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Career experiences

UCL offers a range of different active learning opportunities to develop your career.

Career Experience Wheel showing 70-20-10

This image reflects the 70-20-10 Model for Learning and Development (Morgan McCall, Michael M. Lombardo and Robert A. Eichinger in collaboration with the Centre for Creative Leadership)

The model holds that we obtain 70 percent of our knowledge from purposeful learning on-the-job, 20 percent from learning from others, and 10 percent from formal learning opportunities. 

The key ingredient to maximising the value of 70-20-10 is linking it to goal setting, securing robust feedback mechanisms and connecting to our Communities of Practice and Career Frameworks.

70:20:10 Learning Model

70: On the job learning

Research tell us that most (70%) of our learning happens on the job so long as it’s done purposefully with feedback just-in-time, e.g. secondments, job shadowing, acting up etc.


20: Learning from others

The value of networking, coaching, mentoring is also particularly important (20% of active learning) so that we can test assumptions, learn from others’ experiences, share our knowledge and become even better at what we do.

UCL Communities of Practice, as an example, are a great way to learn from others. 

10: Formal learning

This just represents 10% of learning if it is only confined to a trainer transferring their knowledge in a classroom setting with limited pre work or follow through.



Active learning opportunities