Our Graduate Development Programme focuses on nurturing business skills which small and medium-sized employers identify as particularly important. It's offered in Cambridge and Chelmsford.
Designed for graduates working in businesses in the East of England, our fast-track programme combines short workshop sessions with group projects designed to boost your capabilities at work.
Over six months, you will attend three two-day workshops where you'll gain practical business skills to better align your goals to business needs, be able to confidently build better relationships at all levels and work more effectively, and hone your abilities to identify and understand everyday business issues and present practical, innovative solutions.
The workshops will cover:
Graduates who've worked for their current employer for at least three months, and who want to gain a greater understanding of the problems and challenges small to medium-sized businesses face.
The course costs £1,000 – please note our cancellation policy below.
Cancellation of any booking should be made in writing at the earliest possible convenience. Refunds will normally be made within 30 days of receipt of cancellation.
In the event of cancellation, a fee is payable as follows:
When payment has been made online, you have the right to cancel the transaction within seven working days from the date of purchase.
When the named delegate is unable to attend, Anglia Ruskin University will endeavour to accept a substitute delegate in their place. Substitutions must be agreed in writing before the course starts.
If the course is cancelled by Anglia Ruskin University, a full refund will be made to the original payee.
Dates for 2015/16 to be confirmed.
Additional study information
During the course you'll be undertaking a mix of practical projects, employer challenges, team activities and networking, just like an in-house graduate programme. In between the workshops, we'll set short projects to help you apply your learning and gain a greater understanding of your company and the problems and challenges it faces.
Who will deliver the programme?
We’ve chosen a mix of specialist trainers, guest speakers and academics who've created a dynamic, interactive programme.
Who else will be there?
Like you, participants are early in their careers, ambitious and eager to learn, and working in small to medium-sized companies in the East of England.
Do I attend all the sessions?
The sessions will build skills and knowledge over a number of months so it’s important that you're able to attend all sessions.
What else is involved?;
Outside the six taught days, you should allow 16–20 hours for project work, coaching and mentoring.
Will I be assessed?
There is no formal assessment but you'll be expected to complete project work.
Who pays for the course?
Either you or your employer.
Is funding available?
There may be funding available from some regional business support agencies.
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