Sheffield City Council

Skills Development ScotlandSheffield City Council - RISE High Value Graduate Placement Programme Sheffield

The RISE:Sheffield programme is tackling two problems in one: encouraging business growth amongst Sheffield’s SMEs by supporting them to recruit the best quality graduates the city has to offer, creating additional graduate level jobs in the city.

SMEs are provided with a full recruitment service, including support to develop a job specification, initial candidate sifting and an assessment centre before a shortlist of high quality candidates is put forward.  Graduates benefit from a corporate-style graduate training programme, full induction and feedback on their performance from the project team.  Our evaluation of the nationally-recognised programme found high levels of satisfaction from businesses and graduates, and a significant impact on the city’s economy.