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.


As part of my management training programme I had to complete Functional Skills in English and maths. I felt anxious and nervous as I hadn’t been in a learning environment for many years. However, my teacher (Vicky) was very understanding and patient, she understood my concerns. I can honestly say I have grown in confidence and I found the classes to be very practical and useful.

I had great encouragement and support from my teacher throughout the whole process. Without the support from my teacher and the Functional skills qualification, I would have struggled to complete the apprenticeship.

From what I learnt from my course, I have implemented this into my daily working practice. I have learnt so many great English and maths techniques which are extremely useful. I'm very confident when sending emails with my grammar and punctuation. I have become a confident reader whereas in the past I did not enjoy this. I have to work out various areas for our customers when pricing jobs. I used to really struggle with this aspect of my job, with the additional support from Vicky I no longer struggle.

Dharminder Jittla – Jewson

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