(draft) Training policy

"The only thing worse than training your employees and maybe they leave, is not training them and maybe they stay."

Good-Loop recognises that its most important resource is its employees. It is committed to the training and development of its entire workforce so that they will gain the necessary skills to reach their full potential. This will assist in enabling the organisation to achieve its aims and objectives.

The individual training and development needs will be identified through:

The training and development needs identified will be met through a variety of activities depending on the nature and extent of the requirements deemed necessary after assessment.

All internal training provided by the organisation will be of no cost to the employee. External courses and professional qualifications may be fully or partly funded by the organisation depending on the nature of the training.

Employees are encouraged to take responsibility for their own development and may inform the organisation of their development needs.

Employees are asked to provide feedback on the value and effectiveness of the training and development they undertake. This information will be used to assess and improve the training process.

This policy respects equal opportunities and applies to all employees.

Training Budget

We've allocated a basic budget of £1,000 per employee, per year, to invest in training and personal development.


Mentoring can really support a person with both challenging projects and in wider personal growth. Every staff member has the opportunity to have a mentor.

Staff are encouraged to explore and find a mentor and an arrangement that works for them. A good setup is:

Payment for mentors

Good-Loop will pay mentors for their time. The standard rates are:

This can be varied in particular cases with approval from your team leader.