Our award-winning Career Development Training Programme has a proven record in levelling the playing field by enabling female talent to advance their careers and progress within their organisation. The Programme has been designed to help women further their careers across not just UK business but globally thanks to our online training course platform.
The core goal of our Career Development Training Programme has been designed around helping women in the workplace further their careers in the UK business environment. The training programme has now been successfully running for over a decade across the UK and has already helped over 10,000 women in business advance professionally.
The career development training programme is available as a three-month or six-month programme and can be delivered in a face to face or webinar format.
The stats speak for themselves. In 2021 upon completion of the career development training:
Within one year of completing the programme over two thirds of participants have been promoted!
The initial module examines the impact of communication on our professional image and introduces a range of tools and techniques to help delegates feel more confident and in control when faced with potentially difficult conversations at work.
Different communication styles are highlighted, as well as the impact these differences can have on both our daily interactions and the outcomes we achieve. The workshop also explores unconscious bias, so that participants broaden their understanding of the dynamics of diverse groups and communicate with greater rapport.
This module explores the importance of image, visibility and effective networking on career progression. Participants will gain the skills and confidence to showcase the talent, knowledge and achievements they have to offer their organisation, thereby giving their employers access to the widest possible talent pool.
In this module, women analyse their current levels of commitment, capability and confidence in achieving career development. The workshop enables participants to take stock of their career to date, assess their current strengths and achievements and create a targeted action plan for career success.
This session gives participants the opportunity to consolidate learning through the delivery of a pre-prepared presentation.
All delegates are invited to join the Skills 4 Alumni group which provides a platform to network and share best practice across different businesses within the sector. We host free refresher training and expert talks for our alumni members.
“The Skills 4 programme is an integral part of our commitment to developing a truly inclusive workplace. It’s success over the last 10 years has meant that women in our organisation feel more empowered than ever to put themselves forward for stretch opportunities and promotions – a huge step forward for us and our sector.”
Victoria Jones, Global Vice-President, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Atkins
“There are quite a few challenges for women with careers in construction where barriers stop them from climbing the ladder, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to undertake the Skills 4 course. It has given me so much more confidence.”
Olu Olabode, Commercial Director Balfour Beatty Major Projects