Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are designed to help encourage growth and inject valuable knowledge and expertise into your company. Share ideas, data, experience and expertise with graduates and academics for the mutual benefit of all involved.
We're available to talk through your requirements and assess your business needs, offering advice on the best course of action.
Tel: +44 (0)1223 695878
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A KTP is a three-way collaboration between:
By participating in a KTP you can:
Written agreements are drawn up between you and us to make sure you own the intellectual property of the project.
We've created 100 graduate-level jobs since 2007 through our KTPs, and have developed a reputation for delivering strategic business solutions.
We've supported the growth of more than 150 companies, delivering on average a return of investment (ROI) of 7:1 for each collaboration. We've also worked successfully with both large companies and small- to medium-size enterprises (SMEs).
Every project is bespoke: we'll work with you to match up your requirements with our experienced academics. Their expertise is wide-ranging and their skills can be applied to many different business situations.
Projects can last between 12 and 36 months. Each project is different. We work with you to establish your requirements, which will determine the project's length.
SMEs engaged in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with us can benefit from government funding the covers 67% of the total project costs. The budget for any individual Knowledge Transfer Partnership, and the business contribution to it, depends on the details of the specific partnership. A conservative estimate would be around £25,000 - £30,000. Our team can meet with you and run through what the grant covers, how it's calculated and what other associated costs there may be.
Our typical partner organisations include stable businesses with a strong financial track record who have been trading for at least three years and employ 10 or more people. You'll also be responsible for supporting a graduate, known as a KTP Associate, who will be new to your business.
Any organisation that is a registered UK legal entity and can supply ratified accounts, such as businesses (of all sizes), large not-for-profit organisations, charities, NHS Trusts and councils can take part. We've helped businesses based in Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Peterborough grow and prosper.
We work with you and the academic lead to prepare and submit a proposal. Our team will be responsible for the KTP grant administration.
You will need to provide the following details:
All the information that you supply will be treated confidentially.
A decision will be made approximately three weeks after the proposal is submitted online by our team.
It’s time to start the graduate recruitment process. We will help you with the associate recruitment process, advertising both regionally and nationally. We then work with you during the selection process to shortlist candidates and invite to interview.
We look after all recruitment administration, leaving the final decision of who to recruit down to you.
We employ the graduate, but they'll be based at your company full-time, working to company hours and with company holidays. All administration relating to the graduate's employment is the responsibility of Anglia Ruskin University.
Project development is monitored by the KTP Associate, the academic, the company supervisor and the KTP regional advisor. Quarterly meetings are attended by the KTP Associate, the academic and company supervisors.
Academics supervise the KTP Associate (graduate) and offer consulting support to your company, spending typically half a day per week on-site.
Though it's not obligatory, many of the graduates are offered permanent positions on completion of the project.
KTP works across a huge variety of sectors and is open to graduates of all degree subjects. By undergoing a KTP project, which can last for 12-24 months, graduates manage tactical development in a business supported by experienced staff and academics, giving their career an excellent boost. KTP Associates on projects may be able to also register for a funded higher degree at Anglia Ruskin during their project.
Enhance your career prospects as a KTP Associate.
The Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) programme is one of the largest graduate recruitment schemes in the country. It gives you the opportunity to manage a challenging project central to a company’s strategic development and long-term growth, while benefitting from top-class training and development in business management and leadership skills.
Graduates joining the scheme are known as KTP Associates. Over 50% of all Associates register for a higher degree during their project and around 75% are offered employment by their host company on completion of their project, often in senior roles.
As a KTP Associate, you'll be employed by Anglia Ruskin but based at the company premises throughout the project. We work with a number of different companies and often have varied job opportunities.
Being a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate is not a well-known early career path, but I would highly recommend it.
Ben Wilding, KTP Associate, Hexcel