WoW Academy – World of Work

Course Summary

This course is aimed at school leavers or new recruits into the world of work. This helps equip the individual with the skills and knowledge to help settle into the workplace.


This programme has been designed to equip the individual with the skills, attitude and knowledge that is required when starting working in an office/business environment.

  • It is aimed at school leavers, university graduates and anyone that has recently started work.
  • It will give you the necessary skills to help settle into the workplace efficiently and effectively.


  • Be an Effective Communicator (09.30-16.00)
    Introductions/course outline and team building game
    Understand your learning style
    What makes a good communicator?
    Rights and Responsibilities at work
    Communicate assertively
    Manage your emotions
  • Understanding Workplace Cultures (09.30-16.00)
    What is a workplace culture?
    Recognise and respond to the culture of your workplace
    What is professionalism?
    Dress codes/time keeping/ work etiquette/confidentiality
    Letter/email/telephone communications. Internal and external communications
    Use of social media
    Understanding Diversity
  • Meeting and Exceeding Expectations (09.30-16.00)
    What is a good employee?
    Time management/prioritising workload
    Responding to and giving feedback
    Are you a team player?
    Team role that you play/ contribution to your team
    Building trust/ getting to know your colleagues
    Managing your Appraisal
    Acting on feedback
  • Planning your Career Path (09.30-16.00)
    What are your goals?
    Being proactive
    Understand your priorities and gaining experience/global thinking
    Learning from good role models
    Staying motivated/healthy
    Developing resilience
    Work/life integration
    Future changes to the World of Work and implications for new starters/future career planning
  • Half Day Evaluation (09.30 - 12.00)
    What are your learning points from the course?
    Future goals
    Feeding back to your line manager
    Evaluation of the course
    Contribution you made to the workshops

Course Benefits

By the end of the programme the delegates will:

  • Have an increased understanding of how they learn and what makes for good communication
  • Understand that workplaces have their own unique cultures and how best to realise their potential at work
  • Have strategies for meeting and/or exceeding employer expectations as a ‘new starter’
  • Have a clear career plan, taking into account the importance of work/life balance
  • Demonstrate increased confidence and awareness through a better understanding of themselves and others around them.

Tutor Profile

Peter Le Cheminant is Guernsey born. He attended university in Winchester and developed his career as an English teacher over a 17 year period in the UK.  Peter then returned to Guernsey in 1990 to take up a senior post at Les Beaucamps High School.

Peter became headteacher of the school in 1992 and steered the organisation through many changes as well as playing a major role in the Project Team that was responsible for building an award winning new campus.

After many years in a high profile leadership position Peter left his post in August 2014 and since then has taken up a second career working as a learning and development consultant mainly in the local finance sector. He also delivers courses on management and professional development accredited by the Institute for Leadership and Management as an Associate tutor for The Learning Company. Peter has developed the World of Work Academy for the GTA, a training course aimed at new starters in the workplace, helping them to bridge the gap between school/university and work.

Peter also has a professional qualification in Executive Coaching from the University of the West of England and he is able to provide additional coaching for individuals if requested.

Course at a Glance

  • Next Start Dates: New dates TBA
  • CPD Points: 0
  • Course Cost: £750.00
  • Course Length: 4 and half days (09:30-16:00 x 4 & 09:30-12:00 x 1)

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