Partners & Sponsors

Our partners, a unique mix of universities and business support organisations, all work with the backing of national and regional Government departments and agencies. So if you’re a student or recent graduate, or an employer looking for support, you can be sure you’ve come to the right place.

Graduate Step is supported and funded in England by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Our Social Science placement programme is supported and funded by the Economic and Social Science Research Council

Our London Innovation Placement Programme is supported and funded by the London Development Agency.

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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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