Scott Gavin student testimonial

Scott Gavin at Aramco Overseas discusses his CIPD learning journey with Acacia Learning

Throughout his studies, Scott managed to master the difficult task of balancing academic achievement and practical application into his workplace. His commitment was recently recognised when he was shortlisted by CIPD People Management for an Outstanding Advanced Student Award too! Read what Scott has gained from his CIPD Associate status.

As Group Lead of the Talent Attraction function at Aramco Overseas Company UK my team is responsible for promoting the employee value proposition and employer brand globally.

I wanted to expand my HR knowledge and CIPD was the obvious route to achieve this. I decided to study with Acacia as they had great reviews and a former colleague recommended them.

It took me just over 2 years to complete my CIPD level 7 HRM Diploma. I completed most of the modules by attending weekly lectures in London.

Fellow students came from a diverse range of industries so it was interesting hearing differing viewpoints on best practices deployed by different organisations. It was also great to meet new people on the course and build a HR network.

I’ve benefited hugely from my studies and will continue to build on this knowledge to improve my performance as well as that of my direct reports. Focusing on how best I can use my current skill-set, develop as a professional, and maintain professional knowledge and competence has been of great help and I now feel much clearer in regards to my future learning plans and continuous professional development.

I’d definitely recommend Acacia and actually already have as two of my colleagues are currently completing the course on the back of the value-add I gained from the course.

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