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The world is changing faster than ever before. The future is there to be won by organisations who find ways to turn today’s possibilities into tomorrow’s competitive edge. In a connected world, collaboration will be the key to success. Grow your business by working with us. We apply our expertise to deliver demonstrable benefits and impact for you, your business and your people. Together we will identify, explore and develop new opportunities for you to grow through building new skills, new knowledge and new ways of thinking. Contact us to discover the difference Northumbria University can make for you and your business; +44 (0) 191 227 4419


Higher & Degree Apprenticeships


CPD & Short Courses


Consultancy Research


Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Intellectual Property & Commercialisation


Talent & Insight Conferencing, Kit & Equipment


Recruit our Students & Graduates Student & Graduate Internships

HIGHER & DEGREE APPRENTICESHIPS. Develop the right talent At Northumbria University our Higher and Degree Apprenticeships are more than a learning programme; they are a partnership. Building on a long and successful track record of higher apprenticeship delivery, we work with you to create courses that meet the demands of your business or organisation. We provide employees with the skills and knowledge required to take on tomorrow’s challenges. Higher and Degree Apprenticeships combine university study and workplace learning to enable employees to gain new knowledge, new skills and new thinking whilst completing an undergraduate or masters degree.

Learning fits around the apprentices’ work commitments and involves flexible learning modes which can include day release, block release, distance or blended learning. Our programmes are co-designed with employers, combining real life work experience whilst addressing higher level technical skills needed for the jobs of the future. Support and funding is available for organisations of all shapes and sizes. Northumbria University can provide apprenticeships for both levy and non-levy payers. For further information on the levy and the apprenticeships we offer visit



Building new skills for the future In a world where change is constant, keeping pace with new trends and the latest skills and knowledge will give your business and employees a competitive edge. Northumbria University offers a wide range of accredited and non-accredited short courses, specialist training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes. These are delivered locally, nationally and internationally, for individuals or employers with single or multiple learners. For employers with group requirements we can provide on-site customised CPD programmes, tailored to meet your specific needs. Our CPD courses are based on the ground-breaking research of our academic experts. By increasing skills and knowledge and introducing new ways of thinking and working we create impact in performance for you and your staff. We provide a comprehensive range of CPD and short courses including Building Information Modelling (BIM) programmes, National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) courses and Continuing Workforce Development for NHS Practitioners. Our CPD offering includes short courses, workshops and online training across a variety of industry sectors including;



Northumbria’s consultancy services put our expertise to work tackling the questions or problems faced by your business or organisation. We bring an independent and knowledgeable perspective to solve business challenges, working with organisations of all sizes and sectors to improve profit, operations and performance. As a research-rich and business-focused university with an impressive track record, our academics and supervised students have a wide range of skills. From business strategy development to resolving complex technical issues, we provide support over the short and long term. Experts are available as individual subject specialists and multidisciplinary teams. They can run projects or work alongside your team. Our aim is to provide flexible solutions that positively impact upon the way your business works.

Developing new products, processes and services Working with Northumbria University’s leading researchers and scientists enables organisations to achieve gamechanging results. Together we develop innovative new products, processes and services. We investigate, test and realise new possibilities that drive increases in growth and performance for your business.


From proof of concept validation to drive product or service development to support for R&D funding applications to gain and apply new insights. Our collaborative and contract research collaborations create and utilise new knowledge in strategically important areas. They deliver tangible benefits and provide opportunities to scale your business. Whether your business is facing challenges in a changing market or looking for a competitive edge for the future, speak to our Business & Enterprise team today. We’ll find the right expertise at Northumbria, connect you with the right people and funding and provide a dedicated point of contact from inception to implementation.


KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PARTNERSHIPS. A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) involves three partners – a company, the university and a graduate, known as the Associate. A KTP project is designed to help your company access and embed new and innovative skills, technology and know-how to undertake a specific project for commercial growth. The Associate is employed by the university but located full-time at your company premises and is supervised by a company manager and university academic with the research expertise relevant for the project and business. Projects last between 12 to 36 months and are part-funded by the government and Innovate UK manages the programme.

