Boost – for people in the early stages of their careers

Boost is a personal and work development course written for men and women who are relatively new to the working world, and in the early stages of their careers. They may be in jobs full time or part time, in apprenticeships, graduate or onboarding  programmes and could be any age. It prepares participants to develop their careers quickly and effectively, by coaching them to become more career ‘savvy’ and self-reliant for career management.

It will:

  •  instil a positive sense of direction and boosts confidence
  • teach essential skills that will enable you to progress rapidly
  • provide clear, practical and realistic goals that you can achieve
  • improve personal effectiveness, aids communications skills & builds assertiveness
  • develop effective intergenerational communication

The course was launched in 2016 in response to employers’ requests for staff, trainees and apprentices to get to grips with their relevant career goals, and make the most of their potential, becoming a contributory employee much faster. This course is complimentary to apprenticeships, graduate programmes and onboarding programmes.

Results after Course

Boost participants say their confidence has increased substantially 89%
Boost participants say they will recommend this training to colleagues 83%
Boost participants say they have ‘better decision making’ skills 82%
Boost participants say they have ‘better communication skills’ 82%

Who is the BOOST development programme suitable for?
For individuals – Boost instills a positive sense of direction, boosts confidence and teaches essential skills that will enable you to progress rapidly and achieve your goals.

For employers – Boost enables staff to get to grips with their career goals and make the most of their potential.  It provides clear, practical and realistic goals, boosts personal effectiveness, aids communication skills and assertiveness.

In short, it is about developing new staff, apprentices and trainees to fulfil their potential.

What does the Boost career development programme consist of?
Delivered through four one-day workshops, Boost consists of:

  • a comprehensive participants folder
  • an information resource to complement the workshops
  • a strong support system of helpful mentors
  • guest speakers to provide role models, inspiration and examples
  • opportunities for job shadowing and potential work experience
  • establishing a network of people learning and developing together


Overall, the Boost career development programme looks to help participants to:

  • take clear, practical, realistic steps in careers and personal life
  • recognise personal important goals
  • set realistic career goals
  • boost self confidence
  • boost personal effectiveness
  • aid communication skills
  • make decisions and take action based on core values
  • create a healthy balance between work and personal life
  • be assertive at work
  • make the most of other work-based training programmes
  • understand and become comfortable with personal power
  • understand how power works in the workplace, organisations, and society

What results can I expect?

The Boost career development programme does exactly what it says. Participants:

  • become pro-active in their careers
  • develop a focus and direction to their work
  • set realistic and stretching goals
  • identify their strengths in relation to their work
  • become more confident, more focused and more determined to achieve their work and personal goals
  • have a better understanding of how organisations work and where their personal aspirations fit
  • become more aware of the opportunities open to them in their chosen careers and their employing organisation
  • improve their networking and contacts
  • get a huge boost from being mentored

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We can also run this course for you, at your organisation, at a time and date that suits you.

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Outcomes that make a difference
Enthusiastic evaluations of the Boost programme provide some fantastic data.  Here is a flavour of the results:

  • 89% of Boost participants say their confidence has increased substantially
  • 83% of Boost participants say they will recommend this training to colleagues
  • 82% of Boost participants say they have ‘better decision making’ skills
  • 82% of Boost participants say they have ‘better communication skills’

For men and women who are relatively new to the working world, and in the early stages of their careers. This course is complimentary to apprenticeships, graduate programmes and onboarding programmes.

What our clients say…

“Fantastic opportunity to develop myself, both at work and home. The supportive nature of the group enabled me to advance in my field.”


Ben Matthewson, Registration Assessor, Operations North East

“Helpful and inspiring, well-presented with appropriate course information given at the correct time.”


David Kewn, NCSCA
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