Creating opportunity for all

Since 1986 over 20,000 students have found fulfilling Step placement opportunities that have helped to kick-start their graduate careers.

Step no longer has a single corporate programme sponsor. By becoming a Friend of Step you can help us to help more students and recent graduates undertake career-enhancing placements. You can help in three ways:

As a Programme Friend
There’s no joining fee, but we expect you to become a programme advocate, helping us to promote Step within your area of interest

As a Supporting Friend
Sponsor just one student on a placement and in turn we will reference you on our Friends pages on the website

As a Premium Friend
Sponsor more than one student a year on a placement and we will give you your own dedicated company page on the website and a range of reputation-focused benefits

To find out how to become a Friend of Step, email

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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