CIPD recognises student achievements in Business School
Published Tuesday 14th June 2011
The Northamptonshire Branch of The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) recently presented awards to students of Northampton Business School (NBS) for their achievements and hard work
The CIPD is Europe's largest Human Resources development professional body, supporting and developing those responsible for the management and development of people within organisations. NBS offers a range of CIPD approved qualifications including the Certificate Human Resource Management (HRM), the Postgraduate Diploma in HRM and MA HRM. The MA/PG Diploma HRM is aimed at providing high level qualifications for those working in the HRM field, as well as those wanting to develop a career in this area.
Year 3 student Jo-Anne Tillie received an award for outstanding achievement; she has worked for the John Lewis Partnership since 1991 in a variety of roles including, for the last six years, personnel. She currently focuses on the distribution area of the business. Initially, Jo-Anne dealt mainly with policy and procedures and was responsible for working closely with managers to achieve best practice and consistency. She decided to study for a formal qualification to develop her career and make herself a strong candidate in any restructure.
She has since taken on a new role as a Regional Development and Procedures Manager, focusing on management development, as well as continuing with her previous responsibilities. She has been able to work on a wide range of projects at John Lewis and plans to remain with the organisation.
I am such a fan of the way they do business, and I want to be part of that in the future too.Jo-Anne Tillie, Year 3 student
Richard Baker received an award for outstanding achievement on Year 1 of the Postgraduate Diploma in HRM. Richard is currently a HR Manager at Barclaycard in Northampton and has a business partnering role to support the Finance, Marketing and Corporate Affairs departments. His role is focused of the development and delivery of an HR agenda and strategy to support these specific business areas in a way that uses his expertise to implement business critical and value added HR activities and initiatives. His business partnering role covers a range of sites and geographic regions.
Gabi Evans received an award for the production of the Best Management Report on the programme. Gabi's career in HR started at The Art Group four years ago. She currently works for Smurfit Kappa Northampton as a HR Officer. Before moving into HR she worked in education, which included teaching English in China.