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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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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6 Tips On How To Get a Graduate Job

Working within student recruitment means I get to see A LOT of applications, the good, the bad and the ugly. I also get to see it from both angles, the student perspective as well as the employer perspective. So, by now I have understood what it takes to make a good application…here are my top…

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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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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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The Who, What, Where, When and Why of Graduate Schemes

In our recent blog, we discuss how graduate success can be measured in many different ways.  One of the popular measures of success is acceptance on to a graduate scheme. And whilst we at Step firmly believe that they are not the be all and end all, they are a very good option for many…

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