Learning and development

Learning and development

We encourage our people to grow, learn and stretch their abilities

  • Do you attach a strong sense of meaning to your work and get a sense of accomplishment from contributing to success?
  • Are you passionate about using your creative skills to think about how things can be done differently?
  • Does being open to new possibilities to help improve the way things are done appeal to you?

If you are seeking the flexibility to take on new challenges throughout your career and to accumulate expertise in areas that inspire you and make a difference, look no further.

As part of your appraisal and in discussion with your line manager we expect you to agree  your own personal Learning & Development plan which enables you to identify key areas of learning and development activity that will enable you to either acquire new or develop existing skills and behavioural attributes for the following purposes:

  • enhance performance in your current role
  • address anticipated changes in your current role
  • address career aspirations towards a future role


R-Competencies is a new competency framework toolkit which is in use over Ricardo Automotive EMEA.

It aims to:

  • Provide clarity to the different roles within the business, enabling individuals to drive their development and career progression. 
  • Help frame development discussions with your manager, including objective setting and areas for development.
  • Help us to improve what we do through mapping out what good looks like for each role and making business expectations clear.

Following the initial launch, this video was compiled to share some of the feedback received from users:


Ricardo hosts a bespoke online Learning and Development System named R-Learn, which all employees have access to. R-Learn provides a robust platform for managing and recording all of our learning and development activities in a single system – and not a paper form in sight.

R-Learn enables us to:

  • view the course catalogue and create training goals;
  • book onto courses and other learning events;
  • access learning material;
  • record personal learning activities;
  • complete pre-course preparation and post event activities
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