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Developing an early careers strategy and framework for your business

Successful early talent programmes offer businesses the opportunity to attract the brightest young talent, increase retention and develop a sustainable pipeline of future leaders. 

We can support you to create a focused and successful early careers strategy. It will encompass all critical stages, from sourcing the most promising individuals, to providing an environment where they can enhance their skills, feel valued and motivated, and drive your business progress.

How can we help?

Once we understand your business, goals and drivers, we can design a tailored support programme to create or further develop your early careers strategy.

Attract and recruit the best junior talent for your business.

  • marketing strategies to attract top talent from schools and universities
  • engaging and inclusive recruitment processes
  • analysing the success of your communications and proposition.

Onboard and help them acquire skills to accelerate their growth.

  • an effective induction process that promotes a sense of belonging
  • development programmes to support and fast-track employees’ progression
  • utilise, where relevant, the apprenticeship levy to fund training

Retain and support their development as they progress through the business.

  • impactful outreach programmes in line with your D&I priorities
  • behavioural assessment tools, coaching and mentoring
  • inspiring solutions to help them reach their full potential.

Understanding your business and your priorities

As a first step, we would invite you to a 2-hour facilitated workshop with our team to develop a mini strategy roadmap to reach your vision. Ideally the workshop would be in-person.

Why us?

Mishcon Academy is our in-house place of learning, our driver for growth and a platform for thought leadership. It is, in effect, our proof of concept – verified over 30 years’ experience of developing early career programmes.

We understand the benefit of relevant and inviting communications, combined with personalised and involving learning programmes. This is not theory, but a practice we have put to good use in attracting and developing our own young talent.

Next steps

To set up an initial conversation with the team, please get in touch.

Patrick Connolly

Academy Director

Tom Wicksteed

Early Careers Manager

Thomas Hogan

Early Careers Advisor

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We will use our knowledge and insights to design and deliver a bespoke service to fulfil your early careers requirements.

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