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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Work Experience – A year 10 student’s account

Manaal is a year 10 student that recently completed her work experience here at Step. In this blog, she talks about how she views work experience and how her experience was. Work experience is significant because it helps you gain a lot of exposure in many fields of work which could help you pick future…

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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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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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Immigration Law in London – Sophie

Sophie is a 2018 European Law graduate from the University of Exeter. She has recently joined an immigration practice in Bromley as a Graduate Immigration Support Assistant. The early stages of Sophie’s search for graduate employment consisted of sifting through any and all available opportunities. Her focus then shifted toward assistant roles, and with the…

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