University College Dublin (UCD) is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is currently ranked within the top 1% of institutions world-wide. Working in close partnership with Imperial College’s Postdoc Development Centre, I designed and delivered a two day course focusing on ‘managing your career’ for early career researchers. We looked at making the most of your postdoc, developing your skills and next steps. CV and application refinement essential for next steps!