Attracting, developing, and retaining talent has never been more important. In the future, up to 92% of UK mid-market businesses will need skills that don’t currently exist in their workforce.

One key strand of tackling this challenge is having an early careers strategy in place which articulates how you'll attract a diverse workforce and nurture them internally, as well as the mechanisms to support the implementation of it.

How can we help you with your early careers approach?

We work with you to develop a bespoke early careers strategy aligned to your talent ambitions, with clear objectives and measures of success. You'll be supported with a practical, phased approach to creating the mechanisms to deliver this strategy, and receive guidance on designing and implementing early careers programmes and making the most of government funding initiatives.

Designing or refreshing your strategy

Understand your existing early careers activity, overall people and business objectives, and leverage our market insight and expertise to co-create a new or refreshed early careers strategy.

Agree your measures of success

Hold yourselves to account on progress and understand return on investment.

Develop your early career programmes

End-to-end design, including work experience, funded pre-employment schemes, internships, apprenticeships, and graduate schemes.

Programme implementation

Successfully implement your programmes, including communications, tailored sourcing, recruitment, and competency approaches, line manager upskilling, and inclusive induction approaches.

Programme review

Establish regular feedback and data driven reviews so programmes can be iterated and improved year on year.

Register here to discuss your early careers offering further with one of our experts.


What our clients say

“As part of developing our early careers offer at Royal London we partnered with the Grant Thornton team on an initial discovery phase and a specific project plan around internships and work experience. These have informed and helped shape our current plans. Throughout both assignments the responsiveness, quality of insight and practical expertise has been consistently excellent and has really helped us to accelerate progress. I'm really grateful for the team’s support.”

Jan Atkinson, Talent & Capability Director, Royal London

Did you know?

We’ve supported over 2,000 organisations to access the Apprenticeship Levy and get what they need from apprenticeships.

We've partnered with high-quality business schools to develop co-designed, co-branded, and co-delivered programmes. We also fully utilise our own levy entitlements, with over 20% of our employees training on apprenticeships.

You can choose from development programmes covering leadership and management, accountancy, coaching, and a range of digital and data skills suitable for all levels in your organisation.

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