Emerging leaders at Raytheon
Raytheon recruits ambitious graduates who they believe will develop into the company’s future leaders. The graduates are given a real job from day one and are expected to start adding value immediately.
This two-year multi-modular graduate development programme was designed to run alongside technical training delivered within individual business areas. The programme explored leadership skills, from personal leadership and self-awareness to business focus and strategic thinking.
Raytheon chose to work in partnership with Impact to design and deliver a multi-modular programme that would develop the personal and business skills their graduates need to become effective leaders in the future.
Our programme has been designed specifically to develop leadership behaviours for graduates who are not yet leaders.
Each module brings our three programme principles to life:
- Owning my career –self-awareness, driving personal development, networking and growth in the organisation.
- Customer-centric – understanding, establishing relationships and fostering collaboration with internal and external customers.
- Driving the business – promoting innovation, understanding strategy and providing agile leadership.
Raytheon and Impact created a structured two-year leadership development programme incorporating classroom-based and experiential learning alongside the graduate’s day-to-day work. Impact facilitators worked with the graduates throughout establishing rapport and continuity. Modules included:
Engage – an introduction to the fundamental principles of leadership, and individual and team working preferences.
Consult – graduates explore the personal behaviours needed to influence and communicate effectively and in providing a customer-centric approach.
Lead – building commercial awareness and business acumen focusing on understanding the opportunities and implications of working inter-culturally and internationally.
Strategic thinking – looking at creating a strategy and gaining an insight into the Raytheon UK Strategy.
Business simulation – graduates further develop their business acumen and practice leadership and strategy by running a business as part of a simulation.
Community Action Learning – graduates are challenged with running a business project for a community partner, focusing on a key strategic challenge that requires business skills and leadership.
"Eighteen months into programme and I can truly say that it has been such a great experience. The activities have ranged from learning presentation skills, understanding your impact in a team, to having a lot of fun along the way with experiential team building activities. The external training we are fortunate enough to receive, as well as on-the-job training has helped me to build on my career at an early stage."
Kerri, programme participant