Universities have always been at the heart of our operation here at Step. We work with institutions up and down the country, helping them to help their students with employability skills training and small business awareness workshops. This year our Top 10 Universities, providing us with over 3,500 student and graduate candidates for our small business clients are:

University of Manchester

Manchester Metropolitan University

Nottingham Trent University

University College London, University of London

King’s College London, University of London

Loughborough University

University of Nottingham

Queen Mary University of London

De Montfort University

University of Leeds


We’re thrilled to be supporting the outstanding AdMission initiative from the IPA to attract talented STEM graduates to the advertising industry. The IPA is the world’s most influential professional body for practitioners in advertising and marketing communications.



We’ve teamed up with the nice folk at TARGETjobs to offer our Step candidates the largest and widest possible selection of opportunities.

Ready to hunt for graduate schemes and internships? TARGETjobs have got vacancies aplenty, great advice and top tips on employers to help you get started on the career you want.

By registering with us you can automatically register for TARGETjobs alerts. You should also check out their advice on work experience and internships here.

We also have an established network of partners working to deliver Step placements and internships all year round. All partners follow a standard process which is designed to provide an efficient service to meet and support the needs of the participating businesses, students and graduates. Whether you are supported by the national Step team or a local partner that has a direct knowledge of your area, you will be in safe and professional hands.