Geoff and his team delivered a fantastic day from start to finish for our Graduate Networking Event. The main aim of the day was to give all our group graduates (88 who don’t see each other as a group very often) the opportunity to network with each other, work together as a team and to network with a number of key senior managers from across our business. We wanted to deliver something different than just presentations and your standard team building exercises. Geoff and his team certainly did that!
In the morning the graduates were in teams completing different activities, from building Lego, setting up a dance routine to producing a short video on what it is like to be a Graduate within Capita. These activities were fascinating to watch. Everyone got really involved, including the senior managers who ended up running between their teams in the communication exercise. This really helped everyone, (managers as well) bond as a group , which made the afternoon event more beneficial.
In the afternoon we had 2 “questions to the panel” sessions, where our senior managers were put on the spot. The graduates had the opportunity to ask questions using an app, which made it easier for those that maybe didn’t want to stand up. Geoff facilitated these sessions brilliantly. The topics were around Leadership and hot topics within their business. Geoff managed this really well, ensuring the right questions were asked and to the right managers. It made the afternoon very relaxed, it wasn’t forced and the managers were fantastic and very open in their responses, which I know the graduates really appreciated.
The feedback received after the event has been fantastic, everyone really enjoyed the day and got involved. We could have asked for anything to have gone any better. It was a roaring success, to which the graduates to lots away with them.
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for organising the networking event yesterday, it was brilliant! It was great to get to spend time with the other grads in the morning and hear what everyone is up to and the afternoon panel discussions were really interesting. I really appreciate how much time and effort went in on your parts to facilitate the whole day, I hope you all have a lovely (and relaxing!) weekend!
Kate Jenner – Graduate
I just wanted to say thank you for organising yesterday’s event and making it possible, I thought it was really good (loved the question time sessions in the afternoon), and especially being able to network with graduates from other cohorts as well was great!
Nadeem Hussain - Graduate
Just wanted to drop you and the team a note to say thank you for yesterday. Was a fantastic day, really insightful and networking worked really well amongst the grads without feeling forced. Please pass this on to the relevant people, was a top experience and I know that our MSc are all in agreement.
Luke Taylor - Graduate