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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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Step to success

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 - Steve Aitken runs a thriving business in Aberdeen called Intelligent Plant, providing real-time... Learn more >

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More paid internships available for the London Olympics

Fri, 09 Dec 2011 - Literally dozens of our Step graduates have now been offered the internship of a lifetime, working... Learn more >

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Five tips for success at an assessment centre

Fri, 09 Dec 2011 - Thousands of students and graduates applied for a place on the 2011 Credit Suisse graduate training... Learn more >

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Step graduate wins UK award

Thu, 24 Nov 2011 - Congratulations from all at Step to Kate Pierpoint  of Manor House Development Trust who has... Learn more >

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What exactly do graduates do?

Wed, 23 Nov 2011 - It’s a question we are asked more and more by businesses –particularly those that... Learn more >

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Looking forward to the Olympics?

Wed, 19 Oct 2011 - Looking forward to the Olympics next year? Like to put your graduate leadership skills to the test?... Learn more >

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A gap year in Uganda -the story of a Step-sponsored student

Mon, 17 Oct 2011 - Rebecca Baraona, from a village near Buxton in Derbyshire,  recently completed her A... Learn more >

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Where Are They Now?

Mon, 27 Jun 2011 - A Step Graduate – Two Years On Xavier Scott graduated at the height of the recession and... Learn more >

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Five key questions to prepare ahead of an interview

Thu, 23 Jun 2011 - Want to get your foot on the first rung of the career ladder sooner rather than later? Then do... Learn more >

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Free employability training (South Wales)

Thu, 09 Jun 2011 - Our friends at Real World Magazine and the Spring Project are offering a unique training... Learn more >

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New opportunities for one of the UK's leading grad schemes

Fri, 03 Jun 2011 - At Step we are delighted to endorse the nucleargraduates programme. And there are new opportunities... Learn more >

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Do a degree – completely free!

Sun, 17 Apr 2011 - Think Emma in the previous blog was savvy by transferring from a conventional university to The... Learn more >

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Degrees of agony

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 - Mounting debt and dwindling prospects seem to be the students’ lot these days. But savvy... Learn more >

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Big Steps across London!

Wed, 06 Apr 2011 - With graduate unemployment levels at historic highs, the UK’s leading paid student placement... Learn more >

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Top boss bins poor applications

Mon, 07 Feb 2011 - BT boss Sir Mike Drake lamented the woefully poor standard of English among applicants after the... Learn more >

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20 traineeships with the D&AD; in London!

Sun, 28 Nov 2010 - The D&AD Awards are recognised throughout the world and set the absolute standard for creative... Learn more >

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Psychometric and personality tests

Thu, 25 Nov 2010 - Tricky, these. More and more organisations are using these as part of their recruitment... Learn more >

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Think small!

Fri, 05 Nov 2010 - A recent article in the  Daily Telegraph confirms what we have been saying all along:... Learn more >

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It's never too early to start thinking of your career

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 - Read here a Guardian article from October 20th on why you should start thinking about your career... Learn more >

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Alternatives in a challenging job market

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 - If you don't have a degree in a vocational area, such as IT or engineering, you might be finding... Learn more >

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Top boss bins poor applications

Tue, 26 Oct 2010 - BT boss Sir Mike Drake lamented the woefully poor standard of English among applicants after the... Learn more >

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How to make the most of your degree on your CV

Tue, 26 Oct 2010 - If you’ve graduated and think you don’t quite have that much relevant professional... Learn more >

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Get your CV ready

Thu, 21 Oct 2010 - Students with an up-to-date CV are in a position to respond quickly to work experience... Learn more >

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Interviews are not all about the employer

Thu, 21 Oct 2010 - With 70 graduates chasing every vacancy these days, facing a panel of interviewers may seem like... Learn more >

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Launch a campaign to find work

Thu, 21 Oct 2010 - When politicians run for office they don’t merely ‘apply’ for positions - they... Learn more >

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Be your own boss

Thu, 21 Oct 2010 - Can’t get a job? Then start a business. This is the advice from Universities Minister David... Learn more >

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Welcome

Thu, 21 Oct 2010 - Welcome to our new career advice and coaching resource, brought to you by the team from Step! If we... Learn more >

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