Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

More companies back Novus degree course

More than 20 retailers, manufacturers and logistics organisations are now backing Novus, the new degree course which  guarantees a job to graduates.

The degree scheme was launched earlier this year. The four year Logistics and Supply Chain BSc degree course is being run by Huddersfield University and the first students will start their degree in September.

Andy Kaye, who chairs the trust’s steering committee, said: We are thrilled to have received such emphatic support from the industry for this innovative degree which is set to insire tomorrow’s supply chain professionals and encourage the best talent to consider a career in the sector.”

To qualify for a guaranteed graduate job  students must achieve a satisfactory placement report, a satisfactory academic report and the minimum achievement of a 2:1 degree.

The course is supported by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Sponsors include:
Premier Foods
Smiths News
Lloyd Fraser
Arla Foods
BiS Henderson
Lafarge Tarmac
Unipart Logistics
Network Rail

Sponsor companies are expected to support the degree with mentoring, paid placements in holidays and the third year, and a commitment to provde at least one graduate job per year.