If we really want to properly develop over 18s and new staff in general, go back to the old style Staff P2 with the book ACP42 and associated question book. I learned more about the Corps in the 6 months up to the assessment and I didn’t really need much more as I changed roles in the Corps. OK we had proper books to read and flick through (it would be a nightmare trying to use SHAREPOINT), but it gave me a thorough grounding in the Corps. The assessment which was a 5 minute assessed lesson (it wasn’t a formal thing like they seem to make the MOI) and interview with questions based on the book of questions and some general stuff, was really good.
What we moved to is not fit for purpose. What we had worked and had done IMO opinion since the invention of the Satff Cadet as part of the Morris Report, but we ditched it as some brainless plank had to bring in something new to prove their job was worthy of being called a job.
I don’t think we should impose ‘management positions’ on people unless we deem them as being capable, ready and more so interested enough to take it on.