Learning & Development
Learning at work, through work
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere”
The House of Commons is committed to provide learning and development opportunities in order to support the business objectives and individual skills development, ensuring staff have the skills and knowledge to be fully operational in their roles and for teams to operate effectively.
All new staff undergo induction training which consists of prepared events or documents such as presentations, training programmes, information packs and tours of the Parliamentary estate.
Training is provided in specific job-related requirements such as IT systems, health and safety, technical and specialist skills development.
Our management development programme focuses on personal effectiveness and relationship-building through a combination of online learning and trainer-led workshops.
The House of Commons is also committed to ensuring that staff have an opportunity to achieve professional and educational qualifications.
A wide range of personal skills development courses are also available. E.g. communication, customer service, project management, interview skills, disability awareness.
We also support development opportunities so that individuals can work towards roles with different responsibilities, providing opportunities for career development for the future.
Learning should be seen as inseparable from everyday work and in addition to formal training courses, we value different methods of learning, both formal and informal. E.g. shadowing, project work, participating in meetings, coaching and mentoring.
A Learning and Development Advisor is available for one to one meetings to provide advice, information and guidance on a wide range of career development issues. The advice is tailored to individual needs and is based largely on coaching methods.