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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

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A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a three-way project between a recent graduate (KTP Associate), a business and a university.

It is one of the country’s largest graduate placement schemes with more than 350 jobs available to UK, EU and international students.

 

KTP insights with associate Jonny Reader

Hear from Jonny, a KTP associate at V Farm where he works as a Design Engineer helping to bring sustainable vertical farming to commercial customers.
 

Find out more and apply. Includes case studies from KTP associates

Graduates will be recruited to manage and deliver a strategic project for a business whilst being supported by their university. You’ll be employed by the University but work in the company under their terms and conditions.

As a KTP associate, you will:

  • Work in both a commercial and academic setting
  • Fast track your career development with a substantial training and development budget
  • Turn ideas into impact and apply your knowledge

Current KTP vacancies managed by the University

National KTP opportunities

KTP insights with associate Maria Pin-No

Hear from Maria who partnered in a project with Cornelius Specialities as a Research and Development Chemist. Maria discusses her role with the company and the opportunities KTP has given her to develop career skills while continuing her research.

 

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KTP is a great platform – working in an industrial and academic setting means you get exposure to the best of both worlds.

KTPs enabled our experts to apply their knowledge to strategic challenges for Pipers Crisps. 

Led by Dr Deepa Agarwal, an expert in food structure, flavour and product development, and Professor Ian Fisk, an expert in food chemistry, our research team used the University’s sensory labs and food science facilities to understand the flavour profile and stability of Pipers Crisps products.

Read our blog post - What Are Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Could One Kick-Start Your Career

 
 

Learn more about your options with our online course

This resource will help you make sense of the graduate career options available to you
 
 

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