I’m a graduate employer – what does the Graduate Edge mean for me?
It means you can now provide your graduates all the graduate job skills you want
them to develop during their graduate program through resources, programs and services
you never had access to before. The Graduate Edge was created by
Development Beyond Learning (DBL), headed up by former graduate and Managing
Director, Josh Mackenzie.
DBL is the partner of choice for best practice graduate development programs for
graduate employers.No matter how we might work together, we look forward to the
opportunity to sharpening your graduate’s, and your graduate development program’s,
Since it’s recent release in May 2011, the Graduate Edge products
have been enjoyed by hundreds of graduates at Xstrata Coal, Australian Taxation
Office, Leighton, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Broadband, Communication
and the Digital Economy and many, many more.
Your Partner, not your provider.
DBL is not interested in being graduate development provider. DBL is passionate
about being your graduate development partner. There is a huge difference between
the two. Paramount to our success with our graduate employer clients is the close,
collaborative, open and honest partnerships we share. Graduate employers think of
DBL not as a provider, but as an extension of their team. Working closely with your
existing learning and development framework and business parameters we will work
with you to achieve the business objectives of your graduate program.
Over the past 5 years and in addition to the organisations above, DBL has worked
directly with graduate employers as diverse as Accenture, GE, Credit Suisse, UBS,
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Macquarie, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Insurance Australia
Group, Australia Post, Australian Public Service Commission, National Australia
Bank, Ford, CPA, ICAA, Engineers Australia and many, many more. DBL has spoken and
worked with graduate employers and universities throughout Australia, United States
US, New Zealand NZ, Hong Kong HK, Singapore and United Kingdom UK and India.
How can you use the Graduate Edge in YOUR graduate development program?
Graduate Edge Programs
Tailored Graduate Development Programs
There are endless options to create a unique, business-savvy graduate development
program using the Graduate Edge. Let’s discuss how DBL can tailor-design a blended
graduate development program that fits your budget, graduate intake, business objectives
and timeframe. Using the Graduate Edge products as the source and delivery of content,
and working with you as your graduate development partner, this could involve tailored
workshops, talks, online modules, conferences, coaching, graduate projects, out-of-office
experiences, supervisor training and much more. Our contribution to your program
could be as little as a single keynote talk at a graduate function, or as big as
a 2-year end-to-end graduate development program (designed and delivered) and just
about anything in between! Contact us.
Standard Graduate Development Program
This program is perfect for any employer wishing to develop and retain their graduates
with best practice graduate development, with limited time, resources and budget.
The Graduate Edge 2 day program includes the Graduate Edge kit
and 90 days of online support modules. Run as an open program, allowing graduates
to network across other employers and industries, the program can also be run in-house
just for your graduates. Contact us.
Graduate Edge Products
For some graduate employers, another option is to simply purchase the Graduate Edge
book or the Graduate Edge kit for each of their graduates as a resource to keep
and use, as a compliment to their existing graduate development program. Little
touches like your employer branding and the graduate’s name printed on the Graduate
Edge kit is standard.
Both Graduate Edge book
and Graduate Edge
are the ideal corporate graduate gift between their accepting their
offer and their start date. Include them with your welcome letter and any ‘keeping
them warm’ initiatives you might already have in place. There are many ways we can
work with you to make this special and unique for your graduate program.
Graduate Edge Consulting
Given DBL’s extensive experience and hands on involvement with graduate development
programs across so many different industries, our team is available to bring that
expertise to you. We can work with you on the design of your graduate development
strategy. This aims to achieve objectives that overlap with your attraction strategy,
induction strategy, development strategy, business buy-in strategy and your business
objectives and constraints. The end result is a program that fits your organization
– regardless of whether DBL is then involved in delivering the program itself.
What else could you do?
- Provide a link to www.graduateedge.com.au
in your internal learning and development repository or in your graduate induction
material because it is a source of free information, resources and products to help
your graduates make a successful transition and get ahead early in their professional
- Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter to stay up to date with further developments;
- Followthe Graduate Edge Blog to stay up to date with what
graduates and students should do to sharpen their edge;
- Send us any feedback you have on how to make the Graduate
Edge better for your organisation;
- Contact us directly to discuss any other ideas you
can think of (no matter how or small!) to bring the Graduate Edge to more of your