Yusen Logistics launches leadership development programme

Yusen Logistics has partnered with the NOVUS Trust and Middlesex University to offer leadership skills training to students doing logistics degrees as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.

The UK logistics carrier is also offering three free free places for senior leaders on its leadership programme that comprises offering online webinars, classroom workshops, books and podcasts. For the students at seven universities the carrier is offering online briefings, Q&A sessions, one-to-one mentoring and research support. 

“The new programme is the natural partner to our existing Management Development Programme, which we’ve run for many years. We’re excited about the addition of the CSR element which brings together a leading logistics charity plus academic specialists to learn alongside our own leaders. Supporting and inspiring the next generation of supply chain professionals as part of the programme will be a great outcome for everyone,” said Liz Veasey, Regional Head of Talent and Development, Europe at Yusen Logistics. 

The NOVUS trust works with universities to support 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. 

In a joint statement announcing the leadership programme, Bethany Windsor, Operations Manager at NOVUS said, “NOVUS recognises the need to reinvent the way in which the supply chain profession finds and prepares its future leaders. The Yusen Leadership Development Programme provides an opportunity for those working in the vital field of supply chain management to inspire the next generation of logisticians and support students in developing skills that will prepare them for a rewarding career in logistics!” 

“NOVUS believes that, by providing applied, sector-relevant education, we can recruit and retain superlative graduates for our sector. Our partnership with Yusen, and the commitment from those on the Leadership Development Programme to deliver talks, panels and mentoring, provides an exciting and tangible insight into the profession that is sure to inspire future logistics leaders.”

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