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The KTP graduate associate roles aim to boost your confidence and industry experience, paving the way for future employment and accelerating your career growth and earning potential. Additionally, KTPs play a crucial role in enhancing both your technical and business-related skills and capabilities.

Benefits for graduates as a result of KTPs*

  • 93% of graduate associates improved their applied research and technical skills
  • 82% improved their business skills (e.g. project and business management, professional and interpersonal skills)
  • 77% improved their skills/capabilities in business innovation and commercialisation processes
  • 78% raised their career ambitions and 65% accelerated career progression within industry

I would recommend the KTP Associate role to other grads/postgrads because it is an opportunity for personal development, while at the same time transferring knowledge between academia and industry and vice versa. There is also a high chance of a permanent position within the host company at the end.

Joe Walker, KTP Associate, Oakmount Control Systems Ltd

Being a KTP Associate is a truly unique opportunity. With KTP, I’ve had the opportunity to develop both my academic and professional skills as well as contribute towards the future development of this organisation.

Harriet Knowles, Maritime Sustainable Development Officer, Falmouth Harbour Commissioners

How can I find a KTP? 

As a graduate, find opportunities by:

Work with us

Our Innovation Funding Managers help you scope out your KTP project idea, link businesses with academics, prepare and then submit the grant application. Once funded, the University and business jointly recruit the KTP Associate and then your project begins.
Start your collaboration by contacting one of our Innovation Funding Managers. Complete our enquiry form below.

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