Telephone interview tips from a seasoned telephone interviewer

So you’ve got yourself a telephone interview, congratulations! You’ve done well to get this far, but now you need a bit of guidance so that you can blow away the competition. Well you’ve come to the right place. The first thing to ask yourself is why would a company choose a telephone interview? They may…

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Facts and Figures from the House of Commons BAME Internship programme

After a long and very competitive application and interview process, the recruitment has been completed on the House of Commons 12-month internship programme and we’re delighted to announce that three students have successfully been appointed, with start dates targeted for November. The aim of the programme was to provide work experience, employability support and guidance to…

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Gaining confidence and discovering skills – Victoria

Victoria is a 2017 Law graduate from Keele University. Her blog discusses the lessons gained from an eight week graduate e-commerce internship that she has recently completed. Victoria’s account is a great example of the varied lessons that internships can provide. An internship is a great way of testing out a company or role before…

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The pressure to find a graduate role within six months

The outgoing head of UCAS, Mary Curnock Cook, has said that university students ‘should not feel compelled to get a job until six months after graduating.’ It’s advice that goes against the grain. Typically students are encouraged to find a graduate scheme early, to tie up their future while they are still studying or otherwise…

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Bringing designs to life on my placement year – Munir

Munir is a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Birmingham. He has recently completed a Mechanical Engineering sandwich placement with one of the world’s largest stair lift manufacturers and installers. The process of applying for a placement, as anyone going through the process will know, can be a long and time consuming task. However,…

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Developing knowledge and broadening skills with PUMA UK – Simron

Simron is an Accounting and Finance student at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has recently completed a placement year as a Business Analyst with PUMA UK. After reading the job description for the role at PUMA I knew immediately that this was the placement that I really wanted. I did a lot of research about PUMA…

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From Step placement to head of department – Drew

Drew is the Head of Data Engineering at Lynchpin – a customer analytics consultancy. Lynchpin deliver valuable insight to their clients to help them understand their customers and deliver better experiences, products and marketing. Their impressive and diverse client list boasts international and UK based firms, including: MTV, Ticketmaster, HSBC, Nationwide, Emirates, Edinburgh Airport, Hotel…

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What students and new graduates can do for you.

A question we are often asked here at Step is “what can students and graduates actually do?” It’s a good question as it’s not always apparent from their actual course of study. Many of our internships have completed valuable and substantial projects; below are just some examples showing the breadth and diversity of what Step…

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