Classic KTP Vacancy advertisement details

Reference: 3882/1

Location: Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 4JT
Salary: £30,000 - £34,500
Qualification required: MEng or PhD
Closing Date: 05 May 2019
KTP Advert Ref: 3882/1
Based at British Bakels, Bicester, you will lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project to enable Bakels to improve the quality of their products and improve efficiency by developing and enhancing the use of Near Infrared (NIR) technology in the quality control testing of ingredients.

• The opportunity to undertake a Higher Degree
• Attendance at two residential managerial workshops (each of one week’s duration)
• £6,000 individual training budget
• The opportunity to lead a project, develop project management skills and improve long term career prospects
• Management training and mentoring by a Knowledge Transfer Network KT Adviser
• Full access to university resources to complete the project

The KTP Associate will be an employee of Newcastle University, with co-supervision provided by Teesside University, but will spend most of their working time at the company’s premises at Granville Way, Bicester. Although the contract is fixed-term for a duration of 3 years, more than 70% of KTP staff are made a permanent job offer by their KTP company.

British Bakels manufacture and distribute a range of baking ingredients and mixes, including breads, pastries, cakes and glazes. Bakels has established sales, customer service and technical teams to service the needs of the three sectors in which it operates – supermarkets, industrial bakeries and artisan bakers. Customers benefit from tailored support, which also includes support and advice with regard to packaging and equipment. Bakels’ dedicated R&D team continually update products to ensure the changing demands of customers are met.

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Professor Jarka Glassy ( or Professor Gary Montague (

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Skills required: You should have achieved a MEng Degree in a relevant technological field or a PhD in a related area of application together with experience using qualitative and quantitative research methods. Proficiency in practical engineering monitoring and control would be an advantage.
Knowledge Base Partner: Newcastle University
Company partner: British Bakels Limited
Company business area: Manufacture and distribute a range of baking ingredients and mixes - including breads, pastries, cakes and glazes.
Contact: Sharon Cochrane, KTP Unit
Newcastle University
Business Development & Enterprise
King's Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU, Tel: 0191 2088605
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