Gateway reopens for business


Unlocking Cornish Potential (UCP) is relaunching its structured work experience programme – Gateway.

Gateway manager Debbie Horner

Gateway was initially piloted in the spring and provided a group of selected graduates with a work experience programme designed to boost their CVs, while offering local businesses an extra pair of hands to stimulate growth.

The latest Gateway graduates will be ready to start on projects from September 10 and project manager, Debbie Horner, wants interested businesses to get in touch as soon as possible.

She said: “We’re urging any SME in Cornwall to come forward if they’d like some support from Gateway. If you’re overloaded with work that never seems to get done; if you can’t get to the bottom of your “to do” list or are stuck doing the day-to-day tasks rather than sitting down and planning for the future, then a Gateway graduate could be just what you need.”

Projects with graduates are up to 60 hours in length completed over a four-week period. UCP recruits, selects, employs and helps train the graduates, businesses are asked to simply provide the opportunity.

Out of the nine graduates who took part in the pilot, three secured a permanent graduate-level position.

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