Podcast 162 - How did I end up here? Getting started in L&D

We've often talked on this show about how few people actively seek out a career in learning and development. So, how exactly did we end up here?

Written by Ross Dickie
Published 10 September 2019
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Podcast 162 - How did I end up here? Getting started in L&D

This week on the podcast, Ross Dickie, Ross Garner and James McLuckie are joined by Richard Dawson of Virgin Trains and Jilly Julian of Horwich Farrelly to share their origin stories. 

We discuss:

  • our professional backgrounds
  • the challenges of getting started in L&D
  • the qualities that make someone suited to a role in L&D

If you'd like to get in touch with us about any of the things we've said on this show, you can tweet @RossDickieEW@RossGarnerEW@JamesMcLuckie@dawsonrichards and @JillyTats.

You can find out more about Mary Anning here: http://www.lymeregis.org/mary-anning.aspx

The book Ross Garner mentioned is I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron.

You can find all the episodes of The Allusionist at https://www.theallusionist.org/

About the author

Ross Dickie

Ross Dickie

Learning Experience Designer
Ross has been working in L&D since 2015 and is a key member of the instructional design team at Emerald Works. Most of his time is dedicated to writing articles, scoping infographics and contributing to video projects.

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