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Ambitious, motivated and well-trained staff are a vital part of growing businesses. But providing development training opportunities for new employees, who have the potential to excel, can be a challenging problem. Our Graduate Development Programme offers a solution.
It's a structured six month programme that incorporates experiential learning alongside your graduate employee’s day-to-day work. Facilitators with industry experience work with your graduate employee throughout, arming them with the skills they need to meet the demands of your business as it moves forward.
Employees who have been working with your business for between three and 12 months, and who you've identified as having the potential to make a difference to your business.
For more detailed information on the programme, see 'Programme details' below.
Once your employee has completed the programme, they'll be able to:
As an employer you'll be able to:
Each programme place costs £1,000 + VAT. Group booking discounts are available and there may be grants or subsidies available, depending on your business.
Tom Stacey, Graduate Recruitment and Development Lead for Bertrand UK, talks about the advantages of working with Anglia Ruskin University in our short film.
The Graduate Development Programme has been incredibly important for Bertrandt UK. It has not only benefited our graduates by giving them two years hard-won work skills in six months, but it has been hugely valuable for management by giving insights into the character, skills and potential of our new starters. We’ve found our participants have started to work better together and have been able to more effectively deal with situations such as presenting to senior management, chairing meetings and dealing with suppliers
Find out more about how we can help you by contacting our business support team:
Tel: 01223 695878
Interested in recruiting a talented graduate to join your team? Visit our Employment Bureau page for more information.
Over six months, employees attend three workshops at Anglia Ruskin University and undertake a mix of practical projects, employer challenges, team activities and networking. This innovative combination of learning gives participants a deep understanding of themselves, the businesses they work in and their role in it – fast-tracking their ability to offer measurable financial value to the organisation while honing their business skills.
Together, you and your employee set goals for the programme. We'll send you a brief that explains your involvement in the process, but it includes:
We've chosen a mix of specialist trainers, guest speakers and academics who've created a dynamic interactive programme. Sessions include:
In between the workshops, we'll set short projects to help participants apply their learning directly and gain a greater understanding of their own company and the problems and challenges they face. As well as mentoring and individual coaching, we'll provide an independent study handbook to support your employee's professional development.