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The University offers access to an online career development tool, Lexonis TalentScape. Use it to complete an assessment of your own skills and behavioural attributes. Identify areas for development and potential opportunities for career progression and create a structured career development plan.

You also have the option to discuss your own assessment with your manager and ask them to review and validate it, as part of a career discussion.

How to use the career development tool.

Access to the tool will be sent in the automated joining instruction email when you make a booking via this page.

Apprenticeships: Maximising the Opportunities new Thu 9 Feb 2023   14:00 [Places]

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2023!

Are you interested in apprenticeship programmes and would like to know more? Do you want to find out how to make them work for you or your department? Or maybe you have a specific question that you need to ask?

This webinar is for you, hosted by Apprenticeship Manager Colin Long, who will be available to help you with all things apprenticeships and answer your burning questions. How do I put existing staff on apprenticeships? Or, How are apprenticeships funded?

Apprenticeships can help people of all ages and at all levels (including post graduate qualifications), to gain the skills and knowledge they need for a rewarding career.

A link to join the webinar will be sent with the joining instructions when your booking is confirmed.

Approaches to Learning: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

Approaches to Learning: Bitesize

PPD bitesize resources are short and high impact; including videos, quick tips guides and interactive bitesize modules. Develop your skills and knowledge quickly, easily, when you need. They complement face to face events and more in-depth online modules.

Coaching Skills for Managers Wed 10 May 2023   11:30 [Full]


Coaching is an essential tool for managers and other professionals to use to help individuals to unlock their full potential and enhance their performance. You will be introduced to the technique of coaching and focus on the development of a range of skills that may be used to coach others effectively. This course is highly participative and will include the opportunity to practice your coaching skills.


This course prepares you to write a CV, job application and covering letter that stands out and makes employers take notice and to undertake a successful job search. You will learn what to include and exclude in your CV, how to choose the right format, how to tailor information to match job requirements, and how to deal with employment gaps, job hopping and/or lack of experience.

The course is highly participative, providing an opportunity to share experiences with others, as well as time to practise your skills.

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Wed 28 Jun 2023 09:30 [Places]
Develop your Career: Interview Techniques Tue 28 Mar 2023   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]


This course prepares you to showcase with confidence your skills, experience and potential in a job interview that takes place either virtually or in-person. You will learn how to prepare for interview, anticipate likely questions and plan how to answer them. You will learn techniques for handling nerves and be able to project yourself positively on screen and in-person.

You will also be able to pre-empt and deal with common technical challenges that can occur in an online interview.

The course is highly participative, providing an opportunity to share experiences with others, as well as time to practise your skills.

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Thu 6 Jul 2023 09:30 [Places]
Leadership Essentials new Wed 8 Feb 2023   09:30   [More dates...] [Full]


Leadership Essentials is a key programme suitable for those with responsibilities for others’ work, behaviour and development, which aims to help managers refresh and build their skills and experience in this area. As well as clarifying key responsibilities, it focuses on critical areas that some can find more difficult, such as giving and receiving feedback effectively and handling challenging conversations. The programme incorporates tutor input; opportunities for discussion, reflection and sharing of good practice with others with similar responsibilities. It also includes curated e-learning resources to support managers with their ongoing learning and development.

Participants are required to attend both half day sessions.

Before attending, please take some time to review the short Leadership Essentials: Management Responsibilities Films of other University colleagues talking about their role as a manager.

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Mon 13 Mar 2023 09:30 [Full]
Tue 25 Apr 2023 09:30 [Full]
LinkedIn Learning: Managing your Career new Self-taught Booking not required

A LinkedIn Learning course on Managing your Career, curated by PPD.

This is provided by the University of Cambridge subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

Please note that your training record on LinkedIn Learning will not currently be available via your training record within the University Training Booking System (UTBS).

Personal Development Plan: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

Personal Development Plan: Bitesize

PPD bitesize resources are short and high impact; including videos, quick tips guides and interactive bitesize modules. Develop your skills and knowledge quickly, easily, when you need. They complement face to face events and more in-depth online modules.

Professional Services Career Development Programme Thu 15 Jun 2023   09:30 [Places]

A two part programme to support career development and progression for Professional Services staff:

Part 1

This highly interactive virtual workshop will enable you to step back from the ‘day-to-day’ and focus on your career objectives, short and long term. You will have the opportunity to explore what development opportunities you could grasp and what networks might assist you. You will also have the opportunity to consider what’s holding you back and how you can overcome these barriers to fulfil your career aspirations. You will leave the workshop with a personal career plan in draft format, that you will be able to explore in greater depth.

Part 2

Access to an Online Career Development Tool designed to further support career development and progression. The tool enables you to assess your skills and behavioural attributes against the levels required for your current role, and for roles that you may wish to progress into in the future. It also identifies areas for professional development to support your career development. Guidance on accessing and using the tool will be sent to you at the end of the month in which you attend the workshop.

Springboard: A Women's Development Programme Tue 7 Mar 2023   09:30   [More dates...] Not bookable


Springboard is a personal development programme for all female staff/graduate students. It will give you the opportunity to take stock and consider your personal and professional goals.

During the programme you will explore your future in a practical way and learn how to develop your potential. You will undertake realistic self-assessment and set challenging goals.

Key areas covered include communication skills, assertiveness, self confidence, improving your work/life balance and developing positive skills and attitude. If you want to progress and develop, then this programme is for you.

The programme comprises four days over a three-month period and a workbook to be completed between sessions.

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Tue 15 Nov 2022 09:30 Not bookable
STAR Model: Bitesize new Self-taught Booking not required

STAR Model: Bitesize

PPD bitesize resources are short and high impact; including videos, quick tips guides and interactive bitesize modules. Develop your skills and knowledge quickly, easily, when you need. They complement face to face events and more in-depth online modules.

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