How to Ace Your Applications – An Insight from a Year in Recruitment

During my sandwich placement with Step Recruitment, I have learnt about the different recruitment processes and how a candidate can ace their application. Guilty as charged – I often made the same mistakes I have seen throughout my sandwich placement. Below are a range of insights and tips I have picked up along the way:…

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How to survive your first weeks at uni

How to survive your first weeks at uni The first few weeks of university can be quite overwhelming, you’re away from home, living with a bunch of strangers in a city you are unfamiliar with. But do not panic! We have produced a survival guide for the first few weeks at university that will prepare…

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Understanding the New GCSE 9-1 Grading System – A Guide for Employers

This week thousands of students have collected their GCSE results, however many employers are still confused by the new numerical grading system. Research that was commissioned by Ofqual in 2018 found that more than one in five employers wrongly believed that 1 was the top grade. The A* to G grading system has been replaced…

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Tips for International Students

Tips for International Students from an International Graduate! You have been accepted to a university in the UK, your visa has been granted and you are ready to start your student life in the UK. Now what? Planning is always a good start to settling in and to get the best out of university life.…

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A student’s guide to settling in a student house

Danny is a second-year undergraduate at Nottingham Trent University. Here are his tips on finding and settling in a student house. Most people live in university halls in their first year, and then move into a house with their group of friends. It sounds like a simple process, however, navigating the sticky mess of admin…

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It’s not you, it’s me…

At Step, we have a regular spot on our website asking visitors for their insight into student and graduate behaviours. At the beginning of this summer, just as the new cohort of graduates were entering the jobs market, we asked visitors how long they expected to stay in their first graduate role. And the results,…

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