Career development

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We know that developing and supporting our employees puts us in a great position to deliver better services to the people of Cornwall.

We place great emphasis on developing an individual’s skills and career. We have a strong track record in investing in our people and the Council has Investors in People (IiP) status.

Development available

Your development begins with an induction where you find out what it means to work for a local authority. You will discover where you fit within the council and how you can help achieve its objectives.

There may be specific training that you need to enable you to fulfil your role. You will receive an employee induction booklet and a new employee checklist. The booklet and checklist will be an initial guide to help you settle into your role.

The length and nature of any induction process depends on the complexity of the job and your previous skills and knowledge.

Our personal development planning forms part of our appraisal system. Your line manager works with you to identify any development required. This will help you to perform well, achieve your personal objectives and support your future career aspirations.

If you are joining the council as a new manager we have a Cornwall Manager portal which will help you undertake your management responsibilities. The portal provides information; guidance and support to help you and your team achieve its results.

We have a wide range of options to support your career. These are;

  • role specific,
  • skills and talent based,
  • mandatory training,
  • management and leadership programmes, which include accredited and non-
  • accredited options.

In turn this will help the council to create a high performing organisation.

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