Wolverhampton is now the number one university in the UK
for delivering a national graduate employment scheme.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships enable a graduate to gain real
experience working on a specific project for a company.
The University of Wolverhampton has been top in the West
Midlands for the number of partnerships it manages for several
years, and new figures show Wolverhampton has risen from second to
The current number of partnerships the University manages is
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
Marc Fleetham, Director of Business Solutions at the University
of Wolverhampton, said: “In turbulent economic times, Knowledge
Transfer Partnerships offer graduates an excellent way of gaining
real work experience. It also benefits companies who may need to
boost their skills and inject fresh ideas into their business.
"We are delighted to be the leading University provider in the
country of this successful scheme, which is a great testament to
the hard work and commitment of the academic and operational team
who manage the programme at the University."
Current students and recent graduates can find out how the
scheme can boost their career at an event on Thursday, 17 March
For the second year running the University is hosting the
Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Grad Bus, from 10.30am to
The bus will be outside the Harrison Learning Centre at
Wolverhampton City Campus. Staff from the KTP, Employer Liaison and
Postgraduate teams will be on hand to talk to visitors about their
options after graduation.
The bus is equipped with computers where students can register
online for KTP job alerts in the West Midlands region.
The University’s scheme currently has a number of vacancies in
the West Midlands. 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
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Date Issued: Thursday, 14 March 2011
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