On the Thameslink Programme we developed effective talent management processes and created tangible training and development opportunities that helped us to execute the Thameslink People Plan and realise the full potential of our people.
We invested in a number of training programmes to help us to continue to develop our workforce by recognising the skills and abilities required at different stages of the programme.
Line Management Capability Programme
Bespoke training delivered and created in house
One of the key HR commitments made within the Thameslink Programme People Strategy, was to upskill and develop our people managers. To help fulfil this commitment a line management capability strategy was formed, focusing on the key components and skills needed to be an effective people manager. Ten key themes, aligned to the business needs and corporate initiatives, were created using drop-in sessions, workshops, subject-matter expert sessions, e-learning courses and case studies.
The target audiences were:
- Ninety-seven line managers
- New line managers and, where appropriate, programme-wide cascades
- Continuous improvement supported via feedback and lesson learned sessions.
The strategy was in place to upskill all people managers within Thameslink Programme and designed to benefit and develop both new and established people managers. The target audience was Thameslink Programme employees with people management responsibilities. To ensure a good uptake amongst employees and the programme’s success, sponsorship from the Executive Team was paramount.
Within each development theme there were capabilities that formed the core focus of the learning and training delivered. These target capabilities were specifically chosen, with the aim of enhancing line manager expertise and proficiency when managing people.