Picture your employees in this photo


It is with mixed emotions that I announce the end of the first GradStart programme to run in Oxfordshire, but don’t worry the next one is coming up in May (see details below).


Once a month, for the past year, young employees from a number of companies have been descending upon the Oxford Science Park to participate in the GradStart – business and soft skills programme.


Here’s what some of them said about it:


A fantastic programme for graduates to take part in. The programme will assist them in the transition from university to industry.”  Jacqui, Engineering


A good basis to start with before, or even during, a management position because it helps you to see the bigger picture.”  Dexter, Manufacturing


A great programme for nurturing your fresh graduates and refreshing your more seasoned staff.”  Adrian, Insurance


It is with great pride that I have watched these young people develop and become:


  • capable in their abilities, and knowledgeable when to use them.
  • competent using important work and life skills, and how to use them.
  • confident to be heard and make a valuable contribution to their team, department, business unit and company.

Jacqui receiving her GradStart graduation certificate

Jacqui (Engineering / Manufacturing) receiving her graduation certificate from instructors Chris (L) and Jeremy (R).

Adrian (Insurance Services) receiving his graduation certificate from instructors Chris and Jeremy.

Adrian (Insurance Services) receiving his graduation certificate from instructors Chris (L) and Jeremy (R).


Picture your young employees graduating from the GradStart programme and the smile upon their faces on graduation.



I am delighted to announce that the next GradStart programme starts on the 10th of May.


Working with your young employees we will enable them to develop a wide range of skills and understanding in ten functional areas including:


  • customer, industry and financial awareness
  • team-working
  • problem solving
  • interpersonal skills
  • management and so on. 

Don’t delay as it starts on the 10th of May! 
To find out more about the GradStart programme and how it can benefit your employees and business, please do contact me on  0800 619 9697  or fill out the form on the right, and it will be my pleasure to help you.
Best regards,