VolkerFitzpatrick and Nottingham Trent University collaborate to develop teaching, innovation and research

VolkerFitzpatrick, one of the leading engineering and construction companies in the UK, and Nottingham Trent University have announced a new strategic partnership, focused on providing career insights and industry interactions to attract a diverse and work ready future workforce for the engineering and construction sector.

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Ceri Humphrey, Finance Director at VolkerFitzpatrick with Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University

VolkerFitzpatrick, who has a proud and distinguished history that dates back to 1921, carries out work for private and public sector customers on a wide variety of projects.

VolkerFitzpatrick will benefit from the highly skilled Nottingham Trent University (NTU) talent pool, including graduate roles, undergraduate placements, student projects and collaborative programmes for the School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment (ADBE) and to NTU students across the university as a whole.

The partnership brings about key areas of collaboration between NTU and VolkerFitzpatrick, which encompasses teaching and learning, innovation as well as research and development.

VolkerFitzpatrick will continue to support student career insights, as well as providing input into NTU’s curriculum development, ensuring courses continue to be industrially attractive, and recognised at the highest levels by accredited professional bodies, providing students with the attributes needed for future employment.

Stuart Deverill, managing director of VolkerFitzpatrick’s Building division, said:

“Our excellent relationship with Nottingham Trent University has gone from strength to strength over the past 17 years. Working closely together, we have seen the tangible benefits of the rewarding outcome where industry and academia establishes a truly collaborative partnership. Our new strategic partnership will create the opportunity for greater enhanced shared learning and will further support the development of highly skilled and innovative industry ready construction and engineering professionals.”

Vice Chancellor Edward Peck echoed the sentiment, adding:

“VolkerFitzpatrick and Nottingham Trent University enjoy a long relationship which has developed over 17 years. This partnership will develop further and strengthen the relationship to allow us to explore new ways of working together, for the benefit of our students, and VolkerFitzpatrick.

Working closely with VolkerFitzpatrick, one of the leading engineering and construction companies in the UK, presents a unique opportunity for our students to benefit from VolkerFitzpatrick’s industry insights, skillsets, expertise and the opportunities it presents, as a diverse and national employer.

Nottingham Trent University has strategically recognised the importance of the engineering and construction sector and therefore this relationship will become all the more important over the coming months and years in supporting the sector’s need to develop a future fit and highly skilled workforce, and investment in innovation and research.”NTU and VolkerFitzpatrick

Strategic partnerships at NTU

We play a leading role in the social, cultural, economic and environmental development of the City, East Midlands and United Kingdom. We deploy our resources and expertise in close alignment with strategic partners and engage with a wide range of organisations in order to enhance their prospects and those of our students.

VolkerFitzpatrick is one of the leading engineering and construction companies in the UK and provide specialist building, civil engineering and rail expertise to a range of markets to provide a truly integrated service to clients.

Find out more about our sectors and partnerships on our Business and Employers website

VolkerFitzpatrick and Nottingham Trent University collaborate to develop teaching, innovation and research

Published on 1 April 2019
  • Category: Business; School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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