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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Employers, be kind to graduates…

In a recent poll on our website, we asked visitors when they first received careers advice and were shocked to find that over half of respondents received no careers advice during their secondary education. As a business, we work closely with our local secondary Free School to host year 10 work experience and volunteer to…

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Where are they now? – Cameron, Communications Coordinator at Broker Direct Plc

Cameron is a Communications Coordinator / Marketing Assistant at Broker Direct Plc. Back in 2016, Cameron completed a 3-month Business and Marketing internship at GGM Groundscare. We recently caught up with Cameron to see how his career had progressed following his internship. Cameron graduated from university in 2016, after studying Football Business and Marketing at…

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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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Students and Graduates: Be proud of your work experience

Over the years I have spoken with thousands of students and graduates about employment, and found that a surprising number have deliberately left pieces of non-vocational work off their CVs and Step profiles. This ranges from one who worked in a fast-food restaurant while studying and felt it would be looked down on by graduate…

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2019 Step Research Project Launch

At Step we are committed to adding value to the graduate recruitment market by sharing our experiences with businesses, university employability teams and graduates embarking on their career journeys. In 2013 we partnered with GTI media to deliver a small business focused report and in 2018 to mark our relaunch we produced our insight into…

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