RISE Sheffield City Region

RISE is a major initiative running across the whole city region. RISE aims 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.

Sheffield City Region is bursting with vibrant, innovative SMEs. When you take their energy and add graduate talent into the mix, the potential is limitless.

Here we help you find out about real employers of all shapes and sizes; not just the large corporate businesses and graduate schemes you may have heard about on campus. RISE offers a fantastic range of graduate opportunities within numerous SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises) in the city and there are plenty of other opportunities in the city region as well.

RISE is a collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield City Region (in particular, the Growth Hub and local authorities) and the private sector. To date, RISE has helped more than 300 graduates find employment within Sheffield.

The Opportunities

The RISE graduate scheme is open to any graduate who wishes to work in the Sheffield city region. All RISE roles are based within a local business in the Sheffield city region, paid with a competitive salary and last between 6 and 12 months. Most RISE roles result in a permanent job. 

We presently have a number of exciting opportunities for graduates interested in a whole range of sectors - from IT to Engineering or Marketing. Salaries for these roles range from £15,500 to £26,000 with excellent progression opportunities and the chance to secure permanent employment. If you are lucky enough to secure one of the RISE roles 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.