Our digital offering

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Nottingham Digital Summit. We'll be exhibiting on the day, offering an insight into Nottingham Trent Universities digital offer, and how we help businesses innovate within their field. Be sure to drop by our stand to meet our knowledgeable staff and learn about how we can work with you.

NTU are committed to strengthening our partnerships with commercial organisations, and work with you to connect our aspirations and ambitions for NTU with your future business demands.

We're partner of choice for over 6,000 organisations within the private, public and third sector. These partners cover a wide cross section of sectors and industries, and include Aecom, Rolls-Royce, Experian, Santander, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Nottingham Police.

Discover more ways to benefit your business

  • Talent

    NTU offers employers access to over 8,000 skilled, work-ready students and graduates each year. This fresh talent provides businesses with extra resource, as well as the latest skills and knowledge helping to bring a new perspective to your company.

    You can access this talent through a number of ways, such as advertising your vacancies for free via FutureHub, on campus activity such as employer presentations, mock interviews and pop-up stands, offering sandwich placements and internships and by exploiting the opportunity to exhibit for free at one of our job fairs.

    Visit the Talent tab of our website to learn more, to contact our team at talent@ntu.ac.uk.

  • Skill

    Your staff are your most valuable asset. By investing in their skills, you can improve productivity and innovative thinking within your business. We provide a number of solutions for digital skill development, including;

    Degree Apprenticeships

    Designed by industry, for industry, degree apprenticeships provide employers with a cost-effective training solution to address the growing need for a modernised workforce. Whether it be through hiring new team members, or upskilling existing staff, a degree apprenticeship can help employers improve staff retention, whilst providing employees with a clear career progression.

    NTU currently offers a number of degree apprenticeships covering different industries and sectors, including Level 6 Digital Technology and Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship (with pathways to Software Engineering, Data Analysis, Cyber Security and Network Engineering) and Level 7 Digital Technology and Solutions Specialist.

    For more information visit our Apprenticeship hub, or contact our team at apprenticeships@ntu.ac.uk.

    Professional courses

    Our professional courses help keep your workforce current, relevant and up-to-date with the latest skills and knowledge. We offer a number of solutions to companies, including short courses, bespoke short courses, accredited courses and in-company degrees.

    These solutions provide professionals with the tools to develop their skills in a number of digital specialisms, including; Data Analytics for Business, R Skills, CAD, Computing and Digital Marketing.

    For more information visit our Develop your workforce page.

  • Research and innovation

    NTU offers organisations of all sizes access to academic expertise, world-class facilities and funding support to help develop products and ways of working that boost profitability, efficiency and innovation.

    By pairing your business with the right academic, we can provide:

    • Specialist expertise across a variety of sector and verticals to develop solutions to problems
    • Testing, analysis and interpretation work, using our state of the art facilities and equipment
    • Consultancy on collaborative and contract research projects
    • Assistance with establishing a presence in a new market, rebranding and developing your marketing strategy.

    We also offer businesses looking for expertise and technology to implement innovative ideas within their company the opportunity to benefit from a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). KTPs provide funding support to help businesses collaborate with universities, and a framework to ensure that new knowledge and technology gained from the project is embedded into the organisation.

    For more information visit the Research and Innovation section of our website.

  • Enabling Innovation

    The Enabling Innovation programme is aimed at SMEs in the D2N2 area and provides support to help them develop new products and services through access to university expertise in research and innovation.

    Our Innovation Hubs help SMEs by providing expertise and services to support new ideas and innovation.


    Computer science innovation

    The Computer Science Innovation hub delivers expert workshops, academic knowledge, and collaborative projects with businesses in areas such as mobile development, big data, cloud computing, the Internet of things, systems analysis, sensing and smart technologies, networking and infrastructure security, and digital media.

    Computing and Data Innovation services include:

    • virtual, augmented and mixed reality
    • big data and analysis
    • digital security
    • cloud computing
    • Internet of things
    • software development
    • prototyping for a range of platforms

    For more information contact Jason Roper via email, or on +44 115 84 83158.

    Materials and engineering innovation

    The Materials and Engineering Innovation hub delivers expert workshops and academic knowledge exchange projects. It will provide you and your business with expertise across multiple disciplines.

    Through Enabling Innovation, SMEs can access a broad base of knowledge and equipment, giving you access to industrial imaging, materials analysis and process automation.

    Materials and Engineering Innovation services include:

    • nuclear magnetic resonance
    • materials imaging and sensing
    • surface modification and analysis
    • computational materials physics and modelling
    • laser processing of materials
    • thin film deposition
    • materials and devices exploiting interfacial sciences
    • electrospinning

    For more information contact Thomas Sanders via email, or on +44 848 3944.

  • Big House

    Supported by the European Regional Development Fund, The Big House programme at Nottingham Trent University provides free support to Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire-based creative and digital businesses.

    From developing potential business ideas and nurturing start-ups, to working with established businesses aiming for growth, our partner network provides specialist support. Access grants, one-to-one mentoring, networking events and tailored workshops, to help build the contacts, skills and knowledge you'll need to succeed.

    Interested in our offer? Get in touch at bighouse@ntu.ac.uk or call 0115 848 4297 to find out more.

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