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A KTP is a three-way collaboration that benefits all parties:

• A graduate or post graduate (known as an Associate)

• An organisation (a business of any size, in any sector or a not for profit organisation)

• A university/research institution (Knowledge Base).


KTPs are designed to deliver an innovation project and bring about lasting, transformative change. As a KTP Associate, you lead the project with full support and input from the organisation and the WMG team.

KTP Associates spend around 10% of their time in training and personal development. At the start of the KTP you get a training budget to manage – so you decide which courses would benefit you.


KTP projects last between 12 months and three years with approximately 70% of Associates offered employment by the host business at the end of the project.


Typical challenges might focus on designing and introducing new products or better processes, re-organising production facilities, introducing improved quality systems and technology. The possibilities for transformation via a KTP are almost endless; likewise for KTP Associates.


You will be jointly recruited by the business and the University of Warwick who will be your employer.


Become an Associate

Are you looking to: Fast track your career? Own your own project, delivering positive change? Take on a role that bridges WMG and business? Apply your academic knowledge to a real-life challenge? Gain further professional qualifications? Manage your own substantial training and development budget?

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership could be the perfect launchpad, helping enhance your career by managing a challenging project central to a business’s strategic development and long term growth.