Developing You

At AFG our mission is to unlock skills, gifts and talents to support everyone’s right to choose and achieve their aspirations, and we are passionate about supporting colleagues to be the very best they can be.

Our AFG Induction…

We believe that your induction to AFG is a really important step in your journey with us. We sincerely believe that a good induction is essential to help you to settle in to our organisation and your new work environment. During your induction we will introduce you to our AFG Values and culture and share information on the legal framework under which we operate (for example health & safety, mandatory and statutory requirements). For some roles there will be additional induction training, so you gain the knowledge and skills required to be first-class in your role. Our induction programme ensures you are knowledgeable about our expectations and are better placed to make a full contribution to our organisation, demonstrating the actions and behaviours we really value.

Developing you within your Job…

For each role we make sure there are clear duties and responsibilities. We look at how your role can grow with you as you develop at AFG, and we make sure there is the right structure, processes and opportunities to enable you to carry out your role successfully. Where possible we encourage you to take on more responsibility and have many experts, qualified people and people with lots of experience to support your development. Quite often our experts deliver specialist training for us, sharing real-life examples across many different subject areas to give you a unique insight into what we do.

Providing outstanding training opportunities…

We recognise that on-going training and development is an essential part of our employment relationship. Training is essential to maintain mandatory skills and competence, but also for personal development and growth.

Here at AFG, we offer a wide variety of learning opportunities across many learning environments; such as eLearning, videos and webinars as well as traditional internal and external instructor led programmes and the opportunity to take role related vocational / professional qualifications.

Professional and vocational training currently includes Mental Health Training, Learning Disability, Dementia, Autism, Epilepsy, Health & Safety, ICT skills and many more…

Right at the heart of this learning process are great conversations, and so we have “My Performance”.

“My Performance” process…

My Performance is the way we ensure you have regular conversations with your line manager to discuss the things that are important to you. During the year you will have four My Performance meetings with your line manager, as well as lots of one to one informal meetings in between. The more you understand your strengths and potential, the more openings become available to improve, develop and find roles where you can excel.

In My Performance meetings you agree objectives and understand key priorities and what’s expected of you when you come to work.   It’s also a great opportunity to share your thoughts on how things are going, discuss what you’ve learnt – or need to learn – and agree any training and development needs.

By managing performance effectively, we aim to build a culture where we have highly skilled, committed and engaged people, who want to develop their knowledge and experience to become more productive and successfully support AFG’s short, medium and long-term plans.

 Ultimately, at the end of the day we want you to be great at what you do, so we will support you in the right way to be brilliant – after all, being brilliant is super important to those people we support!