Corporate programme - for your Graduates and Apprentices

GradStart Corporate


Helping your graduates and apprentices to lay down a solid foundation of business skills on which to build a successful career.


You are an organisation that recognises the value of providing your in-takes of graduates and apprentices with Apprentice and Graduate programmes.


You understand how important it is to develop your young employees with periodic rotations across departments, and job-specific technical training for the roles they will undertake.


But, do you give as much importance to the development of essential business skills?


GradStart - essential SME business skills for young employees



Akonia GradStartGradStart®- the essential SME business skills development programme for young employees.


With GradStart®

  • Attract young employees with a comprehensive graduate-style training programme.
  • Rapidly integrate your new employees.
  • Accelerate performance of your new recruits.
  • Retain employees for longer.

5 questions everyone should ask in the wake of the Oxfam scandal


In recent days we have been reading shocking revelations about the actions of individuals within the UK charitable sector. This has opened the floodgates to accusations of misconduct and inappropriate behaviour left unchecked at both personal and professional levels.

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

RoI: Why developing your young employees pays dividends



Having taken the big step and employed an inexperienced young person it may prove difficult to justify further investment in their development so early on. Being able to show that a modest investment in developing their business skills will deliver a significant return on that investment (RoI), will help make the business case for doing so.


What if we train them and they leave?

What if we don’t train them and they stay…

Enough talking. It's time for action!


For years now the headlines have shouted out that young people and graduates are not ready for the world of work.