Opportunites to work with us

Business Consultancy Services

We provide specialist knowledge and technical skill from our staff of internationally recognised creative professionals. By working with us, you could access state-of-the-art facilities, which include the latest technologies in creative industries experimentation and production.

Our specialisms include:

  • screen-based media: film and video production, animation, computer games design, web and interactive design
  • visual communication: illustration, branding,packaging and editorial design
  • applied arts: glass, ceramics, mould making, bronze casting
  • fashion and textile design: clothing, rug-tufting, soft furnishings
  • product and interior design: concepts CAD visualisation, specification and prototyping
  • commercial photography: studio and location, lighting
  • digital print: A5 to A0 in a variety of finishes, print direct to paper, textiles, vinyl banners.

With a long-standing track record of working with a number of small to medium companies and social enterprises, we have also worked with large nationals.

Notable names include: Wedgwood, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, Watsons Glass, Brintons Carpets, Scheaffer Pens, Next, KuhnRikon, who have all engaged with both our staff and students in recent years.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide programme enabling organisations to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance through a partnership with the University and a recent graduate.

The scheme places bright, creative and ambitious graduates into companies to work on projects of strategic importance. 73% of graduates are offered employment on a permanent basis at the end of their KTP.

Recent partnerships have been successfully completed with companies including:

  • WoW Stuff! (Winner of National Business Awards 2009),
  • Fairfield Display and Lighting (Ltd) (Runners up in the Shropshire Business Award, Technology Innovation and Enterprise Category 2010)
  • Tough Furniture Ltd (Winners of the Shropshire Business Award, Technology Innovation and Enterprise Category 2010 and Special Recognition Award at the Impact Awards by Praxis Unico -image top right).

Short Term Help for Your Business

The STEP programme is a student placement lasting between 10-12 weeks, giving your business dedicated resource to work on a specific project. Your business won’t need to pay any company NI or tax either and you’ll be giving an undergraduate valuable work experience at the same time.

Our Graduate Voluntary scheme also gives you the opportunity to have a graduate work in your business to help on projects you may not have the time or resource to complete. The Graduate Voluntary scheme usually lasts between 10-12 weeks and businesses are only expected to cover the travel costs of the graduate.

Longer Term Help for Your Business

Our Graduate STEP programme is for businesses looking to recruit a recent graduate to work in their business over the next 3-12 months, helping the business to grow, improve efficiency or work on a specific project.

If your business is working on a number of short term projects, the Paid Graduate Scheme gives you a recent graduate to specifically help on short term projects. The graduate can be employed on either a full or part time basis, to suit your business needs.

Success Stories

Further Information:

  • Please contact Scott Knight, Business Development Manager, call: 01902 321660 or email: scott.knight@wlv.ac.uk