Find your edge. Explore your potential. Our Graduate Leadership Programme.

Find your edge. Explore your potential. Our Graduate Leadership Programme.

Find your edge. Explore your potential. Our Graduate Leadership Programme.

If your graduates need support in developing the skills required for more responsibility and leadership roles, this workshop will give them exactly what they need.

Graduates are a wonderful addition to any company, as you probably know. Fresh from finishing their studies, they bring with them boundless energy and enthusiasm, not to mention the most up-to-date knowledge and plenty of creative ideas to help your business grow.

Maintaining Enthusiasm

When graduates first join your company, helping them to feel at home is the first priority. Establishing a tradition of graduate development programmes is a great way to assist them to hit the ground running and get off to a flying start in their new career.

But what about a year or two down the road? Will that burst of enthusiasm still be there?

If you want to maintain that youthful drive and determination, a graduate development programme aimed specifically at transitioning grads can be a huge help in making this happen.

Kippure Estate’s Graduate Development Transition Programme

Graduates need to feel enthused and excited, not just about their current role, but also their future prospects within the company. While established members of staff bring crucial experience and expertise with them, graduates represent the future of your business and the last thing you want to do is train them up only to lose them to the competition.

Kippure’s Graduate Transition Programme has been put together with the specific needs in mind of graduates who are ready for greater responsibility or even leadership. This residential workshop focuses on:

  • How to make effective decisions
  • Managing people successfully
  • Managing resources
  • Taking on a leadership role
  • Setting objectives… and meeting them!
  • Self-reflection / self-improvement

Getting a Leadership Mindset

The main purpose of the programme is to affect a shift in the mindset of your graduates so they move away from an academic mindset and towards thinking like the ambitious, effective leaders they have the potential to be. While the thought of taking on a leadership role might seem daunting, a graduate programme that delivers the skills required for such a position allows them to practise for the future in a safe, non-threatening environment. If they make a mistake, it’s absolutely fine. The programme is there so they can learn from those mistakes without affecting their performance in their daily role.

If there are specific skills you need your graduates to develop, Kippure’s facilitation team will work with you to put together a programme that fully supports that.

Next Steps

We want to make sure attendees get the most out of the programme, which is why everyone gets a personalised action plan to take away with them. Not only does this help them consider their performance and identify areas that need attention, but also helps keep them motivated. It gives them something tangible to work with, while knowing they’ve got the support they need to move on to the next stage of their career.

If you’d like to find out more about Kippure Estate’s Graduate Development Transition Programme, please call us today on 01 458 2889 or email us at


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