Business skills for graduate engineers

2 days

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We have designed this programme to provide developing engineers with a broad range of business skills, to improve the impact they have in their organisation and drive their career.

The business environment is complex and whilst engineers play a significant role, it’s important to have a knowledge of the interplay between an organisations departments.

You will be exposed to a wide range of topics including project management, business finance, time management, understanding their customers and the professional responsibilities of an engineer. The aim is to provide you with an overview of a number of different tools within a 2-day course, allowing better understanding and interaction with other areas of the business, making you more effective.

Who should attend?

This programme is designed for engineers working towards professional registration and is also suitable for non-engineers working in engineering organisations.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:

  • Articulate how engineering fits into the organisation structure along with the key deliverables. 
  • Understand the responsibilities of a professional engineer. 
  • Understand project management principles. How to set up and plan a successful project, utilising milestones, resource limitations and work load planning. 
  • Focus on what your personal "customer" needs. Identify the various customers of your work and establish what it is they need from you. 
  • Manage your time more effectively through better priority setting.
  • Understand the basics of finance - budgeting and cost control. 
  • Use the appropriate communication medium to get your message across.
Contributes 14 CPD hours

Good training course, great insight into business skills for graduate engineers, good introduction to concepts surrounding core engineering activities.

Yash Gandi Tata

Key topics

  • Corporate structure and interaction – how the different departments fit together and interface.
  • The ‘internal’ customer – how we all have customers who need the output of our work and how to find out and satisfy their needs for professional success.
  • Basic business finance – how companies are financed; how to set and manage a budget; taking responsibility for minimising expenditure throughout the business. 
  • Time management principles – identifying and prioritising important tasks over urgent tasks.
  • Project management principles, task scheduling and resource allocation. 
  • The role of the engineer in society – duties, responsibilities and professional conduct.

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: C, D and E

  1. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  2. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’
  3. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Business skills for graduate engineers.

  • Steve Holloway

    Steve Holloway

    Steve is an Ashridge Accredited Executive Coach with an MSc in Executive Coaching and works as a coach, consultant and facilitator.

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Available dates for Business skills for graduate engineers

2 day course

14-15 Mar 2018 10% discount available until 14 January
18-19 Jul 2018 10% discount available until 18 May
26-27 Sep 2018 10% discount available until 26 July

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We can customise any of our courses and deliver them in-house, for your entire team. It could also save you money, especially as you would save travel time.

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