Step Up is Cambridgeshire’s premier employability and work-placement platform. Designed to connect students with meaningful career opportunities and businesses with bright, ambitious talent, Step Up puts ambition between school and the world of work.
Step Up was created by Cambridge Ahead and Cambridge Area 14-19 Partnership to enhance and facilitate connections between schools, colleges and employers in order to guide students from education into working life.
Cambridge Ahead is a business and academic member group dedicated to the successful growth of Cambridge and its region in the long term. Their vision is for Cambridge to be the pre-eminent small city in the world. A skilled workforce is essential for growth.
Cambridge Area 14-19 Partnership is made up of all the state funded secondary schools and sixth-form colleges in and around Cambridge. Their focus is helping students progress through education and into employment.
Together, and with support of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership they have built Step Up so that schools can access all the resources available to their students locally while enabling business and local enterprises to promote their offer to students.