Learning and Development

Learning and Development

For Whistles to grow and succeed we need to invest in our people and support them to develop in their career. As we are a relatively small compared to large corporate retailers, we offer development opportunities different to those of the traditional corporate retailer. What we lack in size, we make up for in opportunity and support.

Our distinctive approach, focuses on ensuring you gain new capabilities through practical experiences and learning transferrable skills, we believe this will ensure you become successful in your chosen career.

The learning opportunities are built around three key areas of focus:

  1. Self awareness
  2. Technical skills
  3. Interpersonal behaviours
On the job development

We recognise that most development in your role will happen on the job – we therefore provide reviews and appraisals as a fantastic opportunity for you to discuss your performance and career development with your line manager. This also offers the chance to capture all the on the job learning, recognise and record your achievements as well as providing constructive feedback on areas for development for the year ahead. To help log all individual developments, all new starters are given a career planner.

Training workshops & development programmes

We also have a range of innovative learning and development interventions, designed in-house and based on the most modern theories – these bespoke workshops will help you develop everything from communication skills through to leadership potential. Your manager will help select the training most suitable to your job role and development needs.