August 10, 2018, by Liz Cass

University of Nottingham delivers development programme for CRRC

The University of Nottingham has played host to the seventh cohort of the CRRC International Talent Development Programme.

CRRC is the world’s largest manufacturer of rolling stock including high-speed trains, tram systems, commuter services and locomotives.  They work with the University of Nottingham who design and deliver this programme for high-potential employees from across their subsidiaries.

Each year, 100 delegates are selected to attend the programme which comprises of three months studying aspects of international business at University of Nottingham Ningbo, followed by a three week programme in the UK, Germany or USA. The UK programme is primarily an opportunity for the delegates to understand how global companies based in the UK develop their strategies and deliver their operations as well as getting a more detailed insight to the Rail Sector in the UK.

The 2018 group have visited organisations such as Rolls-Royce, Network Rail, JCB, Romax Technologies and have inputs from Jaguar Land Rover, Fraser Nash Consultancy, Qinesis and other experts in the Rail Sector.

Mr Xing Shuyan, Group Leader of the 2018 UK cohort, said: “This programme is very beneficial as it provides us with a unique opportunity to live and study in the UK as well as visiting companies who have shared their strategic aims and methods with us. This knowledge will help each one of us to develop our own management capability and contribute to the further success of CRRC global business.”

The group will bring the insights learned from these visits together through a Business Improvement Project in which they make suggestions of how CRRC can use the learning from the programme to develop an aspect of its international business.

Michelle Hill, UK Programme Director, commented: “It is a great pleasure to host the CRRC International Talent Development Programme again this year and I really believe that the insights and knowledge gained from this programme will have a great impact on the professional development of each delegate as they take on more broader and senior roles.  The programme has also provided them with a strong network of internal experts who they can call upon for support as they face future challenges for the CRRC organisation.”

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