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For the second year running the University is hosting the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Grad Bus on Thursday 17 March 2011.

The bus will be outside the Harrison Learning Centre at Wolverhampton City Campus from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

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.

During the day there will also be the opportunity to talk to Mark Hayward, who is currently on a KTP with the Advanced Business Development Network (ABDN), about his experiences as an Associate.

Clare Mackinnon, KTP Manager, said: “We are very pleased to be able to offer the Grad Bus to students and graduates again. Last year’s visit was very successful with over 100 registrations on the day. We have more KTP job opportunities coming in at the moment and want to recruit from the talent we have within the region.”

KTP is one of the largest graduate recruitment programmes across the UK and is a three-way project between a graduate (known as an Associate), an organisation and an academic institution.

KTP has worked with over 3,000 organisations from micro-sized to large businesses such as Unilever and Rolls Royce. Associates play a key role in managing and implementing projects of strategic importance in the business and transferring knowledge between the business and the academic institution.

They are mentored throughout the partnership and are given the opportunity to train further. Around 70% of Associates are offered employment by their host business on completion of their programme.

The University of Wolverhampton delivers the second highest number of Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programmes in the UK and the highest number in the West Midlands.

For further information please visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/ktp or call 01902 321272.

To register for job alerts visit: www.wmktp.org.uk and read our associate blog www.wlv.ac.uk/ktpblog

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