Career Development Programme

The FOCUS Career Development Programme (CDP) is designed to help our members gain the right tools to become competitive in the UK job market.

Career Support

We offer 2 different packages depending on individual situation and objectives.

Explorers
For people looking for new opportunities and a career change

Often an international move presents partners with the opportunity to re-examine their career and decide if they want to do something different. For those members we offer:

  • A ‘guide to work in the UK’ published by FOCUS
  • A three-week group workshop (one 2 hour session per week) presented by our Career Development Consultants. The workshops will have a maximum of 6 participants and will provide you with a comprehensive and supportive approach to find the right job/career for you.
  • Full information on how to write a CV according to the requirements of the UK job market
  • Full access to FOCUS webinars library on career in the UK.
  • Networking opportunities through all FOCUS career and cultural Events.

Fast-trackers
For people who know what role they want but need information to navigate the UK job market

For those who come to the UK with a working visa and want to work straight away, we offer:

  • A ‘guide to work in the UK’ published by FOCUS
  • Two ‘one to one’ sessions with a FOCUS career coach who will focus on what the member needs most, with unlimited emails to the coach in between
  • Full information on how to write a CV according to the requirements of the UK job market
  • Full access to FOCUS webinars library on career in the UK.
  • Networking opportunities through all FOCUS career and cultural events.

Available for one person per membership.

Career Seminars

We offer throughout the year seminars/webinars presented by different professionals on a broad range of topics of interest to job seekers. Visit our events page for an updated list of upcoming seminars/webinars.

Additional Coaching Sessions

Personalised service for those who want individual coaching and/or those who desire additional assistance following the Career Workshops. Offered throughout the year at an additional fee, our coaching sessions are tailored to meet individual needs. Coaching topics could include:

  • Career Change
  • Cultural Coaching
  • CV Assistance
  • Mock Interview
  • Repatriation Coaching
Career Transitions Made Easy Video Course

A self-paced video course, packed with content, worksheets and exercises and the best tips you can get to navigate a career transition, created by Jelena Radonjic, a leading UK career and leadership development coach.

Jelena has used her 30 years of experience in international careers to distil the insights and strategies that work.

This video course complements FOCUS Career Development Programme and you will learn:

  • How to uncover your values, skills and strengths and leverage them in your chosen career
  • How to make conscious career decisions
  • How to build an authentic and impactful personal brand
  • How to network effortlessly and utilise networking for your career management
  • How to ace interviews
  • How to build an impactful LinkedIn profile for great visibility and reputation

Discover more

All FOCUS members interested in the course can contact Maria Renzi  for the 10% Discount Code. 

Our Members

Our members are international professionals and their families. We soften their landing so they have a successful time in the UK.