
Networking and mentoring opportunities
The SEO Schools team has been delivering the successful SEO Advance programme since September 2017, and as of September 2021, will also be running a new programme called SEO Empower.
Applying for SEO Advance was the best decision I have made. It has not only boosted my knowledge on the working world and life after education but has also given me so much confidence in my goals and my ability to achieve.
Tarenai, SEO Advance Class of 2020
SEO SCHOOLS ELIGIBILITY
To benefit from SEO Schools' programmes, students must be*:
In Year 11, 12 or 13
Attending a state-funded, non-fee-paying school/college
Predicted/have achieved 6 or above in Maths and English Language GCSE
Students must also meet one or more of the following:
Be currently in receipt of, or have previously received free school meals (other forms of financial assistance are considered)
Grew up/are growing up in a household where no parent or guardian attended university (in the UK, Europe or America)
Have been, or are currently, in local authority care
Came to the UK as a refugee or asylum seeker
Have been, or are currently, a full-time or part-time carer or parent
*Some exceptions may be made as registrations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
SEO ADVANCE PROGRAMME
SEO Advance is a 3-year work readiness programme, which the SEO Schools team delivers in partnership with 20 partner schools. The programme aims to close the attainment gap and broaden students’ access to the most prestigious industries and universities.
Students rotate across a range of industries for work experience and insight, and benefit from a mandatory curriculum of academic, personal and professional opportunities. Students start SEO Advance in Year 11 and remain part of the programme until the end of Year 13.
SEO EMPOWER PROGRAMME
SEO Empower is a 7-year work readiness programme, which the SEO Schools team is due to launch in September 2021, in partnership with Veritas Asset Management and 14 partner schools.
Students will start the SEO Empower in Year 12 and remain part of the programme through university and into the early stages of their career. Students will be provided with insights to the banking and finance industry and benefit from a mandatory curriculum of academic, personal and professional opportunities.
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