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New chance to study the supply chain

[ November 15, 2016   //   ]

The Supply Chain Academy, Leeds Trinity University and the Institute of Supply Chain Management have developed a new degree apprenticeship course, in conjunction with a group of logistics and supply chain firms.

The scheme was awarded a £50,000 development grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). A degree apprenticeship qualification will combine university study alongside paid work, and offer a chartered standard for supply chain managers.

The apprenticeship degree will include supply chain management, purchasing, procurement and risk management.

Supply Chain Academy director Alex Mortimer, said: “There is a real demand across all sectors for highly trained managers to support a strong supply chain process. We are very pleased to be part of this Trailblazer with Leeds Trinity, and are confident that the new qualification not only responds to employer demand, but can also support the crucial role that businesses, particularly SMEs, play within the local economy.”

A first meeting of the Supply Chains Trailblazer will be held on Thursday 8 December at The Supply Chain Academy in Upminster, followed by a dinner and launch event for employers wanting to find out more about the new qualification.

Any businesses, across England, who are interested in the Supply Chain Management degree apprenticeship, are invited to register their interest with Sally Gale at Supply Chain Academy on 01708 259 450 or

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