Our Graduate Development Programme (GDP) is a personal development programme aligned to your core technical and behavioural competencies. The structured development programme is designed to run alongside your existing internal graduate scheme and provides you with the opportunity to develop the behavioral, interpersonal soft skills needed for fundamental personal and leadership skills. We bespoke our programme to each client’s specific needs. However, as a generic guide, a typical programme would include the following:
A series of structured personal development workshops including:
Our “learning by doing” approach of experiential development, together with expert facilitation and debriefing, enables the right links and connections to be made back into your specific organisation – embedding the core learning quicker and enabling delegates to apply the learning more effectively.
This was really the time to reflect on our experience, our strengths and weaknesses, and identify areas of development. The exercises and learnings from the training enabled us to discover better ways of doing things, and to then go back to our day-to-day jobs with a different perspective, and lots of ideas to put into practice.
Each training session focused on a particular subject, and the content and activities were adapted to it. I really appreciated getting some pre-course material (readings and short exercises to prepare) in order to get the theory first and make the most of the time during the workshop to experience and learn with the group.
Whether it was an indoor or outdoor activity, the trainer always made sure that we reflected on what we had done, what we could have done better, and how we were going to apply the learnings in the work environment. More than giving advice and answers, they asked good questions and let us share our opinions and make our own conclusions.
I really think that Toojays researched the company and our specific programme to propose activities and advice adapted to the company culture and our current jobs. It feels like they are part of the company all the more and they are really approachable.
I noticed that thanks to the training, I gradually got a new mindset towards my work environment, looking at it as a place to develop myself, and focusing on how to work better with other people.
Camille Richardson, Heineken International Graduate
The individual feedback at the end of each workshop especially provided me with specifics on how to further improve and strengthen certain skills and competencies essential in the business environment.
It was a fun and active way of learning how to do business!”
Sina Engelke, Heineken IGP Graduate
I am currently part of the Heineken International Graduate Programme and at present I live in Prague. I have met Toojays shortly after the start of the programme and since the beginning I have benefited from their training and advices.
In total, during the programme, I received three formal trainings and each of them has focused on a topic critical for future leaders: self-knowledge, team building and leading change.
Toojays approach has been beneficial for me for three reasons:
Lee and Miral offered really valuable support on my way to become a great leader.”
Valentina Costanza, Heineken IGP Graduate