We are delighted to celebrate the milestone success of Locunda Karam, CEO of Strategic Project Services Ltd based in Cape Town, South Africa, the first graduate of the Institute of Export’s innovative two year Foundation Degree in Professional Practice of International Trade.
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A group of 14 Institute of Export students from various IOE educational courses took part in a field trip to the port of Southampton on 2nd August, and experienced at first-hand the operations of a major international sea port.
As guests of Associated British Ports, the operators of the port of Southampton, they were privileged to take as glimpse into the port movements control room, which acts as the port’s nerve centre, controlling and supervising the movement of dozens of vessels of all sizes, from small leisure craft and passenger ferries, to container vessels and oil tankers. The visit was particularly interesting as it took place just hours before the start of Cowes Week, the busiest sailing event in the UK calendar, which brings hundreds of small vessels into the congested waters of the Solent.
A tour of the port also gave students an excellent opportunity to witness the port’s key areas of activity, namely the 3 “Cs”; containers, cars and cruises, as various vessels catering for all of these product areas were being handled. The container berths were of particular interest as many of the students have direct experience of container shipping in their work environment. The group also viewed some of the port’s bulk handling operations, including the grain and scrap metal terminals.
The students agreed that the visit provided a fantastic opportunity to witness the operational activities which underpin a major world-class port. It is hoped that further field trips to ports and other key shipping and logistics centres can be arranged in the future
The Institute of Export is delighted to announce another milestone in its commitment to enhance the UK’s export performance by setting and raising professional standards in international trade management and export practice.
We’ve added an additional module to our innovative two year Foundation Degree in Professional Practice of International Trade. Developed in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University, the flexible learning course programme gets underway in September 2013.
The countdown is on to recruit students to the Institute of Export’s innovative two year Foundation Degree in Professional Practice of International Trade which is instrumental in powering UK businesses to global trading success.
With the September spotlight on the start of new terms, the IOE is continuing its drive and awareness campaign to encourage school leavers and employees to seek out alternative careers and consider our wealth of qualifications in export and international trade that will boost their prospects of employment in this vibrant sector.
As growing businesses continue to place more emphasis on the importance of international trade to open new doors and keep their sales pipelines flowing, our two-year Foundation Degree in Professional Practice of International Trade (costing just £5500 in total) provides a vocational approach to all aspects of international trading.
As a drop of nearly ten per cent in the number of UK university admissions for autumn is blamed squarely on the hike in tuition fees to £9000 per annum, here at the Institute of Export we are urging students to think laterally when planning their future careers – and choose a path in a sector tipped for growth.
You may have read in the news that we’re passionate at the Institute of Export about encouraging UK businesses to invest in exporting’s next generation
Designed with this goal in mind, we’ve launched a two-year Foundation Degree, in professional practice of international trade. The course offers a practical vocational approach to all aspects of trading internationally and it also helps those with some experience to be both efficient and profitable. Our Director General Lesley Batchelor explains more about the course benefits in the video below.