Business and partners

GAIN with University of Plymouth

GAIN was founded by the University of Plymouth to accelerate the creation, growth and investment in high quality businesses and ideas to stimulate wealth and jobs in the South West.

GAIN helps you to navigate your way to the University of Plymouth's internationally renowned research expertise, facilities and business services, making them focused and accessible. It connects you to the University's Enterprise Solutions Service for business enquiries, helping you find the right support that meets your organisation's needs.’

Discover more about GAIN

Enterprise Solutions

Your gateway to accessing the University of Plymouth’s entire range of expertise, services and facilities. View our video to discover how collaborating with our experts can drive innovation and success for your business.

Discover more about Enterprise Solutions.

Work-based degrees and higher apprenticeships

Helping employers develop, harness and focus the skills of emerging talent within their organisation whilst offering employees opportunity to pursue undergraduate degree qualifications alongside real-life work experience.

Industry-led, higher and degree apprenticeships to support business growth

Degree apprenticeships with the University of Plymouth

ESF Widening Participation Skills Partnership

The Widening Participation through Skills Project aims to improve pathways from vocational programmes to higher education and to increase access for all to higher level skills training through innovative and flexible access routes which address barriers to participation. This project will particularly target those least likely to access HE including part-time employees, older workers and other disengaged and disadvantaged groups.

Find out more about the ESF Widening Participation Skills Partnership

Partners and friends

External partnerships play an important role in the life of the University, enhancing our student experience, teaching and research.

Collaborating with our partners and friends provides the best all-round university experience, enabling students to make a real contribution whilst gaining transformational new skills, confidence and connections towards graduate employment. From working on live projects in a variety of settings to engaging with partners through sport or events in the community, our students’ successes are inspiring. 

In return we share University facilities, knowledge and expertise with our partners and friends, supporting and enabling creativity, connectivity, growth and innovation.

If you have great ideas for how we can work together in partnership, please contact us at partnerships@plymouth.ac.uk.