In world-class company

We have unrivalled links with business, industry and governments. We have mutually beneficial relationships with nearly 1,500 organisations around the world, from the smallest owner-managed SMEs to the largest multinational conglomerates, British and international universities, non-government organisations and governments. Organisations offer internships, graduate employment opportunities and research projects to our student body.

For our partners, we deliver world-class science and education with a practical, business-focused edge. We can assemble teams of experts from across our skill sets, often in collaboration with other universities and consultants to meet challenges of your business. Many of our academic staff have also spent considerable portions of their careers in industry or government.

Strategic Partnerships

We have 14 formal, high-level industry strategic partnerships reflecting long-term and deep relationships across academic, research and innovation activities. Many of these partnerships underpin our extensive Innovate UK and ATI portfolios.

Who we work with


Employer Partnerships

Employer partnership organisations provide internship, work placement and graduate scheme opportunities to Cranfield students. The Employer Engagement Team within the Career Development Service provide a bespoke talent management service designed to support organisations’ hiring strategies. Download our Employer Engagement brochure or email recruit@dhlldv.com for more info.

Organisations we work with in this context are detailed below.

4C Associates ACK3 CONSULTORIA DE RIESGOS GLOBALES SL Aecom
AiQ Consulting Airbus Alten Ltd
Anaero Technology Arcadis Ariane Group
Arla Foods Arup Associated British Foods plc
Astrimar ATKA Capital LLP Atkinson Vos
Axiom Events International BAE Systems BD Pharma
BGL Group Limited Binance China Blue Cross
Bottomline Tech Bowman Ingredients BPI Srl
Bradford Deep Space Industries Camgrain Carter Jonas LLP
CCEP Change100 Charityworks
City Farm Systems Collins Aerospace Actuation Systems Connect Real Estate Club
Crane BSU Deimos DXC Technology
eCERTO Elekta Eli Lilly & Company (China)
Energus ESA Esri UK
EuroMoonMars/CHILL-ICE Everfi Extra Miles Tours
F & R Cawley Limited FDM Group Ferrari
Fisher German LLP Flare Bright Ltd Fourth Valley Concierge Corporation
GE Aviation Systems General Electric General Mills
Georgian House Gist GKN Aerospace
Go Ahead Group Graft Social Gravitilab/Raptor Aerospace
G's Fresh GWCN Hamerkop Climate Impacts
HEROTECH8 Hilti (GB) Limited Hoptroff
IAG Tech Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail IBA Group
Inflite The Jet Centre Infrata Ltd Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London
Institute PPrime Isle Utilities ix47
JACOBS JBA Consulting JBA Risk Management Ltd
Johnson & Johnson Justin Stindt Consulting GmbH KONE Corporation
Lazard LGPS Central Limited Lidl
M J Carter Associates MAHLE Powertrain Major Events
Mars Marsh Risk McLaren Automotive
Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains Moody's Investors Service Morson Talent
Moy Park Nestle Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
Nucleargraduates Ocado Retail Opportunity China
Pangea Aerospace Preqin Ltd PuiAroma
PwC QinetiQ QVT
RAL Space Reckitt Researchers In Schools
Rolls Royce Safran Sage
Sanctuary Graduates Sanergy Santander
Scottish Water Secured By Design LTD Security Institute
Severn Trent Sicame Group Siemens Digital Industries Software
Social Supermarket Sourceful Sunseeker International
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd Syngenta Tacit Sims
Tarasco Technology Tech Connect Group TechTarget
TEFL Heaven Thales Alenia Space Thames Water
The Kraft Heinz Company The Manufacturing Technology Centre The Openwork Partnership
The Student Mobility SLU THG - The Hut Group TPC Components AB, Sweden
Turing Talent TwentyFour Asset Management Unilever
Veolia Volador FlyTech Limited Wates
Wavestone WSP UK X4 Group