Information for Placement Providers

Our innovative Business Masters is a work-placement based action-learning programme, designed specifically for the most capable and well-qualified graduates who can demonstrate substantial business experience and an element of entrepreneurship in their careers to date. They will also have passed a rigorous recruitment and interview process. In essence, these individuals will be the brightest and best graduates in the North West.


  • develop or improve a chosen area of your business
  • gain new insights that could help to improve profits & enhance existing staff skills
  • gain fresh perspective & inspiration from motivated young talent
  • priority access to the best and brightest postgraduates from across the region

Individual's experience and skills sets differ, as do company requirements. Therefore, consultancy projects will be wide-ranging and may include a variety of activities. Our graduates have already made a difference in their host companies and examples of successful projects may be found by visiting our case studies page. Business leaders have been delighted with the programme:

"I had been worried that the matching process might have been burdensome in terms of form filling and administration from the University. In fact the reverse was true. We have gained a high calibre and talented new recruit for our business and the visits to our website have doubled"  Ed Jonas, MD Staycold

"Matt has fully met, and in many ways exceeded the expectations we had for the Chester Business Masters programme. Overall this has been a very good experience and one we expect to make full use of in future years.”  Derek Jones, B&S Group

"Our intern has really hit the ground running. So far the quality and level of the results generated by her far exceeds our original expectations. She is a well-motivated, adaptive individual who is demonstrating her drive and potential."  Antoine Rey, Senior Director, Europe & Asia Sales at Welocalize

Costs & Support

Graduates should receive an agreed minimum wage salary which equates to approximately £5,200 per 20 week project. The placements are scheduled for October to February and April to August. The University is fully committed in ensuring a beneficial and rewarding experience for all parties. This commences with a specialised matching process and continues with personalised support before, during and after the placement by a team of professionals including a dedicated business development co-ordinator and senior academic staff.

Become part of the Chester Business Masters success story

Please contact Paul McKie to discuss your specific requirements via or call 01244 511878.