Career Transition

"Excellent Quality. Thought provoking and supportively challenging."

Department of Health

Career Change is an inevitable result of the dynamic nature of modern work. For some, change can be foreseen well in advance, but for others, it can be unexpected.

For organisations who wish to create the right environment of support for its employees, especially in difficult times where a high number of career transitions will be inevitable within a department, it is vital that ensure that staff are equipped with the necessary tools and skills needed to face a career transition or progression. This culture of support will help ensure that morale is kept up among team members and that the organisation will not suffer from a lack of employee motivation.

This course is suitable for all aspects of career progression; from those facing imminent career changes to those for whom career change still seems some way. It sensibly and constructively prepares participants for a successful future by equipping them with the necessary career transition skills, knowledge, networks and encouragement to allow participants to take a proactive stance in their present and future career.

Key Training Features

Who Can Attend

Learning Outcomes

Key Training Features:

  • Taking stock and closing the gap: building the right tools for a successful transition
  • Sources of job opportunities: running your own business, transition to the charity sector etc.
  • Networking, accessing unadvertised jobs and getting the best out of Career Consultants and Executive Search companies
  • Interview technique and salary negotiation

Who Can Attend:

Anyone who is at a career crossroads, or who may wish to prepare for a career change in the future.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will leave with increased confidence in their own ability to achieve successful career changes through design and preparation.



10:00 - 16:00


£650 + VAT


Civil Service College, Westminster, London


Virtual 10 June 2024 Book8

Face to Face 12 September 2024 Book8

Virtual 13 November 2024 Book8

Lead Trainer

Judy Greevy FRSA

Judy Greevy FRSA

Judy has over 30 years of experience in the engagement, leadership development, diversity & culture change fields across the private and public sectors.

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Judy Greevy FRSA

Judy Greevy FRSA

Judy possesses over 30 years of experience in the engagement, leadership development, diversity and culture change fields across both the private and public sector. She has particular expertise in developing strategy and leading change programmes.

Some of her previous roles have included Global Head of Diversity at NatWest Bank and Head of Diversity and Corporate Responsibility at Centrica. She has also worked for the Australian Bank AMP and Henderson’s Global Investors and most recently been an HR Director at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs with responsibility for Talent, Diversity and Engagement.

Judy has previously run a very successful business undertaking work for a wide range of clients including KPMG., Ernst and Young, Standard Chartered Bank, Marks & Spencer, Fire and Rescue Service, NHS Scotland and Greater London Authority. 

During her career Judy has won a number of Awards including the Directing Diverse Talent Award at the 2015 Opportunity Now Excellence in Practice Awards. 

Judy is a Board member of the Employers’ Network for Equality and Inclusion. She has also been a Non Executive Director and Deputy Chair of an NHS Trust and a school governor and member of the Ministry of Defence External Diversity Panel.

Before moving into organisational development and diversity work Judy was a corporate banker. She is a graduate of Leeds University and Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.



Lead Trainer

Keith Ridland

Keith Ridland

Keith has over 10 years’ experience working in senior roles for a charity providing individually tailored, confidential mentoring and advice on career transition.

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Keith Ridland

Keith Ridland

Keith has over 10 years experience, initially at Director Level and then as Chief Executive, working for a charity providing individually tailored, confidential mentoring and advice on career transition, embracing both employment and financial aspects. Liaising with supporting companies, associated advisors and mentoring organisations has provided him with a wide range of contacts in the field of recruitment, finance and career change.

Keith joined the Royal Navy from Merchant Taylor’s School, Crosby and graduated from Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. After serving as a finance, administration, logistics and HR specialist, he left in 2001 in the rank of Captain. His career included 9 years in the Ministry of Defence in a wide spectrum of appointments ranging from the private office of the First Sea Lord to membership of the MOD’s Financial Management Development Unit. As a Commander, he was Director of the Royal Naval Supply School and, as a Captain, lived and worked in both South America and India.

After joining The White Ensign Association in 2002, he initially led the charity’s Employment Services. He was subsequently additionally appointed as Finance Director and continued in both positions until 2008, when he became Chief Executive. In each of these roles his work entailed delivering regular presentations to large audiences on the key issues of career transition, and retirement interviewing those facing such a change and providing personal advice and guidance.

Keith is a Freeman of the City of London, a member of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, a keen sportsman and actively supports and advises several charities near his home.


  • Educated: Merchant Taylors’ School, Crosby
  • Graduated: Britannia Royal Naval College (HR, Logistics, Finance & Administration Specialist)
  • Spanish Speaker: Studied at the Andean Centre for Latin American Studies, Quito
  • Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance (City of Westminster University)

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