Employers are increasingly demanding that graduates have some knowledge of the working world and yet graduates can often find it difficult to get this without experience. Graduate placements provide the ideal opportunity bridge the experience gap.
“We are always trying to bring companies together with academics in order facilitate the building of successful relationships”. Unlocking Cornish Potential
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There are tangible benefits to all parties:
Unlocking Cornish Potential (UCP) organises graduate placements throughout Cornwall. This provides an opportunity for Cornish businesses to access expertise, resources and support to enable them to implement a business development project for their business.
Over 150 businesses in Cornwall have already reaped the benefits of this programme and the additional support it offers. UCP engages employers with higher education staff through mentoring and business skills training. The programme also directs graduates, and the companies they’re placed with, to appropriate training.
A Celebration Event is held each year to celebrate the success of the graduates who have been through the programme and this helps to bring together businesses and academics in an environment where they can network with one another. UCP issues newsletters on a regular basis to keep those involved in the programme up to date with what has been achieved.
"UCP has enabled us to acquire an 'in-house' creative design capability. What was once thought to be a luxury has now become a vital element in the function of our business. Charlotte has been an inspiration to the company, fitting in well with the team and always delivering true innovation and creativity against all odds". Mark Brian, County Confectionery
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