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UNITEplus is a free ERDF funded business support programme that will add value and skills to help your business grow.

UNITEplus will have a positive impact on your company’s performance and productivity by giving you access to high quality university talent. It enables Lancashire SMEs to explore the student/graduate employee marketplace on a low risk basis as there is no cost incurred by the company and there is support with all aspects of the recruitment process. The placement salary is paid by the project.

UNITEplus is also a great way to build relationships and a gateway into further collaborations with universities.

“We collaborate closely with UCLan and very much support Lancashire enterprise. The UNITEplus programme gave us the opportunity to welcome a student into nxo to gain valuable work experience. In turn nxo had the benefit of being able to give focus to a particular marketing project and with Aaron being such a bright, knowledgeable individual, he had plenty to bring to the table and made a real impact in his time with us, so much so we kept him on over the Summer.”
– Cheryl Jones, Marketing Director – nxo

Who is it for?

Lancashire based ambitious SME businesses*. As the programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund you must not be a retailer or business-to-consumer focused organisation.

* SME – Small to Medium Enterprises must employ fewer than 250 full-time people with a turnover of less than £40m.

How do I found out more and apply?

Please visit our website, for further details and contact information. You can also contact us via Twitter @UCLanUNITEplus.

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