MultiSim, an EPSRC funded project based at Insigneo, has 12 post-doctoral researchers/research assistants (PDRAs). They interviewed this group to explore how they felt MultiSim has contributed to their professional development so far. Their interviews found that PDRAs actively seek new training opportunities and are self-aware of identifying their own research training needs. They are proactive in creating or identifying resources that can help them achieve their goals. Many have progressed to research roles in industry or been successful in obtaining lectureships. They hope that through their training and support opportunities, they acquire all the skills needed to be future academic leaders that are confident in running their own projects.