VGC Academy logoThe VGC Academy will help VGC staff to succeed.

We launched the VGC Academy in October 2019. It will help staff to create their own tailored development plans, so they can work toward their career goals.

VGC Academy is a new approach to learning and development, designed to make sure that every employee can:

  • have meaningful conversations about their careers
  • access learning opportunities that will help them to progress
  • get constructive feedback on their job performance.

“At VGC, we aim to give all of our people the support they need to achieve their potential, whatever their role and wherever they started their VGC journey,” said group services director Ciara Pryce. “Working with learning and development specialists, our HR department created the VGC behavioural competency framework, which has been carefully designed to reflect our values and be relevant for everyone.

“It focuses on positive, values-led behaviours that transfer across all areas of our work, and enable people to plan their goals, work well together and deliver results.”

VGC is defined by our values, by the things we believe are important; these behaviours are the practical application of those values.

VGC values
Our values

Twelve key behaviours

The 12 behaviours set out in the framework reinforce our company values, summarised as: we achieve potential; we deliver on our promises; we look after each other. They include

  • innovation
  • adaptability
  • tenacity
  • resilience
  • client focus
  • team work
  • diplomatic sensitivity.

After setting out these core behaviours, we worked with a learning and development specialist to create a programme to reinforce and enhance these behaviours across the company.

All VGC employees will benefit from the core and intermediate development programmes within the next 10 months. These will be followed by a management and leadership programme for anyone who already fills a senior position, or who has such a position in their sights.VGC Academy structure

We will be adding programmes to the development directory throughout 2020 and beyond.