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Training and development

We will recruit you based on your values, and then train you to be the best that you can be. Read our MD Luke’s view on the importance of great training.

In addition to regular 1-to-1s and annual performance review, we’ll help you develop and progress your career:


Within the first 12 weeks of working for us, we’ll pay for and support you to complete the Care Certificate, a requirement for everyone working in the health and social care sector.

You may also have the opportunity to complete other awards and diplomas relevant to your role. You could be eligible for a financial bonus when you complete certain qualifications. Our Assessment Centre is an accredited qualifications centre with City and Guilds and Lifetime Awarding.

We work with our staff to help them be the best they can be

Training opportunities

Everyone who works for us is trained to meet essential standards and you’ll find Discovery trains its colleagues beyond the minimum requirements. Within your first week of employment, you’ll be invited to start your induction journey.

We have our own learning academy, delivering online and face to face learning in a very wide range of topics including specific skills development to meet the individual needs of the person you support. All our courses are regularly updated so your knowledge will always be at the forefront of the sector.

Our career development programme – Aspire

All permanent colleagues have regular opportunities to gain a place on our multiple award winning career development programme, Aspire. Aspire has won a national business culture award and our coaches have also won a prestigious CIPD award for their work on Aspire.

Aspire participants explore new ways and opportunities to progress with help from a professional career coach.

“I joined Aspire after taking on a new role within Discovery. It not only helped me to build confidence in my new role but I developed skills I never thought I’d have the opportunity to.”

Your coach will support you to develop your training, job shadowing and networking opportunities. From here, you’ll work together with your line manager to establish a career development plan and see how you can achieve your goals.

“Through Aspire, I discovered skills I never knew I had. I became a part of exciting projects and met some incredible people along the way.”

Our skills development programme – Learning Connect

Learning Connect is a fresh and interactive online learning platform available to all our staff. You’ll have the opportunity to work through a wide range of training courses and development pathways – learning new skills and improving your knowledge in areas such as assertiveness, time management, project management and handling conflict

Interested in a career with Discovery?

We have a range of job vacancies across the county. Search and apply online.