How Volunteering Can Boost Your Undergraduate Placement Search

Being a student during COVID-19 has been difficult. Remote learning as well as lack of social interaction has affected many students’ ability to learn and gain university classroom experience.    Having been in my second year of university and studying on the BA Marketing Sandwich course, I was pushed by my tutors and university employment…

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The Five Ps to Securing a Work Placement

As an undergraduate studying History at the University of Leeds, I was one of the many students unsure as to whether to take a year out in industry and I struggled to secure a work placement when my search began. Many questioned how practical a humanities degree could be in real life industries and I…

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Brexit: Will Leaving the EU Affect Graduate Jobs?

In these uncertain times businesses and candidates are looking now more than ever for opportunities in a market which has, for too long, looked bleak. This blog acknowledges the challenges faced by businesses post-Brexit and explores what these challenges mean for the graduate job market.   Negative Impact on British Businesses Brexit, a seemingly never-ending…

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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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What Opportunities Can Placements Provide?

During my time at university, apart from the ABBA tribute nights, the work experience I gained proved most beneficial. I left the gleaming lights of Leeds in search of placements and ultimately, a graduate job. I joined the fabulous Step Recruitment team for my placement year and gained invaluable insight into the world of work…

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University of Greenwich Students In Your Business Event

The University of Greenwich, in partnership with Step, is pleased to announce an exciting new showcase event. As the placement partners Step have been forming connections with hundreds of businesses across industry to create meaningful industrial placement opportunities for University of Greenwich students. After many positive engagements, the University Account team felt that this opportunity…

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Step Partners with the University of Greenwich to Deliver Employability Services

The University of Greenwich has long had a dedication to promoting industrial skill and their current initiative at the Medway based Faculty of Engineering and Science is proof of this ethos.  They are offering Masters courses across a range of disciplines which now include a 12 month Industrial Placement as part of the programme. Step…

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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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