Graduating in a Pandemic!

As you can imagine, entering the job market after graduating from University (in 2020), was very difficult and daunting. With companies facing uncertainty in the market, and staff being made redundant or being placed on the furlough scheme, recruitment was not on their agenda. This made job searching at the time to be very difficult…

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2020 Step Research Project Launch

2020 may well be the year that everything changes. A global pandemic, an economic crisis like none we have seen before in peace time and Britain going it alone outside of the EU combine to make 2020 a uniquely challenging time for employers to plan their talent strategies. So whilst this year’s research will pick…

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IT and Coding with Puma – Altif

Altif is a Computing student from the University of Huddersfield. He has recently completed an IT Sandwich Placement with PUMA. The reason why I applied to Puma was because I felt that I could gain valuable industry knowledge with a global company/brand. I also liked Puma’s ethos and their stance on sustainability. When I came…

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Developing skills during lockdown – for free!

So, like many students, lockdown has been a bit weird and boring. I’m a second-year student and I didn’t want to waste my time. After watching almost everything Netflix had to offer, I thought it was about time I did something productive and useful with all the spare time I had… After not working for…

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69% of students and graduates responding to a recent survey have had their internship or placement cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

In March 2020, the ISE carried out a survey of graduate employers to understand how the developing pandemic situation might affect graduate level recruitment.  The survey was carried out in the week before lockdown started and it’s fair to say no one could have predicted what a massive effect the coronavirus would have on the way…

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Thank you and Happy Holidays from Step

  We would like to extend our thanks to all our clients who have supported both Step and our community of enterprising students and graduates throughout this incredibly difficult year. There were times when the future looked uncertain but thanks to your support, we will start 2021 in excellent shape to continue Bringing Business and…

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Applying Degree Theory into Real Life Situations – Abin

Abin is an Electrical and Electronics Engineering student from Aston University. He has recently finished his placement as a Research and Development intern for the Electrical and Electronics department at Handicare. He worked collaboratively to mainly develop and modify existing products as well as new projects. After receiving a call from Step regarding the intern…

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Speaker’s Parliamentary Scheme Case Study – Luana

At the age of 31, Luana had just been made redundant from her Marketing role and was at a crossroads in her career.  After a period of reflection, she decided that this was the perfect opportunity to take a risk on something she was passionate about, politics. Lack of Parliamentary Role Models    As a mixed-race…

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Growth Hub Case Studies

Most of Step’s partnerships have been with smaller growing businesses so we understand the difficulties that you can have in attracting the right graduate talent to complete important business projects. Undergraduates and recent graduates can provide an excellent short term solution to get a crucial piece of work done when your permanent staff may not…

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