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RISE Graduate Roles

RISE Graduate Roles

Have you studied in the Sheffield City Region and want to stay? RISE is an innovative and unique project that connects talented, hard-working graduates with small and medium sized enterprises (commonly referred to as SMEs, which means they employ less than 250 people) across the Sheffield City Region. The scheme is an ERDF-funded partnership between Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield City Council. RISE aims to provide graduates with fantastic opportunities, career progression, and the chance to make an impact, whilst giving our thriving small business sector access to amazing graduate talent, skills and innovation.

What roles are available?

RISE has existed for over six years and in that time has appointed more than 455 graduates in 379 SMEs into a huge variety of roles and sectors from marketing and computer science to design, engineering and project management. Here are just some examples of previous RISE roles:

  • Doc Fest – Junior Accountant
  • Marjolo – Graduate Consultant
  • Totally Runable – Sports Coordinator
  • And Other Stories – Publishing Traineeship
  • Jenx – Projects Engineer
  • Dawson Radford Solicitors – Paralegal
  • Engineering CFD – Fluid Mechanics Projects Engineer
  • Exawatt – Analyst (Electric Vehicles and PV)
  • Yoko:10 – Graduate Microsoft Consultant

Recruiting three times a year in Autumn, Spring and Summer, the RISE programme is open to SHU graduates from any graduating year. In the Summer recruitment window, it is also open to final-year students who are finishing their degrees and looking for graduate opportunities. SHU applicants are able to access support from the SHU Careers and Employability Service with every step of the application process, more information about which can be found via the RISE YouTube channel.

How do I apply?

In order to apply for a RISE graduate role, you must login and set up your profile on our new careers platform, Handshake. Handshake is where you will find all graduate roles and internships.

If you experience any problems, you can contact Careers or visit Prospects to find out all about the RISE graduate roles on offer.


What support is available?  

There are a number of videos and screencasts available to support you in tailoring your applications and top tips for the RISE recruitment process:

Watch the top tips for tailoring your application video

Many Hallam graduates have taken part in RISE graduate roles. Watch the video below to hear more about their experiences in various companies, and their top tips for applying to RISE.

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