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University of Lincoln announces partnership with Capita to deliver Royal Navy training


The University of Lincoln have recently announced that they will be the academic partner in a Capita-led consortium designed to help modernise Royal Navy and Royal Marine shore-based training.

The training programme – which the University will be involved in from April 2021 onwards – has been designed to support initial officer training, courses in maritime-related studies as well as social work.

Capita will deliver the programme alongside the University whilst working with partners such as Elbit, who were recently awarded a £123m contract from the Ministry of Defence for their involvement.

Julian Free CBE, former Major General and now Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, remarked: “Based in the Bomber County of Lincolnshire, the University is proud to offer educational services to the military and we look forward to sharing our expertise working alongside the Royal Navy.

“We have been successfully delivering innovative work-based distanced learning programmes for a number of years, with curricula designed to fit around the busy schedule of Armed Forces personnel. Our experience with these programmes means we are well placed to deliver further specialist training to officers of the Royal Navy in a flexible way.”

Jon Lewis, Capita’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We look forward to working with the consortium of world-class partners that Capita has brought together and the Royal Navy to transform, modernise and create better outcomes for the training service.”

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