Skills and Talent

Our education programmes offer the highest quality learning experience, so that our students are ready, resilient and effective in the working world. We are constantly engaging with all sizes and sectors of business to support this, providing integrated education and career development programmes. 

skills talent

Our reskilling and education programmes, such as Degree Apprenticeships, Executive MBAs and other Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes are in continual development with businesses to ensure we bridge the gaps around data science and digital skills.

At C-Suite level, The Birmingham Leadership Institute allows leaders and chief executives to come together to work on system leadership challenges and on their own personal and professional development.

As you build out your workforce to take advantage of the opportunities in the region, you can work with us to develop placement and internship programmes and access our graduates

Student Knowledge Exchange

To showcase and develop our student talent with business, we have launched the ‘Student Knowledge Exchange Re-Imagined’ project. These are a series of boot camps and workshops with business. We are currently looking for businesses who are considering their plans for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and would like access to our students’ ideas across many disciplines, while providing our students with tangible experience with business.

Access the Student Knowledge Exchange Project

Get Involved!

We offer a number of support initiatives for businesses, from sector-specific regional impact programmes for SMEs to strategic R&D projects funded by Innovate UK such as smart grants and knowledge transfer partnerships, where knowledge and expertise from the university, via a graduate, is taken into a business, in order to deliver impact and productivity to the bottom line and are available for companies of any size. 


From boosting jobs and investment, to promoting Birmingham and the West Midlands’ national and international reputation, the University of Birmingham is dedicated to building a lasting legacy from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. We want to work with businesses who support #GameChangingBirmingham.

Contact the Business Engagement team