Training & Development | Graduate development

Enhance the contribution and impact that new graduates can have within your company with a graduate learning programme with Skern Lodge.


The next step is ready to be taken, it’s time to look at the involvement that your graduates have within your business.  Prepare them to be ready to lead with confidence and to have a real impact on the team dynamics or your workforce.

Our outdoor programmes challenge individuals to address their impact on others when leading or working with teams.  How they provide support and encouragement and how they can offer constructive and positive feedback that inspires improvement and learning.

Being away from the work environment allows for quality time for reflection and learning in a safe and supported atmosphere.  A place where mistakes can be allowed to happen and risks managed.

Activities for Graduate Programmes

Activities are suitable for beginners.  Your programme can allow for all different fitness levels, ages and abilities.  There will be clear explanations and encouragement to do the activities but each participant makes the final decision on how much they do.  Activities are delivered to provide an element of preparation and reflection and are often combined to make more opportunities to develop leadership, problem solving and strategy and planning.  The aims of the programme are more important than the activities.

On development courses, many of the events are set piece problem solving exercises, and longer projects which make use of the team-based assault course, archery, tunnels, the high ropes course and abseil.  For longer programmes these can also include river kayaking, rafting or raft building.  The creative way these projects are designed provides many learning opportunities.  Real issues arise and constraints are felt.  Decisions are made and the consequences clear to see.

High quality, modern equipment is all provided – you only need to bring personal clothing, we’ll take care of the rest.

Not all Skern programmes use the outdoors, but we aim to bring a similar approach and energy to your indoor event, in a different way.