There are 3 main routes for businesses to have a graduate or student placement:
- Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)
- GO Wales
- Academic Schools
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)
KTP’s involve the forming of a partnership between your organisation and Cardiff University, enabling you to access skills and expertise to help your company develop. KTP’s provide resources and expertise to organisations that wish to innovate, expand or improve their performance.
The partnership also involves one or more recently qualified persons (Associates) to facilitate this transfer of skills and expertise. The Associate works full-time within your organisation on a project central to your needs and is jointly supervised by company personnel and a senior academic.
An award-winning Cardiff KTP saw University expertise improve the productivity and sustainability of Ford Motor Company's engine plant in Bridgend. This collaboration won the Business Innovation Prize for 2013.
Cardiff University KTP
The GO Wales programme offers businesses the opportunity to employ someone with a degree (or studying for a degree) to complete a project while working for their company for around ten weeks.
Placements are primarily aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises and can be a ten week Work Placement or a shorter Work Taster.
By taking part in the scheme, the employer receives:
- A choice of high quality students and graduates
- People with specific knowledge and skills that can add value to your business
- A 6-10 week project completed
- Up to £950 towards salary costs
- A chance to see if the company can benefit permanently from graduate skills
A-Z of Academic Schools