How internships can help with innovation, growth and diversity

Just 10 years ago, the idea of an intern was associated with a privileged & well connected few spending part of their summer vacation doing unpaid jobs in the city, at law firms or working as parliamentary aids at Westminster.

But this is no longer the case.  Companies of all shapes and sizes are now offering internships as a means of reaching the most capable students.    By offering structured paid work experience opportunities through undergraduate or recent graduate internships and by assessing a candidate’s competencies rather than just their existing work experience, companies are securing their future graduate talent pipeline.

Internships are also an important channel for companies to access a more diverse workforce.  Businesses need new ideas, to help them create and then sell new products and services to new and different markets.  People from different backgrounds bring different points of view, and different points of view lead to better ideas.

So if you are struggling to fill a graduate position or are looking to grow your workforce,  then consider offering an internship or two through Step.

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