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Graduate Step 2011 

At a time when more and more students are graduating every year – and entering an increasingly competitive job market – having a degree may not be enough to secure the job you want. Step can help you gain important work experience to stand out from the crowd in a meaningful way.

If you think a graduate internship has to be unpaid and exploitative – then think again. Developed in response to the difficulties faced by graduates, our placements are based on the successful ‘Step’ formula, and supported by the Government through the Department for Business and Skills. We have many first class opportunities in forward-thinking businesses throughout the year.

You will generally undertake a specific piece of work of real value to the host organisation.

Placements usually begin as 8-12 week assignments, with many extended for up to a year. More and more of our candidates are actually offered permanent positions. You will be supported throughout by either a member of our central team or one of our dedicated local partners, who source the opportunities, match suitable candidates and deal with all the admin. So if you are looking for meaningful work in a great business, please register on our Opportunities portal and apply for the positions which you think best suit your interests and potential.

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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.

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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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