Many kinds of training and learning are available here at the council to build your skills and help you develop as an individual and a professional. Some are mandatory but most are optional. They vary from as little as 30 minutes online to full day courses.
If you’ve just started at the council, you’ll need to carry out some specific training and learning.
Your manager will plan a series of activities to get you quickly up to speed in your new role, and will explain what you’ll need to do in your first weeks. They will also assign you an ‘induction buddy’ – someone you can ask any questions you have.
- Go the e-Learning portal and click on ’New Starter’.
- Read through the information on how to get started.
- Click on ‘Mandatory Training’ to see the learning modules you must do.
Our online e-Learning modules are quick to do. Many of them take no more than 30 minutes to complete.
Some of the modules are mandatory, and some of these need to be done every year. Make sure you keep up to date by checking in the portal.
The modules cover a wide range of topics, from technical subjects like data security to useful tips like how to manage your time better.
- Go to ‘Mandatory Training’ to see the modules you need to do. Remember you need to stay up to date with these – some need to be completed every year.
- If you’ve completed your mandatory courses, have a look around other modules you may be interested in.
- Explore the MindTools section – this is a huge range of interesting resources, including articles, podcasts and templates.
Due to the Covid 19 restriction on social distancing regrettably all Face to Face training has been suspended until further notice. Our short on line training courses and MindTools resources which cover a wide range of topics are still available for you to browse and complete at your own convenience via Learning Pool
We intend to provide new resources and webinar based training for the future and the creation of new content will be prioritised in line with corporate training needs analysis. If you have any questions about previous courses, our on line content or the development of future resources please contact our training team via the Corporate Training Mailbox
Some training uses short sessions to focus on explaining how our policies and procedures work. These bite-sized workshops last between one and three hours and are all free. They focus on topics such as contract management or employee relations.
See the Bite-sized Training Calendar to find out more.
There are two ways to start apprenticeship training.
- New employees who start at the council as apprentices. They tend to be young people beginning their career. These apprenticeships include a wide range of skills from energy technician to childcare.
- Existing employees who take on an apprenticeship to gain new skills. They stay on their existing salary and do the apprenticeship alongside their current role.
These kinds of apprenticeships cover skills like project management or team leadership. You will need your manager’s support to start an apprenticeship, as you will need to commit to regular periods of study and assessment over a period of at least a year.
Coaching support is available to all employees. It's a great way of helping you to reach personal development goals, develop new skills, overcome issues or take on new challenges. Read our guide on the benefits of coaching to find out more and how to get in touch with a coach.