Like the sound of making an impact on a business from day one? Earning a competitive salary? Benefiting from fully funded professional management training? There’s a KTP with your name on it…

Why do a KTP with Aston?

Working on a KTP will give you access to the University’s facilities, including state-of-the-art labs, library services and free professional development courses. There’s also potential for ambitious KTP Associates to achieve further professional and academic qualifications during their project.

Accelerate your career

Having a completed KTP project on your CV can greatly enhance your career prospects. Around 75% of KTP Associates are offered full-time employment with their host organisation – often in senior positions. Managing a challenging project that is central to a company’s strategic development and long-term growth, and delivering tangible benefits, is an excellent addition to a CV.

A KTP also provides a great foundation for engagement with local and national business communities, as well as the chance to work with Aston’s renowned academics. There’s even opportunity for national-level recognition via the KTP Awards, which showcase success within KTP partnerships.

Develop your professional skills

A KTP differs from other graduate schemes in that it allows you to gain personalised, on-the-job training alongside further qualifications. Projects and companies involved in KTP span every sector and discipline, so there’s a huge choice of roles.

You’ll also manage your own training budget, which means you get to decide the specific courses that will benefit you most. And 10 percent of the overall project duration will be allocated to further develop personal and professional skills. In addition, all Associates are automatically enrolled onto the KTP Diploma in Management Programme – a degree-level, industry-recognised qualification from the Chartered Management Institute.

Invaluable support from experienced mentors

Working on a KTP at Aston provides you with an extensive support network that can be accessed throughout your project, including:

- An Academic Supervisor/Mentor who'll provide access to a wide range of Aston’s facilities as well as membership of research groups.

- A Company Supervisor, who is a knowledgeable, senior member of the company management team and will show you the ropes while supporting you in your role.

- A KTP Adviser, who is an experienced business professional with a wealth of valuable experience, ready to coach and mentor you with a view to supporting your career and development plans.

 

KTP Associate opportunities 

We advertise our KTP Associate opportunities on the Aston Jobs webpage.