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Graduate training for all other sectors

At MDA Training we offer no off-the-shelf graduate development solutions.  Instead, working in close partnership with our clients we design and deliver engaging and commercially focused graduate development programmes that are built around our clients’ specific needs and commercial and organisational context.  Based on how you would like your graduate programme to look, we can design and deliver a blended programme that encompasses anything from classroom-based workshops and experiential business and industry simulations to a wide range of media solutions designed for online and mobile platforms.

For over 25 years’ we have worked with a wide range of clients from a diverse range of industries – each time designing and delivering a graduate programme that is unique to them.  Drawing on our extensive experience in this area, we really know what works and how to really engage with your graduates by making the learning fun, interactive and relevant.  We ensure your graduates come away with practical and relevant skills and insights to add value from day one – blending the right mix of industry and technical skills, business and commercial skills and personal and interpersonal skills into your programme – and all set within your specific commercial and organisational context.

And we work with our clients over the long-term, testing how effective our training has been and ensuring the effective transfer of learning to the workplace.

Our approach is centred around three key areas that span personal, interpersonal and financial and commercial skills.  We can structure a programme to seamlessly blend all three themes, or address a more specific need on a more modular basis.  And depending on your needs and desired outcomes, we can closely tailor and combine any of the following areas:

Personal skills

  • Building personal resilience
    and energy
  • Developing emotional maturity
  • Diversity awareness
  • Effective business writing
  • Effective project management
  • Humility and authenticity
  • Influencing for success
  • Management planning
  • Personal courage and confidence
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Personal identity and values
  • Personal presence and impact
  • Practical negotiating skills
  • Presenting and pitching with impact
  • Problem solving – creating solutions that work.

Interpersonal skills

  • Building rapport
  • Developing cross-functional co-operation
  • Driving service culture
  • Engaging with a team
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Handling challenging conversations
  • Introduction to management – delegation, motivation, communication
  • Managing performance
  • Understanding yourself and others
  • Working in a remote team.

Financial and commercial skills

  • Building and managing budgets
  • Commercial decision making
  • Commercial selling skills
  • Decision making through finance
  • Delivering business results
  • Financial skills for graduates
  • Identifying and managing business drivers
  • Improving business financial performance
  • Practical financial modelling in Excel
  • Risk management
  • Understanding and creating value in the workplace
  • Understanding and using management information.