We shape careers across the business so you can do more of what you enjoy and are good at, to unlock your potential.
We encourage your learning and career progression with performance reviews, promotions, career conversations, regular one-to-ones with line managers, mentoring, onboarding support, technical training, professional development, self-learning, and coaching and leadership programmes.
We’ve also created success profiles for everyone. These comprise four elements: behaviours, knowledge, experience and our values.
We invest in you from day one, supporting you every step of the way.
Here is what you can expect if you train with us:
You’ll earn while you learn
We fully fund your training and professional qualifications
A structured rotation programme to give you broad experience across the firm
A growing team of 850 people means opportunities for career progression abound
You’ll feel supported – we’re an exceptionally friendly team and you’ll study and work alongside fellow trainees
Leading professional training for study with a flexible blend of classroom and online learning
If you’re aiming high then we’ll help you shoot for the moon with our two flagship leadership programmes.
The Foundations of Leadership Programme, for new and mid-level leaders, develops five core leadership skills: emotional intelligence, communication, building relationships, developing self and others, and planning and organising.
We want our emerging leaders to get hands-on experience so the learning is 10% taught, 20% learning from others and 70% learning through doing.
You’ll start by assessing your current performance with a one-to-one with your manager, some intro videos, pre-course reading, light touch psychometric testing and 360° feedback.
You’ll then go into three days of classroom learning looking at strategy, self-awareness, self-regulation and social awareness. After this you’ll spend six weeks applying this learning on the job, supported by your manager and peer coaches. You’ll keep a learning log and reflect on what you’re learning as you go. This is followed by two further days of classroom learning looking further at social awareness as well as relationship and business management.
Post training you’ll regularly connect with a tutor and for 100 days you’ll do the e-learning of your own choice, attend a webinar about balancing priorities and benefit from ongoing peer coaching. All the while you’ll be updating your learning log until the group reconnects for a final review session.
The Director and Partner Development Programme prepares internal candidates for leadership roles at PKF Francis Clark.
Over nine months you’ll pursue a set of structured activities to equip you with the strategic and leadership skills needed to be an effective member of our senior team.
You’ll develop a success profile of the experiences, knowledge and behaviours required and you’ll co-create an individual development plan to support your progression, such as how you prefer to interact with other people, the way you arrive at decisions, your typical approach to work tasks and where you might overplay when under pressure.
In addition, 360° feedback, partner feedback and personality profiling will enable you to understand more about various aspects of your leadership style, such as how you prefer to interact with other people, the way you arrive at decisions, your typical approach to work tasks and where you might overplay when under pressure.
This is supported by action based learning, an approach to solving real-life problems which involves taking action and reflecting upon the results. You’ll be part of an action learning group, a confidential space to unpick issues, address challenges, develop skills and expand your network.
You’ll also have the opportunity to engage in individual coaching sessions with our Learning and Change Manager, with a focus on your personal development and growth.
At the end you’ll meet your Supervising Partner to review your progress throughout the promotion process. This is a formal meeting which will reflect on the whole internal selection process and your development throughout this time and the next steps.You’ll develop a success profile of the experiences, knowledge and behaviours required and you’ll co-create an individual development plan to support your progression.
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