People development

We offer personal and professional growth opportunities that support our people in developing themselves, both in their existing roles and in support of their future career ambitions. We understand that an investment in our talent is an investment in our future leaders and wider culture. 

A tailored approach

We regularly assess development needs and ask our people for their feedback and suggestions. We use this to design a people development strategy that is tailored to the needs of our talent and in alignment with our global culture, vision and values. This ensures we offer development opportunities that are specifically tailored to each employee’s role and aspirations.

Blended learning

We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture and, as such, we understand that every individual has their own unique preferences and learning style. Our people benefit from a wide range of learning opportunities, including external qualifications, bespoke programmes, internal courses and lectures (offered in person and online), eLearning and webinars. We also value holistic ‘on the job’ development and provide exposure to global markets, stretch projects, conference attendance, secondment opportunities and a collaborative coaching culture.

The Thrive system

‘Thrive’ is our dedicated learning management system, housing more than 500 relevant and engaging eLearning courses, videos and podcasts from a range of internal sources and external providers. This system allows our people to take a flexible, self-led approach to their own development; learning what they want, at a time that suits them.

Heart and head 

At Hawksford, we place equal value on professional technical development and developing personal skills and behaviours. We provide funding and support for professional qualifications and maintain memberships to professional bodies, as well as delivering a varied curriculum of CPD learning via our intermediaries. We also offer in-house training from experts on topics such as confident communication, presentation skills and people management.

A coaching culture

We embrace a collaborative coaching culture, where our people are supported on their development journey. All employees are encouraged to have regular one-to-one conversations with their managers, providing a space to openly discuss career aspirations and their development needs. Subject matter experts are urged to share their knowledge with others and are supported in doing so. We also have a dedicated People Development Manager, who is always on hand to offer advice on personal development.

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Did you know that Hawksford has a vibrant and forward-thinking culture where professional development is promoted?

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