From Learning to Earning – a transition programme for Researchers_

From Learning to Earning – a transition programme for Researchers


The aim of the present training seminar is to help PhDs nearing the end of their research grants/contracts with the transition into roles beyond the education sphere. This is particularly challenging in the current economic climate where opportunities are few and far between.


A PhD is a positive start point. Young researchers have high levels of Self-discipline & time management Project planning & management Determination & ability to overcome setbacks Written and spoken presentation skills Communication technology skills.

So even if they are not going to continue in their area of research they have a lot to offer. But the world of conventional employment is very different and opportunities are scarcer than they have been for a long time.

Course objectives

For the young researchers leaving academic research there are a number of key challenges of which the most immediate is getting the job, whatever it may be. During the course of the two-day programme a number of issues are going to be worked upon which should help meeting that challenge.

These include:

Personal skills review

Identifying and creating opportunities

CV development Application letters

Interview skills

Dealing with rejection.

Course duration

The course will last 2 days and is scheduled to run from 09.00-16:30 with one hour for lunch.
Delivery style

This course will be delivered in English by David White (see Mr. White’s bio in attachment). The approach will be a mix of inputs and practical exercises. Roleplay activities will help bring the challenges to life. Also an interview training session with professional recruiters from fast training is foreseen.

All fast training courses are accredited by Royal Holloway, University of London, one of the foremost business schools in the UK. This means that all trainers, materials and methods are approved, checked and monitored, to ensure the highest quality standards in all aspects of the training.

From Learning to Earning + course structure pdf

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