Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Graduate Students Guaranteed a Job in Supply Chain and Logistics Sectors

Places Available as University of the Year Trains Industry Players of the Future
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UK – As time passes so more and more we hear of the importance of logistics, and the supply chain, to the British economy and we have pointed out before the benefits of youngsters signing up to the courses offered by the NOVUS Trust which guarantees a job for students graduating with the necessary criteria. Now the not-for-profit degree courses stretch to a four year offering which ranges over 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 and NOVUS has published a short film explaining the advantages.

The film aims to inspire anyone with at least three B grades at A-Level to apply by providing a clear insight into the exciting opportunities offered by the degree scheme backed by an impressive list of blue chip sponsors. One of the movie’s stars, graduate Naomi Phillips, is now in a fantastic fashion logistics job with a third party logistics company (3PL). In the film, she explains how the logistics and supply chain degree combines subjects such as business, economics and management. However, compared to standalone degrees in these popular subjects, there is a much higher demand for jobs at the end of it.

The NOVUS scheme is now linked to a BA (Hons) Business with Supply Chain Management (UCAS CODE N202) as well as a BSc (Hons) Logistics Management and Supply Chain (UCAS CODE N9H7) at the University of Huddersfield – the University of the Year, and logistics students currently taking the courses also co-star in the film. They tell viewers what inspires them; how they benefit from the scheme’s mentoring and its balance of academic / practical studies, which relates anything learned in university to real industry, and ultimately the uniqueness of being part of the scheme with a guaranteed job at the end. Andy Kaye, chair of the NOVUS Scheme and founder of BiS Henderson, said:

“The NOVUS scheme has been designed in partnership with leading businesses to channel future leaders into supply chain management, because this sector wants people who are driven, bright, capable and want to work for majors driving UK PLC. I would urge anybody who is making decisions about their career and degree, to watch the new NOVUS movie, it could be the most inspiring 3 minutes and 23 seconds of their life!”

For further information, contact or telephone +44 (0)1484 473346 or visit the NOVUS Trust website.