Learning and development

We are committed to developing our employees from day one and our aim is to support them with the relevant training and development opportunities to aid their career. This can vary from soft skills training courses run in house to technical training and sponsorships for professional qualifications.

We have provided both organisation-wide and individual training, ranging from advanced regulatory assessment training and stakeholder engagement, through to equality, finance, procurement and FOI/Data Protection training.

We are building our leadership capability at all levels within the organisation. In September 2016, we commenced an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) programme for employees up to Band 3 which has continued with a second cohort who commenced in October 2017. Our aim is to also provide further leadership training for our Senior Leadership Group and develop the skills of those line managers in the middle of our organisation.

We have a number of projects going on across the organisation in which we try and involve employees from all directorates which allows them to develop or enhance their current skills.