Where are they now? – Emma, Digital Experience Manager at Hillarys Blinds

Emma is a Digital Experience Manager at Hillarys Blinds in Nottingham, where she has worked for the past 12 years. Emma graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2007 with a degree in Psychology and Marketing. During her studies, she completed a Step internship with Broadcast Media Service. Emma wanted to get into marketing, but…

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Where are they now – Amna, Associate at PwC

Amna is an associate with PwC – in 2015 she completed an internship with Manchester City Council.  Amna has recently graduated with a master’s in International Relations and also completed a bachelor’s in Business and Economics. We recently caught up with Amna to reflect on her internship experience and how that might have influenced her…

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What an Intern can do for your business

At Step, we are often asked by businesses where we feel students and graduates can add value and help them. There is sometimes a misapprehension that they will require constant supervision, and will not contribute significantly in return. However, many of our students and graduates have completed valuable and substantial projects through 8-12 week internships;…

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Step and Social Mobility

Set up in the late 1980s by Shell, the original Step programme existed to provide paid summer placements for STEM students in smaller businesses. Originally supported by government and granted both business funding and skills-based funding, a network of partners (including universities and business links) administered the programme. Students applied to be a part of…

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My Internship Experience at Step – Alisha

Alisha is a recent Business management graduate from the University of Derby who completed an internship here at Step. In this blog, she talks about her experience at Step. I learned about the opportunity for an internship at Step through my university Job board and it was what I was looking for, experience in recruitment.…

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Exceptional Event Management! – Steph

Steph is a recent Chemistry with Biomedicine graduate from King’s College London. She has recently completed an events management internship with PESGB – The Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain. She has since been taken on permanently as an Events Officer.  I approached this internship from a completely different background than most people working in events; with…

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5 ways to top-up your learning for free!

Whether you’re still studying, newly graduated or well into your career there are many times when you might feel like you want to top up your learning. Some in-person and online courses can set you back well into £1000s which is a huge commitment. However, there are many great free options out there that can…

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Social Media, Digital Marketing & Events! – Festus

Festus is a 2018 Marketing Management graduate from the University of Northampton. He is currently completing a Digital Marketing & Events Internship with UnLtd, a business which finds social entrepreneurs with bold solutions to today’s challenges. Through funding and support, they help entrepreneurs to realise their potential and create lasting change. After leaving university, I…

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