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We are experts at helping companies to develop the essential business skills of their young – typically graduate – employees.

 

We work with Directors, HR and Training managers who struggle to attract top calibre young people to their company and retain them for the long term.  

 

Research shows that 1 in 4 graduate employees is likely to leave their Employer within 1 year* and this costs companies a fortune in further recruitment, increased workload of colleagues and additional organisational challenges for management.

 

Many businesses are put off recruiting graduates altogether because of their lack of experience.  They agree that most young people are not ready for the world of work and therefore are concerned how to develop them – especially when they don’t have in-house resources to improve the skills potential of their young employees into productive team members.

 

They would like graduate employees who:

 

  • add value to the business
  • have a good work ethic 
  • show commitment to getting the job done
  • demonstrate good communication skills with colleagues and clients

 

 

What separates our service from other training providers is that we are dedicated to developing the potential of young employees with our unique comprehensive graduate-style development programme, known as GradStart®.

 

Because of this, our clients do not have to consider recruiting an in-house training team or experience the hassle of sourcing, purchasing and managing multiple business skills courses, reducing costs to the business.

 

 

*CEB/SHL Talent Measurement: Hire and Inspire – A new approach to Graduate recruitment 2014 – p4