Gateway to Growth was an innovative project which concluded on 30 June 2022, and was designed to unlock the talents of graduates and Norfolk’s thriving small-medium enterprises.

UEA led a successful bid to the Ofs Challenge Competition receiving funding for three years. The project aimed to boost engagement between graduates and Norfolk’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through internships and enhanced skills training linked to Norfolk’s Enterprise hubs.

The winning bid was developed by University of East Anglia (UEA), with support from New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP); Chamber of Commerce, Norfolk County Council, Norwich City Council, South Norfolk Council, UEA SU, Hethel Innovation Centre, Kings Lynn Innovation Centre, Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor and the St Georges Works.

The tailor-made project addressed some of the problems faced by Norwich and Norfolk’s economy and UEA’s graduates, many of whom want to remain in Norfolk after completing their studies but struggle to secure graduate level employment. 

More information about the impact of Gateway to Growth can be found on our Internship Hub page.


Internship Hub