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.
- 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%.