Help them discover their strengths

Belbin GetSet is a tool for discovering behavioural strengths and learning how to project them in the most positive way.

It gives young people the edge. And in increasingly competitive educational and working environments, that’s just what they need.

Belbin GetSet prepares young people (aged 15-19) for the next stage of their education or career, by helping them to learn about themselves and their behaviours. It shows them where their strengths lie and what they have to offer now and in the future, building their confidence and promoting self-understanding and wellbeing.

Whether applying for an apprenticeship or composing a personal statement for university application forms, Belbin GetSet offers young people a way to describe the unique qualities they have to offer – a language to use about themselves which will resonate with professionals and help to enhance their career prospects.

We’ve been helping young people, individuals and companies for years.

Why Belbin GetSet

Belbin Team Role methodology is the result of decades of research into individual differences, teams and what makes people tick. From recruitment to personal development, teambuilding and conflict resolution, we know people. Our reports for young people are specially designed to educate, encourage and prepare students for what lies ahead.

Individuals complete a short questionnaire and receive a workbook that contains their personal report, which identifies their strengths and how to use them to best advantage. The Belbin GetSet report offers personalised guidance and advice on the individual’s preferred working styles, where they might fit in a team and how to use this knowledge to best effect over the coming years. They can also ask friends to complete a shorter questionnaire, so that they gain insight into others’ views of their behavioural contributions. This can help them to understand areas for development and how to cultivate latent abilities that others see.

Belbin GetSet has been helping young people since 1998. With a brand new version ready for launch in 2017, there’s never been a better time to begin the Belbin GetSet journey.



For young people

For those entering Sixth Form or Further Education, outlining strengths and key contributions increases self-awareness and sets them off on a firm footing for the next stage of their academic careers. Introducing the concepts of teamwork and peer review assists with group-based learning and builds on key skills.

For those entering Higher Education, Belbin GetSet is an invaluable resource for preparing UCAS application forms. Along with comprehensive advice and guidance, the report is set in a workbook that comprises key points and questions designed to help formulate a personal summary.

For those applying for apprenticeships or work placements, Belbin GetSet encourages young people to think about what they can contribute in the world of work and how to operate successfully within a team. It helps them recognise their soft skills which ultimately gets them noticed in the working environment.

For teachers and apprenticeship providers

Belbin GetSet offers a unique opportunity to understand the behavioural needs and contributions of young people who have no, or little work experience. It is a unique and effective resource for PSHE classes and careers days and team/self development sessions, either within education or on a work placement.

We also provide step-by-step feedback guides, and a lesson plan/activities planner, so you can help individuals digest the key information and answer any questions they might have about Belbin GetSet.

Start your students speaking the language of business

Belbin is renowned and respected in many organisations worldwide, so using the language of Belbin, through GetSet, gives young people an entry-point in the world of work. A Belbin GetSet report can help potential employers to see how an applicant might fit into their team, or highlight the strengths they might be able to bring to a job. The programme also assists young people with CV-writing by encouraging them to use appropriate and positive language.

Like the professional Belbin reports, the Belbin GetSet reports contain personalised guidance and advice based on a young person’s current Team Role behaviours.



Belbin GetSet helps young people with the following key skills:

Working with others
Improving own learning
and performance
Problem solving

Careers guidance and inspiration

The Department for Education in the UK outlines the provisions that schools need to make in providing careers guidance and inspiration to all pupils, to help them fulfil their potential.

Here’s a few ways Belbin GetSet can help deliver.

Pupils need to be stretched and acquire ‘the attributes that employers value’. With its focus on teamworking and the opportunity to receive feedback from peers, Belbin GetSet promotes greater self-understanding. It encourages students to be open-minded about others’ views of their contributions, and helps students build their strengths from their school and college careers into attributes that can make for a happy and successful career.

Schools should encourage pupils to “develop their decision-making, team building and problem solving skills”. Belbin GetSet focuses on the contributions an individual can make to a team, including collating feedback from their peers on how they feel the individual works best in a group setting. Learning about the nine Belbin Team Roles makes students aware of what others have to offer and how they can work productively with those whose styles are different to their own.

Schools should help pupils “gain the confidence to compete in the labour market by providing opportunities to gain the […] attributes that are relevant for employment.” Belbin GetSet helps students establish a “professional identity” which builds on the strengths they’ve shown at school, college or university and translates these into real-world contributions. Armed with knowledge of how they work best, and a language to describe those styles, students can present themselves in a professional manner. With the language of Belbin used by professionals all over the world, Belbin GetSet can also assist employers in identifying where someone might best fit in their team or organisation, leading to greater recognition and engagement at work.


All resources are supplied in PDF format.

Sample GetSet Report (Self-Perception only)

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Sample GetSet Report (including Observer Assessments)

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Belbin Team Role Summary

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Using Belbin GetSet with your students

PDF format

Case Study – Belbin Team Role theory in higher education – University College Birmingham

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Case Study – Belbin GetSet at Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

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Case Study – Exploring Belbin Team Role theory in education

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Case Study – Using Belbin GetSet to help secure employment

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“The new [Belbin GetSet] report seems to talk to the students, asking questions and giving clear answers that show how such a test is important , what the results mean, how these results can help them in interviews, on a personal, social basis, and why thinking, reflecting, and even tracking the development of these roles is important. [The report] shows the relevancy of the test and the results to students’ future success in the social as well as the workplace.” – Communications Professor, American University of Sharjah


Find the right solution for you

Get Set reports start from £20 per student.
Please take a look at the options below and contact us for more information.


Purchase reports
Access to accompanying resources



Purchase reports
Access to accompanying resources
Attend a “train the trainer” session
to give you everything you need to
teach your students about Belbin



We’ll do everything for you –
let us run an interactive workshop
introducing your students to Belbin
and feeding back the reports



Here’s an overview of the Belbin GetSet process that individuals follow, from start to finish. We’re here to help every step of the way.


1. E-mail invitation

Each participant is sent an e-mail with a link to complete their questionnaire. We’ll set you up with everything you need to do this.


2. Complete the
questionnaire online

The questionnaire takes around 20 minutes to complete and asks the individual to answer questions on how they tend to behave in certain situations.


3. Request feedback from others

Upon completion of the questionnaire, individuals are asked to invite up to 6 friends who know them well to complete a quick 5-minute questionnaire about them.


4. Receive the report

The reports can be e-mailed directly to the participant, to you, or both. The report comes in a workbook, giving detailed personal guidance and advice based on the individual’s Team Role behaviours.


5. Complete the workbook

The workbook guides the individual through the report, helping them reflect on the information contained within it, and compile a personal statement at the end.


6. Lesson plans and slides

Use our comprehensive lesson plans and slides as part of your own Belbin GetSet session, to enhance and embed learning and development, or let the Belbin team run it for you!

“The terminology that Belbin uses is very straightforward so it is generally the preferred language with the business school students whom I teach. As such, they incorporate the information in their case studies, decision making and reflection and I can see that the concepts move them forward in their thinking.” – Audrey Tang, Click Training

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