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RISE for Business Support

RISE delivers a high quality, tailored package of support to SMEs in the Sheffield City Region by removing barriers to the recruitment of graduates and supporting businesses to grow. 

RISE is a unique business support initiative focussed on enabling small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to grow through the employment of graduate talent. RISE has been effective in helping SMEs overcome the barriers faced in graduate recruitment and equipping them with the tools and know-how to become successful graduate employers.
Since 2013 RISE has supported more than 350 regionally based SMEs successfully recruit over 450 graduates. Many of those businesses have gone on to report increases in turnover, productivity, innovation and growth as a result. The enhanced RISE project now provides even more comprehensive business support and business benefits.

We make the recruitment process easy by saving costs, time and increasing access to a wider pool of suitable graduates, but more importantly RISE is about helping develop know-how and capabilities: providing businesses with the practical tools that will enable them to confidently recruit graduates in the future.  We work with you to understand your plans for growth, provide specialist advice and guidance and help broker in additional support that could help your business. This service is free of charge and a limited number of one-off small grants are available towards employment costs.

RISE typically runs three campaigns every year. We have decided to take a different approach for our next campaign. We had an outstanding response from graduates to our last campaign which means we have a large and high-quality pool of candidates who want to work for SMEs in the Sheffield City Region. We want to maximise this readily available talent pool and match talented graduates with as many of our local SMEs as soon as is possible.

The key dates for the next campaign are:

  • 12th October 2020: Campaign launches
  • W/C 30th November: Employer briefing (someone from your business MUST attend)
  • W/C 18th Jan 2021: Your graduate will attend a one-day graduate induction
  • Jan/Feb/March ‘21: RISE 3-month business support and grant eligibility meeting
  • April/May/June ‘21: RISE 6-month business support meeting

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Location: SCR

Value: £1k+

Deadline: 27 November 2020

Date Added: 16 November 2020

Our success rate

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RISE for Business Support - FCS Associates

RISE for Business Support

RISE delivers a high quality, tailored package of support to SMEs in the Sheffield City Region by removing barriers to the recruitment of graduates and supporting businesses to grow. 

RISE is a unique business support initiative focussed on enabling small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to grow through the employment of graduate talent. RISE has been effective in helping SMEs overcome the barriers faced in graduate recruitment and equipping them with the tools and know-how to become successful graduate employers.
Since 2013 RISE has supported more than 350 regionally based SMEs successfully recruit over 450 graduates. Many of those businesses have gone on to report increases in turnover, productivity, innovation and growth as a result. The enhanced RISE project now provides even more comprehensive business support and business benefits.

We make the recruitment process easy by saving costs, time and increasing access to a wider pool of suitable graduates, but more importantly RISE is about helping develop know-how and capabilities: providing businesses with the practical tools that will enable them to confidently recruit graduates in the future.  We work with you to understand your plans for growth, provide specialist advice and guidance and help broker in additional support that could help your business. This service is free of charge and a limited number of one-off small grants are available towards employment costs.

RISE typically runs three campaigns every year. We have decided to take a different approach for our next campaign. We had an outstanding response from graduates to our last campaign which means we have a large and high-quality pool of candidates who want to work for SMEs in the Sheffield City Region. We want to maximise this readily available talent pool and match talented graduates with as many of our local SMEs as soon as is possible.

The key dates for the next campaign are:

  • 12th October 2020: Campaign launches
  • W/C 30th November: Employer briefing (someone from your business MUST attend)
  • W/C 18th Jan 2021: Your graduate will attend a one-day graduate induction
  • Jan/Feb/March ‘21: RISE 3-month business support and grant eligibility meeting
  • April/May/June ‘21: RISE 6-month business support meeting

Click here to find out more.  

Location: SCR

Value: £1k+

Deadline: 27 November 2020

Date Added: 16 November 2020

Our success rate

Need help applying for this grant?

Yes, Please help me write a winning applicationNo, just keep me up-to-date with the latest grants
RISE for Business Support - FCS Associates

RISE for Business Support

RISE delivers a high quality, tailored package of support to SMEs in the Sheffield City Region by removing barriers to the recruitment of graduates and supporting businesses to grow. 

RISE is a unique business support initiative focussed on enabling small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to grow through the employment of graduate talent. RISE has been effective in helping SMEs overcome the barriers faced in graduate recruitment and equipping them with the tools and know-how to become successful graduate employers.
Since 2013 RISE has supported more than 350 regionally based SMEs successfully recruit over 450 graduates. Many of those businesses have gone on to report increases in turnover, productivity, innovation and growth as a result. The enhanced RISE project now provides even more comprehensive business support and business benefits.

We make the recruitment process easy by saving costs, time and increasing access to a wider pool of suitable graduates, but more importantly RISE is about helping develop know-how and capabilities: providing businesses with the practical tools that will enable them to confidently recruit graduates in the future.  We work with you to understand your plans for growth, provide specialist advice and guidance and help broker in additional support that could help your business. This service is free of charge and a limited number of one-off small grants are available towards employment costs.

RISE typically runs three campaigns every year. We have decided to take a different approach for our next campaign. We had an outstanding response from graduates to our last campaign which means we have a large and high-quality pool of candidates who want to work for SMEs in the Sheffield City Region. We want to maximise this readily available talent pool and match talented graduates with as many of our local SMEs as soon as is possible.

The key dates for the next campaign are:

  • 12th October 2020: Campaign launches
  • W/C 30th November: Employer briefing (someone from your business MUST attend)
  • W/C 18th Jan 2021: Your graduate will attend a one-day graduate induction
  • Jan/Feb/March ‘21: RISE 3-month business support and grant eligibility meeting
  • April/May/June ‘21: RISE 6-month business support meeting

Click here to find out more.  

Location: SCR

Value: £1k+

Deadline: 27 November 2020

Date Added: 16 November 2020

Our success rate

Need help applying for this grant?

Yes, Please help me write a winning applicationNo, just keep me up-to-date with the latest grants