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Bellrock launches Management and Leadership programme

Bellrock has partnered with the University of Huddersfield to launch a bespoke in-house management and leadership development programme.

A first for the technology enabled workplace solutions business, Bellrock launched the course at the end of last year, which aims to encourage first line managers to grow professionally and personally, gaining a Chartered Management Institute Level 5 certificate on completion.

Sophie Chivers, Head of Organisational Development at Bellrock said: “Line managers across the business were requesting management training for their people. We pride ourselves on internal progression and so it felt right that we launch a management programme to support individuals.

“Launching a management programme in-house was a first for us so it was important that we had a supportive partner. It was no-brainer partnering with the University of Huddersfield because they’ve delivered CMI-accredited programmes for many years. Daniel Benton, Head of People and Organisational Development at the University, has guided us every step of the way, making what initially seemed like a complicated process feel easy. We are positive about our future with Huddersfield and I can only foresee our partnership expanding over time.”

Bellrock’s first cohort of 13 individuals are part-way through their first module and their feedback has been really positive so far, as Fern Bell, L&D Manager explained: “The feedback I have received from the first unit has been fantastic. Some managers had been in their role for a long time but had not really been given the opportunity to do any kind of formal training so as well as giving our managers a qualification, the course is giving them the confidence to progress in their roles.”

The group represents a real cross section of the business who are all at different stages of their career, from engineers who have been with Bellrock for over 15 years, to post-grads working in marketing who’ve been with the business for just a couple of years.

Toni Carpenter, Head of Mobilisation and Transition has been with Bellrock for 19 years and said: “It had been a while since I had done any management training, and I liked the sound of topics included so I applied. My aim is to become a more confident leader for my team and to empower them to develop themselves. I’m really enjoying all the team building exercises.”


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