Even more valuable than expected

Placement: Funding Research Assistant
Company: North West Literary Arts C.I.C
Student: BA English Literature and Language student, University of Central Lancashire

North West Literary Arts C.I.C is a Community Interest Company that provides performance platforms, writing development support, and publishing opportunities for writers, whilst simultaneously being committed to community.

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I cannot imagine how we would have had the time for this without UnitePlus

Placement: Research and Development Assistant
Company: The Growing Club CIC
Student: Anamaria Tigan, BSc Psychology Student, Lancaster University

The Growing Club supports female led micro businesses, by delivering pre-start up, start up and business growth training programmes for women. They work directly with the grass roots social enterprise and qualify past activities and contacts to support further bid writing and funding applications.

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Invaluable work experience, it has given me the edge over other applicants.

Placement: Market Research & Product Promotion Assistant
Company: Vital Signs Engagement
Student: Yiyi Xie, MSc E-Business and Innovation Graduate, Lancaster University

Vital Signs Engagement are a new business bringing to market a new and innovative software solution designed to empower businesses to deliver an employee engagement strategy. Involving collecting data on individuals’ performance and appraisals, giving a value to outcomes from tasks and targets.

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Helping to approach digital marketing with confidence

Our UNITEplus Student, whom we now employ full time, has helped us to approach the digital marketing arena with confidence, giving a consistent message to our customers, followers, and the future potential of the company. Testimony from the student: My placement at Readyfix was crucial in my understanding of business and B2B marketing, I was…

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The students animation will help further strengthen our brand awareness

We decided that we required a digital animation for our processes/ products and contacted UNITEplus to see what student support was available locally. We gave a project brief of developing a short /artful animation, that made it easy for a consumer to understand how cacao and chocolate is grown and made in Madagascar. The student…

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I would recommend any business to work with UNITEplus

We had every confidence that UCLan could help us by providing a quality student to support us, as we have had good experiences with the University in the past. Our main objective was to produce high quality, user friendly video-based customer testimonials, as well as a feature from two expos we attended. Thanks to the…

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The student had plenty to bring to the table

We collaborate closely with UCLan and very much support Lancashire enterprise. The UNITEplus programme gave us the opportunity to welcome a student into our business to gain valuable work experience. In turn we had the benefit of being able to give focus to a particular marketing project and with the student being such a bright, knowledgeable…

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This project was an extraordinary experience for me

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Placement: Product Promotion and Communication Support
Company: Two Thai Ltd
Student: Anjani Sarin, Master of Management, Lancaster University

Two Thai Ltd started off with a market stall offering Thai street food dishes as well as a catering service across the North West with an aim to expand Thai street food market into the U.K. After one year of trading, the Styles of Siam brand was created under the same Company. Styles of Siam offers a wide range of sauces and condiments based on the flavours of Southeast Asian cuisine in a new creative style.

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I am already seeing the benefits of having this experience on my CV

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Placement: Digital Marketing Assistant
Company: Employer Solutions
Student: Danielle Morgan-Dodd, MSc Marketing Student, Lancaster University

Employer Solutions is a Human Resource Consultancy with over 15 years of experience in supporting small and medium sized organisations and contribute to reducing conflict and enabling better employee performance

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The process was incredibly straightforward and smooth

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Placement: Marketing and Business Development Executive
Company: Single Malt Design Ltd
Student: Kate Side, BSc Marketing, Lancaster University

Single Malt Design Ltd is a multi-award winning design studio, bringing brands to life by designing campaigns, websites and digital content.

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