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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 dedicated employers’ portal to register your business

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

What is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership?

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme helps businesses in the UK to innovate and grow. It does this by linking them with the University of Gloucestershire and a graduate (posts are advertised via the KTP portal).

A KTP enables a business to bring in new skills and the latest academic thinking to deliver a specific, strategic innovation project through a knowledge-based partnership.

The University (known as the Knowledge Base) will help to develop the project, provide academic input and recruit a suitable graduate, known as an associate. The University will act as the employer of the associate, who then works at the business for the majority of the project.

The scheme can last between 12 and 36 months, depending on what the project is and the needs of the business.

Who can take part?

Each KTP is a 3-way partnership between:

  • a UK-based business of any size or a not-for-profit organisation (including social enterprises and charities)
  • the University of Gloucestershire (the knowledge base)
  • a suitably-qualified graduate with the capability to lead a strategic business project
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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


01242 715400

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.


We’ll get back to you as soon as we can within office hours


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

Alternatively you can complete the form below and a member of the team will contact you.