Nearly 200 students were recognised for their knowledge of trade and export at the Institute of Export graduation ceremony at Mansion House in London this week.
Jane Smith from Jontine Products (Lincoln) Ltd who achieved the highest score in the Foundation Degree (FdA) Professional Practice in International Trade, said: “I wanted to ensure that I understood the requirements of trade and export from both a legal and good practice perspective. The course was distance learning over two years, allowing me flexibility to study alongside running the business.
“I was able to implement change and improvement from within a supported learning environment. The course content proved to be entirely pertinent to my business and I cannot hesitate in recommending it.”
The Institute’s programmes include a foundation degree in Professional Practice in International Trade, developed in collaboration with Anglia Ruskin University; a BSc (Hons) in Management Practice – International Trade, delivered with Plymouth University, and an MSc in International Trade, Strategy and Operations, offered in conjunction with Warwick University.
IOE director general, Lesley Batchelor, said: “It’s tremendous that so many businesses are investing in equipping their employees with the skills to maximise the wealth of opportunities in international trade and we wish our graduates continued success. The breadth of courses we offer reinforces our ongoing commitment to embed professionalism in international trade."