Peterborough Graduate Scheme

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Peter­bor­ough Gradu­ate Scheme was set up to offer 11 gradu­ates the oppor­tun­ity to com­plete an excit­ing 6 month sus­tain­ab­il­ity place­ment work­ing in some of Peterborough’s most pion­eer­ing com­pan­ies.

The aim of the Peter­bor­ough Gradu­ate Scheme was to cre­ate a loc­al net­work of recent gradu­ates work­ing with loc­al busi­nesses and organ­isa­tions to boost their own employ­ab­il­ity whil­st increas­ing the pro­ductiv­ity, sus­tain­ab­il­ity and capa­city of loc­al host organ­isa­tions and busi­nesses.

The Peter­bor­ough Gradu­ate Scheme was been developed spe­cific­ally for the future cit­ies pro­gram­me, in part­ner­ship by Change Agents UK and Uni­ver­sity Centre Peter­bor­ough.

Gradu­ates worked for a range of com­pan­ies includ­ing agri­cul­tur­al, man­u­fac­tur­ing, tech­no­lo­gic­al and con­sultancy.

 

PROJECT OUTCOMES
  • Six gradu­ates have been offered exten­sions to con­tin­ue their excel­lent work in provid­ing sus­tain­able and innov­at­ive solu­tions to their busi­nesses and the remainder are all in full-time employ­ment 6 months after the end of the scheme.
  • The place­ments have had a pos­it­ive effect upon the loc­al busi­nesses’ envir­on­ment­al per­form­ance.
  • Premi­er Kit­chens and Bed­rooms will reduce their car­bon foot­print by 2% in 2015 through their graduate’s intro­duc­tion of a new Envir­on­ment­al Man­age­ment Sys­tem
  • The gradu­ate at Queens­gate shop­ping centre engaged the retail­ers in a scheme to reduce their envir­on­ment­al impact, which led to an aver­age cost sav­ing of 31%.