Some examples of what Step students and graduates achieved in 2019

Its nearly a year since I published my last round up of what Step students and graduates have been up to, and a lot has happened since. We relaunched our undergraduate summer internship programme, and a number of businesses benefited from the contribution of undergraduates who completed projects over the summer. In addition, we arranged…

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Bringing Students and Graduates into your organisation in 2019

If you have clicked on this blog, you may be considering taking on a student or graduate. That’s great because we don’t need to convince you about what a rich source of talent graduates are. We have recently conducted a piece of research into the graduate recruitment market and have summarised our findings and what…

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Understanding the New GCSE 9-1 Grading System – A Guide for Employers

This week thousands of students have collected their GCSE results, however many employers are still confused by the new numerical grading system. Research that was commissioned by Ofqual in 2018 found that more than one in five employers wrongly believed that 1 was the top grade. The A* to G grading system has been replaced…

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Growth Hub Case Studies

Most of Step’s partnerships have been with smaller growing businesses so we understand the difficulties that you can have in attracting the right graduate talent to complete important business projects. Undergraduates and recent graduates can provide an excellent short term solution to get a crucial piece of work done when your permanent staff may not…

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Step team giving back to the community

This week some of the Step team volunteered collecting donations for Sharewear at the WE Day community event in Nottingham.  Although we are only a small team it is important for us to help make an impact in the community.  The WE charity aims to educate and empower young people to bring about positive change…

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Employers, be kind to graduates…

In a recent poll on our website, we asked visitors when they first received careers advice and were shocked to find that over half of respondents received no careers advice during their secondary education. As a business, we work closely with our local secondary Free School to host year 10 work experience and volunteer to…

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