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Personal and Professional Development


Job shadowing is where an individual from one area of the University has the opportunity to work alongside and gain experience of the role of another individual, and gain an insight into that particular work area.

It can also be used to provide an individual within a department the opportunity to work alongside more experienced colleagues so they can learn and develop within their current role.

Within the University, job shadowing can be used as a development opportunity for staff members and may be discussed as part of the Staff Review and Development process.

Visit Who’s involved? to find out who is involved in the job shadowing process or Types of Job Shadowing to find out more about the different types of job shadowing placements that can be undertaken.


Some of the content on these Job Shadowing pages has been reproduced with kind permission from Manchester Metropolitan University.