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Where they were

Santander is a growing global bank and recruits many graduates each year into the UK business. When redesigning the graduate programme Santander sought advice from Psyence on how to improve graduate awareness of their future self-development. We were asked if we could utilise time during a week-long experiential development intervention provided by our parent company Dove Nest.

What we did

We delivered an intensive one-day development centre at the beginning of the week. At the end of the week, we delivered development reports with coaching and feedback to all graduates. All graduates also completed a range of psychometric assessments that looked at their strengths and development needs. One of our lead psychologists fed these back in a facilitation group.

Project outcome

Using Kirkpatrick’s style evaluation, attendees gave comprehensive feedback. This was enriched with feedback from the client team and independent facilitators. The graduates found the process very demanding but were extremely pleased with the delivery. Santander was very happy with the success of the project and wants to continue the contract. The independent facilitators expressed their appreciation of how developmental feedback had helped with the candidates’ maturity.

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