The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme helps businesses in the UK to innovate and grow by linking them with an academic or research organisation and a graduate to deliver a specific innovation project.
The academic or research organisation partner will help to recruit a suitable graduate, known as an Associate. They will act as the employer of the graduate, who then works at the company for the duration. The scheme can last between 12 and 36 months, depending on what the project is and the needs of the business.
KTP is one of the UK’s largest graduate recruitment programmes
. There are over 300 job opportunities each year for graduates to lead KTP projects, working as a KTP Associate. The programme supports career development (every Associate is given a training and development budget) and often leads to a permanent job.