Business and enterprise

We can assess the needs of your business and help you develop practical, real-world, solutions.

  • 7,500+

    We work with over 7,500 businesses across the UK
  • 2,000+

    We've placed over 2,000 apprentices and operate more than 35 apprenticeship programmes
  • 25+

    We have over 25 different offers of business support to help you succeed

Discover our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment

Browse our wide range of facilities and equipment which facilitate learning, teaching and the sharing of knowledge across our community.

Support for Business


Looking to employ a degree apprentice? We are the number one choice for apprenticeships and professional development. We’re leading the way in modern learning, with cutting-edge courses which combine academic excellence with real-world learning.

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Develop your business

We offer a wide range of specialist business support aimed at helping business and organisations to grow, develop and thrive. 

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Training and development

We work in partnership with businesses and organisations from all sectors to develop and deliver tailored training programmes.

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Recruit our students

You can register to advertise your vacancies to our students and graduates. It only takes a few minutes and is free of charge.

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Support for SMEs

We are dedicated to supporting small and medium sized enterprises in providing employment and generating local wealth. 

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Knowledge Exchange

We establish collaborative partnerships with our stakeholders in industry and the wider public. Our reputation for applied business research, entrepreneurship, innovation and public engagement drives economic and societal impact.