A Student’s Guide to Fitness

Research from UK Active concludes that students who exercise regularly excel academically, are more likely to be employed following their studies and are happier overall. Exercise has a wealth of mental and physical benefits alongside the above, so it is important to find something you love that fits in with your studies. You may find…

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Mental Health & Wellbeing of Graduates

Research from young minds has concluded that between June and July, 80% of respondents aged between 15 and 25 agreed that the coronavirus pandemic had made their mental health worse. The pandemic has affected students and graduates in many ways, as it has everyone! It has completely turned their life on its head including the…

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6 Tips On How To Get a Graduate Job

Working within student recruitment means I get to see A LOT of applications, the good, the bad and the ugly. I also get to see it from both angles, the student perspective as well as the employer perspective. So, by now I have understood what it takes to make a good application…here are my top…

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The Who, What, Where, When and Why of Graduate Schemes

In our recent blog, we discuss how graduate success can be measured in many different ways.  One of the popular measures of success is acceptance on to a graduate scheme. And whilst we at Step firmly believe that they are not the be all and end all, they are a very good option for many…

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Everything You Need To Know About IR35 And The Implications

For many companies across the UK adjusting to the new IR35 rules has been quite confusing. IR35, also known as off-payroll working rules, took effect from 6th April 2021.  It was already operational across the Public sector (from 2019) and is now in effect for medium or large sized companies within the private sector. What…

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Breaking in: Graduates in industry

Breaking into any industry is one of the most daunting tasks a graduate will have to face when entering the employment market. The need for experience often feels like a chicken and egg scenario; you need experience to get the job and yet it is difficult to get experience without previously having a job. During…

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Supporting Social Mobility at Step With The 1 Hour Project

Here at Step, it is important to us that as a team we use our personal free time to help make a difference to issues we feel strongly about. Step are committed to supporting social mobility and over the past 30 years we have provided equality of opportunity to all students who have the desire…

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What’s New in the Graduate World – May

Graduate Account Executive – Medical Agency  Wanting to start your graduate job search… look no further! This week has been a great week at Step in terms of graduate jobs. First, we have a Graduate Account Executive role within the medical agency sector based in Chesham. This company is seeking an ambitious graduate to join…

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Interning in the Time of COVID

Almost one year ago, back when the word coronavirus was still relatively new to our ears, I returned home early from studying abroad. Even worse, I had no placement secured for my third year of university. I remember feeling utterly overwhelmed and ready to abandon the idea of an internship altogether. Twelve months on, I’m…

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How Should We Measure Success as a Graduate

So, after seeing the pie chart listed below on LinkedIn it got me thinking … As graduates a massive amount of pressure is placed upon us to start achieving success straight from graduation. But what is success and how do we measure it as a graduate? Surely it is personal and down to the individual,…

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Six Reasons Why Hiring a Student Can Support Succession Planning

The employment market is now witnessing numerous changes, which is dictating how business can secure the right labour for their organisations. The UKs decision to leave the EU, has raised both questions and concerns for employers and employees on how the impact of Brexit will affect both their work-life and economy. The introduction of the…

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Diversity Monitoring report 2020

                                    Our diversity promise: Step is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair participation in employment for all persons. Every year we look to publish our diversity data.  We do this to highlight areas for improvement and…

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