I recently ran a large graduate induction and am pleased to say that it was a big success. Involving 30 graduates and over 60 people from the client business, the logistics alone were no mean feat. The graduates were thrown into a week long business simulation. They ran their own mini businesses - completing money earning tasks to pay for resources to pull together a high stakes business presentation. Senior guests and line managers were invited to attend the presentations at the end of the week.
The great thing about the programme is that it genuinely provides experiential learning and this is why we’ve run this client induction for over 8 years.
I really enjoyed working the week as you genuinely see the graduates progress throughout the week and get under the skin of the organisation. Also, the induction helps them make the difficult transition from university learning to work place learning e.g. they are responsible for finding things out for themselves. For me this is one of our flagship programmes which demonstrates the value of and power of our graduate development work.