Are you a Doctoral, Postdoctoral Researcher or Research Fellow?
Are you looking to enhance your professional development and gain transferable skills?
Would you like develop your competence in the field of consultancy?
If so, the Talent Pool is for you.
What is the Talent Pool?
The Talent Pool takes Doctoral, Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Fellows from a wide range of specialist areas through a series of interactive professional skills training workshops. The training takes place over five one-day sessions and the course culminates in a final one day assessment which gives you the chance to obtain in-depth feedback on their performance. Upon successful completion of the assessment day, you will have access to ‘real-life’ opportunities such as consultancy contracts, projects or placements. The Talent Pool team can also assist you with the creation of your own business.
What do others say about it?
‘I started the Talent Pool programme just as something for my CV. I have got so much more out of it. Having done the programme, I can honestly say that it is the best thing that I have done since coming to university. The Talent Pool team are really great and if you have even a passing interest in entrepreneurship or consulting then definitely sign up.’
Amrit Chandan, PhD with integrated studies in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Applications
‘Although I already had basic consulting skills, the Talent Pool really widened my scope and helped me to concrete my consulting skills. Thank you to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for coordinating this invaluable programme.’
Bersisa Berri, DBA exploring ‘The Role of Knowledge Integration in Creating and Sustaining the Competitive Advantage of a Firm’
What happens after the training?
Having successfully completed the training and the final assessment, you will be granted entry to the Talent Pool. Once you have been accepted as a Talent Pool network member, you gain access to advertised opportunities (contracts, projects, placements etc.) or can apply for funds to start your own enterprise. The Talent Pool Project Development Manager will be able to provide you with further support and guidance on these opportunities.
Course dates and how to register
For full details visit the Talent Pool website.
If you would like to book a place you can do this online at Target Connect.
The programme is free for all University of Birmingham Researchers and all training materials, lunches and refreshments will be provided. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Successful completion of the Talent Pool training programme is based on delegates' participation and performance, therefore you must be able to attend the full course; this includes all workshops, evening events and the assessment day.
Find out more
If you have any questions about the Talent Pool please contact:
The EI Team
t: 0121 414 8775