Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a three-way partnership between a graduate, an organisation and a university. It is one of the UK's largest graduate recruitment programmes, and Kingston University runs the second largest knowledge transfer office in London.
Manjot Dhendsa, a Kingston business management graduate, was recruited to work on a KTP project with MacGregor Industries, a family business that supplies engineered plastic and distributes radio control equipment.
In order to become more competitive and to grow their business, the company needed to develop expertise in strategic marketing and new product development. At the time, MacGregor had no in-house marketing experience, so a KTP was an ideal solution to address these challenges.
Manjot came on board to manage the two-year project, fully supported by the expert knowledge of Ronny Nicholas, senior lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Law.
The company has benefited significantly from Manjot's creation of a clear marketing and sales strategy and the KTP has given him an exceptional opportunity to gain commercial skills and knowledge.
He says: "It's been a fantastic experience. I have developed interpersonal and communication skills, gained leadership and project management experience and have travelled extensively across the world."
Following the success of the project, Manjot has been offered a permanent position reporting directly to the MD and is currently undertaking a Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma having already completed a Diploma in Management.
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