Step

Success Stories

We don’t have enough space to list all the accolades and citations we have received over the years! More importantly are the success stories of our high performing students and graduates and the extraordinary achievements in their host businesses. Please see the various case studies listed below.

In 2009 we were cited by the CBI in their Future Fit report, and most recently we were proud to be referenced so positively by the Alan Milburn-chaired Panel on Fair Access to the Professions (‘Unleashing Aspiration’). Download these important reports here.

  

Graduates and Students
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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.

View our awards and success stories.

Case Studies

Charlotte Fayle - RCE Services UK Ltd

Charlotte Fayle - RCE Services UK Ltd

Charlotte, a 21-year old Biology student from Leeds University was crowned the “UK’s Most Enterprising Student 2009” for developing an energy reduction service which is set to generate a £300,000 turnover for her host business.

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David Beckford - Pronto Industrial Paints Ltd

David Beckford - Pronto Industrial Paints Ltd

David knows all about the value of work experience placements as he has had first hand experience as both a student and a business leader.

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Shell Step Success Stories

Shell Step Success Stories

This film shows behind the scenes of a Step placement. It features interviews with students and companies and profiles the Step experience from both perspectives.

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Rosalind Leeming - Spiritlevel Cinema

Rosalind Leeming - Spiritlevel Cinema

Rosalind, studying Politics and Theology at the University of Bristol, was tasked with helping to define Spiritlevel Cinema's product offer and how it would differ from the competition.

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2007 Shell Step Final

2007 Shell Step Final

2007 Step Final. Meet all the 2007 Shell Step finalists and find out more about their projects. Discover what the students have learnt and the skills they have developed whilst on placement.

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Jenny Runnacles Ming Foods - London Innovation Placement Programme

Jenny Runnacles Ming Foods - London Innovation Placement Programme

Studying Geography at The University of Bristol, Jenny was placed with Ming Foods to develop a new product. The company owners required a solution for how to effectively use waste pancake dough - a bi-product of their automated process.

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Julian Polzella - London Innovation Placement Programme

Julian Polzella - London Innovation Placement Programme

Julian was awarded Winner of the Entrepreneurial Spirit category at the 2008 London Knowledge Transfer Awards.

Julian’s 12-week placement project took place at Palantir Economic Solutions Ltd. It involved him completing a prototype version of a new and innovative software application for the oil and gas industry.

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2006 Shell Step Final

2006 Shell Step Final

This film explains what is involved in participating in Step and the background to the programme. It features interviews with students and clients, and includes satisfaction statistics for both parties.

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