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What is RISE?

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.

Who are we?

RISE is delivered through a well-established collaboration of the region’s local authorities, universities and a specialist private sector delivery partner working together to provide the tailored support your business needs.

Is my business eligible?

To be eligible your business must:

  • Be an SME based in the Sheffield City Region

  • Currently employ fewer than 250 people

  • Not already be routinely employing graduates

  • Be looking to create new/additional graduate-level jobs

D2N2 Sheffield City Region local authority overlap areas are: Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales and North East Derbyshire.

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Anthony Byrne
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