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Placements for 2nd years & finalists


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Find out about paid ShellSTEP Summer placements for finalists and penultimate year undergraduates. Get placed into industry with a project that matches your degree course for 8-10 weeks during July/August at a location that suits you. Pay £210 per week no tax or nic.

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Placements for 2nd years & finalists

  1. 1. Shell created Shell Step in 1986 and continues to support the programme UK-wide. Shell Step would like to thank the Department for Innovation Universities and Skills, The Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and other regional partners for their support. SECURE YOUR SUCCESS WITH
  2. 2. <ul><li>I am Patsie Sutcliffe and have been running this splendid </li></ul><ul><li>programme for over 16 years with some amazing results, </li></ul><ul><li>but let me tell you first what the scheme is all about. </li></ul><ul><li>A dynamic national programme, providing the UK’s brightest, </li></ul><ul><li>most committed undergraduates with the most exhilarating </li></ul><ul><li>project-based work experience opportunities in the country. </li></ul><ul><li>8 week full-time Summer projects </li></ul><ul><li>Real challenges within SME’s and community organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Projects available in students’ home and university towns </li></ul><ul><li>Generous pay throughout project period </li></ul><ul><li>Value recognised by major graduate employers </li></ul>What is Shell Step?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Many graduate employers recognise the value of Shell Step, </li></ul><ul><li>and actively recruit students that have completed </li></ul><ul><li>Shell Step projects </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Attend training days </li></ul><ul><li>Induction/Mid Term to develop personal skills </li></ul><ul><li>Awards for Summer programme </li></ul><ul><li>Local, Regional and National competition </li></ul>Why choose Shell Step?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Eligibility : Undergraduates and HND Students </li></ul><ul><li>who are undertaking a full-time course in a UK University or Higher Education Institution. </li></ul><ul><li>who are in their second or penultimate year of study. </li></ul><ul><li>who are: </li></ul><ul><li>bright , positive, enthusiastic , committed </li></ul><ul><li>and eager to secure their own success! </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange students from overseas are not eligible </li></ul><ul><li>You can only take part in Shell Step once </li></ul><ul><li>Closing date for summer applications : </li></ul><ul><li>20 th June 2009 </li></ul>Who is Shell Step for?
  5. 5. <ul><li>Practical experience in a real work environment, to test and improve personal and professional skills. </li></ul><ul><li>The chance to make a critical difference to a real business, and test out existing career ambitions. </li></ul><ul><li>The opportunity to prove, to future employers, a proactive attitude to work and a range of abilities already tested in the work place. </li></ul><ul><li>8 week full-time Summer projects </li></ul><ul><li>Payment of £210 per week on full-time projects. Tax and NI free. </li></ul><ul><li>The chance to present to a national panel and win up to £1,000! </li></ul>What can we offer you?
  6. 6. <ul><li>Anne Farrow studying Product Design at The University of Salford was placed at United Aluminium (Unibox), a company specialising in the manufacture of exhibition stands and retail units. Anne was taken on to expand the company's product range. She conducted market research, designed a new range of products and opened up new applications and areas in which United Aluminium (Unibox) can expand. As a result of her project, Anne saved the company £48,000. </li></ul>This could be you!
  7. 7. <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>new products, niche markets, competitor behaviour, business development ideas, funding opportunities… </li></ul><ul><li>Improve </li></ul><ul><li>operational procedures, information management systems, administration capabilities, IT systems… </li></ul><ul><li>Create </li></ul><ul><li>In-house promotional materials, marketing strategies, Internet and intranet initiatives, e-commerce facilities, new perspectives … </li></ul><ul><li>Innovate </li></ul><ul><li>All Shell Step students offer dynamic new ideas and perspectives to move their host companies forward . </li></ul>What projects can you do?
  8. 8. <ul><li>Apply on line at: </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the online application form </li></ul><ul><li>(Remember to highlight your previous work experience!) </li></ul><ul><li>Await receipt of your application from your local agency, via email </li></ul><ul><li>If you have any questions in the mean time, please contact </li></ul><ul><li>t: 0844 248 8242 </li></ul><ul><li>e: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for listening, it has been a pleasure. </li></ul><ul><li>My contact details – [email_address] – 01273 704404 </li></ul>How do you apply?