Gateway to Growth

Gateway to Growth is an innovative project designed to unlock the talents of graduates and Norfolk's thriving small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

Let us unlock graduate potential for your business by combining our expert knowledge of the graduate labour market with dedicated recruitment support.

UEA graduates provide an excellent return on investment bringing your business a range of specialist and transferable skills, up to date technological knowledge and innovative thinking.

The Gateway to Growth Team will simplify the hiring process, increase your visibility and enhance your ability to recruit UEA talent.

Based on your recruitment needs we can offer Norfolk’s small and medium sized enterprises the following cost-effective recruitment support packages:

Level 1 - Job Description Support and Enhanced Vacancy Advertising Service 

£100 + VAT

  • Assistance in writing your vacancy adverts and job descriptions in a way that will specifically target and appeal to UEA graduates.
  • Comparable salary information to make your vacancy competitive and attract the best talent.
  • Increased exposure for your organisation and vacancy through our social media channels, networks and events.
  • Our Graduate Development Officer will be working directly with graduates to connect your opportunities with UEA’s brightest talent.

Level 2 - Application Process Support

£250 + VAT

Level 1 plus:

  • Bespoke online application form enabling you to receive and view applications securely through the UEA MyCareerCentral platform.
  • Assistance in developing a shortlisting process.
  • Support with UEA candidate administration and correspondence.

Level 3 - Interview / Assessment Day Support

£500 + VAT

Levels 1 and 2 plus:

  • Co-ordinate and facilitate an interview / assessment day (subject to Covid-19 restrictions).

Next Steps

To make an enquiry about a recruitment support package, register your interest or contact the Gateway to Growth Team at

The bespoke package of recruitment support offered through the Gateway to Growth project is a cost-effective enhanced service offered to Norfolk SMEs in addition to CareerCentral’s free vacancy advertising service which is available to all organisations.