Learning and development

Learning and development (new skills, qualifications and experiences)

We pride ourselves on being a learning organisation and are proactive in helping employees to develop their skills, knowledge, experience and professional qualifications, either to do their role more effectively or to help them prepare for their next career move.

Personal Development Plan

Learning is provided in a variety of ways and starts from a comprehensive induction when employees first join us. Each employee has their own annual Personal Development Plan and managers and employees work together during the year to ensure this learning takes place.

Different Ways of Learning

Learning takes a variety of forms and ranges from simply trying new tasks through to secondments, project work, leading on new initiatives, e-learning, lunch-and-learn sessions, attendance at courses and seminars and financial and time support for technical and professional achievement of qualifications.

Leadership and Management Development

Effective leadership and management is crucial to our success. A range of management and leadership support is available to those who are aspiring to be managers, as well as for more senior staff where strong leadership skills are needed. This is increasingly underpinned by our growing culture of coaching and mentoring across the business.

Apprentices, Internships and Work Experience 

We welcome and provide opportunities for good-quality, supported Apprenticeship, Internships and Work Experience.

  • Work Experience – you can contact any of our services direct to ask about work experience opportunities or you can contact our Human Resources Department on hr@bcha.or.uk
  • Apprenticeships – we advertise all apprenticeship roles in our `Current Vacancies` section
  • Internships – We are happy to consider speculative enquiries. Where we have a planned Internship, we will advertise this in our ‘Current vacancies` section

Depending on the role, you may be required to have a CRB check.