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NOVUS works with leading universities to provide students studying business, logistics and supply chain degrees with guest lectures, mentoring and career coaching, placements for the summer and a third year year-long industrial placement, in addition to guaranteed graduate employment. .
 
NOVUS courses, run through University of Huddersfield, have been designed collaboratively by industry professionals and academic experts to give students all of the skills, competencies, knowledge and experience needed to prepare them for a successful career in supply chain management. All great businesses excel at both strategic planning and managing practical details – that’s exactly what NOVUS courses are all about. They offer a new approach to learning about how efficient supply chains are vital to business success and provide a unique insight into supply chain theory and practice. They explore how leading companies plan and manage their supply chains and develop understanding of the business environment and professional leadership skills.  BA (Hons) Business with Supply Chain Management has a greater emphasis on general business management, whereas BSc (Hons) Logistics and Supply Chain Management focuses more on technical and analytical skills applicable to the supply chain. They are both four year sandwich courses that are packed with professional development opportunities through work experience, placements, mentoring, guest lectures, site visits and professional qualifications. 

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NOVUS was founded by BiS Henderson and is part of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport family. Sponsor companies, providing the opportunities outlined, are: 

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CILT says that the scheme, led by industry for industry, is intended to fill a chronic skills gap – the logistics industry has experienced a regrettable shortage of sufficient graduate recruitment for many years and existing programmes are not presently supplying sufficient numbers of talented individuals. David Leach, from the University of Huddersfield, says “The demand for our graduates has always outstripped the supply of young people choosing to study the subject. The NOVUS scheme is a great way for industry and the university sector to work together to encourage more talented people in to the industry.” 
 
For further information, visit the website or contact Bethany Fovargue, NOVUS Operations Manager, on 01536 740124 or bethany.fovargue@ciltuk.org.uk

Novus: Logistics BSc course will guarantee job at completion

A major new initiative designed to attract, encourage and increase the numbers of talented young personnel joining the logistics sector will guarantee a graduate job after the completion of a four year course.

The Novus is an initiative produced by BiS Henderson and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in sponsorship and collaboration with the Lloyd Fraser Group, Premier Foods, Unipart Logistics, the University of Huddersfield and Wincanton.The scheme, jointly launched in February by the University of Huddersfield and the Novus, will result in a BSc degree in Supply Chain and Logistics, and will feature mentoring throughout the course, holiday work at the end of the first year, industry placements in the third year, and a guaranteed graduate job on completion after meeting the qualifying criteria, of a satisfactory placement report, a satisfactory academic report and the minimum achievement of a 2:1 degree.

The course covers supply chain management, finance, statistics, organisational structure and methods, sociology and psychology, transport network design, warehouse design, inventory management supply chain IT, and HR management. 

 

Left to right: University of Huddersfield's David Leach, Senior Lecturer, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, is pictured with fellow colleagues Dr Nick Hubbard, Head for Division of Logistics, Transport & Tourism and Associate Dean of The Business School Professor Colin Bamford alongside:

Andy Kaye, CEO, BiS Henderson

Neil McConchie, Managing Director, Lloyd Fraser

Chris Chaplin, Implementation Director, M&S

Steve Agg, former CEO of Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport

 

Former CEO of CILT said “We are delighted to give both our support and our administrative experience to the Novus. It is vital for the success of the UK as a whole that the best students consider a career in supply chain, logistics and transport. All too often young people choosing a degree are unaware of our profession or what it has to offer; but with a guaranteed job at the end of the course for those who graduate, our profile is set to rise swiftly.” 

CILT says that the scheme is set to be led by industry for industry, and is intended to fill a chronic skills gap – the logistics industry has experienced a regrettable shortage of sufficient graduate recruitment for many years and existing programmes are not presently supplying sufficient numbers of talented individuals. David Leach, from the University of Huddersfield, says “The demand for our graduates has always outstripped the supply of young people choosing to study the subject. The Novus scheme is a great way for industry and the university sector to work together to encourage more talented people in to the industry.” 
 
For further information, visit the website or contact: Elizabeth Stribley, Professional Development Admin Co-ordinator on 01536 740108 or elizabeth.stribley@ciltuk.org.