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Learning and growth

Our employees are key to our success

Our employees are key to our success

"There’s always something new to learn and things to get involved with, from putting the flags out from the roof-top, to helping out with big events – no two days are ever the same!"

Amy Edwards, Events


Your first few weeks may differ depending on the palace or department you are working in. Some have longer induction programmes than others, but the advice is still the same.

This time is all about starting off well and laying the right foundations so that you can fulfil the role you have been recruited to do and feel part of Historic Royal Palaces.

Male and female custody staff in black uniform walk side-by-side along path.

"Each year it's exciting to see our new Seasonal Retail staff explore and discover the Palaces during their induction and on-going training."

James Hoff, Retail Trainer

Developing you and your career

We want you to improve and develop whilst with Historic Royal Palaces. We do this so that you can really fulfil your potential and enjoy what you do. You will receive training to make sure that you're kept up to date and have the skills you need to do your job well.

We encourage all of our employees to take advantage of the wide range of learning opportunities on offer at Historic Royal Palaces — from our extensive in-house development workshops to job shadowing, mentoring, working as part of various project teams, one-to-one coaching, as well as any specialist training.

We have a Learning and Development team, supplemented by relationships with a range of external trainers, developers, suppliers and internal coaches and mentors.

Developing expertise

We encourage employees to work towards professional and vocational qualifications, and are willing to discuss financial support and/or study leave for relevant courses of study.

Developing our leaders and managers

Historic Royal Palaces believes passionately in developing its leaders and managers. Our leadership programmes, accredited by the ILM, are designed to help managers and team leaders better understand their own performance in relation to the leadership behaviour expected of them.


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