Placements are our business!

Step is the UK's leading organiser of paid student work placements and graduate internships.

Meeting the development needs of both business and graduates, we set the national standard for quality and value in placements and internships. Find out more

About Step

Launched in 1986 originally as part of Shell UK’s social investment activities, and now run independently, we have supported over 22,000 Step placements for students and recent graduates in businesses right across the UK.  

Ranging from engineering and communications to the creative industries and global sports brands, the programme is delivered by a dedicated network of experienced partners including universities, business support and training providers.

Delivering for business

What We Deliver for Business

We have bright, enterprising and articulate students and recent graduates available for:

  • Short assignments are usually around 12-16 weeks but can be anything up to 24 weeks. Smaller businesses often find this arrangement very attractive for project based assignments. 

  • Longer placements can be up to 12 months. These are usually undergraduates undertaking a year in industry as part of a ‘sandwich’ degree.
  • Permanent graduate jobs. With a growing database of recent graduates we can also help you fill permanent graduate level positions.


Kick-start you career

Your graduate career starts here!

Looking for a placement in 2014 or practical advice on getting that first 'step' on the ladder?

Click here to browse the hundreds of first class placement and internship opportunities we have across the UK right now.

Or click here to access our unqiue career planning resources.


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