Step-up is a peer-to-peer development programme for SMEs in the South East Coast to Capital area which will introduce you to working with universities, and give you early access to the talented graduates you need for your business.
Data has shown that graduates tend to leave the region to seek jobs in London. Step-up has therefore been devised to support business growth through retaining graduate talent in the Coast to Capital area, now and into the future.
The programme has been shaped by the outcomes of the University's peer-to-peer networking programme.
Add value to your business at no cost to you
This development programme will help you to address recruitment and other related challenges creatively, through the power of collaboration, which will unlock collective ideas and experiences.
Joining the Step-up programme will give you five solutions-focused peer-to-peer action learning sessions with like-minded business leaders, alongside specialist masterclasses hosted by subject and industry experts - at no cost to you. On completion of the sessions, you will create an internship proposition, and recruit a fully-funded graduate intern to work in your business for six weeks.
A wider pool of talented graduates
The universities of Brighton and Sussex are working together to give you early access to highly-skilled graduates, whom we will have worked with to develop the specific key skill-sets desired by SMEs.
Support through the programme
The Step-up team are ready to guide and support you through the programme, offering a unique opportunity to network with similar-minded business leaders, and develop sustainable relationships with local universities and talented graduates
Please email the Step-up team at email@example.com for more information and guidance.