Career Options - What Comes After my Higher Degree?

If you have aspirations to work in industry and recognise the benefits of being exposed to and working with senior management from day one, as well as being supported by a team of academic experts, then you should consider becoming a KTP Associate. KTP Associate positions are open to graduates and post-graduates and focus on delivering strategic change for an organisation (companies and not for profit organisations are eligible). Projects typically last around 24 - 36 months. Some key facts:

- KTP offers a competitive salary;

- KTP offers additional ~£6kpa on top of salary covering personal development, subsistence and travel and consumables;

- 75% of KTP associates are offered post-project employment by the host company;

- Many former associates are now business leaders – KTP provides formal business training in line with Chartered Management Institute standards;

- KTP offers the chance of a FREE higher degree if appropriate – usually MPhil but can be PhD;

Note for applicants - The KTP Centre cannot accept any applications/CVs, all applications must be submitted directly to the recruiting University using their online system.


Research and Design Development Associate (KTP Associate)

Northumbria University / Norscot Joinery Ltd
Location: Inverness
Salary: £28,000 - £33,000
Closing Date: 20th March 2019

Data Scientist (KTP Associate)

University of the West of Scotland / Key Facilities Management 
Location: Doune, Stirling
Salary: Up to £33,500 per annum
Closing Date: 20th March 2019

Mechatronics Development Engineer Micromanipulation (KTP Associate)

University of the West of Scotland / Helia Photonics
Location: Livingston
Salary: Up to £33,500 per annum
Closing Date: 11th March 2019

Design & Development Engineer (KTP Associate)

University of the West of Scotland / Touch-less Hygiene UK Ltd (t/a Sanondaf)
Location: Coatbridge
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
​Closing Date: 28th February 2019

Key Benefits

Lead your own
project in a
relevant industry 
Work with 
and academia


£4000 training 

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