Partnership struck to develop managerial capability and know-how
A new strategic partnership is helping to develop the managerial talent and expertise within outsourcing company TNT Business Solutions.
Coventry University's leadership arm Acua Limited is delivering a foundation degree in leadership capability to 13 TNT Business Solutions employees to increase managerial capability and know-how within the company.
The two-and-half-year foundation degree covers all aspects of leadership, project management, organisational structure and many other facets of business and is designed to help managers get the most out of their teams.
Sue Barnes, director of HR at TNT Express Services UK & Ireland, said: "The foundation degree is realising excellent results for us through a combination of both academic and vocational learning, which helps us to develop knowledge and skills, enhancing our people capability and ultimately, the service we are able to provide to our customers."
The programme includes specialist information and records management modules and one of the learners, Sarah Shelton, business development manager at TNT Business Solutions; project managed the creation of the new centre which is taking on the storage of Land Registry documents.
Professor Madeleine Atkins, vice-chancellor of Coventry University, said: "Through Acua's programmes, the University's business-friendly approach and expertise in innovative learning is directly benefiting organisations' workforces at a time when employee engagement and professional development is crucial to growth."
As part of the partnership, TNT Business Solutions became a founder member of the Acua Leadership Networking Forum which provides companies with the opportunity to discuss business issues and exchange ideas.
The Forum was successfully trialled with TNT Business Solutions and West Midlands Fire Service attending a workshop to share best practice between the public and private sectors.