Shell Step Offers Small Firms Helping Hand with Summer Staff
Small firms in need of help to complete business projects have until 20 June to apply for the Shell Step summer placement programme.
The annual programme provides participating small firms with an undergraduate to work with them for eight weeks, so they can get a key business project completed.
There are no restrictions on the type of project employers can set students. Past projects have included launching websites, streamlining processes, setting up accounting systems and developing marketing plans.
Shell Step agents help participating businesses to identify particular projects. Students are then assigned to suitable places depending on their skills.
“Shell Step lets undergraduates cut their teeth in the world of work and also helps the businesses they work for,” said Shell UK chairman James Smith. “Now in its 22nd year, it’s great that the programme continues to be so popular and beneficial to all involved.”
Employers participating in the scheme are required to contribute £200 per week, which will be paid to the student as a training allowance free of income tax and National Insurance. Businesses will be invoiced for the total placement cost by their local Step agent.
Firms that apply to the programme will be contacted by a Step agent to discuss their project and identify potential candidates for interview.
For more information and to apply online visit the Shell Step website www.step.org.uk