Calling PGRs and ECRs! Kick-start your career with a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)

Are you a Postgraduate researcher (PGR) or an Early career researcher (ECR), who fancies the idea of using your research in the real world, then the Knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) program is for you. It is opened to all ECRs and PGRs, so long as you meet the requirements to become an “associate” for the program.

Do you want to apply your research in the real world?

KTP is one of the UK government’s longest running graduate recruitment schemes and most successful knowledge transfer programmes. KTP is a three-way partnership between a UK business, at least two academics, and a recent graduate or postgraduate (known as the KTP Associate).

 As a KTP Associate you will:

  • have the chance to make a difference from day one, through leading a transformative innovation project.
  • apply your academic knowledge to a real-world commercial challenge.
  • play an integral role in bringing academia and business together to deliver a strategic innovation project.
  • have the opportunity to gain further professional or academic qualifications.
  • have access to a generous personal development budget to support your personal development plan.

Projects and businesses involved in KTP span every sector and discipline so there is a huge variety of roles. So, whether you are looking to apply your expertise in AI or digital transformation, economics or NLP, health or biosciences, chemistry or computer science, or another area, there are many opportunities ahead.

RECRUITING NOW!!!  To view or apply for the current KTP Associate opportunities:  Click here.

Or why not shape your own KTP project:

  • Consider how you might be able to apply your research to help transform a business and talk to academics with whom you would like to apply for a KTP to establish their interest in KTP.
  • Identify whether there’s a company with whom you or your colleagues are already engaged with or think about the type of company who may benefit from your research that you could reach out to.
  • Talk to the Enterprise Programmes team who support and submit all University of Surrey applications.  

Are you interested in finding out more?

Register for our Interactive Information session on 15th March and our KTP training workshop on 29th March.

See our KTP webpages and contact the Enterprise Programmes team