Willmott Dixon

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Company Profile

Willmott Dixon is one of the UK’s largest privately-owned capital works, regeneration and support service companies. Founded in 1852, Willmott Dixon has grown to become one of the country's most recognisable brands for the built environment.

Our challenge

To help Willmott Dixon obtain accreditation for their internal training provision, that would enable their staff to progress onto an academic course. This would allow them to develop their internal talent pool across the organisation, with the right skill sets to create a sustainable foundation for career progression.

Our solution

Willmott Dixon chose Anglia Ruskin ahead of five other universities to validate its internal course for future leaders, the Management Development Level (MDL) 3 programme. The partnership allows senior managers on the MDL3 programme to accrue credits to progress to our MA in Leadership and Management, starting with the Postgraduate Certificate.

"We are delighted to be partnering with Willmott Dixon in the delivery of programmes for the company’s future leaders. Undoubtedly studying in the workplace and by distance learning is an area that will continue to grow, and we are proud that Anglia Ruskin has a long and successful history of working with employers and in customising Higher Education for clients."

Professor Lesley Dobree, Deputy Vice Chancellor at Anglia Ruskin

What Willmott Dixon say

"Willmott Dixon prides itself as a place of learning and development with our industry-leading management and leadership programmes producing home-grown talent year on year. Anglia Ruskin University have provided the academic expertise to enable Willmott Dixon to accredit some of these programmes, and in so doing, have provided an academic route with which our people can progress their studies. The choice of Anglia Ruskin as an academic partner was the culmination of a long and rigorous process."

Sarah Packman, Group Learning and Development Manager, Willmott Dixon

Anglia Ruskin prevailed by providing the right blend of reputation, professionalism and business awareness that Willmott Dixon needed
Sarah Packman
Group Learning and Development Manager, Willmott Dixon

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