A work experience placement
Discover a career in the finance sector on a three to five-day work placement. You’ll have a chance to work at a leading financial firm. You will develop your skills, build your networks and hear from practising professionals. In the past we’ve partnered with:
Attend University events
We will hold regular events to help prepare you for applying to, and attending, university. Until government guidance changes, we will be holding our events virtually either after school or during half-terms and holidays. We try to schedule most events in your first year to accommodate your A-level schedule. You will receive a full calendar of events in your first month so you can save the dates. In the past we have offered:
An undergraduate mentor
You will be assigned a university student who will guide you throughout your two years on the programme. They will share their experience as an undergraduate studying business or finance. You can ask them questions about picking a school, managing your finances, navigating social life and more!
Our Summer School is a crucial part of the programme and will be held either online or at Warwick University, depending on whether universities are permitted to have non-undergraduate students on campus. You will go to lectures to discover what university life has to offer and attend career talks to hear from employers. It is packed with exciting skill-building activities and sessions. You will meet students and professionals from around the country while receiving expert support on university applications. You can look forward to:
Access to our Alumni Network
Once you graduate from a Sutton Trust programme, you will become a member of our alumni community. Sutton Trust Alumni is the online home of the alumni community. Here you can create connections, access support and inspire change. With more than 3,500 alumni already active in the community, you can get advice from alums studying and working in areas you are interested in. You’ll also gain exclusive access to events, career opportunities and ways to stay involved with our work.
Access Sutton Trust Online
To apply to Pathways to Banking and Finance, you must:
In addition, we are looking for students who:
The more criteria you meet, the more likely you are to be offered a place on the programme.
Having the opportunity to speak to someone so senior in the industry was great as at that point I realised that Bankers are just ordinary people. Furthermore, by taking time out of his day to speak to us it showed me that senior professionals in industry care about my progress and mobility. Anthony, London, Pathways to Banking and Finance 2018 - LSE
I wasn’t aware that there would be so many networking occasions and have gained so much invaluable advice from the professionals. Hearing about their journeys into banking and finance has been incredibly inspiring and has given me more confidence into pursuing a career in the sector regardless of my background. Pathways to Banking and Finance alum 2017 - University of Warwick
Throughout the programme the online mentoring has been very supportive, as they answer all questions and support me with my university application, which has improved my confidence in applying to university and pursuing a career in finance. Umut, London, Pathways to Banking and Finance 2019 - LSE
When I applied, I had simply hoped to gain access to more exposure to the world of Banking and Finance. In reality, I gained not only what I expected, but also countless work experience opportunities including a few days at Deutsche Bank, relationships with a network of Finance professionals, valuable information about higher education and university life, and the confidence and motivation to pursue a career within the sector. Pathways to Banking and Finance alum 2017 - University of Warwick
Applications for all Pathways to Banking and Finance programmes will open in September 2021.
The proportion who were eligible for Free School Meals.
The proportion who would be the first generation in their family to attend university.
The Sutton Trust is incredibly grateful for the generous support that make our programmes possible. Special thanks to: