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Access to student and graduate talent

Discover the best new talent and let our graduates support your business goals.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The university is home to the next generation of business leaders, innovative thinkers and new talent.

From placements and internships to guest lecturers and graduate recruitment, find out more about how fresh thinking and the expertise provided by our students can boost your organisation.

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Get in touch with us today to discover how we can support your organisation

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Recruit our students and graduates

​Let our students and graduates support your business goals by advertising your ​current and future job opportunities to students and graduates on our free employers’ p​ortal.

You can also raise your company profile through on-campus events, targeted​ marketing and sponsorships.​

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Visit our dedicates employers’ portal to register your business

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Check awards of former students on the Higher Education Degree Datacheck website

Knowledge transfer partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a government-funded scheme which places high-quality graduates in companies of all sizes, or in not-for-profit organisations. The graduates undertake projects of strategic importance to the organisation.

Here at the University of Gloucestershire, the scheme it is helping us to connect with our local business community.

KTP projects can cover any important business issue where an organisation needs an injection of knowledge and expertise. The length of the project can be between six months and three years but the usual length of time is two years.

How do Knowledge Transfer Partnerships work?

A graduate – often with several years of industry experience – is recruited by the university to work in the organisation under the day-to-day supervision of a senior manager from the business. A university academic is also assigned to the project to provide support, supervision and specialist knowledge, and will make regular visits to the organisation.

Nationwide, there are around one thousand KTPs currently in operation – in fact the scheme is one of the UK’s largest employers of recent graduates. The scheme has been running for more than 30 years and is a tried-and-tested formula for innovation and business development. It is administered and supported by the Technology Strategy Board.

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Get in touch to find out more about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

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“It’s so energising working with students who have a passion to learn. We have already welcomed some of the students into the business for short-term placements which is working really well”

Design Management,

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​​Guest lecturers and business speakers

Inspire our students and have your say in shaping the next generation of graduates by sharing your business expertise directly with our students.

Become one of our guest speakers and visit our lecture theatres, computer labs and sports halls to engage with the workforce of tomorrow.

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Email to find out more about becoming a guest speaker.

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is an exchange programme for entrepreneurs financed by the European Union. The person you host gets a grant, and there is no charge to your company.

This provides you with the opportunity to share experiences and work with new entrepreneurs at your own company base with exchanges lasting for between one and six ​months.​​

  • Tap into the knowledge of other European markets and develop international contacts
  • Work with a serious, motivated new entrepreneur with fresh ideas
  • Find innovative solutions to improve your business and discover potential cooperation opportunities

You can take part in the programme as a host entrepreneur if:

  • ​​You are a permanent resident in an EU country
  • You ar​e the owner of a small or medium-sized enterprise or responsible for entrepreneurship at board level
  • You have been running your own company for several years
  • You are willing to share your knowledge and experience with a new entrepreneur and act as a mentor​

Once you have completed the application and get accepted for the programme, a local contact point in your country will help you find a new entrepreneur that matches your requirements. The entrepreneur will spend time in your company contributing to its development, while you will share entrepreneurial experience. This is a personal commitment you cannot delegate to someone else.

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If you have any questions please email entrepreneurs​

Make an enquiry


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The School of Business, University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Lane, Longlevens, Gloucester, GL2 9HW

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