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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)


KTP is a UK government scheme between a graduate, an organisation and a university which lasts between 6 months and 3 years. KTP has been successfully running for over 40 years and has become one of the largest graduate recruitment programmes across the UK and has worked with over 3,000 organisations, from micro-sized to large businesses such as Unilever and Rolls Royce.

KTP offers a wide range of opportunities across a variety of academic disciplines and industry sectors which means any degree subject is considered. Throughout a KTP project, graduates (known as Associates) play a key role in managing and implementing strategic development in the business. KTP Associates own their project and are responsible for the outcome.

Business performance outputs vary considerably from case to case, but in 2011/2012, the anticipated increase in pre-tax annual profit after the project completion was £366,000. Furthermore, 90% of businesses felt that the results achieved by participating in a KTP would play a substantial part in improving the future performance of their business.

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Aston is one of the most active universities for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) in the West Midlands.

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