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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 how to apply

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.


Georgiana Nica-Avran, KTP Associate, UoN

Georgiana Nica Avram

Read Geogiana's blog post: What Is a KTP?


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