CSU signs MoU with National Australia Bank
26 JUNE 2013
The training and employment prospects for CSU students in the Faculty of Business will be enhanced when representatives of the University and the National Australia Bank sign a Memorandum of Understanding in Bathurst on Thursday 27 June.
The training and employment prospects for Charles Sturt University (CSU) students in the Faculty of Business will be enhanced when representatives of the University and the National Australia Bank (NAB) sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Bathurst on Thursday 27 June.
The MoU will allow selected CSU students the opportunity to complete a work placement at NAB Banking Business Centres in Bathurst, Dubbo, Griffith, Orange and Wagga Wagga.
CSU Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Andrew Vann, has welcomed the initiative.
“This is the sort of work-ready professional training that the University prides itself on being able to offer our students,” Professor Vann said. “It ensures they have real-world experience when they graduate and it enhances their career options and prospects.”
The Executive Dean of the CSU Faculty of Business, Professor Lesley White, said, “This agreement provides a wonderful opportunity for Charles Sturt University business students and will be available to both internal and distance education students.
“Ideally, the students will be studying banking, finance, management, or business studies as their major, and will be either an undergraduate student in their second year, who are required to complete a 70-hour work placement, or an undergraduate student in their third year, who are required to complete a 120-hour work placement.”
CSU will work in conjunction with NAB to select suitable candidates (one per session per NAB Banking Business Centre) and the initiative will commence in Session Two this year (July 2013).
NAB Business Banking Executive in Orange Mr Will Armstrong, ,said, “All placements are structured around a well-developed itinerary which includes orientation to the Business Banking Centre, completing NAB online training (both face-to-face and in a virtual classroom with other staff members), attending meetings, shadowing a variety of managers to learn and assist in many aspects of the banking and financial industry.
“NAB is also keen to explore the idea of consecutive placements for the right students; that is, the development of a graduate program offering full-time, paid employment. It’s a win-win for all concerned.”
More information on the NAB Graduate Program can be found here.