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NTU granted Bronze award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

We’re proud to announce that Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has been granted the Bronze award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS), ran by the Ministry of Defence.

Armed Forces Covenant Bronze Award

Like many other institutions, businesses, and charities we are a supporter of the Armed Forces and are aware of the huge commitment and sacrifice that serving members of the Armed Forces and veterans give, and also the commitment of their families.

To be recognised for our public commitment to supporting staff and potential employees that are part of the Armed Forces Community is a privilege and an honour.

Max Bardwell, Senior Business Development Manager at NTU's Medical Technologies Innovation Facility and former reservist told us: “The Armed Forces Covenant is fundamentally about enabling wider participation in higher education and higher education employment; by lowering barriers for those who might otherwise find it prohibitively difficult to engage. This speaks to the core of NTU’s mission and is therefore why we are pleased at being able to sign up to the covenant.”

Reservists and veterans bring a variety of transferable skills and qualities to the civilian workplace, developed throughout their military careers, and we look forward to continuing our work in support of the Armed Forces in the coming years.

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    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was named University of the Year 2019 in the Guardian University Awards. The award was based on performance and improvement in the Guardian University Guide, retention of students from low-participation areas and attainment of BME students.

    NTU was also the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017, and The Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018. These awards recognise NTU for its high levels of student satisfaction, its quality of teaching, its engagement with employers, and its overall student experience.

    The university has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest ranking available.

    It is one of the largest UK universities. With nearly 32,000 students and more than 4,000 staff located across four campuses, the University contributes £900m to the UK economy every year. With an international student population of more than 3,000 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook.

    The university is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable NTU to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was awarded University of the Year in the UK Social Mobility Awards 2019.

    A total of 82% of its graduates go on to graduate entry employment or graduate entry education or training within six months of leaving. Student satisfaction is high: NTU achieved an 87% satisfaction score in the 2019 National Student Survey.

NTU granted Bronze award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

Published on 6 July 2020
  • Category: Business

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