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Rebecca Jobson, Head of Fundraising at Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice and Rachel Divers, Sales Manager at Sodexo, Newcastle United Football Club are both studying the Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Change with the University of Sunderland and they recently joined Sara Jolly on one of the University’s mini podcasts.

On the podcast Rachel and Rebecca give a great insight into their course. They explain about their initial contact with the University of Sunderland and the ESF administration team, the support they have been given and of course how this opportunity will help them within their chosen careers.

Both businesses aim to increase the number of staff accessing the various funded courses that are available. Their interest in the vast portfolio of courses is plain to see alongside the value in having these courses fully funded for their staff is very important, after quite at tough time for each business over the past few months.

Rebecca and Rachel also both agreed that this particular course, which offers 60 University credits on successful completion, is going to be worthwhile to further their own education and professional development.

Give it a listen here:

The University of Sunderland is offering a wide range of fully funded courses through the North East Workforce Skills programme, covering a broad range of subjects, including:
• Business
• Engineering
• Health
• Media
• Teaching
• social work
• investigation
• leadership
• workplace psychology

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