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Student, academic and employer knowledge sharing

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are designed to help encourage growth and inject valuable knowledge and expertise into your company. Share ideas, data, experience and expertise with graduates and academics for the mutual benefit of all involved.

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We're available to talk through your requirements and assess your business needs, offering advice on the best course of action. 

Tel: +44 (0)1223 695878
Email: [email protected]

Simon Croft

" The three-way partnership has undoubtedly been integral to our product's development."

Simon Croft

Director and Co-Founder, Rear Clear

Read more about our knowledge transfer partnership with Rear Clear

What is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)?

A KTP is a three-way collaboration between:

  • you (the organisation)
  • a graduate employee, from any university (known as a KTP Associate) who transfers the knowledge you're seeking into your organisation
  • us (ARU, known as the knowledge base). One of our academics will supervise the KTP Associate and offer you consulting support throughout the collaboration.

How will a KTP benefit your business?

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Find out how we've made a difference to our clients with by reading some of our success stories


What is the application process?

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Your project has been approved, what happens next?

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

What attracts high-calibre graduates to the KTP?

Current opportunities for graduates

Enhance your career prospects as a KTP Associate.

The Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) programme is one of the largest graduate recruitment schemes in the country. It gives you the opportunity to manage a challenging project central to a company’s strategic development and long-term growth, while benefitting from top-class training and development in business management and leadership skills.

Graduates joining the scheme are known as KTP Associates. Over 50% of all Associates register for a higher degree during their project and around 75% are offered employment by their host company on completion of their project, often in senior roles.

As a KTP Associate, you'll be employed by Anglia Ruskin but based at the company premises throughout the project. We work with a number of different companies and often have varied job opportunities.

View our current job opportunities

Being a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate is not a well-known early career path, but I would highly recommend it.

Ben Wilding, KTP Associate, Hexcel