A PARTNERSHIP between a university and a car rental business has been shortlisted for a national award.

The partnership between Solent University and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (ERAC) has been shortlisted for the best collaboration between a university and a business in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2021.

Started in 2015, the partnership is said to have been “invaluable”.

The overall aim of the project is to add value to the student’s experience while they are studying through placements and mentoring and for the students to add value to ERAC and help the business develop.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Julie Hall said: “This is great recognition of a partnership that is an excellent example of the benefits of academia working closely with business.”