DHL Supply Chain has joined forces with Birmingham City University to develop a foundation degree in logistics. The initial three-year course is open exclusively to employees of DHL Supply Chain’s automotive team. By 2012 it will be extended to other sectors within DHL, as well as other companies in the logistics industry.
The course is run by Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment and involves eight hours of teaching a week. Assessment will take place throughout the degree through a mixture of course work assignments and in-class examinations.
Paul Dyer, UK managing director & global sector leader DHL Automotive, said: “Helping our staff up-skill through a formal qualification programme will directly enhance our workplace skills. Our business strategy is to build on our number one market position and having the best qualified staff is fundamental to helping us achieve this. Ultimately, a highly skilled and motivated workforce will enhance the relationships we have with our customer base.”
DHL is looking to partner with other educational establishments across the country, with the aim of equipping its staff with the transferable skills highly valued by its customers.