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The Commercial Operations team at the University of Chester provides businesses the opportunity to join a thriving community of companies across three University sites.


We facilitate the collaboration between industry and academia is, without doubt, the unique offer brought to business who engage with the University. It's not simply a question of space, it's an opportunity to engage with experts in your field of business.

Developing and supporting innovation. The team is made up of commercial experts who have a wide range of experience to help encourage innovation in your business development. This includes the options of the helping to identify potential funding sources available.

Engagement with careers and employability. As a business that is engaged with the University, you have the ability to benefit from the student workforce. The University has a number of schemes in operation which enable local businesses to work with students on projects, work placements and experience through to degree apprenticeships. The Commercial Operations team can help to identify the most suitable options. They include:

  • Student placements/work based learning - All our students are required to undertake a 5 week unpaid placement in a business
  • Graduate employment and internships – The University can advertise your vacancies free of charge to our new graduates.
  • Degree apprenticeships - You could access funding to cover the cost of a degree apprenticeship.

Analytical services are available to businesses who need to access high spec analytical equipment or simply want to submit samples for a host of analytical testing services.