For a small or medium-sized business, funding will cover two-thirds of the project cost, leaving an average of around £28,000 a year for the company to pay. For a larger company, funding will cover around half of the project cost, leaving an average of around £40,000 a year to pay. Businesses who participate in a KTP consistently report wide-ranging benefits including growth, improved business performance, competitive advantage, increased productivity and access to new markets, including export. If you’re interested in finding out more about how a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Northumbria University could benefit your organisation, please contact us today. We’ll help you explore your options and find the right solution.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & COMMERCIALISATION. With a global reputation for academic quality, we conduct ground-breaking research, which can lead to new discoveries and technologies. Working in partnership with your business, we create commercial opportunities to licence in and develop new intellectual property (IP), together finding ways to apply new knowledge and innovations enabling maximum impact on your business. We have a portfolio of technologies available for licence and we connect with businesses who are interested in licencing IP to develop new and existing products and processes and gain a competitive advantage. Our team has the expertise in taking new research findings and working with businesses to turn them into commercial realities. We can provide advice on IP protection, including patents, arrange licensing deals and spin-out opportunities. By shaping solutions for the challenges of the future, the benefits for all parties can be far-reaching. 6


From placements to collaborative projects, there are many opportunities for organisations to work with our outstanding students including; The Business Clinic: consultancy advice offered to businesses by final year undergraduate and masters students, with support from a team of experts from Newcastle Business School. Multidisciplinary Innovation: combines expertise in design-led responsible innovation and strategic entrepreneurial leadership to tackle real-world projects in collaboration with external organisations. Building Advice Centre: free surveying service open to the public, run by final year Building Surveying students and supervised by experienced staff in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment. Student Law Office: a multi-award winning and world-leading law clinic, offering vital legal services on a regional and national level. It provides hours of pro bono advice to businesses, community groups and members of the public. Innovate Northern Design Centre: brings together experts in design, technology, business management and a range of other disciplines to create a team which can harness the value of Northumbria’s research excellence and its creative student ‘engines’ to create, capture and deliver value for your business.

CONFERENCING, KIT & EQUIPMENT. From technology and research facilities to event and conferencing services, Northumbria’s award-winning campus is full of possibilities for your organisation. With access to stunning spaces, specialist tools and expertise we make a real difference to your success. Use our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to bridge the gap between research and development. We’ll help you with scientific and technical testing and analysis, product development, prototyping or creative media production. Choose Northumbria to host your event and take your pick from our unique range of rooms and buildings. We have everything from elegant period architecture and fantastic sports facilities to cuttingedge design and technology-enabled spaces. Our dedicated team of event management experts are on hand to ensure your event makes the right impact.



Northumbria are specialists in connecting our exceptional students and graduates with regional, national and international employers and organisations. We provide advice and information on all aspects of graduate and student recruitment such as student and graduate availability, salary scales, financial assistance and other sources of support. We can advertise your job vacancies and other opportunities to thousands of Northumbria students & graduates, free of charge, via our NU TARGETconnect service.

We also run a number of careers and recruitment fairs throughout the year, which are ideal opportunities to meet hundreds of motivated students and graduates and talk to them face-toface about your business and opportunities. We are always happy to talk to employers who wish to find out more about Northumbria and our students and graduates, and how we can help you recruit them to placements, graduate opportunities and part-time work.

STUDENT & GRADUATE INTERNSHIPS. Northumbria can help you recruit student and graduate talent through our graduate internship schemes. We can offer a number of schemes to eligible SME’s who would like to recruit a student or graduate for a paid internship, and we can offer financial support towards these placements. Student and Graduate Internships are an excellent way of bringing in new and creative talent to your business. If you have a specific project that you need assistance with, our students and graduates can help to develop an innovative and original solution. If you would like further information on our internship schemes that are currently on offer, please contact us to discuss the programmes, and your specific needs further. 8


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