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WORLD LEADING BUSINESS SUPPORT

IKEEP
PROGRAMME

Get free intrapreneurial training and industry experience to boost your CV

Expand your skillset

Improve your employability

Gain industry experience

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About the programme

Release your inner intrapreneur and get training and real-world industry experience to set your CV apart from the crowd.

The Intrapreneurial Knowledge Exchange Enterprise Pathway (IKEEP) will give you fully funded training to equip you with the skills to drive innovation and bring fresh thinking to businesses.

In just 8-10 hours you could learn key skills in areas such as business models, critical thinking, effective communication and problem solving.

Once you’ve completed your training, you’ll get the opportunity to take your new skills and help a business solve a challenge or complete a project.

You’ll form a mixed team of three undergraduates and postgraduates from different disciplines to tackle a project brief that interests you – whether that’s analysing a business model, crafting a successful marketing campaign or solving a logistics problem.

Projects last up to four weeks, and you’ll join the business on a remote, part-time or flexible basis.

Did we mention that every student who successfully completes an IKEEP business project is given a £450 stipend?

IKEEP is part funded by the Office for Students.

“The IKEEP project has helped me to develop intrapreneurship skills and to become more open-minded. It has also given me a chance to apply my business knowledge to different enterprises. I liked the way training was done at your own pace to discover what the meaning of intrapreneurial was.”

Tabitha Tuwei, MSc student in Medical Bioscience

“The IKEEP Programme has allowed me to discover that I have strong leadership skills and therefore has influenced me to further develop those skills and look into related roles. Working with NodeWeave, I have gained experience in a high growth sector and used some new programmes. The best part for me was working with people from different degree backgrounds, therefore you get to gain knowledge and understand different perspectives.”

Jenny Jesuthasan, BSc student in Economics

Who should apply?

We welcome applications from students across all disciplines on undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research degrees at our partner universities.

Find out more about the programme in our IKEEP FAQs for students.

Upcoming training cohort dates

September/October training cohort

  • Thursday 23 September, midnight – student registration closes.
  • Friday 24 September – online self-directed IKEEP training starts.
  • Friday 1 October, midnight – deadline for training chapters to be completed.
  • Monday 4 October or Tuesday 5 October, 10.00am to 12.30pm – students attend a 2.5 hour interactive IKEEP live session via video call to complete the training.

Early November training cohort

  • Sunday 31 October, midnight – student registration closes.
  • Monday 1 November – online self-directed IKEEP training starts.
  • Monday 8 November, midnight – deadline for training chapters to be completed.
  • Wednesday 10 or Thursday 11 November, 10.00am to 12.30pm – students attend a 2.5 hour interactive IKEEP live session via video call to complete the training.

November/December training cohort

  • Sunday 28 November, midnight – student registration closes.
  • Monday 29 November – online self-directed IKEEP training starts.
  • Monday 6 December, midnight – deadline for training chapters to be completed.
  • Wednesday 8 or Thursday 9 December, 10.00am to 12.30pm – students attend a 2.5 hour interactive IKEEP live session via video call to complete the training.

How to apply

Please click on the name of the university you currently attend below.

University of Bath

University of Bristol

University of Exeter

University of Surrey

SETsquared is a partnership between

  • University of Bath
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Surrey