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Kingston Shortlisted for International CIPD Award

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Kingston University's Business School has been shortlisted for an international CIPD award.

The goal of the programme, devised by Kingston Business School, is to help ensure students are ready for the workplace when they graduate and is in the running for an international Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) award.

The programme is one of seven projects shortlisted for the best learning and development initiative in the public sector in this year's CIPD People Management Awards.

The Kingston programme provides support to students to help develop their expertise in areas such as communication, negotiation, critical thinking and business networking.

More than 1,200 Kingston University students have participated in the programme over the past three years.

Commenting on the nomination, Kingston Business School's business readiness manager Elizabeth Machyntyer, said: "We work closely with University staff, students and employers to devise a programme of training that matches what businesses need from new recruits and to provide students with meaningful work placements that help them develop the skills and confidence they need to thrive in the world of work."

"To be shortlisted by the CIPD as best learning and development initiative is testament to the dedication of the staff who work on the programme as well as to the commitment of the students who have taken part."