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Enhancing Business through Collaborative Learning: A Case Study on International Student Placements


In a recent interview with Lisa Bellis, People Partner at the Very Groups Wrexham Fulfilment Centre, she spoke about the success of the Advanced Placement scheme through Wrexham University.

Lisa Bellis emphasised the natural fit between the Advanced Placement scheme and their business objectives. The Fulfilment Centre saw the opportunity to not only support the local community but also tap into the expertise of international students.

The program brought in students like Siham and Vishal, who demonstrated exceptional skills and a fresh perspective. They delved into projects like streamlining the “Wrong Goods Received” process, a crucial aspect of the business’s finance and profit margins.

The students’ contributions were marked by their IT proficiency, business knowledge, and practical insights, given Vishal’s prior experience with Amazon in India. The partnership went beyond the initial placement period, with both students being offered roles as paid employees, a testament to their dedication and the value they brought.

Collaborating with these apprentices enables businesses to tap into talent within their own industry, which proves highly advantageous for both the businesses themselves and the local economy.

If you’re interested in exploring the possibilities of degree apprenticeships and their potential benefits for your business, find out more here.

The Very Group are a family of digital retail brand and a team of people passionate about families on a budget. At our Wrexham Fulfilment site we service customers with the storage and delivery of larger items such as sofa’s, televisions and white goods.


From a rich history to a bright future for education in North Wales – Wrexham Glyndwr University gives each student’s learning and future personal attention.

With roots tracing back to 1887 as the Wrexham School of Science and Art, Wrexham Glyndŵr University takes pride in its illustrious history. It became Denbighshire Technical Institute in 1927 and Denbighshire Technical College in 1939. It soon became necessary to merge with two other colleges to become North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (NEWI), which quickly became one of the largest colleges of its kind in Britain with over 9,000 students and an annual budget in 1975 of £5 million. NEWI gained university status in 2008 and Wrexham Glyndŵr University was born.

The Glyndŵr Enterprise Team is dedicated to positively impacting the business community by providing essential tools to gain a competitive edge in a world marked by global competition and unparalleled collaboration. Our mission is to foster an environment of knowledge-sharing and effective partnering. We promise to address the specific needs and challenges of each organization, with a commitment to accessibility, inclusivity, and good business practice. We believe that education should be accessible to all, from start-ups and young graduates embarking on new careers, to business leaders and innovators; we equip individuals with the skills and knowledge to reach their full potential.

At the heart of our enterprise lies innovation and creativity, where new ideas are welcomed, and anything is possible with the will to make it happen.


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