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We want our staff to learn, feel empowered and develop their skills and experience to grow within and beyond their role. And we’ll do everything we can to support our employees through training and support to achieve success. We only recruit the best and we know learning helps people get better. That’s why we invest in our people through development and training and look for creative ways to do that.

Helping staff grow and develop

We offer a wide range of learning and development opportunities to help people to reach their full potential. Learning and Development is just part of the fabric and how we work every day to help our staff to help people affected by cancer.

Induction and probation

Starting a new job can be daunting, so we give all our new starters a structured induction programme tailored to their role. We'll explain what to expect when someone’s new to a role, show them where to go, and will be there every step of the way.

We know that people do best when they’ve the right support and level of confidence to help them grow in their role. So we hold probation meetings with all new starters when they’re three and six months into the role to make sure we’re all on a clear track for success.

Personal development

We help our people, together with their managers, to identify their own learning and development needs in their day to day working. We do this through Personal Development Plans, regular One-to-One Line Manager support meetings, and annual reviews to celebrate success, see how we went about getting things done and provide ongoing support.

All this means that we’ll work with our staff to plan their development in a way that’s right for their own needs. We’re all about achieving realistic goals and setting clear expectations and objectives to get people on their way.

We have a ‘One Team, One Target’ approach to how we do things so we encourage people to work collaboratively and develop through things like staff volunteering, job shadowing and managing volunteers. We want our people to learn from each other, feel satisfaction in what they do and that they are growing professionally and personally.

Learning opportunities

We’re proactive in making sure learning and development is a two-way process and part of our everyday work. We know everyone learns in different ways. It’s what works for the individual.

To help staff develop in their roles and learn new skills, we have a fab e-learning system people can access at work or at home. It takes all learning styles into account so there’s something for everyone.

As well as this there may be opportunities to take courses, attend conferences or other training beneficial and relevant to your role, following discussion with your Line Manager.

Study leave

We want our people to have the right skills and knowledge to do their jobs effectively. This might be giving our staff time to study for a qualification appropriate to their role to improve performance, remain motivated and meet aims and our future challenges.

Employee volunteering

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Tenovus Cancer Care. We just don’t work as well as we do without people volunteering their time to make a difference and we thrive on the passion and skills this brings. That's why we'll give our employees a day to do their bit to volunteer in another department. It's also a brilliant way to try new things, learn new skills, meet new people and supports our teams in working collaboratively.

If you or someone you love has been affected by cancer, our free cancer Support Line is there for you. Just call 0808 808 1010