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RISE is a major city-region wide initiative to increase graduate employment in small and medium sized enterprises. Our 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 region partners, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Sheffield and the private sector.

RISE is open to any graduate who wishes to work in the Sheffield city region. All RISE internships are based within an SME in the Sheffield city region, paid with a competitive salary and last between 6 and 12 months. Moreover, a RISE Internship could even lead to a permanent job.

We have 48 internships available across a range of sectors, from marketing and HR to engineering and software development. Most of the positions are due to start in July/August.

If you are lucky enough to secure one of the RISE internships you won’t just be getting a job. You will be getting access to some of the best training and professional networking with senior leaders in the city, giving you a fantastic opportunity to develop quickly and accelerate your career, including:

  • Feedback from your interview and assessment centre
  • A launch event and to ongoing training programme with other graduates across the city
  • Six months free membership of the JCI (Junior Chamber International)
  • Access to self-development materials

Remember to mention TARGETjobs when contacting employers!