Human Resources

University-Wide Work Shadowing Opportunities

University-Wide Work Shadowing Opportunities provide additional scope for staff to network and shadow other areas of the university within similar or complementary roles. They offer a ‘fact finding’ opportunity and provide both personal & professional development.

The Work Shadowing Toolkit

Work Shadowing Guidelines
  • What is work shadowing
  • Why bother
  • Where is the benefit
  • Who is the target audience
  • How long should it last
  • How to get the best out of shadowing
  • How to arrange
The Process - How It Works
  • Process flowchart
  • How to apply, who to contact, what to do
Application Form
  • To complete and discuss with your Line Manager
Top Tips
  • Making the most of the shadowing experience
Things to Consider Before Shadowing
  • Things to consider before shadowing:
    • For the shadow
    • For the host
  • Work Shadow Template Form – To be completed with agreed aims and objectives
Feedback & Evaluation Form
  • Form for completion post event
  • Feedback and discuss with own department
  • Feedback to host department
  • Send completed Feedback and Evaluation form to mailbox
  • This will inform the evaluation of new opportunities