Focusing on the Future

Graduate development programme


West LB is a European commercial bank based in Düsseldorf in Germany.


West LB put their graduates through an intensive eight week development programme. Impact was approached to deliver part of this programme, positioned in the first week of their employment with the bank, the Impact module was to act as the springboard for the graduates’ on-going personal and professional development.  


Impact, in partnership with West LB, designed a three day ‘Focusing on the Future’ input, to engage and stretch the graduates whilst encouraging them to drive their own learning.

The programme included a series of projects designed to provide the graduates with opportunities to explore aspects of leadership and team working. The participants also experienced a number of focused individual feedback sessions, an introduction to the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and an exploration of Emotional Intelligence.


"The graduates have been very enthusiastic about their experience; the content, the learning and the professionalism of the facilitators. The Impact programme encouraged participation and ongoing honest feedback and this has resulted in a self-aware group of young professionals, with personal strategies to use going forward when managing themselves and their relationships within the Bank." - Tabitha Beaven, Learning, Development and Graduate Recruitment Manager