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Our Thinking

Designing Programmes
We are pleased to be working with lots of great and innovative organisations. This has allowed us to develop a comprehensive body of thought on what it takes to make a successful graduate scheme.

Our not too surprising first outcome is that there is not a common answer to what a great scheme is. What works for a large multinational investment bank is unlikely to work for a small UK retailer and so on. The context of the organisation is the dominant factor.

This led us to develop a model at the level above what a great scheme looks like to what is the process for creating a great scheme in your context. We call this the 4Ds and it acts as a guide to our actions. This is also supported by a diagnostic and measurement tool, the Graduate Effectiveness Model, which current performance and areas to focus on.