Advice & Support

If you undertake or offer a placement through step, rest assured you will be supported through every step of the process.

Download one of our award-winning guides about how to prepare and get the most out of your placement opportunity.

Useful resources & links

'Think big... choose small!’ - The student & graduate guide to working in small businesses

Managing student and graduate work placements - A Guide for Employers

Graduates and Students
Why Step?

We have over 11 years of experience in developing some of the UK’s most highly regarded student and graduate placement programmes.

We have managed and are further developing the highly acclaimed Shell Step programme that has won numerous awards and accolades. We’ve harnessed this experience and knowledge to create the kind of opportunities where our talented students and graduates can flourish.

Our programmes stand out for all of the right reasons – they are innovative, forward thinking and flexible. We have built strong links with Universities right across the UK and with a variety of employers – from small businesses to multinational corporations - all operating across a multitude of sectors.

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Introducing our three core programmes, built upon the award winning Shell Step programme:

step classic undergraduate programme Step Classic: project based placements for science, technology and engineering undergraduates in the summer vacation.

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graduate step placement programme
Graduate Step: 2-3 month internships offering meaningful, paid work for recent graduates.

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step into industry placement programmes
Step into Industry: 6-12 month placements for undergraduates looking for a sandwich ‘year-out’ and with work closely related to your area of academic study.

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