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Fire Service Staff Earn University Diplomas

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Twelve members of the Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service received University Diplomas from the Worcester Business School last month.

The group – all of whom have completed a University Diploma in Leadership and Management – were honoured at an awards ceremony at the University’s City Campus.

The Fire and Rescue Service worked alongside the Business School to develop a bespoke course which ran as a series of interactive monthly workshops, providing tutorials in modules which matched the organisational and individual needs of the students.

The 15-month course covered areas such as performance management, organisational innovation and finance, and allowed participants to study around their Fire and Rescue Service careers.

During the award ceremony – the first to be held at the Business School with the Fire and Rescue Service - speeches were given by Tim Maxfield, Director of Business Development at the Worcester Business School; and Hereford and Worcester’s Chief Fire Officer, Mark Yates.

Mr Yates said: “All those picking up their awards today can take great pride in their achievements, and in the dedication, commitment and tenacity they have shown.

“I would also like to express my thanks to the University of Worcester, which has fully supported us in developing the leaders of today and tomorrow.”

Tim Maxfield added: “This is a great example of the University working in partnership with our key clients for learning and development that supports real needs.

“We’re delighted for our colleagues in the Fire and Rescue Service who have shown great tenacity and commitment in achieving their awards in the challenging circumstances of a demanding career.”

For further information on the Leadership and Management Development Programmes offered by the University of Worcester Business School, please contact Sally Docherty on s.docherty@worc.ac.uk or 01905 855279.