A graduate scheme is an excellent opportunity for businesses to nurture talent and encourage growth within your organisation. We have implemented several successful graduate schemes, adding value to the business and enabling graduates to rapidly progress and achieve their personal goals.
Whether your objective is to attract future HR managers and senior staff or you are simply looking to meet the short term needs of your business, it is important to define a programme to ensure the success of your graduate scheme and with so many graduate schemes on offer, it is important that you set your company apart from the competition.
If you want your graduates to be future business leaders, give them a framework of core competencies they need to work towards. As a graduate, it’s a real motivator to know a company sees you as part of their long-term future.
This is how we work with our clients to develop passionate candidates and ensure they achieve a globally recognised CIPD qualification. Our expert tutors use their extensive strategic and practical experience to tailor modules to your organisational needs and meticulously plan the appropriate mix of study to meet your specific requirements.
We are proud to achieve outstanding CIPD status for quality assurance and have extensive experience of designing and developing graduate schemes and currently work with one of the UK’s largest international banking and financial services groups
Outstanding people create exceptional organisations
“Our HR Graduates come to us with a solid academic background and a minimum 2:1 degree. We aim to strengthen their understanding and experience with a formal, advanced-level qualification which ties into a career plan that allows them to grow across the organisation; becoming CIPD qualified is crucial to this.
The Reed Business School programme with its focus on practical evidence, value-adding HR and work based competence is undoubtedly the right way to go for HR. This approach is ideal for Centrica because it fits in with a busy work schedule without it being too arduous. It also encourages individuals to take responsibility for their CPD enabling them to set their own timescale: some graduates have been able to complete their diploma in 12 months as opposed to the standard two years.
Whist the academic theories and models are still important, the mixed mode approach encourages graduates away from their academic comfort zone of into a more business focused approach.
We allow our graduates to choose a combination of modules which play to their strengths, interests and development areas. In this way the learning process is more relevant to the context. They constantly find new opportunities to apply best practice to parts of the business which form their x monthly work placements.”
“The programme will help add value to the business as it has helped me develop my knowledge of HR and many key theories. This is particularly useful for me as I do not come from an HR background”
“Learning to write persuasively and in a concise and businesslike way has been very helpful for my new role as an HR Consultant. For example, I have to frequently write business cases for restructures and project plans/summary papers, and from what I have learnt on the programme I can keep my writing succinct and persuasive”.
“Overall, completing the CIPD qualification with WMP has been stretching but beneficial. It was great how blended it was with our graduate programme, and that we could use a lot of working examples in the templates”.
“Having spent most of my scheme in Learning and Development, I have found it important to bring new ideas to the table. CIPD has allowed me to look across a breadth of different processes and systems, allowing me to offer new insight to our team and the wider business