We provide extensive training to help staff gain the skills they need and to develop in their roles.

Induction programme

When you join Transform, you will complete an induction programme tailored to your role. This is designed to help you to gain the skills and knowledge you need. The induction programme includes:

  • Familiarisation with local office and team
  • Overview of Transform
  • Responsibilities of your role
  • Introduction to Transform policies
  • Health and safety procedures

training354 days of staff training were completed in 2015/16

Staff training report 2015/16

Staff training

You will complete regular training courses relevant to your role, to help you gain the skills and knowledge you need.

New staff complete a series of mandatory and optional training courses, including:

  • Safeguarding
  • Health and safety
  • Client involvement
  • Benefits
  • Drugs and the law
  • Mental capacity
  • Lone working

Experienced staff are supported to continue their development and grow their skills by attending more advanced training, including:

  • Boundaries, internet and social media
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Practical approaches for handling pressure
  • Understanding compulsive hoarding

Staff in Central Office roles attend in-house training courses as appropriate, as well as external courses suited to their roles.

Extended training

After two years with Transform, you would have the opportunity to undertake a relevant extended training course. This could include a college course, Open University degree or professional qualification. You can request study leave and a contribution towards the cost of the training course.

Career development

We support all staff to develop in their roles and to progress in their career at Transform. Career aspirations are discussed at regular intervals so that managers can support people with their development.

We provide opportunities for staff to gain new skills and experience, for example by joining working groups, shadowing or taking part in group projects. Staff are encouraged to develop their ideas with our Innovation Fund, which offers funding for new projects.

Staff are encouraged to apply for internal vacancies that arise. In fact, 94% of our frontline managers progressed from a more junior role within Transform.