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

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.


If you are an SME based in Sheffield City Region and are new to recruiting graduates or seeking to recruit them in new ways and are looking for support, get in touch and find out how we can help.


If you are a graduate and are looking for a fantastic opportunity with great career progression and prospects, then the next vacancies will be advertised from 3rd August – 23rd August 2020.  You can also sign-up to our mailing list to be the first to hear when new jobs are released.


This unique business support initiative is a partnership between Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield, and is part-funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.