WHAT WE DO
You only get one opportunity to make a positive first impact on your graduates. We help them feel valued and invested in, and give them an inspiring introduction to your brand.
Partnering with IDG at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst can be a key differentiator at milk runs or other graduate events when you only have a short time to make a good impression. Whether your intake is 10 or 300 graduates, we can help you create a programme that is unique, innovative and inspirational.
IDG methodologies can form an important part of your graduate development curriculum, or you can simply bring them to Sandhurst for an unforgettable induction event. The immersive nature of these events provide outstanding learning and networking opportunities – your graduates will enjoy a shared experience and form bonds that few other programmes can achieve.
If your intake is small, we also offer syndicated courses where your graduates will interact with those from other organisations, helping to create networks across industries, potentially even your suppliers and customers.
Whether you bring in hundreds or only a handful of graduates each year, IDG’s programmes and events can accelerate their development, maximise your return on investment, and clearly demonstrate your commitment to excellence and innovative thinking.
Below are some examples of programmes we can run:
Graduate Boot Camps at Sandhurst
IDG have a unique partnering agreement with The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Sandhurst is a great place to have kick-off events right at the start of the graduate journey. Highly experiential, active and intensive, these allow graduates to get to know each other in an inspirational environment.
Our highly inclusive programmes will challenge them mentally and physically, pushing them out of their comfort zones. The memorable nature of these experiences will leave the graduates talking about their first few days of work for years to come.
Large Scale Graduate Events
If you can’t, or don’t want to come to Sandhurst, then why don’t we come to you? Do you want an engaging and experiential graduate kick-off event, or perhaps need some assistance bringing a pre-existing event to life?
We can design collaborative or competitive exercises which deliver real learning objectives, or provide additional exercises or content to your existing events. The memorable nature of these experiences will leave the graduates talking about their first few days of work for years to come.
Early Career Essentials
We want to ensure that your new hires are provided with the opportunity to excel right from the start of their career. We will work alongside your current curriculum, or develop new content to provide in-house graduate skills and behavioural development.
This might include: time management; living and understanding organisational values; presentation skills; holding ‘courageous’ conversations; influencing without authority; communication; people management skills; increasing self awareness and managing personal brand; developing resilience and more.
Putting control of the development journey into the hands of the participants, Project Me is about empowering people by giving them access to great coaches and mentors, choice over the development that they receive and putting them in charge of creating, scoping and delivering a business improvement project.
They have regular touch points with a talent board where they present updates on their personal and collective development journey. This programme is also an excellent initiative for those who have recently completed a formal graduate programme, allowing the organisation to demonstrate continued investment in the development of their people.
Understanding how businesses make money is a vital professional skill. Understanding how YOUR business makes money is a key differentiator for graduates and new hires. We run experiential two or three-day business simulations to develop commercial awareness and financial understanding.
Acting as the senior leadership team, participants are required to formulate and deliver on a growth strategy in an extremely competitive and fast paced environment. They must devise innovative and commercial ways to build shareholder value and manage business risks. The programme culminates with a Dragons’ Den style presentation to potential investors where there can only be one winner…
The Sandhurst Experience
A one-day visit to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, a world renowned centre of individual and organisational development excellence, is a perfect opportunity to inspire and develop your early career population.
Delegates have the unique chance to soak up the atmosphere and learn about the core Army leadership philosophies such as the principle of ‘Servant Leadership’. This can be coupled with attending the ‘Commandant’s Parade’ to witness part of the culmination of the Officer Cadets’ training; a tour of the Academy; an introduction to values based culture; and the military’s leadership philosophies that can be transferred back into the workplace
Centrica Grad Team
“The Achieving Your Potential programme at Sandhurst was a great success. The opportunity for students to put theory into practice, experiment with different leadership behaviours and receive feedback from the highly experienced coaches and professional development experts from IDG will prove to be invaluable. The programme supports our employability skills agenda and ensures that we will continue to produce highly effective business leaders.ˮ
Head of Professional Development
CASS Business School
Multinational oil and gas company
The Career Journey
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