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How to Succeed in the Global Workplace

Get off to a great start in your new job by learning the essential skills to succeed in a global workplace.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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How to Succeed in the Global Workplace

This course will help you succeed when you enter the workplace.

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 so you can make a positive start to your career.

You’ll see videos from employers, giving you insights from around the world into what they look for from their employees. You’ll learn how to communicate across cultures and discover the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues, managers and clients.

The course includes articles, discussions and quizzes with tips to help you feel confident.

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When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Develop an understanding of the communication skills need to effectively present yourself in a professional context
  • Develop an awareness of the underlying principles behind communicating effectively across different cultural environments
  • Explore the skills needed to build and maintain relationships in a professional context
  • Develop the ability to manage yourself in the modern workplace

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone starting work, returning to work, or thinking ahead to the start of their career. It will be of particular interest to those in the early stages of their career, or those who are out of practice and need to update their skills.

What software or tools do you need?

The course is aimed at native and non-native English speakers at around intermediate level (approximately B1 on the CEFR) or above.

What do people say about this course?

What a fabulous course and the topic is so relevant for today's workplace that is full of change and diversity. So much excellent advice to be found here! Thank you again to the providers and Future Learn and fellow learners.

Karen A

Who will you learn with?

Liz Hext

I'm a professional skills trainer at the British Council in Singapore. I've been teaching and training for over 20 years. I train courses in communication, intercultural fluency and leadership skills

Pamela Hafekost

Manages the Information Team, responsible for developing the Careers Service website and creating interactive resources. Also responsible for providing an information service to our users.

Rich Tubby

Hi. My name's Rich and I am a training consultant at the British Council Professional Development Centre in Singapore. I have taught, trained and managed all over the world.

Who developed the course?

The British Council is on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries connecting the best of UK culture with a global audience and providing high-quality English language courses.

The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities with a reputation for teaching and research excellence.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

Find out more

Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $89 you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV
  • Includes free shipping

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.

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