“Why use Step when my local Uni will do everything for free?”

“My local University offers businesses a free service, why should I pay for yours?” This is a question we sometimes hear at Step, and on the face of it, it’s a reasonable question, particularly when European funding is  available to take students and graduates from Universities. But what of the many small to medium sized…

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Data, Research and the Digital World – Amy

Amy is a 2016 University of Edinburgh graduate. Over the summer she completed an IPA AdMission internship as a Junior Digital Planner with The Leith Agency, a creative agency based in Edinburgh, known for their work with Irn-Bru, Aldi & RBS Digital? Is that like, Facebook and stuff? This has been my most-asked question since…


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Putting Engineering Principles into Practice – Konstantinos

Konstantinos is a 2016 Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics Masters graduate from the University of Patras in Greece. He has recently embarked on a permanent role as a Graduate Technical Support Engineer with L.B. Foster Automation. Eight months ago I was still in the process of writing my dissertation, as part of an integrated 5-year master’s…


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Finding a career for life – Leticia

Leticia is a Maritime Business and Logistics graduate from the University of Plymouth. She has recently completed a Graduate Internship as an Accessories & Parts Management Co-ordinator. She has since been taken on permanently in the position. In this blog Leticia guides us through the first two months of her Accessories & Parts Management Co-ordinator…


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Step Spring 2017 Campus Tour

With the Spring Term now very much underway and everyone back at the books, we’ve decided to bring the bikes out of storage, get back on the roads, and visit a campus near you. If you want to hear all about our fantastic paid internships, placements and permanent graduate roles, please check out the dates below.…

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A truly other-worldly experience – Amber

Amber is an Events Management graduate from the University of Hertfordshire. Over summer 2016 she completed a 12-week Event Management graduate internship In this blog Amber tells us about her experiences, six weeks into her Event Management internship. Six figure budgets, overnight stays at stately homes and weddings in Italy. This is now the norm…


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From indecisive psychology student to ambitious programmatic trader! – Lexi

Lexi is a 2nd year psychology undergraduate from the University of Leeds. Over summer 2016 she completed an IPA AdMission internship as a Programmatic Trader with Mindshare, a leading media agency who’ve worked on advertising campaigns for the likes of Three, Unilever and Jaguar  In this blog Lexi tells us about the skills and experience she…


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Manchester City Council’s Paid Internship Programme Brings Success

Manchester City Council has worked with Step for a number of years on their undergraduate summer internship programme. For the past two years the Council’s Policy, Partnerships and Research service has taken on two students for 12 week internships to assist with research projects around developing the evidence base for the city’s economic growth. This…

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