Business Readiness

We work with Universities, schools and organisations to help introduce a variety of employability related skills into all areas of their curriculum.

Employers constantly flag business or commercial awareness as a ‘must have’ skill for graduates, particularly those who have not had the benefit of a work-placement year. Whilst employers do not expect new graduates to be business gurus from day one, they do expect a degree of basic knowledge and understanding of key principles and the business environment in which they operate.

To prepare the students for the ‘world of work’, at Graduate Dawn we work with Universities, Schools and Organisations. Our workshops include the following examples:

Job Search Skills

Searching for a job can be intimidating. How do you know what job you’re best suited for? How do you build a winning résumé and cover letter? Where can you find job leads? How do you network without feeling nervous? What happens when you land an interview? And most importantly, where do you find help when you need it?

After completing this program, you’ll be more than ready to start your search for your perfect job.

Business Etiquette

Success in any industry relies on relationships, whether with co-workers, clients, suppliers, or investors. When you’re well-mannered and considerate in dealing with others, you create engaging, productive, and long term business relationships. As such, it is important to learn, not just the technical side of a business, but how to conduct one’s self in the company of others.

This is where business etiquette comes in. This workshop will introduce participants to business etiquette, as well as provide guidelines for the practice of business etiquette across different situations.

Effective Communications

For the better part of every day, we are communicating to and with others. Whether it’s the speech you deliver in the boardroom, the level of attention you give your spouse when they are talking to you, or the look that you give to the cat, it all means something. This workshop will help participants understand the different methods of communication and how to make the most of each of them.

Interpersonal Skills

We’ve all met that dynamic, charismatic person that just has a way with others, and has a way of being remembered. This workshop will help participants work towards being that unforgettable person by providing communication skills, negotiation techniques, tips on making an impact, and advice on networking and starting conversations.

Presentation Skills

This program can benefit anyone who presents; a trainer, a meeting facilitator, speaker, or seminar discussion leader. No matter which role you are assuming, this workshop will help you become more efficient and proficient with the skills of providing information to others.

We also offer tailored or bespoke training and coaching programmes in –

  • Leadership – Suitable for existing and new leaders in how to lead and build a performing team.
  • Mental Health and Well-Being – We all have Mental Health and well-being is a key element for any individual and organisation. Learning how to spot the signs of someone who is struggling and what support we can offer is important. We offer a range of Adult Mental Health Courses to suit your individual and business needs –
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Mental Health Champion
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Mental Health First Aid Refresher courses
  • Emotional Resilience and Behavioural training

Learning how to spot the signs of someone who is in distress or crisis and what support we can offer them is important in supporting a colleague / friend or family member.

  • We currently offer the following courses to support your organisation in developing your leader’s knowledge and skills in Mental Health Awareness– * 0.5 day Become Mental Aware (MHFA England)
    * 2-day Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA England)
    * Emotional Resilience
    * Understanding Behaviour training
    * Coaching for Impact. 

Adult ‘Mental Health First Aid’ Training – Having a Mental Health First Aider on site can help the business to support their colleagues and have a point of contact for them to approach if they are in distress or crisis. Our course is accredited by MHFA England and offers you the opportunity and enhance your knowledge and skills around some of the common Mental Health issues. This course is delivered over 2 days and is a blended approach to learning and while it does not qualify you to diagnose – it will allow you to spot the signs and symptoms of Mental Health issues.

Become ‘Mental Health Aware’ Training – More and more people are wanting to learn more about Mental Health and our ‘Become Mental Aware’ course will allow for that. It is delivered online or in person across 4 hours and has the research undertaken by MHFA England to support the subject of awareness.

If after this course you wish to undertake the MHFA 2 day course and learn more in depth about how to support yourself or another person, we offer a 10% discount of the cost for those who have attended the Become Mental Aware course.

Get in touch for more detail at or by calling 07711562407.

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