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Graduate development at Virgin Money

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Graduate Development


Virgin Money’s graduate programme is a two-year multi-modular learning journey that aims to develop and build sought after talent and secure the future leadership pipeline.

The objectives of this programme are to support the development of the graduates':

  • Self-awareness
  • Resilience
  • Critical thinking
  • Openness to learning
  • Personal organisation
  • Smart communication

Virgin Money’s two-year graduate programme combines four work placements with a multi-modular development programme.

Module 1, Leading in the Organisation, focuses on understanding self and others. It explores blockers to high performance, leadership, management and followership.

The 'In Conversation with' work-based project is a collaborative task that culminates in presenting to the leadership team and senior stakeholders. A follow-up webinar explores effective teamwork.

Module 2, Leading Beyond Authority, takes a deeper dive into self-reflection, the interpersonal skills of communication and the leadership tool of coaching. 

100% of participants agreed that their experience with Impact was valuable.

100% of participants agreed that they gained useful insights and learning.

9.4/10  was the average rating when participants were asked to gauge the likeliness of recommendation.

"We think really carefully about the partners that we work with for this graduate placement. We want every experience to really challenge our colleagues and graduates, to help them step outside their comfort zones and to get them thinking differently. It's crucial for us to also work with some really brilliant partners who can bring their expertise and share it with a group of graduates."

Erin Price, Leadership and Talent Consultant at Virgin Money

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