New Partnership Agreement for Year in Industry placements between NNUH and UEA
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has entered into a new employability partnering agreement with the Norwich Business School, UEA, to offer placements to business school students as part of the Year in Industry programme, with placement opportunities to commence in 2021.
The first intake of undergraduates are set to join the finance department at the hospital from this September to give students valuable experience supported by finance professionals and an insight into the work the finance team does to support the hospital to operate effectively.
Roy Clarke, NNUH Chief Finance Officer, said: “We are excited at the opportunity to partner with the Norwich Business School. Through the Year in Industry placements, we believe that we will offer students a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the day-to-day operations of our hospital and play a part in shaping future healthcare provision for the people of Norfolk.”
Students will be matched with the placement opportunities and will secure paid employment of up to 14 months with the NNUH in a variety of business-related roles as part of their undergraduate course with Norwich Business School.
Olga Tregaskis, Head of Norwich Business School, said: “This partnership is the start of a long-term agreement to support the students on the Year in Industry programme and is a result of years of joint initiatives between the two organisations and our ambitions for a stronger collaboration.”
James Gardiner, Director of Employability, who manages the programme on behalf of Norwich Business School, added: “The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has an outstanding commitment to staff development and we are privileged to form a partnership. By building on the links between NNUH and NBS, we can further support graduates, and create a pipeline of development opportunities within the NNUH through our Year in Industry programme and employability events.”