RISE: Paid internships with local companies


Are you about to graduate, or are you a recent graduate  – looking for that first job that will give you a foothold and relevant experience in the industry of your choice? RISE Sheffield are advertising their latest round of paid internships with local SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises).

Most of these exciting roles are open to students from any degree, and include HR, PR, Sales, Recruitment, SEO, IT, Marketing, Business Development, Project Management, Events Management… Local organisations offering internships include charities and not-for-profit organisations, companies ranging from IT and software solutions, manufacturing, plastering and drylining, a hotel and a sports café! All of these organisations are looking to take on a graduate who will be able to help their business grow and develop. Many previous RISE interns have gone on to longer term work with the organisation.


Interested? The RISE website has full details of the scheme and the vacancies, which have a closing date of 21 June. You are strongly advised to see an adviser for advice on any application, to make sure that you are making the strongest possible application. Click here for details on booking to see an adviser, or call 0114 225 3752.

It’s time to RISE!


Are you a final year student or recent graduate of Sheffield Hallam? Are you looking for a paid internships that can give you crucial work experience? Are you looking to stay in the Sheffield area?


If you answered “yes” to these questions, you will be interested in the RISE Internships currently being advertised. These are exciting opportunities with a range of small and medium sized organisations, and include roles in digital marketing, paralegal work, web development, data analysis, recruitment and graphic design.

The RISE website is here, where you  can find out more about the scheme, and read case studies of previous successful candidates. The vacancies are advertised on our Jobs site: https://careerservice.shu.ac.uk/

You will need to hurry, the closing date for applications is this Sunday!

Graduate Employment Conference

The Graduate Employment Conference took place in Sheffield on the 30th of May and gradcore have put together video clips from the day on their site for those of you who missed it or for a recap of the best bits of the day.

They have provided video clips, one of which is by the CEO Martin Edmondson, on the various themes including Employability strategies and bridging the gap between SMEs (small to medium enterprises) and graduates. Find them here.

On the site you can also find the programme for the day.

RISE: Sheffield’s New Graduate Employment Initiative

Sheffield’s RISE programme is an innovative pioneering new scheme to drive Graduate employment in SMEs.

RISE is a major city-wide initiative to increase graduate employment in small and medium sized enterprises. The vision is to bring together graduates who want to work hard and do great things, with businesses with energy and vision who are already looking for fresh talent. RISE is a collaboration between city partners, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Sheffield and the private sector.

The RISE internship scheme will bring together graduates, who want to work hard and do great things, with 30 Sheffield-based businesses who appreciate an injection of energy and new ideas. The internships will start from the 22nd July 2013 onwards and will last a minimum of six months, although the exact length, start and end dates will be set by the business. The exact salary for each internship may vary according to the role and business, but the average for an internship in Sheffield is £14,500 per annum.

RISE is offering 30 SMEs who have little or no experience of recruiting graduates the opportunity of a range of support to take on a graduate for a six-month internship.

Sophie Jewitt, 23, from Sheffield says, “This position has helped hugely! I have learnt so much in such a short space of time. I’ve had so many experiences and have been involved in a lot of different things which are beneficial to my future that I don’t believe I would have had working in a larger company!”

You can see more of her story and other students who have been involved in the RISE initiative here.

To find out more about the RISE scheme visit the website.