October 2015

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The Big Debate: Internships versus Work Experience

The Big Debate- Internships versus Work Experience

Internships and work experience: a great way to get your foot in the career ladder and learn more about a particular role or industry. But what’s the difference between the two and what do you need to be aware of? Read on to discover the 5 most important things to consider when choosing an internship or work experience

How We Learnt To Code, Build An App and Make Money From Social Media


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On Saturday 17th October Rise To (and a selection of young people who use the site) attended Upload Live hosted by Freeformers to learn about all things digital. Freeformers are a digital transformation company who train the staff of corporate companies but with a great twist – for every business person they train, they educate a young person for free. An array of digital trainers were on hand to teach us about code, app building, online security and how to use social media productively. This particular event was backed by Barclays who took part in everything throughout the day (Find out more about Barclays Digital Eagles and Barclays Accessibility here). Read on to see what we learnt…

Success Story #1 – Brainlabs


It’s a very exciting time here at Rise To. The website has now been live for 6 months and in that time we have: hired new team members, moved to a super cool new office, secured funding on a Seedrs round and helped more young people land their dream job!

5 Reasons Why You Should Work For A Startup



Sick of applying for grad schemes at big corporates? Or do you just want to work somewhere you’ll develop AND have fun whilst doing it? Perhaps you should consider a startup. Read on to see our top 5 reasons why you should work for an entrepreneurial business.