Step highlights local undergraduate talent in Isle of Man Programme

The 2014 Step Isle of Man Programme final took place recently with a record number of undergraduate projects being presented. Step offers undergraduates the opportunity to complete specific projects in paid employment with businesses, allowing them to put their studies into practice in a real business situation. The Isle of Man Programme is administered by…

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James Morgan: Product Design with a bit of light research!

Our guest blog is written by James Morgan, a Mechanical Engineering student from University of Exeter, who recently completed a Product Design Internship with Step at Brett Martin Daylight Systems; a leading manufacturer of roof light systems.   As a second year MEng Mechanical Engineering student, my last few terms have made me increasingly aware that…

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Handling Feedback – What does it really mean?

So you’ve completed your profile, had a conversation with your Step placement consultant, and been to the final job interview, yet you still get the call “I’m sorry but you were unsuccessful this time”. While we all know that this is demoralising and hurts, the most important thing to remember is that each interview allows…

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Miles Baker: Cranberry Panda; not your average Internship!

Our guest blog is written by Miles Baker, a Law student from University of Warwick, who is currently on an APSCo Placement with Step at Cranberry Panda; a recruitment company that specialises in e-commerce roles based in London   When I applied for the APSCo internship programme with Step I wasn’t really sure what to expect;…

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Ruth Ng: Hands on in Recruitment

Our guest blog is written by Ruth Ng, a third year Philosophy student from the University of Nottingham, who recently completed the APSCO Intern Programme 2014 with Step at Finlay James; IT Recruitment specialists based across the UK.   “What do you think the job entails?” asks the interviewer, 99 out of 100 times. And frankly, most of…

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Freshers’ Survival Guide

You’ve spent the summer counting down the days, chosen your halls and joined every Fresher Facebook group and event and your wait is nearly over! In just a few weeks you will officially be a fresher and be in your first year of university and you may feel prepared but what are your first few…

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Which superhero would you be? Dealing with unexpected questions

Most questions at an interview are fairly straight forward, “Describe a time when you worked as a part of a team”, “give me an example of…”, “what motivates you?” etc… However it’s highly likely that you’ll get at least one question that you haven’t quite prepared for and it can throw you off guard. Unusual…

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