How To Make Graduate Programme Events Work

7th December 2021

How To Make Graduate Programme Events Work

Dec 7, 2021

Graduate Programmes and Early Careers Pathways have experienced some huge challenges of late. Many successful managers are using Graduate Programme Events to overcome these.

Rapid change in the workplace and a pressing need to stay relevant has meant that Graduate Programme Managers have had to ‘change or die’ in this space.

One thing that hasn’t changed is the need for new joiners and graduates to build connections with their new colleagues quickly and feel welcome.

As you know, achieving this isn’t just a ‘nice’ thing to do, it reduces graduate programme attrition through improved resilience and boosts the outcomes of your programme.

Bringing everyone together early on in your programme with an appropriate team event is a powerful way of doing this.

Graduate Programme Events

A graduate programme event integrated into an onboarding day is your first port of call for bringing your new graduates together.

A team event is a chance to get to know each other in a professional yet fun setting built into your day.

Check out these videos taken from recent Deloitte onboarding graduate programme events to give you some food for thought:

In the grounds of a University: https://youtu.be/83_Ktfu08J0

Inside a large conference centre: https://youtu.be/xVsVx5umi14

Events like these don’t have to be this grand (it can be bigger ????) – our activities can be tailored to your unique graduate programme giving you complete confidence and control in their design.

The Bigger Picture  

These events don’t have to be throw away.

Graduate Programme Managers will often look to link chosen activities to their company values or to a teaming tool that they use in their development pathway.

We see time and again how important collecting data is. Capturing strong data from a Graduate event of this nature, whether that’s through surveys or interviews, is a powerful way of understanding what works.

Graduate programme events of this nature can have a huge, measurable boost to engagement, wellbeing and productivity in this early stage of graduates’ journeys.

Ultimately your supercharged programme can have a huge impact on the growth of your business and keep you HR costs down – making you a HR hero!

What Next?

Let’s talk.

We understand that every organisation’s graduate programme is unique.

Your programme needs to work, be useful and relevant to your Graduates.

We understand that your Graduate Programme is very much your baby and we want to leverage on our experience to adapt what we know works to help you achieve success.

Get in touch to discuss your 2022 graduate programme. Email us at [email protected] or call us on +44(0)1905 330660 – we’d love to hear from you.

Not ready to chat about Graduate Programme Events?

That’s ok.

Check out some if these more ‘off the self’ formats that we have used on Graduate Programme Events in the past:

Team Challenge

Building Bridges

Junkyard Challenge

Lego Master Builders

Soap Box Derby

Book your team building challenge today

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