This free online course will help you to prepare for your first role or the early stages of the career. Beginning your career or starting a new job brings to mind lots of questions, so we’ve designed a course to guide you through those initial weeks and months. 

Perfect for students, graduates, those returning to work or anyone who wants to upgrade their skills, this free online course will give you the skills and techniques to communicate confidently and build relationships. It will also give you an insight into how to manage yourself successfully and the skills necessary to succeed in the global workplace.

Jointly developed by the British Council and the University of Sheffield, the course focuses on the essential skills employers worldwide require from new employees. You’ll learn to:

  • communicate effectively across cultures
  • adapt to new environments
  • build and maintain relationships with colleagues

The course is highly participative and includes articles for you to read, videos to watch and interactive material with tips to help you feel confident about entering the workplace.

How to succeed in the Global Workplace course is extremely flexible and will only take up to three hours of your time per week, over the period of four weeks, so you can practice at any time that suits you. You can sign up from now until the very last day of the course.