We have an established network of partners working to deliver Step placements and internships all year round. All partners follow a standard process which is designed to provide an efficient service to meet your business requirements and support the needs of the participating student or recent graduate. Whether you are supported by the national Step team or a local partner that has a direct knowledge of your area, you will be in safe and professional hands.

Further details on how to get involved as a Step partner here. 




About Step

Launched in 1986 originally as part of Shell UK’s social investment activities, and now run independently, we have supported over 22,000 Step placements for students and recent graduates in businesses right across the UK.  

Ranging from engineering and communications to the creative industries and global sports brands, the programme is delivered by a dedicated network of experienced partners including universities, business support and training providers.

Placement Services

Our complete placement and internship service includes:

  • advertising the role on and University partner sites;
  • managing the response;
  • interviewing and shortlisting of candidates against your criteria;
  • providing you with a shortlist;
  • managing the interview arrangements; and
  • administering the candidate’s training allowance and all related paperwork.



Advertising Services

A new low cost direct advertising option is available enabling businesses to engage with Step candidates directly and manage the selection process independently.

Send us details of your internship opportunity, we’ll place it on our Opportunities Portal and give you direct access to applicant CVs via our new Client Portal. From here you'll be able to view applications and contact any suitable candidates direct.

Advertising rates start from as little as £250+VAT per internship for a period of 30 days.