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Duane Upchurch's story

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"My experiences at WMG have far surpassed my initial expectations of this programme. It is clear that they are taking massive strides to bridge the gap between industry and academia, by providing practical solutions to real business problems."
Duane Upchurch, Production Leader, Rolls-Royce

 

 

 

 

 

My study with WMG was part of the Assembly and Manufacturing Leadership Development Scheme at Rolls-Royce, which I successfully completed in October 2012.

Rolls-Royce chooses to work with WMG as Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities, providing industry recognised qualifications. In addition to top-class facilities, WMG also provides access to the latest thinking.

My experiences at WMG have far surpassed my initial expectations of this programme. It is clear that they are taking massive strides to bridge the gap between industry and academia, by providing practical solutions to real business problems.

The flexibility of the Engineering Business Management MSc has enabled me to focus on personal development as well as business needs and the diversity of course participants provides rich discussion during modules as well a perfect opportunity to network in a relaxed environment. All of the staff at WMG work very hard to ensure that your stay at the University is a pleasant experience.

Since joining Rolls-Royce as an apprentice in 2005, I’ve progressed into a Production Leader role within the company, having held a variety of leadership positions along the way. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in enhancing their career prospects, as studying here has provided me with the foundation of knowledge required to be a leader of change within organisations.