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Network Rail and Cranfield School of Management have agreed an educational partnership

Network Rail is offering employees in its supply chain operations function a suite of development opportunities provided by Cranfield. This includes course content relevant to the railway supply chain.

The partnership will see Network Rail staff take advantage of Cranfield School of Management’s full range of educational offerings.

Development of the partnership began in 2018, when Network Rail first welcomed six students of Cranfield’s one-year MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management to work on their thesis projects with its supply chain operations teams.

Mike Bernon, associate professor in supply chain leadership from Cranfield School of Management, said:

“This partnership is already offering great opportunities for our students. Working closely with Network Rail, they are getting to experience ‘real world’ logistics and supply chain challenges with one of the UK’s largest companies.

“We are looking forward to furthering our partnership and developing our educational offering together to enhance the skills of Network Rail’s workforce.”