Knowledge Transfer Partnerships 

Is your business or organisation looking to appoint an employee / graduate in a Health, Safety or Environmental role?

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) help businesses to develop their profitability by utilising University expertise, resources and research. KTPs allow participating companies to undertake strategically important projects which deliver real financial benefits for the company, by covering some of the costs involved in employing a graduate, and supplying University academic supervision. This DTI funded scheme (previously called TCS) have successfully been running for over 25 years with over 1000 programmes completed to date.

Programmes can last between 1 - 3 years. The total project budget for a 2-year KTP programme is c. £100,000. Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are eligible for 60% government funding to participate in the scheme. Therefore for an annual investment of £16,000 the company gets:

A carefully selected graduate (KTPs Associate) who works full-time in the company, on the project.
Equipment required for the work
Additional training required by the graduate
Travel and subsistence for the project
The equivalent of ½ day a week of academic consultancy and access to university resources, such as. Laboratory and specialist monitoring equipment, library, electronic journals and documents
CHSE can help you to identify a suitable project and graduate for the scheme and lead you through the application process. Once the scheme is up and running we will provide full administrative support and organise regular management committee meetings to monitor the graduate's progress and budget.

Example 1: Analyse organisational and individual barriers to implement an integrated management system, (Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental) in order to improve the company’s commercial opportunities, through business benefits from reduced injuries, absenteeism and downtime potential legal costs, insurance and re-training as well as energy and waste saving initiatives

Example 2: Identify issues, in existing work culture and the physical environment, to develop controls to aid the assessment and mitigation of risk through noise and vibration control in relation to the new Physical Agents (Noise) Directive.