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Step Up - New fully-funded graduate intern scheme launched
22nd July 2020

A new free fast-track training pogramme culminating with the opportunity to recruit for a fully-funded 6-week graduate intern.

The University of Brighton and the University of Sussex are working in partnership to deliver this exciting new training and internship programme.

Step-Up is an innovative fast-track training programme for local SMEs that will allow them to identify the skills they need, and access talented graduates to help them grow their business through fully funded six-week internships.

How do it work?

  • The programme consists of five workshops, consisting of industry-leading 'Action Learning Sets' to help participants identify and address current skills issues in their organisations.
  • Alongside this, there will also be expert-led masterclasses on topics most in demand by SMEs looking to recruit graduates.
  • It is also an excellent opportunity for local businesse to network with each other and their local universities to access talented graduates now and into the future.

Final-year students will attend a specialised programme, that reflects the skills needed by SMEs, and they will be available to appy for fully-funded internships with the participating employers which will take place after their graduation in summer 2021.


For more information on the prgoramme and instructions on how to apply for a place, visit


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


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