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York and Hiscox collaborate in short course on business ethics

Posted on 17 February 2015

The University of York’s Careers Service and Hiscox will deliver a short course on business ethics as part of the University’s York Award.

Hiscox, a major insurance company in the process of locating its headquarters to York, has designed the course for integration into the York Award, a programme of personal development open to all students.

Running on consecutive Wednesday afternoons, the course starts on the 18 February and concludes on 25 February.  Open to students of all years and academic disciplines, it will carry credit toward the York Award. 

Alan Millard, Hiscox’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “We’ve worked closely with the University to design a course that will give students an understanding of the issues around business ethics and corporate social responsibility, and equip them with the skills to articulate and present in job interviews and in the workplace.  In addition to covering the concept of ethics in business, the course will also touch on the idea of stakeholders in a business, corporate culture, ethical leadership, and the important role that culture can play.

“Ethics in business is increasingly important – to customers, employees, investors and other key audiences.  People naturally want to be associated with high quality businesses that they can be proud of, and whose values complement their own.  I’ll be encouraging students to think this way when considering a future employer, as job satisfaction is about so much more than just a salary.”

Students interested in participating can sign up for a limited number of places at www.york.ac.uk/students/work-volunteering-careers/skills/york-award/ya-courses/

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