Graduate Development Programmes


We have developed our specialism in designing and delivering graduate development programmes for the past 9 years. From stand-alone high impact experiences to 16 month programmes that are integrated with scheme qualifications and placements, we can create a programme that suits both your business and graduate growth ambitions.

We ensure that our innovative graduate projects are embedded in the workplace, allowing for a long-lasting return on investment.


Our graduate programmes are tailored for the scheme and organisation, most often delivered as a blended programme involving face to face, virtual sessions, self-directed digital resources, and scheme specific application tasks.

Over many years we have designed and delivered organisation wide graduate inductions, one-off introductory days, vital skills support while learning on the job, to scheme exit interview preparation.

We place high value on a holistic approach that supports personal and professional development, enabling graduates to create valuable networks that will spearhead their desired progression and develop their careers.

Our pedigree includes a number of large UK clients, such as: United Utilities, Network Rail, XPO Logistics and Saint-Gobain.

Previous graduate development programmes include:

We also have facilitators who are experienced in delivering to a graduate audience, and we specialise in making learning engaging and fun.

Here is a snapshot of some of the topics and themes our graduate programmes have included:

For more information on our graduate development programmes, please contact us at:

Gradute programme case studies at a glance:

Fuel Learning have designed and delivered Network Rail’s Graduate Induction Programme since 2016 for over 300 graduates. A team of facilitators from Fuel Learning deliver the programme over an intensive 4 week period covering all of the key components of being a graduate in Network Rail.

• During the induction, Fuel work seamlessly with all key stakeholders and subject matter experts to co-deliver specific programme elements. The joint delivery aspect has been incredibly well received and the feedback has been outstanding with over a 50% improvement on the previous induction programmes (prior to Fuel).

• Programme themes include application of the LEAN methodology and principles; Career management; Communication; Interpersonal Skills, Time Management, Understanding Self to name a few.

 Fuel are currently in the process of designing a bespoke Level 3 Apprenticeship programme

As a strategic L&D partner to XPO, Fuel have supported XPO’s ‘Fast Track Talent Programme’ Graduate Scheme or the last 5 years on several levels:

  • Assessment Centre – working with key stakeholders to develop a targeted assessment centre – ensuring XPO are able to identify real talent and high potential candidates on a consistent basis.
  • Development Workshops – a series of workshops throughout the year on topics like Personal Impact, Influencing Skills, Career Planning, core management skills – such as how to deal work with older, more experience team members.
  • Level 3 Programme – The graduates through the Level 3 Apprenticeship mapped to the CMI Level 3 Diploma, supporting the mini projects they take on each of their placements.


Great refresher and introduction on previous and new leadership concepts etc. The experience of doing this as part of an in house scheme was different and worked for me. I also thought that everyone in the room.

Terry Mason
Head of Department, East Midlands Trains

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