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Chelmsford: Anglia Ruskin University secures Willmott Dixon learning partnership

10:36 28 January 2013

Rick Willmott, chief executive of Willmott Dixon, and Professor Lesley Dobree, deputy vice chancellor at Anglia Ruskin University

Rick Willmott, chief executive of Willmott Dixon, and Professor Lesley Dobree, deputy vice chancellor at Anglia Ruskin University

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ANGLIA Ruskin University has formed a trading partnership with capital works, regeneration and support services group Willmott Dixon,

The company has chosen Anglia Ruskin ahead of five other universities to validate courses run at its in-house Learning Academy for Leaders,

Under the partnership, senior managers on the Management Development Level (MDL) 3 programme can accrue credits to progress to an MA in Leadership course, starting with a Postgraduate Certificate.

The programmes will be delivered by academics from Anglia Ruskin’s Lord Ashcroft International Business School, based in Chelmsford and Cambridge.

Willmott Dixon, which as more than 3,000 employees and turnover of more than £1billion, invests around £2million on training and development each year, providing an average of four and a half training days per employee compared to an industry average of two days. Around 40 Willmott Dixon managers are enrolled on to the MDL3 each year.

Rick Willmott, group chief executive, said: “Staff development is a huge part of what our company is about. We’ve recognised that for many years the best place to grow talent is from within the business.

“Partnering with Anglia Ruskin University is a significant step for us. We chose them because they support the core values of our company and I know they will strengthen our internal programmes.”

Professor Lesley Dobree, deputy vice chancellor at Anglia Ruskin, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Willmott Dixon in the delivery of programmes for the company’s future leaders.

“Undoubtedly studying in the workplace and by distance learning is an area that will continue to grow, and we are proud that Anglia Ruskin has a long and successful history of working with employers and in customising Higher Education for clients.”

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