The Workplace

Challenging Times?

Looking to Recruit a Student or Graduate on a Work Experience or Placement basis?

The Workplace currently has dedicated funding £££ available to assist students/graduates who participate in short-term projects.

(Subject to eligibility)


A great opportunity for students/graduates to support employers with work-related projects, either on site or working from home.

These could include:

  • Information Technology
  • Marketing/Web Design
  • All Business Areas
  • Social Media
  • Finance
  • Science related
  • Health Research
  • Education/Mentoring

The Workplace also offer employers a vacancy advertising service available to 22,000 students.

Free of Charge !

For further information please contact

theworkplace@wlv.ac.uk

 

Academic partnerships could help with business recovery

The University of Wolverhampton is all set to share its management expertise via the Government’s Management Knowledge Transfer Partnership (mKTP) programme which could help businesses with their post-Covid recovery.

Like the highly successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme, a Management KTP will create a unique three-way partnership between a company, a team of experienced academics and a qualified graduate. The projects can last between 12 months to three years.

Emma Pearson, Knowledge Transfer Manager, at the University said: “During these uncertain times many businesses are concerned about their company’s future. Post-Covid recovery means many companies will need to explore new innovative ways of working, from establishing remote offices to completely adopting new business models.”

“Effective management can make the difference between a thriving and failing company, and a part funded Management KTP could be the solution.”

“Our academic experts from the Wolverhampton Business School at the University of Wolverhampton are welcoming the introduction of Management KTPS, which allow them to work in partnership with companies to identify new approaches and deliver transformative change.”

Management KTPs are part-funded up to 67 per cent of the total project cost. Management KTPs are co-funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, a department of the UK Government and Innovate UK.

For more information, see the full article.

Bronze Labs shortlisted for ‘AI Innovation of the Year’

Bronze Labs has been shortlisted for ‘AI Innovation of the Year’ within the UK Digital Leaders 100 awards for their work on “The Tribe Project”. Tribe is an Artificial Intelligence centred initiative to directly tackle national care inequality. The finalists come down to  a public vote – to support the project and your fellow Entrepreneur please take a few seconds to vote for Tribe here: https://digileaders100.com/ai-innovation

Earlier this year CEO Richard Howells won ‘Best British Tech Pioneer’ (West Midlands) for his work in to address social economic inequality and is now focused on scaling the Tribe ‘Tech for Good’ projects nationally.

Telford Crisis Support Appeal

In the build up to Christmas, Lorraine Page (Business Centre Coordinator) arranged a donation drive at the e-Innovation and ‘Business and Technology’ Centres for the TCS (Telford Crisis Support) Foodbank.

They focused on toiletries and essentials as these items are rarely donated in bulk to the Fooodbank, but are always in demand.

In total, 24 trays of essentials, such as toothpaste, shower gels, soaps and beauty products were donated to boost TCS’s stocks and help towards its mission that no one need go without the basic essentials to keep themselves and their families sheltered, fed, clean, clothed and warm.

TCS thanked Lorraine and all the companies that took part and made a contribution.