Graduate induction. Ensuring smooth transition to success for your new recruits.

Graduate induction. Ensuring smooth transition to success for your new recruits.

Graduate induction. Ensuring smooth transition to success for your new recruits.

Graduates are an essential addition to the workplace, bringing with them new skills and up-to-date information. It’s vital to support them when they join your company so they can perform at their peak.

It’s no understatement to say that while your existing team are highly valuable in terms of experience and expertise, graduates are the future of your company. Treat them well and they’ll stay with you for years, becoming those established team members themselves one day. Graduates bring with them a fresh approach, up-to-date skills and an excitement and enthusiasm which, if channelled appropriately, can breathe new life into your business.

Helping Graduates Settle In

Remember your first days as a graduate employee? Walking into a new job was intimidating, even when a company went out of their way to ensure a smooth integration. That hasn’t changed – modern graduates are eager to start their careers, but there’s nerves mixed in there as well.

That’s why it’s so important to support them and make them feel at home. You’ll need to formally introduce them to their new colleagues, explain their position within the company and give them all that important knowledge you take for granted, such as office protocols, how you handle sensitive information and your company policies.

Graduate Induction Programmes

A formal graduate induction programme is a highly effective way of helping them settle in quickly. These programmes give them the chance to learn how to function within your corporate culture in a safe environment, giving them the confidence to do their job more effectively.

Kippure Estate’s Graduate Induction Programme involves an overnight stay. Graduates will participate in a range of activities geared towards improving communication, build team relations and let them bond with other new graduate employees.

You’ll be able to set specific targets and aims with the programme coordinators, who will personalise the event to meet your stated needs, as well as covering:

  • How to handle information – including sensitive data within the company
  • How to manage a project
  • How to work as part of a team
  • Task management
  • Staying organised and managing time effectively

These vital skills are often neglected when bringing a new graduate into a company, so this programme allows them to get to grips with the basics so they’re able to start work all organised, motivated and focused.

Once they’ve completed the workshop, they’ll be given their own personal action plan to take away. Yes, there’s homework! And they’ll know all about that, having just graduated…

Booking a Graduate Induction Workshop

If you’d like your new graduates to take part in Kippure Estate’s Graduate Development Induction Workshop, please get in touch with us today by calling 01 458 2889 or email us at


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