Whether you want to build a graduate, cadet, early career or intern program from the ground up, or you just want fresh eyes to assess an established program, it all begins with strategy. This is where we set the parameters of your approach, and it is the basis for how we measure the success of your program long-term.
Why have a graduate or internship program?
Graduate programs provide effective talent pipelines that allow you to future proof your organisation's workforce. They encourage you to identify your current personnel gaps as well as the roles you may struggle to fill in three to five years’ time. Graduate programs also offer a unique way to attract, nurture and develop the skills, capabilities and attributes you are looking for so you can continue to achieve your organisation’s goals long term.
Different outcomes need different approaches
Are there parts of your business hungry for diverse new talent? Do you have a team on the hunt for fresh ideas and the perspective new graduates can bring? Do you need students to come in on a regular basis, hit the ground running and help with busy times? Each of these options requires different engagement tactics.
Drilling down on the nitty gritty
Taking the time to set clear parameters that make it easy for everyone to understand what your graduate program involves helps set you up for success. You need to think about the duration of the program, when it will start, what the rotations look like, and what people and parts of the business graduates or students will be exposed to. Every part of your program should be aimed at helping graduates become prepared for the roles you eventually want to fill.
Begin with the end in mind
All successful programs begin with picturing the future you want to create for your business and attracting the people you need to achieve your goals. Let’s do this.