Pathways to Consulting icon
Applications open:
01 September 2021
Applications close:
22 November 2021
Age:
Year 12
Location:
Online
Duration:
2 years

What the programme offers

Over the course of two years, every Pathways to Consulting student will gain the opportunity to:

Attend an online industry insight week

Attend an online industry insight week

You’ll gain a valuable insight into consulting through live workshops, seminars and networking sessions, all the while developing core consulting skills.

Complete a group project

Complete a group project

Work with students across the programme as you get stuck into a consulting group project that will be presented back to industry partners.

Attend live employability skills sessions

Attend live employability skills sessions

Harness and develop key skills that are essential for consulting including presenting, problem solving and your analytical skills.

Network with professionals

Network with professionals

Expand your network as you gain a chance to develop your communication skills as you meet with professionals across the industry.

Access Sutton Trust Online

Access Sutton Trust Online

You will have access to our virtual platform throughout your programme. With Sutton Trust Online, you will receive personal statement support and be able to chat to our community of alumni about university life. You will also be able to view our extensive content library with lots of useful resources to help you prepare for university and beyond!

Receive university application and admissions support

Receive university application and admissions support

You will take part in workshops that will help you navigate UCAS and write the best personal statement possible. You will find out about how to apply for student finance, the availability of bursaries and how to manage your money whilst at university.

Access our alumni network

Access 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.

Who can apply

Students applying to Pathways to Consulting must meet the following criteria:

  • Attend, and have always attended, a state-funded, non fee-paying school/college
  • Be in Year 12 (England and Wales), Year 13 (Northern Ireland) or S5 (Scotland) at the start of the programme

In addition, we are looking for students who:

  • Have achieved 5 A* – B grades at GCSE (with a minimum of 2 A*
    or A grades), including grades 9 – 6 in Mathematics and English, or have achieved 5 A or B grades at National 5 (with a minimum of 2 A grades) including grades A or B in Mathematics and English.
  • Would be the first generation in their family to attend university
  • Have been in receipt of Free School Meals whilst at Secondary
    School
  • Have attended schools with a lower than average progression to
    Higher Education, or a higher than average proportion of students
    who qualify for Free School Meals
  • Live in a neighbourhood with a low rate of progression to higher education or a high level of socio-economic deprivation
  • Have been looked after or in care

The more criteria you meet, the more likely you are to be offered a place on the programme.

Apply

Applications for Pathways to Consulting are now open!

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