Knowledge Transfer

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a UK-wide programme designed to help businesses achieve greater profitability and strategic growth by working in partnership with a local university to increase business competitiveness, productivity and performance.

The University of Wolverhampton is currently ranked first in the West Midlands for KTPs and has supported over 140 programmes across a variety of disciplines including IT and engineering. Through the KTP programme, the University can help businesses to access collaborative funding, academic expertise and the services of a skilled graduate to work on a project of strategic importance.

Average benefits from a single KTP include: an increase of over 220,000 in annual profits before tax, the creation of three genuine new jobs and an increase in the skills of existing staff.

'We are ranked second in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. In 2009, we were awarded 24m from the West Midlands regional Development Agency to manage KTPs in our region'.

To find out more about the benefits of working with the University of Wolverhampton on a KTP please tel: 01902 321272, email: enquiries@wolverhamptonbsc.com, or visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/ktp. You can also follow us on twitter.com/@wlv_uni_ktp

Student placement opportunities

The School of Technology has over 15 years' experience in developing strong relationships with companies through our provision of industrial placements. Businesses can benefit by utilising recently trained students who are keen to learn, at a lower financial investment than a qualified permanent member of staff.

Through a supported learning environment businesses are able to monitor a student's work rate, ability, quality and professional attitude to work. The scheme has proved highly successful and placement students are often offered graduate positions. Many companies train students with the aim to recruit them in the future as graduates, knowing that they will be recruiting somebody with training and experience in their specific area of expertise.

To discuss a placement opportunity with your business please contact Andrea Woolley on tel: 01902 321457 or email: andreawoolley@wlv.ac.uk