Mastering seafood: Indian study visit to Grimsby

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 29 Jun 2017

STUDENTS from the RV Institute of Management in Bangalore, India, recently attended a two-week cultural and educational taster visit at the Grimsby Institute and University Centre Grimsby to complement their masters level study.

During the visit, the students studied innovation and productivity and undertook a project using local businesses in the area. The taster visit was a huge success and included trips to Lincoln, York and Whitby as well as an early morning start at Grimsby Fish Market, where students enjoyed hands-on experience under the guidance of Ivan Jaines-White who himself had studied a Masters Degree in Innovation and Productivity at Grimsby Institute.

Ivan, now commercial manager at Grimsby Seafood Village, said: “I’m delighted to share my knowledge and showcase the highlights and workings of the seafood processing sector and the importance and application of continuous innovation and maximising productivity within the industry.  

“The core principles can be applied to food processing, engineering, the health services etc, and I’m delighted to assist the students in their learning journey.”

Students gained experience in a range of tools to improve productivity and innovation, including real-life projects based on local business data and the application of a range of lean and productivity techniques, showcasing their findings in a filmed presentation event to demonstrate their progress.

Lesley Charlesworth- Browne, director of business and professional development at Grimsby Institute, who delivered the programme, said: “We are always delighted to showcase the Institute and our local area and what it has to offer. 

“Our experience in productivity, manufacturing and innovation is a valued part of our provision and one that our international students seek to complement their studies.”

Commenting on the visit, Dr Anupama K Malagi, said: “A big thanks to the entire team for making our stay so comfortable and learning so meaningful. Everything was so well organised. We are looking forward for more such interactions.”

Grimsby Institute welcomes international students throughout the year across a range of subjects, including media and engineering. The business and professional development teams work locally and regionally with businesses and their employees in a wide range of training programmes which help develop the performance of individuals and business productivity.

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