STEP-UP Programme extended by 3 months

7 July 2021 - The STEP-UP Programme as been extended for three months, and applications have re-opened until mid September 2021.

Step-Up is an internship and training programme for SMEs in the C2C LEP region, where you can access talented graduates to help sustain and grow your business through fully-funded graduate internships. 85 businesses have already benefitted and secured their intern, and there are now spaces for a small number of SMEs.

By joining Step-Up you will benefit from expert-led masterclasses, the opportunity to build relationships with the universities of Brighton and Sussex, and recruit a fully-funded graduate intern for six weeks in Autumn 2021 - all at no cost to you.

The offer...

  • Access to bright self-motivated 2021 graduates.
  • Access to join up to three free online SME masterclasses, which can be attended by any staff member. (Additionally, there will be two recorded sessions we will send you to watch in your own time.)
  • Following the masterclass series, you can recruit a fully-funded graduate intern for six weeks this Autumn 2021.

Please visit or email the Step-Up team at for more information.

Alternatively, you can attend one of our webinars to find out more.