Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK is lining up the second group of 25 managers to undertake its foundation degree in leadership and management.
The programme was launched in 2008 in collaboration with the University of Northampton, with the first 22 delegates currently approaching the half way mark of the two-year course.
The course has been designed to meet the needs of the business and logistics sector, covering modules such as team leadership, personal development and health and safety.
Programme leader from The University of Northampton, Mike Fearey said: “The standard of work from the students has been extremely impressive. The average marks are very high indeed, much higher than similar programmes delivered both within the university and at other organisations.
“This is testament to the support shown by the organisation and the level of commitment and determination demonstrated by the students, who are trying to juggle very busy day jobs with an extremely in depth and intense development programme.”
Brian Murray, general manager at Norbert Dentressangle’s Bellshill RDC, is currently working towards the degree. He said: “With most of the modules being work-based it has allowed me to put into practice what I have learnt in the classroom. Most importantly, I firmly believe that I will be a better leader as a result of what I have learnt from being on this course.”
Chris Dolby, Norbert Dentressangle’s learning development manager added: “Since beginning the course, three delegates have already been promoted to more senior positions.”
“The feedback from students has been extremely positive and we’re confident that we can replicate these achievements with the new delegates. Most importantly, the current participants have developed and applied knowledge that will enable them to deliver measurable business improvements, as well as enhancing their own career prospects.”
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