Step-Up is a new internship and training programme for SMEs (small-to-medium enterprises) in the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership region, where you can access talented graduates to help sustain and grow your business through fully funded graduate internships.
During the free programme you will benefit from expert-led masterclasses, and opportunities to build further relationships with the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex.
Data has shown that graduates tend to leave the region to seek jobs in London.
Step-Up has been devised to support business resilience and growth, through retaining graduate talent in the local area, now and into the future.
Our offer to you
Joining the Step-Up programme will give you a fully funded graduate intern for six weeks in summer 2021, plus access to specialist masterclasses hosted by subject and industry experts – all at no cost to you.
By taking part, you and staff from your organisation will benefit from attending up to four free online masterclasses between February and May 2021. Additionally, there will be two recorded masterclasses we will send you to watch in your own time.
Masterclasses will cover key areas around recruiting, retaining, and upskilling staff.
- Working with your local universities
- Managing your talent pipeline and making the most from your graduate intern
- Internship onboarding
- Creating your Step-Up internship
- Coaching and mentoring
- Introduction to Action Learning Sets
Following the masterclass series, you will create an internship proposition and take on a fully funded graduate intern for six weeks in summer 2021. Successful student applicants will have completed a series of employability workshops, which cover key skills and areas of knowledge identified by SMEs as being in short supply.
Email the Step-Up team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and guidance.
step-up briefing webinar
Check online for upcoming webinars
Join members of the Step-Up team for this brief presentation plus Q&A session about our new exciting free graduate intern and training programme, and how to get involved.
The Step-Up programme is co-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. Grant Reference: 04S18P02524