Supply chain professionals recognised with a work-based degree solution

Uniserve Group is proud to announce that a new degree apprenticeship standard for supply chain professionals has been approved by the Institute For Apprenticeships.

Supported by the Supply Chain Academy and Leeds Trinity University, Uniserve has chaired the employer’s group that has driven and created the new standard for this qualification. The employer’s group includes some of the UK’s biggest supply chain leaders, including Sainsbury’s, Nestle, Royal Mail, United Biscuits, Siemens, Amazon and DHL Ltd, as well as many SME’s, universities, colleges and supply chain professional bodies.

Official confirmation  of the SUPPLY CHAIN LEADERSHIP PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATED LEVEL 6 DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP approval, was recently delivered to Uniserve HR Director – Paul Stone, who chaired the trailblazer group.

Paul commented ‘This is fantastic news for the group and its members and will be a major boost for supply chain professionals across multiple industries. We are very much looking forward to seeing relevant business-led qualifications and standards available and recognised in supply chain management.

It is a real step forward in professionalising and creating new careers in the supply chain industry. Our group is also communicating with government to map career paths from entry level up to the degree level, but more on that later“.

The supply chain professional degree apprenticeship can be funded from the employer apprenticeship levy with smaller companies potentially able to access generous government co-funding of up to 90% of training costs meaning companies can benefit from minimal investment while developing their most prized assets – their people”.

I would like to thank all of the members of the group who gave up their own time to support this so admirably. Uniserve may have led this, but it was a real collaborative effort between employers and universities to provide the supply sector with the qualifications required for the challenges of the next decade; congratulations should go out to all.”

The degree apprenticeship approval follows news last week that Uniserve Group company – CP Training Services –  have been successful in their application to be an apprenticeship training provider, which means that CP will deliver the apprenticeship.

Supply chain professionals and businesses now have the chance to register interest and be one of the first to gain the qualification by visiting : http://supplychainacademy.org.uk/be-first/ .  Alternatively, interested parties can email info@supplychainacademy.org.uk or call 01708 259450.

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