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How Knowledge Transfer Partnerships can benefit graduates

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a three-way project between a recent graduate (KTP associate), a business (business partner) and a university or research organisation (knowledge base).

Graduates manage and deliver challenging strategic projects for a business, while being supported by their university.

As an associate, you will be employed by the University, but work in the company under their terms and conditions, and be jointly supervised by company and University staff on a project ranging from 12 to 36 months.

Approximately 10% of your time will be spent in training and personal development. At the beginning of the project you will be assigned a travel and training budget to manage, enabling you to decide which courses you feel will be the most beneficial. Additional free training modules are available, covering personal development, project management, marketing, effective communication, finance and performance management. You can also benefit from job-specific technical training.

As a KTP associate, you can expect to:

  • fast-track your career development
  • be part of one of the country’s largest graduate placement schemes
  • receive a competitive salary
  • receive a personal training and development budget of £2k per year

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