Employ our Graduates


The Knowledge Innovation Technology Transfer Scheme (KITTS) involves 10 partner universities in the West Midlands which work together to match small and medium-sized businesses with graduates for three month placements.


Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a leading European programme designed to help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through partnerships with an academic institution. KTPs can vary in length from 10-40 weeks, to one-to-three years.

Student placements

Many of our undergraduates undertake Sandwich Placements, which last for at least 36 weeks. These placements allow businesses to benefit from our students’ knowledge and skills, while the work experience gained by our students improves their employability.

Profile: Ruth Katz - Independent Music Industry Consultant
Course: BSc (Hons) Music Technology
Background: With over 30 years experience in the Music Industry, and working with several companies including EMI, Ruth now runs her own music consultancy business specialising in operations, content protection and education.

Over the years Ruth has been instrumental in employing Music Technology students from Birmingham City University at EMI, either as interns or for graduate positions. Ruth also delivers guest lectures and offers insight into changes in the music industry to final year project students.

Placements offered
Joe Harbinson – Content Protection
Tom Deffee - Digital Team
John Thurlow – Music and Brands
Richard Siddall Jones – Content Protection

Graduate Positions
Steffan Hughes – Content Protection
Joe Harbinson – Content Protection