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Personal Development

WoW Academy - World of Work

Course details

Start Date

8 November 2024

CPD Points





3 half days - 8, 15 and 22 November 2024 (09:00-13:00)


GTA University Centre

Course Overview

The World of Work Academy is a development programme aimed at school leavers, university graduates and new recruits who are entering into the world of work for the first time, or returning to work after a period out of work.

Course Content

Session 1 - 8 November 2024

  • Understanding the Workplace Culture
  • ‘Fitting in’ and ‘proving yourself’ in the workplace
  • Diversity and Equality in the workplace
  • What constitutes ‘professionalism?’

Session 2 – 15 November 2024

  • Meeting and Exceeding Expectations
  • Identifying what is expected of you
  • Your role in the team and how to exceed expectations
  • Managing appraisals and feedback proactively

Session 3 – 22 November 2024

  • Looking after your Professional Development
  • What are the knowledge and skills that you will need to be successful in your work, now and in the future?
  • Managing your energy levels and coping with pressure
  • Developing a robust career ‘work/life’ plan

Course Benefits

Each session is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to settle into and succeed in the workplace. The newly revised programme will enable participants to ‘hit the ground running’ and to be confident about managing their ongoing professional development, identifying areas of strength and areas for development.

Next Steps

If you would like to book a place on this course please click on the ‘Book Course’ button to the right of this page and login or register for a user account to complete your booking(s). Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected] or call us on 01481 244570.

If no date is scheduled for this course at the present time please click on the ‘Register Interest’ button and login or register for a user account so that we can add you to our course interest register. This register allows us to contact our tutors and finalise dates for a course as soon as we have a few people who have expressed their interest, so the more delegates who register their interest, the sooner we can schedule a particular course.

Course Tutor

  • Peter Le Cheminant

    Peter Le Cheminant is Guernsey born. He attended university in Winchester and developed his career as an English teacher over a 17 year period in the UK. Peter then returned to Guernsey in 1990 to take up a senior post at Les Beaucamps High School.

    Peter became headteacher of the school in 1992 and steered the organisation through many changes as well as playing a major role in the Project Team that was responsible for building an award winning new campus.

    After many years in a high profile leadership position Peter left his post in August 2014 and since then has taken up a second career working as a learning and development consultant mainly in the local finance sector. He also delivers courses on management and professional development accredited by the Institute for Leadership and Management as an Associate tutor for The Learning Company. Peter has developed the World of Work Academy for the GTA, a training course aimed at new starters in the workplace, helping them to bridge the gap between school/university and work.

    Peter also has a professional qualification in Executive Coaching from the University of the West of England and he is able to provide additional coaching for individuals if requested.

Upcoming Courses

Some courses we run are scheduled based on demand. Please ensure you register your interest to ensure we know which courses you would like to attend.