What is RISE?
RISE was an innovative project that connected talented, hard-working graduates with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the Sheffield City Region. We aimed to provide graduates with fantastic opportunities, great career progression and the chance to make an impact, whilst giving our thriving small business sector access to amazing graduate talent, skills and innovation.
Why would I enjoy working for an SME?
A job at an SME is very different to larger, more corporate organisations. In a smaller setting you will be a key player; you’ll have the opportunity to learn a lot in a fast-paced environment. If you’re the type of person who wants to have visibility and responsibility early on, and wants to work in a small/close knit team towards a shared goal, then you will find working for an SME exciting, challenging and rewarding, and we would encourage you to apply.
One of our RISE graduates, Ben Pickering from Sheffield based IT consultancy Marjolo, shares his hugely positive experience of working for an SME here:
Why Sheffield City Region?
We know that when you ask people where graduates want to work, they say: ‘all graduates go to London’. However, this isn’t the case. Did you know that: 58% of graduates went on to work in the region they studied in, and 69% went on to work in the region they grew up in? We therefore know that a large proportion of the graduates from the numerous universities in the Sheffield City Region really want to work here.
Whilst RISE is no longer actively recruiting SMEs or Graduates we are still passionate about the benefits of working within local SMEs and there are a range of support options available to anyone looking to engage with local businesses for work and experience.
Support on offer?
Support at Sheffield Hallam for students and graduates
To view all current live graduate roles, please visit our advertising platform Handshake. Alternatively, if you would like to make a careers appointment with one of our Employability Advisers, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for University of Sheffield graduates
Our support offer for graduates can be viewed here for further information please contact email@example.com
If you are not from one of the two Sheffield Universities, please contact your own University Careers and Employability Service for further support and details of opportunities for gaining work and experience.