Middlesex Uni

Yusen Logistics has launched a training programme in partnership with the Novus Trust and Middlesex University.

The Yusen Leadership Development Programme aims to inspire the next generation of logisticians.

Under the Leadership Development Programme, Yusen will provide three free places on the programme for senior leaders, and will also support students currently completing logistics degrees.

Participants on the programme will provide online briefings to students from across seven universities, as well as Q&A sessions, one-to-one mentoring and research support. Training will be delivered via online webinars, the Lumina Leader 360, books and podcasts and class based learning when possible. The programme will also include a new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) element.

Liz Veasey, Yusen regional head of talent and development, said: “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.”

The Novus Trust 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.

Bethany Windsor, Novus operations manager said: “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.”

Lakshmi Narasimhan Chari, senior lecturer at Middlesex University, welcomed the programme launch. He said, “The interactions with Yusen have been fantastic and it is extremely pleasing to know the synergies between what we educate and what happens in Yusen.”

He added: “Our students are provided with opportunities to embark on research projects that could be useful for Yusen and, at the same time, they are mentored by industry specialists.”