Graduates Back Morgan Scheme In Top Independent Awards
At the annual ‘Top Companies For Graduates To Work For’ ceremony, organised by The Job Crowd and held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Park Lane, London, it was revealed that Morgan had reached number 16 in the ‘Smaller Intake’ category – a rise of a massive 47 places over the previous year.
This rise also put Morgan at number 2 in the Engineering & Manufacturing sub-category, up five places compared with last year. Morgan’s current Graduate Leadership Programme (GLP) has been in place since 2012, with 11 new graduates joining the scheme in 2014/15. The company has run graduate schemes for more than two decades – however, launching the new Graduate Leadership Programme in 2012 to improve the leadership development structure has been a key focus. The company sees its GLP as a key contributor to the recruitment and delivery of top leadership talent into key areas of the business.
Feedback from scheme participants, received anonymously, included comments such as: “The best thing about working for Morgan is the opportunity to work within a truly global business; with unrivalled exposure to all the business units, and regular access and coaching from senior management from day one. In addition to this, the experience of working on challenging and stimulating projects with real accountability and responsibility is a real advantage.”
Jane Edmondson, European Graduate Programme Manager at Morgan Advanced Materials, explained: “The ‘Top Companies For Graduates To Work For’ scheme is recognised as the premier independent barometer of graduate employment programmes. To have achieved such a significant rise in the annual league table this year is a testament to the commitment we have, as a business, to attracting outstanding talent - and giving them the opportunity to develop a long-term career as a future leader with Morgan.”
This is not the first time that Morgan’s commitment to people development has been recognised in recent time. 2014 saw the company named Regional Winner of the Developing People Award at the national EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.
For further information visit www.morganadvancedmaterials.com/GLP.