Current KTP Associate Opportunities

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Audio Systems Engineer - (KTP Associate)

Opportunity ID  966

Opportunity Closing Date 11 September 2022, 23:55

Primary Location  Other KTP (only)

School or Business Unit  Research & Knowledge Exchange

Contract Type  Full Time Fixed Term

Anticipated end date  October 2024

Salary  Other KTP (only)

Salary  £30,000 - 33,000

Opportunity  

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Engineering graduate to fast-track their career development as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate.  The successful candidate will undertake a 24-month collaborative project between KP Acoustics Group Ltd (one of the leading acoustic consultancies in the UK) and the University of Salford (Acoustics Research Centre, School of Science, Engineering and Environment).

This post is a dynamic role looking to develop a highly directional, personalised sound masking system for use in office environments to improve productivity and reduce distraction.

Based in Southampton, you will be supported by the staff from the company and an academic team from the University of Salford whilst undertaking scientific research work.  In addition to working in a commercial company in close contact with other staff, the Associate will gain experience of being a key player within the growth of the business. 

The vision for this KTP is to develop an innovative personalisable, bespoke and adaptable sound masking system which uses a soundscaping approach to enhance the acoustic environment, and which enables segregation of different soundscapes even in an open plan space. 

The KTP will enable KP Acoustics to meet their strategic aims to expand and diversify, whilst further developing the acoustic consultancy market.   The project will be innovative both to the business, as it integrates product design with architectural acoustic design, and also to the market, as it will develop innovative features not currently offered in sound masking system.

Skills required

Candidates should possess a degree with a minimum of a 2:1 BEng or BSc in a relevant Engineering discipline (e.g. Audio Engineering, Acoustics, Electronics, Telecommunications, Computing or Mechanical Engineering) or in Physics. A Masters level qualification although desirable is not an essential requirement when applying for this post, as the opportunity to study for a further qualification is available.

The successful candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently and to tight deadlines within a dynamic team environment.

Research & Development Engineer - (KTP Associate)

Opportunity ID  967

Opportunity Closing Date  11 September 2022, 23:55

Primary Location  Other KTP (only)

School or Business Unit  Research & Knowledge Exchange

Contract Type  Full Time Fixed Term

Anticipated end date  October 2024

Salary  Other KTP (only)

Salary  £30,000 - 33,000

Opportunity  

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Engineering graduate to fast-track their career development as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate.  The successful candidate will undertake a 24-month collaborative project between Farrat Isolevel Ltd (a family owned and operated business operating in the construction, industrial and power generation sectors) and the University of Salford (School of Science, Engineering & Environment). 

This post is a dynamic role looking to develop a series of tools and consultancy to improve the take up of thermal breaks to improve buildings energy efficiency performance.

Based in Altrincham, Cheshire you will be supported by the staff from the company and an academic team from the University of Salford whilst undertaking scientific research work.  In addition to working in a commercial company in close contact with other staff, the Associate will gain experience of being a key player within the growth of the business. It is hoped that the Associate will secure a full-time position with the company partner on successful completion of the KTP as a permanent employee, in order to fully embed and implement the work undertaken and to continue to support R&D activities within the business.

Farrat has recently sponsored a PhD exploring and validating theoretical thermal models of structural steel connection details, where they penetrate a building’s thermal envelope, against real world details, looking at the performance gap in how details are realised and actually constructed, and how they perform in the real world.

The vision for this KTP, is to translate the results gained into practical applications; realise an ability to offer a global specialist support consultancy in detailing complex structural connections; and to push the boundaries of what is achievable with structural penetrations that have either had thermal performance ignored or resulted in compromised or over designed details.

The successful candidate will receive extensive practical and formal training, gain highly desirable specialist business skills, broaden knowledge and expertise within an industrially relevant project, and gain valuable experience from their commercial and academic mentors. The KTP Associate will benefit from a Personal Development Budget of £4,000 and will have the opportunity to register free of charge for a postgraduate research qualification.

Skills required

A minimum MSc in in physics, engineering or related discipline.  The successful candidate will be encouraged to register for a higher degree (fees waived).

The successful candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently and to tight deadlines within a dynamic team environment.

Data Scientist - (KTP Associate)

Opportunity ID  810

Opportunity Closing Date  21 September 2022, 23:55

Primary Location  Other KTP (only)

School or Business Unit  Research & Knowledge Exchange

Contract Type  Full Time Fixed Term

Salary  Other KTP (only)

Salary  £37000 - £43000

Opportunity  

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Computer Science, Data Science or related graduate to fast-track their career development as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate. The role on offer is that of a Data Scientist working with Irwin Mitchell and the University of Salford. 

This new and exciting role is looking to create an innovative, leading data science and machine learning capability utilising advanced data analytics and insights, to enhance the services and transform the client and colleague experience.

Who are Irwin Mitchell

Nationally acclaimed, future focused, innovative and supportive, Irwin Mitchell are experts at financial planning and offering legal advice with the human touch.  Irwin Mitchell employs over 3,300 staff throughout the UK offering personal and specialist services to national and international organisations and institutions, small and medium-sized businesses and individuals.

Irwin Mitchell is ranked 16th in the UK’s Best Workplaces guide by the Great Place To Work Institute. It is recognised by Legal Week as having the 2nd highest proportion of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic lawyers. The company has Flexible by Choice ways of working, giving colleagues freedom to work where and when they want. Irwin Mitchell is the only firm in the top 25 law firms to operate in all of the 5 largest UK market segments.

Location: Based either at home, or from Irwin Mitchell offices in Sheffield or Manchester (or a hybrid of your choice), you will be supported by the staff from the company and an academic team from the University of Salford’s Science, Engineering and Environment department.

The Project

This project will provide the catalyst to build the firm’s in-house data science and machine learning capability. The successful candidate will sit within the Data Centre of Excellence, embedding capability and knowledge, with the KTP allowing Irwin Mitchell to take the next steps to confidently understand what needs to be done to innovate and build a market leading legal resource planning solution. 

The impact of this KTP will be positive enhancements to the Client journey and service offerings, together with improvements to the Client experience.

Additional added benefits: The successful candidate will receive extensive practical and formal, gain highly desirable specialist business skills, broaden knowledge and expertise, and gain valuable experience from their commercial and academic mentors. You will benefit from a Personal Development Budget of £5,000 in addition to your salary and will be encouraged to register for a postgraduate degree (fees waived). There is also opportunity to gain industry accreditation.

Skills required: A minimum 2.1 BEng or BSc in in Computer Science, Data Science, or related discipline. A Masters level qualification in a relevant subject is desirable but not essential when applying for this post.

The successful candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently and to tight deadlines within a dynamic team environment.