Business and partners

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.

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Degree 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.

Earning and learning in the workplace

Degree apprenticeships with Plymouth University

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 Plymouth 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

GAIN – the Growth Acceleration and Investment Network

GAIN was founded by Plymouth University, Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Science Park to accelerate the creation, growth and investment in high quality businesses and ideas to create wealth and jobs in the South West.

GAIN works to create opportunities for businesses and Plymouth University students and graduates. GAIN is a champion for innovation, R&D and enterprise in the South West and beyond.

Discover more about GAIN