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Personal and Professional Development


To access any of the following support options please contact PPD.

For individuals seeking a secondment

PPD can offer a one-to-one discussion with a member of our Learning and Development team. Topics for these meetings may include:

  • exploring how a secondment could benefit your professional development or career progression
  • going through the tools to support development processes
  • applying for a secondment
  • preparing for interview for a secondment

For individuals currently undertaking a secondment

PPD can offer support at different stages of a secondment to:

  • discuss how the secondee's development needs are to be/being met as a result of the secondment they are undertaking
  • evaluate the benefits of the secondment in relation to their professional and career development

This support of individuals can take the form of a one-to-one discussion with a PPD colleague or attendance at a review meeting with the 'secondee' and the 'host' department’s line manager.

For individuals and managers interested in secondments

PPD can provide information on:

  • the benefits of a secondment in meeting an individual’s career and professional development needs, specifically the potential to bridge identified gaps in skills, attributes and experience
  • support available to secondees from PPD, the 'host' and their 'home' department
  • support available to departments from PPD in establishing and managing a ‘development’ secondment
  • signposting to helpful tools and webpages, including tools to support development