Business and commercial

Business skills for graduate engineers

Develop your skills in business and finance to increase your impact and accelerate your career.

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£1,095.00 £985.50 Plus vat
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£1,350.00 £1,215.00 Plus vat


Develop your skills in business and finance to increase your impact and accelerate your career.

This course is designed to provide developing engineers with a broad range of business skills to improve the impact they have in their organisation, thereby driving their career forward.

A sound understanding of business provides developing engineers with a broad range of skills to improve the impact they have in their organisation and drive their career forwards.

You will be exposed to a wide range of topics including project management, business finance, time management, understanding customers and the professional responsibilities of an engineer. 

Acquiring commercial acumen often leads to better staff performance, delegation, problem solving capabilities and leadership qualities.

Giving you an overview of a number of different tools across 2 days, this course will give you a better understanding of and interaction with other areas of the business, ultimately making you more effective at work. 

Who should attend?

Engineers, heading for Chartered or Incorporated status, who have graduated in the last few years, either through a Graduate Program or have gone directly into a post of technical responsibility.

How will I benefit?

• Articulate how engineering fits into the organisation structure along with the key deliverables.

• Understand project management principles. How to set up and plan a successful project utilising milestones, resource limitations and workload planning.

• Focus on what your personal “customer” needs. Identify the various customers you work with and establish their needs.

• Manage your time more effectively by setting better priorities.

• Understand the basics of finance such as 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; we all have customers who need the output of our work. Learn how to discover and satisfy their needs for professional success.

• Basic business finance; how companies are financed, how to set and manage a budget, and taking responsibility for minimising expenditure throughout the business.

• Time management principles; identifying and prioritising important over urgent tasks.

• Project Management principles, task scheduling and resource allocation.

• The role of the engineer in society – duties, responsibilities and professional conduct.

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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.

  • John Hattam

    John Hattam

    John has built a successful consulting business in both the private and public sectors, specialising in sales and marketing, product and customer development, and business planning.

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    C, D, E

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