Work Integrated Learning programmes offer participants the opportunity to undertake an intensive two-week course which involves providing consultancy to live clients in the Norfolk area. The groups are authentically assessed in their delivery of the client brief, alongside facilitated teaching from UEA academics throughout the period.
We can also discuss the creation of a virtual or on campus programme for a group of your students. Full details of programmes offered and how to get in touch with us can be found below.
The project groups receive the client brief shortly before their arrival at UEA and then meet with their clients within the first couple of days to agree their deliverables. Delegates then work collaboratively to develop a formative report before delivering a final client presentation.
Norwich Business School are able to offer customised Work Integrated Learning programmes for a group of your students delivered at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
We have experience of delivering Work Integrated Learning programmes on campus and virtually, and would be happy to discuss the most suitable method for your students.
Previous clients include:
Pro2 Automotive Engineering Lotus Driving Academy
Pro2 has been involved in the Lotus Driving Academy (LDA) for more than 12 years and for over the last two years has been running it as a franchise. LDA is a successful customer focused experiential activity. It allows anyone to experience driving a Lotus but also offers a tiered driver training programme, the ‘Lotus Licence’. Unlike other manufacturer based programmes, such as the Porsche Driving Centre at Silverstone or Mercedes Benz World at Brooklands, our focus is on the customer and improving them as a driver, rather than a focus on selling cars.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for allowing us to be involved with the programme. The teams were first class and I think educated us as much as themselves!"
Simon Poole, Founder and Managing Director of Pro2 Automotive Engineering Ltd
Alpha Inclusion and Communication
Alpha Inclusion and Communication is a unique organisation, providing services to public sector clients, families and also commercial services for businesses. The specialist services for schools and families in the area of Autism and Social Communication Difficulties includes training, consultancy and direct work with children and young people. Clients include schools, families and local children’s services. We are established in this sector and have been providing these services for over seven years, maintaining a loyal client base.
The students were a credit to Deakin Business School – extremely professional and already producing quality advice. Thank you for running such a useful partnership programme for Norwich businesses."
Amy Eleftheriades, Founder and Director of Alpha Inclusion Ltd
On campus residential Work Integrated Learning programmes are offered June to August each year, with arrivals and departures on a Saturday.
We would be pleased to discuss hosting virtual programmes throughout the year and would normally suggest a weekday only programme running from Monday to Friday. There can be an option to deliver the programme in the students’ local time zone if appropriate, or to have flexibility with the teaching hours.
The minimum number of students we require to attend a Work Integrated Learning programme is 20, to allow four groups of five students to work with clients. Maximum numbers will be dependent upon client availability and teaching room sizes.
We would be pleased to welcome visiting academic or administrative staff to accompany residential Work Integrated Learning programmes and can offer a subsidised fee for their stay.
For virtual programmes we would be pleased to welcome staff to attend sessions to ensure student participation, and there will be a member of UEA support staff attending to deal with any queries.
We require all students to be aged at least 17 on the official start date of the programme. Programmes will be taught in English so a minimum level of language skills may be necessary.
Fees are dependent on the specific requirements of your group and programme delivery method, contact us and we will provide details specific to your needs.
Not only were we able to develop hands-on skills in digital marketing, but I personally enjoyed the challenge of consulting, leading a team and pitching. The ability to improve comes from pushing yourself further with an open mind and time for reflection, and that is something I truly valued from this WIL experience."
Izzy Spizick from Australia, Work Integrated Learning Programme student