Working with you

By combining academic expertise with industry experience and our position as a catalyst for growth within our region, we can help you meet your aims in a variety of contexts. That ranges from working with local health organisations, to international athletes.

The services and support we provide to businesses include knowledge transfer partnerships, continuing professional development courses, consultancy and graduate recruitment.

Talk to us about your business needs

Each of our faculties has a dedicated representative to help you connect with the right experts and services at BU.

Meet the team: Rachel Clarke, Bournemouth University Business School | Matt Desmier, Faculty of Media & Communication | Finn Morgan, Faculty of Science & Technology | Mary-Ann Robertson, Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

Matt Desmier, Business Engagement & Knowledge Exchange Manager in the Faculty of Media & Communication

Complete our enquiry form to start a conversation

Visit our free employer portal to upload opportunities to our jobs board and view contact details for placement and graduate-focused staff.

Connecting you with future talent

We’re proud of BU’s graduates and what they go on to achieve, and we’re also proud of how our Careers team supports them in meeting their goals.

Our annual Jobs Fair provides an ideal way for employers to engage with current students and future graduates. Employers in attendance have included the likes of Electronic Arts, IBM, Mazars, NHS, Sunseeker, Teach First, Nationwide, Oxfam, HMRC, and Wilmott Dixon.

MyCareerHub, our online portal providing support to current students and recent graduates, also enables employers to advertise job opportunities directly to those emerging talents.

Find out how we can connect you to the right people Find out about apprenticeships at BU

Funding that helps you grow

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) will embed a high-calibre graduate into your organisation and partner you with a leading BU academic, and is a proven way to help you develop new products and improve your services – giving you an edge over your competitors.

What’s more, KTPs are largely funded by the UK Government – 67% for SMEs and 50% for large organisations – while your own costs are eligible under the research and development tax credits scheme, reducing your contribution even further.

Find out more about KTPs

Staff development and continuing professional development

A 2022 cohort on the Help to Grow management programme

Your most vital asset is your people. As a university, we know just how important it is to help people reach their potential, and we can help your staff to drive you to greater heights. We offer short courses, bespoke courses, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and continuing professional development options.

In healthcare, this involves a broad spectrum of programmes, all of which can be found on our CPD application portal.

In management, our Help to Grow programme is 90% subsidised by the government and is aimed at senior leaders of small and medium businesses. We offer a range of management training opportunities in addition to this; please get in touch to find out more.

We also provide training in the areas of sonar technology, gym instruction, sports massage and personal training, and environmental management.

Find out more about how we can help develop your staff

Sustainability expertise

Our Poole Gateway Building on Talbot Campus, viewed here from the solar panels on the top of the Fusion Building, has the BREEAM 'excellent' sustainability standard

We are committed to helping to protect and preserve a sustainable environment, and we have embedded that ethos into everything that we do. It influences how we power our buildings, how we dispose of our waste, what and how we educate our students, the type of research we do – and the ways we work with other organisations.

By embedding sustainability into all our processes and practices, you can work with us safe in the knowledge that you are partnering with an organisation that is committed to preserving the planet, and will be able to explore ways we can do that better together.

Get in touch to find out more about partnering with us

Chapel Gate main building entrance

BU Community Business

Chapel Gate, based near Bournemouth International Airport, houses a wide range of sporting facilities and is managed by BU Community Business Ltd (BUCB).