Early Careers and Graduate Programmes 

There are often slippages between each phase of the early careers talent attraction and retention journey.  

Rather than accepting these disjointed silos, there is an opportunity for L&D teams to craft cohesive learning experiences that build on each phase. The entire graduate development journey can then become a more human experience that builds community, connections and collaboration and at the same stretches learning.  

To be effective in today’s interconnected market, your graduate talent needs sufficient depth in multiple domains. Our early careers courses aim to provide a broad base of metaskills with deeper dives into multiple domains which vary by role.

Approach

Our programme design focusses on giving your talent the education, experience and exposure required to build a long-term career across various functional areas of the firm. We provide a holistic development plan that supports multiple areas of expertise as a base for collaboration and innovation with the overall goal of developing talent who understand the mandate of your organisation.

Our proven workflow empowers you to deliver valuable change that extends beyond curriculum development and alignment. ​ 

We use a design thinking approach when developing learning experiences and programmes that encourage active participation and engagement of all stakeholders contributing to the success of your Early Careers talent. The process allows your talent development professionals to put themselves in the learners’ shoes and ultimately helps to create an experience that benefits both the firm and the incoming talent. 

Modular Training

Our training programme is modular and utilises a variety of training methodologies and learning technology. It delivers adaptive learning journeys that help raise the level of technical and commercial skills throughout the division and accelerate the careers of talented employees. 

Our rigorously tested methodology is designed to outperform the agreed bottom-line success criteria for your organisation.

Phase 1: Consultancy and Discovery

  • Core business objectives and desired outcomes defined at all levels/ for all stakeholder groups
  • Engagement and communication strategies defined for all stakeholders
  • Alignment to your valued behaviours, leadership agreements, skills framework and business objectives
  • Partnership methodology: Why are we doing this? How will we do it? What will we do?

Phase 2: Design and Development

  • Establish capabilities that can be addresses through developing skills and behaviours across the population
  • Research and development of organisation/ sector specific case studies and core content on request
  • Participant engagement strategies and tools agreed for all elements: e.g. classroom, online, virtual, coaching, video, business projects

Phase 3: Delivery, sustained development and ROI

  • Maximise return through sustained engagement and targeted off-boarding programme elements
  • Develop mechanisms to share best practice across learning cohorts
  • Map and report performance against specific role development objectives and agreed soft/ hard metrics
  • Review, assess and improve curriculum performance against all agreed milestones

Programme Management

Our programme management provision acts as an extension of your learning and development enterprise.

It is an experienced and well-resourced infrastructure that is responsible for maintaining a range of processes and functions to deliver your programs seamlessly and without the need for any further investment in people, process or technology from your organisation.

The team are so friendly and pleasant to work with, everyone is very professional and keen to help us. Building a relationship over the past couple of years helps us to feel like the Alpha team are even more able to understand our needs and provide more proactive solutions.
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