Small business telecoms and energy provider Unicom has launched the 7th year of its Graduate Management Programme and re-launched its Community Support Scheme across the UK.
Unicom’s Graduate Management Programme was launched in 2007 has been responsible for filling many key positions within the company. During the 12 month programme graduates experience a variety of roles within each of the key departments of the business, giving them the opportunity to gain new skills and obtain a comprehensive understanding of how the company operates before being placed into tailor made positions on completion of the scheme. This year graduates have gone into permanent positions within Correspondence, Marketing, Operations Development and Provisioning.
“The graduate scheme has been invaluable to my understanding of the business. Coming in at a ground floor level really helps us understand the values and challenges of the business before entering our permanent job roles.” said Holly Taylor who recently completed the course.
As well as investing in its staff the company has also re-launched its Community Support Scheme, providing financial support for projects aimed at improving the quality of life for the local residents surrounding its offices. Unicom have 12 offices nationwide employing over 500 staff. The scheme is being re-launched, inviting local community projects and charities to apply for up to £500 worth of funding. The first project to benefit from the re-launch will be announced later this year.
“I’m proud of the results we’ve gained from both the graduate scheme and the local support scheme and I’m excited to see how the new schemes progress. We believe investing in the communities we work in is important, as is investing in high calibre staff.” said Chris Earle, CEO of Unicom.