Do you want better workforce-ready skilled grads for your business?

Posted by Sacha Koffman

Do you want better workforce-ready skilled grads for your business?


As employers, we spend countless hours screening hundreds of potential graduate candidates, only to find very few who have the real skills to hit the ground running. Then we spend numerous hours (and dollars) teaching and training them, on work time, in some of the basic yet essential business skills they need to perform at the required standards.

Wouldn't it be nicer (and more economical) to have a larger number of better skilled graduates to recruit?

Talent2's Upskill program provides a job-readying program designed for new entrants in the job market - before they start their working lives. This program gives new entrants the 'edge' over others by providing practical skills in the areas of:

  • Effective communication 
  • Working with others and in teams 
  • Working professionally with customers/clients 
  • Selling and negotiating 
  • Time management 
  • Proficiency in Word/Excel/PowerPoint

These programs are not intended to replace customised graduate programs - they remain crucially important. But they do better prepare graduates with some of the common but important skills necessary to successfully contribute earlier on in their recruitment. They also allow for a more targeted focus on company-specific training during work hours, with the common basic elements undertaken before the graduate commences - saving valuable time and money for any business. Thus they are an ideal 'onboarding program' which better prepares the graduates for the requirements of professional working life, while also improving engagement of graduates with the business during the long waiting period between time of hire and actual commencement.

About our courses:

  • Delivered flexibly online, with dedicated trainer support 
  • Nationally recognised qualifications, Certificate III to Diploma level 
  • Funding available for Victorian and SA residents subsidising up to 90% of the course fees by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments 

Sacha Koffman & Peter Kaylor (Program Directors)


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