Want to be a part of our family?

We take our relationships with the corporate community seriously and view this as a key part of our civic duties.We have an excellent track record of working with businesses to help meet their strategic needs and help address their short and long-term challenges. Please find below a few of the ways we can work together to transform lives and inspire change.


Our rapidly developing work-based Higher and Degree Apprenticeship programme can enable your company to develop employees within your specific job roles. The programme will be tailored to suit your business and is an excellent way to support professional development, as well as attracting new recruits.


Access to talent

We run almost 300 courses in a wide range of subjects and provide a pipeline of graduates for businesses across the UK. Placements allow students to spend time with your business whilst studying and many will return to the business upon graduation. We also work in partnership with Unitemps to provide students to businesses for a wide range of temporary work opportunities.

Research and Innovation

Our academic staff are committed to working with businesses nationally and internationally to develop research, which supports businesses in tackling challenges that they may be facing or supporting them in driving innovation within their businesses. Our Innovate Northamptonshire programme enables us to provide some funding to help businesses access the best academic expertise they require.


We offer a range of consultancy solutions for businesses looking for advice and support from experienced professionals. Our academic and professional experts have practical or managerial experience in public, private and third sector organisations. Areas in which consultancy is offered include arts, business and management, education and children’s services, health, waste management and creative leather technologies.


We provide short and long-term, accredited and non-accredited development training and professional courses for businesses in a number of subject areas: from leadership and management, engineering, marketing, to health and education. By bringing together our academic staff and your in-house trainers, we can blend a bespoke programme that delivers the development objectives of your business.


In September 2018 we will be moving to Waterside. This Campus has been designed to adapt to 21st-century teaching but will also have a community space, including a hotel, leisure space and links to the town’s Enterprise Zone and Cultural Quarter. We will be encouraging our corporate clients and partners to use this facility to support their business needs.

Business support and funding

The University of Northampton’s Growth Hub works with Northamptonshire new and established businesses to help them grow and create jobs. Support is provided in a number of areas including: access to innovation and growth funding; encouraging trading opportunities between local businesses; innovation advice and networking; start-up advice and funding and others.


The above outlines the main ways that we are able to work with businesses, but we would be very pleased to have a consultative conversation with you about the challenges that your business faces and how we may be able to support you. For overall business support, please contact us.