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Aspiring Professionals Programme: Student Application Form 2021

Aspiring Professionals Programme Application 2021

Applications for the majority of our programmes closed on Friday 29th January 2021 at 12pm, and any applications submitted for programmes not listed below will be marked as Late.

Thank you if you have already applied, we'll be in touch in February or March to let you know if you have been successful. 
Please make sure you have completed an eligibility form and asked your nominated teacher to submit a reference for you before 5pm, Monday 8th February 2021.

We can still accept applications from students who are interested in one of the following programmes, however please do complete your application as soon as possible as we may close the form without notice:
  • APP J.P. Morgan Digital Programme – for students anywhere outside of London interested in computer science, financial technology, cyber security, coding and system design.
  • APP J.P. Morgan Finance Programme – for students anywhere outside of London interested in banking and finance, investment banking, mathematics and economics.
  • APP Law Insight Programme – for students anywhere outside of London interested in pursuing law. All students can apply but we particularly encourage applications from students from a BAME background.

Please note, whilst you are completing the application form SMF will send support resources and reminders to you to complete your application. 
We will also share your name with relevant teacher(s) at your school or college - this means we can ask your nominated teacher to complete a reference, and we may share the progress and outcome of your application.
If you have any questions or concerns about this before you begin or during your application please contact

If you would like to know how your data is used and stored, please read our Privacy Notice. You can email at any time with data protection questions or concerns.

Application Screening

Before you begin, it is essential that you check you are eligible to apply. Our eligibility criteria varies depending on your school, household information, and there may be additional grade requirements depending on the sectors you are interested in.
Please confirm your current school year *This question is required.
Please confirm you meet the academic criteria we have outlined for your school here, including any additional sector requirements: *This question is required.
Please note the first two options are the typical academic profile of our students however exceptions can be made for care-experienced children, those with extenuating circumstances and students who narrowly missed out on the grades due to centre assessed grades (CAGs) being awarded
Please confirm you meet the background criteria we have outlined for your school or college here: *This question is required.