Collaborating aroubd a table in a modern office setting
Plymouth Business School aspires to have a positive impact not only on our students but the world around us. We achieve this by collaborating and co-creating with external stakeholders. 
We work with small businesses, large organisations, social enterprises, charities, local community groups and public bodies through collaborative research, consultancy, knowledge exchange and events generating value for all those involved. 

Reasons to connect

Professional Mentoring Programme 2018 – Francesca & Nikki

Recruit our talented students

We offer different approaches to student recruitment to suit your organisation's needs.
Ideal for short-term one-off projects internships typically last 6-8 weeks, although 1-2 week micro-internships can be arranged, and can be offered on a paid or voluntary basis. 
Recruit one of our enthusiastic students on a 12-month work placement, offered on all of our undergraduate courses.
Graduate recruitment
Fill your vacancies through our alumni network or the university-wide MyCareers platform.


We offer a variety of opportunities to engage with our undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Live client projects
We offer a range of modules where we work with external organisations, great for gaining multiple perspectives to a pre-defined business problem.
Consultancy projects
From small to large, complex projects, work towards achieving your organisation's goals with our undergraduate or postgraduate students.
Be a guest speaker
Our students value your insight and perspective. Share your knowledge while networking and establishing connections with future graduates.

They exceeded our expectations! They came to the initial meeting having researched our business, to gain understanding, and their findings have shaped our marketing plan for the coming year. It has been great meeting the bright minds of the future.

Kate Smith, Director, Memory Matters South West CIC, worked with our students through the Inspiring Futures project.

I think for the early stages of a business, when the cash flow is so tight, it’s really helpful to have access to resource ... I wouldn’t have gone out of business without the internship, but I certainly would have been further behind for sure.

Emily Roffe-Silvester, creator of Sofee, recruited BSc (Hons) Business Management student Rhiann through the Innovative Placements Scheme.  


Plymouth Business School values input from, and collaborations with external organisations beyond providing opportunities to our students. Our academics produce leading research and are experts in their chosen fields. There are multiple opportunities and benefits to working with Plymouth Business School which include:
  • access to the latest ideas and research
  • joint production of insight to support your organisation
  • consultancy advice
  • knowledge exchange.
Businesspeople having meeting in conference room.

Develop your staff and transform your business

Designed by employers for employers, our work-based degree apprenticeships and higher apprenticeships address skills gaps, staff retention issues and support succession planning.

Exchanging ideas and expertise

Knowledge Exchange is how Plymouth Business School seeks to share ideas, information and research through a mutually beneficial two-way exchange of value to students, academics and the wider community. 
Our focus is on the experiences, expertise and skills of our students and academic specialist staff. 
Our approach to Knowledge Exchange comprises two key components: enhancing the employability of our students and applying the expertise of our academic staff.  Knowledge Exchange is not geographically limited and applies globally.
Discover how Plymouth Business School strives to create business impact through knowledge engagement

A responsible business school

Plymouth Business School aims to equip future graduates with the right skills not only to be successful in their careers but also to have a fulfilled life maintaining a good work-life balance and building resilience.
We also strive to produce value-driven graduates who understand the importance of sustainability and corporate responsibility, and their impact on society and the planet.
Plymouth Business School graduates on Plymouth Hoe.