Award Description & Focus
This Award recognises excellence in helping graduates to make a successful transition into your organisation, so that they rapidly and successfully adapt to a new working environment and culture. It is specifically focused on equipping graduates to transfer from academia to work, or into your organisational culture (rather than general development of skills).
The main focus of this Award is from job offer to 6 months into the programme.
IMPORTANT: We are NOT just looking for innovative activities, we strongly believe that good examples of implementing and sustaining best practice, “getting the basics right” can be as effective in ensuring high standards are achieved in the graduate industry.
Award Assessment Criteria
Please use these guidelines to give your entry the best chance of success.
- Vision – Is there a clear vision for the understanding and behaviour shift you are aiming to achieve in order to help graduates achieve success in your organisation? How did you arrive at this vision?
- Innovation in Preparation &Transition – What innovation(s) did you introduce in the period from first contact to 6 months into the scheme, that others could adopt or adapt? OR ● Best Practice – What does your best practice look like? What were the challenges you needed to overcome to establish best practice in induction in your organisation? What was special about how you overcame these?
- Stakeholder Engagement – Who are the stakeholders who are involved in helping graduates make a successful transition? How do you ensure consistency & high quality advice provided by these stakeholders?
- Impact – Does it make a difference? Evidence of improved outcomes. How do you identify and help those who are not making this transition effectively?
Entries for this year's Development Awards are now closed!