Training & Development

At Next Steps HR, we know that great people achieve great results, especially when they are properly trained, supported and developed.

Delivering staff training that achieves real results doesn’t need to be expensive or time consuming. We work with clients of all sizes, from global multinationals to small business owners to deliver a blended learning approach that is tailored to your exact needs and operational requirements. From bitesize online learning that can be completed on a mobile phone to interactive workshop sessions and long-term talent development programmes, we have the perfect solution for you.

Data Protection & GDPR

New data protection laws come into effect in May 2018 with the introduction of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which significantly enhances individual’s rights and will have an impact on every organisation throughout Europe as a result. Failure to comply may leave businesses operation unlawfully and open to prosecution, large fines and reputational damage.

Working together with leading data protection and identity management experts, we have developed a of workshops and online GDPR training so

lutions that meet the needs of any organisation with packages tailored for employees at all levels from Company Directors to Compliance Managers to front line staff. We can even support you in developing and delivering your GDPR framework and policies.

You can book a completely free 30-minute consultation with one of our data protection experts to find out how GDPR is likely to impact your organisation.

Book your free consultation.  Book Your Free GDPR Readiness Call Here!

Leadership and Management Development Programmes

We are able to exclusively offer two internationally acclaimed Leadership development programmes* that have proven hugely successful in accelerating leadership skills within some of the world’s most successful organisations including Westfield and Arrowmark.

Our Accelerated Leadership Development Programme (ALDP) is a multi-faceted and intensive 7-month leadership development experience designed to provide high potential mid to senior-level leaders with development experiences that will ensure their readiness and success in a more responsible leadership role.

Our Building Leadership Skills (BLS) is a dynamic and intensive management development programme designed to help those taking their first steps into management and more experienced managers who are looking to build their skills and progress.

Professional Delivery

The Next Steps HR training team is made up of hugely experienced and talented learning & development professionals who have worked with some of the biggest organisations on the planet across all sectors and geographical locations. We have a vast library of ready to deliver training courses covering every subject from anti money laundering, equality & diversity and fire safety to sales training, time management and handing difficult conversations. We can deliver to group sizes ranging from large conferences to intimate workshops. Whatever your training requirements, talk to us first and fast track your success

Design and Strategy

If you are looking for a bespoke training solution for your business, then we have a highly skilled team of Instructional Designers who can tailor make your training courses, workshops and materials to your specific requirements. We will work with you to fully understand exactly what you are looking for and the best approach to ensure your objectives are achieved.

We also work with a wide range of large organisations to devise and produce complete end to end training strategies and policy documents.


Gone are the days where training has to take place in a classroom, taking people away from their daily jobs and impacting upon business efficiency. Our Elearning Hub is the perfect solution, containing an extensive range of interactive and highly engaging courses and modules.

All of our courses are designed to provide the learner with comprehensive knowledge and understanding without the need for long and boring modules. Each course is supported by a learning assessment providing a permanent record of their training and understanding.

Our Elearning courses can be purchased individually or as a complete fully hosted learning management system. Alternatively, we can link directly into your existing LMS or intranet or even provide you with ready to upload SCORM packages.

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