Sheffield students could have rent reimbursed and be offered a full-time job - but there's a catch

A Sheffield-based PR company is calling for students to QUIT university and join them – and they will even refund your accommodation.

Thursday, 18th February 2021, 11:19 am

Rise at Seven, a PR company with an office on Norfolk Street in the city centre, are telling Sheffield students to ‘stop paying rent for rooms they can’t use’ and instead join their team as part of their non-graduate job scheme.

The creative agency is encouraging students at the Sheffield Universities to quit their courses (for now), and take a 'year out' at Rise at Seven.

Applications to spend up to 10 months at the company earning a full salary are now open until September 2021 – and they will even refund any successful applicant their first term rent back as an incentive.

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Students are being encouraged to take a year out and learn on the job

Carrie Rose, chief executive of Rise at Seven, said: “I am a firm believer that the University experience is transformative, but in a world where the lifestyle, friendships and opportunities of Uni are limited - why not offer young talent the chance to learn on the job?

“Right now, students find themselves paying rent for rooms they can’t use, learning remotely or shut in their accommodation - they didn’t sign up for this.

"We want to offer them an opportunity to take a break from University and join a global agency which prides itself on hiring the most enthusiastic, hungry and creative individuals to work on some of the world’s biggest brands. And if they fancy going back to Uni afterwards, we will help them get there through our connections with Uni's across the country.”

Hopeful candidates for the Rise at Seven non-graduate positions can apply online at

"Why not offer young talent the chance to learn on the job?" says chief executive Carrie Rose