Photo of Sheffield Sustainable Kitchen’s Director Rob Cole and RISE graduate Olly leyland

The innovative and award winning talent retention and business support scheme ‘RISE’ is being rolled out across Sheffield City Region and is set to boost the local economy by £7m over the next three years.

RISE, initially a partnership between Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Sheffield, and Sheffield City Council launched in 2013 to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the recruitment of skilled staff, create jobs and retain talented graduates in the region.

Due to its success in supporting SME growth and the creation of high value jobs for graduates, RISE is now rolling out to cover all nine local authority areas in Sheffield City Region (SCR). In fact the newly created SCR Growth Hub has become a major partner in the scheme, securing RISE until 2019 and giving thousands more forward thinking SMEs the opportunity to benefit from recruiting graduate talent.

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