SMBP Work Insight and Skills Programme


Year 13 and 14 Work Insight Programme: 3rd-6th July 2023

Do you want to meet professionals at five different organisations, build your employability skills and diversify your CV? Apply to SMBP’s Work Insight & Skills Programme! In just four days you will learn from business-leaders and collaborate with peers to complete realistic work-based challenges. Explore careers in legal, creative, tech, public and business sectors to help your personal statement and future applications stand out. Apply today to SMBP’s award-winning programme!

Please note: The SMBP Programme will be delivered in Belfast 3rd – 6th July! Lunch will be provided each day and the cost of student travel on public transport will be covered by SMBP. 

Students can read more via our website:

Watch a video explaining the programme here:

Or apply directly here

Student eligibility information – who can apply?
Students applying must: 
  1. Be in Year 13 or Year 14; and 
  2. Have attended a state-funded, non fee-paying school/college.
We prioritise places to students who: 
  • Have 5 GCSEs grades A-C including English and Mathematics; and 
  • Are first generation* to attend university in their family; or
    Have been eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years; or
    Are from a low-income household** 

*First generation means that neither of your parents have been to university and got a degree. You count as being first generation to go to university even if the following people have gone to university: your foster parents, your care workers, your brother or sister, your biological parents (if you’re adopted), or a parent with whom you’ve had no contact during your secondary and post- 16 education. 

**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: 

Region  Average Weekly Household Expenditure  Average Yearly Household Expenditure 
Northern Ireland  £530  £27,569 

Download the Schools and Colleges 2023 Work Insight and Skills Week Guide

Download the Student 2023 Work Insight and Skills Week Guide