The STEP-UP programme has been extended, and we are accepting applications from SMEs until mid-September 2021.
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.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, Step-Up has been updated to be more flexible and time-efficient for your business.