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Launching another year of the Professional Development Programme

13 May 2024

I’m extremely proud of the programme we have built at Avon with the help and guidance of Richard King from the Tom Peters Company. We have seen many previous participants go on to achieve significant things in their career and I am excited to see the accomplishments of this year’s participants.

In May, our fifth Professional Development Programme, PDP (5), officially started with a launch event in the UK for participants across our business.

PDP is our flagship training and development programme for anyone that wants to launch their career development journey and are looking to contribute to the business beyond the scope of their current role. It aims to identify, encourage, and support the next generation of internal talent across the business though on-the-job learning, mentor support and group sessions.

During the week-long launch event, our 16 programme participants came together to build strong connections, understand how they can deliver excellence, absorb feedback from their managers and peers to share their learning plans, and were paired with a mentor in the senior leadership team who will support and guide them throughout the year.

Zoe Holland, Deputy General Counsel, and previous participant of PDP has supported the facilitation of the programme for a number of years. Commenting on the programme she said: “I’m extremely proud of the programme we have built at Avon with the help and guidance of Richard King from the Tom Peters Company. We have seen many previous participants go on to achieve significant things in their career and I am excited to see the accomplishments of this year’s participants”.

As the event wrapped up, we sat down with the participant to capture their reflections on the week. Discover more in the video below.

About Avon Protection plc

We are a world leader in protective equipment, with a reputation for innovative design, high-performance quality and specialist materials expertise. 

Our two brands, Avon Protection and Team Wendy, supply our respiratory and head protection portfolio to customers across the globe from our manufacturing sites in the UK and North America.

With over 900 talented people our shared purpose and core beliefs are to be #FIERCE about Protecting Lives. It’s why we come to work – and it’s what motivates us, every day, to do the best work we can.

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