Companies Looking for Affordable Graduate Training Turn to the Discovery Graduates OPEN Programme

Jan 16, 2013, 06:53 ET from Discovery Graduates

BIRMINGHAM, England, January 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

As optimism surrounding the economy and employment in 2013 continues to grow, the UK's leading graduate recruitment and training organisation, Discovery Graduates, reports that it has received an unprecedented response to their latest OPEN Programme.

Discovery Graduates helps both recruiters and graduates find their ideal professional match, across a range of sectors. They operate one of the UK's only graduate development programs open to all employees from a range of different company backgrounds.

The latest OPEN Programme has 22 graduates signed up to the training programme. Groups are kept small to ensure individual graduate potential is maximised and employers can be assured of the very best results.

Figures reveal that the UK's leading employers are expecting to increase their graduate recruitment by 6.4% in 2012, following a rise of 2.8% in entry-level roles during 2011 and an increase of 12.6% in 2010.*

While graduates may often lack necessary experience in their chosen career sector, what they do offer is enthusiasm and a drive to succeed.

Jonathan Evans, Managing Director from Discovery Graduates comments:

"Many companies are very good at offering their graduates good hands on and technical training, but they often cannot offer the type of training that can really lead a graduate to fulfil their true potential.

"We recognised this gap which is why we've developed a truly unique solution - the OPEN Programme. Whether a big or small company the OPEN Programme really does offer top-flight training for exceptional graduate talent."

The Discovery Graduates OPEN Programme offers companies an affordable way to nurture unique graduate talent and offer development training to their graduate employees without eating into valuable infrastructure and resource budgets.

The OPEN Programme emphasises the importance of accountability, results and self-development to graduates, with a considerable emphasis on developing key business communication and interpersonal skills. These include: Communicating and influencing, Planning and organising, Problem solving and analysis, Team working, Personal responsibility and Leadership.

The OPEN Programme is proven to develop new recruits to their fullest potential with a development structure that delivers an efficient return on investment.

The OPEN Programme is accredited at Postgraduate Certificate level and is run over a period of 12 - 18 months and includes three residential modules in the Lake District.

In such a competitive marketplace the Discovery Graduates OPEN Programme can make all the difference for the success of your graduate programme.


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  • Jonathan Evans, Managing Director of Discovery Graduates is available for interview on all areas of graduate recruitment.
    To arrange a time please contact Dale Lovell on +44-(0)1753-859-588. E-Mail:
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  • The next OPEN Programme starts on Sunday 7 April 2013 and we still have spaces. To reserve a place for your latest graduate, call us on +44-(0)121-212-3111 or email us now. Please note the booking deadline for this course is Monday 11 March 2013.

SOURCE Discovery Graduates