KTP: questions we're asked

On this page you'll find answers to some of the questions we're asked about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) with Anglia Ruskin University.

What is the application process?

We work with you and the academic lead to prepare and submit a proposal. Our team will be responsible for the knowledge transfer partnership grant administration.

You will need to provide the following details:

  • company background
  • markets served and market position
  • strategic objectives for the knowledge transfer programme
  • details of recent financial performance.

All the information that you supply will be treated confidentially.

How long does the application process take?

A decision will be made approximately three weeks after the proposal is submitted online by our team.

Your project has been approved, what happens next?

It’s time to start the graduate recruitment process. We will help you with the associate recruitment process, advertising both regionally and nationally. We then work with you during the selection process to shortlist candidates and invite to interview.

We look after all recruitment administration, leaving the final decision of who to recruit down to you.

Who employs the graduate?

We employ the graduate, but they'll be based at your company full-time, working to company hours and with company holidays. All administration relating to the graduate's employment is the responsibility of Anglia Ruskin University.

How is project progress monitored?

Project development is monitored by the KTP Associate, the academic, the company supervisor and the KTP regional advisor. Quarterly meetings are attended by the KTP Associate, the academic and company supervisors.

What is the role of the academic supervisor?

Academics supervise the KTP Associate (graduate) and offer consulting support to your company, spending typically half a day per week on-site.

Can the company employ the graduate at the end of the project?

Though it's not obligatory, but many of the graduates are offered permanent positions on completion of the project.

What attracts high-calibre graduates to the KTP?

KTP works across a huge variety of sectors and is open to graduates of all degree subjects. By undergoing a KTP project, which can last for 12-24 months, graduates manage tactical development in a business supported by experienced staff and academics, giving their career an excellent boost. KTP Associates on projects may be able to also register for a funded higher degree at Anglia Ruskin during their project.