The link-up will offer both undergraduate and postgraduate students from Northampton Business School the opportunity to work closely with Fujitsu, with mentoring, site visits and guest lectures planned.

The two organisations will also work collaboratively on both academic and commercial research.

The university runs a MSc in IT Service Management course, the only one of its kind in the UK. Fujitsu UK & Ireland head of education Ash Merchant said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the University of Northampton on this flagship programme.

“As an organisation Fujitsu is focused on engaging with educational institutions on pioneering projects, like the Msc in IT Service Management that will shape the future outlook for students who wish to develop skills in ITSM.  

"The skills that will be delivered from this new and unique course at the University of Northampton are very much required by Fujitsu and many other service-based employers.”

Fujitsu’s global senior vice president John O’Halloran today (Friday) delivered a lecture to Northampton Busines School students.

Sandra Whittleston, Senior Lecturer in Information Technology Service Management, explained: “We are proud to announce this partnership, which will be of huge benefit to our students. This brand new relationship will, it is hoped, provide students with direct connection to those working in ITSM within Fujitsu.” 

Business school dean Dr Ian Brooks added: “The University of Northampton is committed to improving students’ employability, and this is just one of many ways we enable students to gain valuable insight into the corporate world. 

"Our undergraduate programmes are linked with a variety of professional networks, and we look forward to working closer with Fujitsu in the future.” 

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