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Morgan Sindall Construction and Nottingham Trent University announce renewal of their three-year strategic partnership

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Morgan Sindall Construction, a leading UK construction and regeneration company, and Nottingham Trent University (NTU) are excited to announce the renewal of their strategic partnership for an additional three years.

The collaboration which commenced in 2018 continues to focus on providing students with invaluable insights, industrial expertise, apprenticeships, and avenues for collaborative research.

The partnership, which has been instrumental in bridging the gap between academic learning and practical industry experience, will now extend its benefits to even more students and researchers. Over the next three years, Morgan Sindall Construction and NTU will work together to develop new programs and initiatives aimed at enhancing student learning and fostering innovation in the construction sector.

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Key Highlights of the Partnership:

  • Industry Insights and Expertise: Students will have the opportunity to engage with leading professionals from Morgan Sindall Construction, gaining firsthand knowledge of industry trends, challenges, and best practices.
  • Apprenticeships: NTU and Morgan Sindall Group have reached a 2-year agreement worth £1.35million to develop a new level 6 degree apprenticeship in Chartered Surveyor (Quantity Surveying & Project Management). The apprenticeship will be launched in January 2025 and will be available nationwide to all suitable Morgan Sindall Group employees via a block-release delivery model.
  • Collaborative Research: Staff and students from NTU will collaborate with experts from Morgan Sindall Construction on research projects that address real-world problems and explore new technologies and methodologies in construction.
  • Workshops and Seminars: Along with site visits, guest lectures and assessment panels, linked to live sites and mapped to the curriculum, students will benefit from deeper insights into various aspects of the construction industry, from project management to sustainable building practices.
  • Innovation and Development: The partnership will also focus on fostering innovation by supporting student-led challenges that have the potential to bring new ideas and technologies to the construction industry.

Sean Bowles, Regional Managing Director of Morgan Sindall Construction.

We are thrilled to renew our partnership with Nottingham Trent University. This collaboration has been incredibly successful in developing the next generation of construction professionals, and we look forward to continuing this important work.

Andrew Knight, Executive Dean for the School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment at NTU, said:

The strategic partnership with Morgan Sindall Construction is a collaboration that underscores our mutual commitment to advancing skills, talent, apprenticeships, and research in the construction industry.
It reflects our shared vision of excellence and our dedication to nurturing talent that will lead the future of construction. We look forward to the transformative impact this partnership will have on our students, our institution, and the industry at large.

This partnership renewal demonstrates the commitment of both Morgan Sindall Construction and NTU to driving excellence in education and industry practices. By working together, they aim to create a robust pipeline of talented and well-prepared professionals ready to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.