Graduate Training & Development
Business Training Courses
Our Graduate training and development courses are carefully designed to maximise the value of your annual investment in new graduates. They are structured to ease the transition from University and prepare graduates for working in the world of business.
Business training courses designed to maximise the value of your graduate investment
Number of people
Suitable for up to 50 graduates
The size of the graduate group will be governed by the client recruitment structure and policy. Quest’s experience is that graduate intake numbers vary between 10 and 35, but for Quest up to 50 is fine.
Flexible to meet your requirements
A short session may last just half a day with longer sessions run over two or more days. Structured programmes can be delivered over the course of a year or longer. Fully flexible, our graduate courses will be tailored to fit in with your time-frame.
Graduates work together in small teams
The range of activities in which the graduates can be involved is highly diverse. Most, but not all of those activities, work best with 3-5 graduates in a team. Teams are often changed around so the graduates experience working with different people.
At a venue and location to suit you
We have been delivering graduate development business training for over 20 years, in the UK, Europe & the USA! Sessions are often delivered at client offices, but equally we offer a full venue sourcing and booking service if required.
New graduate recruitment is a key annual event and a major investment for many organisations. The skills and knowledge graduates bring are undoubted, but often they are unversed in business life.
Therefore to ensure the best return on that investment, organisations should provide carefully prepared, formed, and followed-through development for their new graduate recruits. This is the point where one of our tailor-made Graduate Development business courses could be just the answer.
Employers are looking for a variety of skills. It’s by addressing the following that a Quest graduate training and development programme can be of great benefit in:
- Understanding behaviour and personality type
- Understanding effective working in Corporate Teams
- Practicing verbal and written communication
- Sharpening time management and organizational skills
- Honing creative problem solving
A graduate development business course aims to provide:
Information and examples on what makes high performing teams. Plus a safe, neutral arena in which those skills can be practiced. And as importantly where mistakes are welcomed and managed as a very positive part of the learning process.
Self-led reviews, reflection, and feedback are a critical part of the process.
The structure of a graduate development business course will be carefully designed and created in close consultation with the client.
In the past this has seen Quest construct some unusual activities. We’ve arranged for graduates to work with the Istanbul Tourist Board to develop new guides and tours. And we’ve enabled graduates to deliver charity gala balls at Twickenham Rugby Stadium and the JW Marriott in Houston, Texas. Just two examples of how bespoke the structure can be.
The content of each course will be diverse and unique to your graduates.
Business training with outdoor elements containing varying degrees of physical challenge linked to cerebral tasks can be hugely beneficial. Indoor sessions are weatherproof and also offer an extensive choice.
We offer a choice of activities all of which contribute to overall team performance. This is an excellent way to practically demonstrate effective role allocation and organizational skills.
Orienteering, water-based activities, high ropes and height challenges are a very small example of some outdoor programme elements.
TV programme production, cooking, and business based activities are a very small example of some indoor business training options.
Some organisations request an additional feature of a charitable element to be included in the graduate development training. Quest has a range of solutions to meet and indeed exceed that requirement.
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to find out more about our graduate development programmes
- Number of people the event is for (approx.)
- When you are looking to hold the event. What day / month / time of year? Is the date fixed or flexible?
- Where you would like the event to take place. Which part of the country? Do you have a particular venue in mind?
- The length of time you want the event to last. Do you have a set amount of time to fill? Are your timings fixed or flexible?
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