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We have launched the VGC Academy to help VGC staff succeed.

The VGC Academy will help staff to create their own tailored development plans, so they can work toward their career goals.

Launched this autumn, the 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

The VGC academy launches this month. We will be adding programmes to the development directory throughout 2020 and beyond.

Three comments on “VGC Academy – our new learning and development scheme”

  1. Mihai Vlad

    How can I sign up to the academy and learn more about my work I have to do?
    It’s a tax free academy for staff or I have to pay for these courses?

  2. Boris Evtimov

    Well done guys! Its very good idea. Keep up the good work and the way you look after your workforce through the years.

  3. Zena Wigram

    Hi Mihai, chat to your labour manager about the options, especially modern adult apprenticeships. They’ll be able to look into what would suit you! 🙂

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