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1. Title: GB-London: Directors Development Programme
2. Awarding Authority:
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 9SP, United Kingdom
Tel. 0207 798 7343, Email:, URL:
Contact:, Attn: Karen Wright
3. Contract Type: Services

4. Description: Education and training services. The NAO has a Talent Management Strategy aimed at developing and promoting its most able staff. A development programme for Audit Managers, in both our Financial Audit and Value for Money specialisms, with the potential to progress to Director and beyond has been in place since 2010.

Programme Aims ┐ A higher quality pool of candidates for promotion to Director; ┐ Significantly better data on the skills and competencies of Audit Managers who demonstrate the highest potential for progression to Director; ┐ More focused development of high potential Audit Managers to equip them to meet the changing requirements of the Director role; ┐ Clearer messages to Audit Managers, particularly those who are unlikely to progress further, helping to increase turnover at the AM level and `refresh┐ the succession pool; ┐ Enhanced succession arrangements, with a clearer picture of critical roles within the NAO and the skills, knowledge and experience required by those filling them.

Key features ┐ The frequency of the programme and the number of participants will be subject to the needs of the NAO and may be changed at any time. Current expectations are that the programme will run every 12 months and will normally have up to 6 participants. ┐ The number of participants from each specialism will be based on anticipated Office needs. ┐ Applicants selected for the programme will be those who most clearly demonstrate the capacity to progress to Director Level and above within a reasonable period. ┐ Applicants will not be expected to be `ready for promotion┐ now, but will have shown the capacity to acquire and demonstrate the range of skills, knowledge, behaviours and experience outlined in the NAO┐s Director Profile
5. CPV Codes:
80000000 - Education and training services.

6. NUTS Codes :

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: LONDON,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority:
9. Awarded to:

Ashfridge Consulting
Ashridge, Berkhamsted, HP4 1NS, United Kingdom
Value Cost: 88602.0
Is Awardee likely to subcontract?: No Awarded to SME?: Yes
10. Date of Contract Award: 24/04/2012
11. Number of Tenders Received: 4
12. Other Information:
Other Information: TKR-2012612-PRO-3989192

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