Boost Lancashire's Business Growth Hub

UNITEplus works with Lancashire businesses to provide a university graduate or placement student to assist on a specific project. Working with students and academics enables businesses to access the wealth of knowledge within the university and work on other strategic projects.

Who is it for?

As a business or organisation in order to benefit from a UNITEplus placement, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be located in Lancashire
  • Trade business to business (B2B)
  • Employ 250 employees or less
  • Have an annual turnover of less than £40 million and/or an annual balance sheet total of less than £35 million
  • Have received less than €200,000 of publicly funded support in the last three fiscal years.
  • Have business premises from which the student can work

What will this involve?

The knowledge, experience, and skills of a recent graduate or student can help businesses develop and grow in the following areas:

  • Product testing/validation
  • Video production
  • Market research
  • Business administration (HR, finance, marketing)
  • Social media strategies
  • Other types of projects will be considered if the expertise exists within UCLan

How will it benefit my business?

  • Provides your business with additional skills
  • Enables you to explore the student/graduate employee marketplace on a low risk basis
  • Has a positive impact on your company’s performance and productivity
  • There is no cost incurred because the salary is paid by the project.
  • Creates links with universities

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Contact us


Amine Melaine
Project Manager- UNITEplus

Address: University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE
Tel No: +44 (0)1772 894097
Email: amelaine@uclan.ac.uk
Website: UNITEplus
Twitter: @UCLanUNITEplus
Facebook: UCLan UNITEplus