Job shadowing for staff

Job shadowing provides individuals with a unique opportunity to find out more about how other staff work and what their roles involve, and to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of other roles and functions across the University.

The Learning and Development team has been working in collaboration with Information Services to develop some online guidance for staff to support Job Shadowing.

This resource has application beyond the Job Shadowing initiatives in IS and is available across the University, with access to further information via the following Learning and Development Job Shadowing webpages.

The guidance complements and aligns with guidance in support of the University Reflect, Plan and Develop (RPD) Scheme. Read more.

We are looking for further case studies from a range of schools and departments to demonstrate the value and potential of Job Shadowing for professionals and career development, and we would encourage you to contact Learning and Development if you have anything to offer.

Please contact Ali Whelan, Learning & Development Adviser, or a member of the Learning & Development team at