A recession-busting scheme at the University of
Wolverhampton which offers graduates employment with innovative
companies is currently recruiting.
The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme gives
graduates the opportunity to work for companies for between 10
weeks and 36 months and currently has a number of vacancies in the
Graduates become a project manager from day one whilst earning a
competitive salary and may have the opportunity to study for a
higher degree or professional post graduate qualification.
The University has recently launched a web portal where
graduates can register their details to be notified of any suitable
KTP vacancies within the West Midlands. There are a number of
vacancies for graduates in the region at the moment and the number
of jobs available is set to rise over the next two years.
KTP works by forming a three-way partnership between a company,
a recently qualified graduate (Associate) and a university in order
to develop and deliver a specific, strategic project for the
company. A KTP may be short (10 weeks) or longer term (36
David Williams recently completed his KTP with Eurofilms
Extrusions Ltd and found his experience as an associate valuable.
He said: “The KTP programme has left me taking up an opportunity as
a member of the senior management team at Eurofilms, with
responsibility for a number of key strategic projects such as new
product development and opening new export markets. Not only this
but I am now a CIM qualified marketer and have a huge amount of
experience to put on my CV. All things which may not have been
possible without the KTP.”
Marc Fleetham, Regional Knowledge Transfer Partnership Manager,
said: “Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are able to offer recent
graduates a fast track into management by giving them
responsibility for a strategic project from day one, working within
a business and supported by a University expert, to manage a
project that delivers real business profit. Many of the companies
we have worked with subsequently employed the graduate at the end
of their programme."
Established in 1975, KTP is one of the largest national graduate
recruitment programmes working across many disciplines and
industrial sectors. Recent figures show that around 70% of
graduates are offered employment by their host business once their
programme has come to an end.
Graduates are encouraged to register at www.wmktp.org.uk to be informed
of the latest KTP vacancies. To find out more about becoming an
associate visit www.wlv.ac.uk/ktp or visit the KTP
stand at the National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition at the NEC in
Birmingham on the 29 and 30 of October.
The University is currently leading a consortium of all 12 of
the regions universities due to £24.3 million of funding from
Advantage West Midlands, the European Regional Development Fund and
the Technology Strategy Board. The funding will increase the number
of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships available in the region from 70
to 210 by 2013.
For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the Media
Relations Office on 01902 322736
Date Issued: Monday, 04 October 2010
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