Six Reasons Why Hiring a Student Can Support Succession Planning

The employment market is now witnessing numerous changes, which is dictating how business can secure the right labour for their organisations. The UKs decision to leave the EU, has raised both questions and concerns for employers and employees on how the impact of Brexit will affect both their work-life and economy. The introduction of the…

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Diversity Monitoring report 2020

                                    Our diversity promise: Step is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair participation in employment for all persons. Every year we look to publish our diversity data.  We do this to highlight areas for improvement and…

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Why should you do a graduate internship?

So you’ve finished Uni yet you’ve not managed to secure that high paying, high flying graduate job that you were told about all the way through your studies? I know that it can often be dangled like a carrot in front of you, but in all honesty, you’re not alone in this situation. I’ve been…

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Developing skills during lockdown – for free!

So, like many students, lockdown has been a bit weird and boring. I’m a second-year student and I didn’t want to waste my time. After watching almost everything Netflix had to offer, I thought it was about time I did something productive and useful with all the spare time I had… After not working for…

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Breaking in: Graduates in industry

Breaking into any industry is one of the most daunting tasks a graduate will have to face when entering the employment market. The need for experience often feels like a chicken and egg scenario; you need experience to get the job and yet it is difficult to get experience without previously having a job. During…

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Graduating in a Pandemic!

As you can imagine, entering the job market after graduating from University (in 2020), was very difficult and daunting. With companies facing uncertainty in the market, and staff being made redundant or being placed on the furlough scheme, recruitment was not on their agenda. This made job searching at the time to be very difficult…

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69% of students and graduates responding to a recent survey have had their internship or placement cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

In March 2020, the ISE carried out a survey of graduate employers to understand how the developing pandemic situation might affect graduate level recruitment.  The survey was carried out in the week before lockdown started and it’s fair to say no one could have predicted what a massive effect the coronavirus would have on the way…

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