What we do: Graduates and early career

Building successful and sustainable careers

Graduates stepping into the workforce today are entering a very different work environment from their predecessors. 

While the fundamental principles of adapting to working life still apply, many organisations are grappling with how they can create a work environment where young workers are supported to create the foundations for a safe, successful, and sustainable career.

Built from years of supporting early career professionals, alongside a review into their changing needs and expectations, Transitioning Well has designed this program to provide targeted support for graduates during this significant transition.


Graduate Modules Overview: Facilitator-Led Learning Delivered at Critical Transition Points

Module 1: Entry Point

Changeability: Unpacking the Nature and Impact of Transition

In this 1.5-hour module, Transitioning Well will equip graduates with insights, frameworks, and tools directly applicable to the early career transition. Utilising Schlossberg’s 4S system for Transition Success1, graduates will gain a framework to navigate transitions, leveraging strengths and establishing a ‘new normal’.

Graduates will have the opportunity to complete The Transition Guide prior to the session, and come together to:

  • Develop an understanding of the difference between transition and change.
  • Explore their individual strengths and opportunities in relation to this transition (using their customised report).
  • Consider key evidence-based strategies and skills important for: new roles (e.g. ‘small fish in big pond’); new relationships (e.g. communicating across multiple generations); new routines (e.g. setting up for hybrid work success) and changing assumptions (e.g. how feedback is delivered in the workplace).
  • Develop a personalised Action Plan based on the foundational knowledge of life and work transitions that will be revisited, revised, and optimised across the series.


Module 2: First Rotation

Adaptability: Building Skills for Career Adaptability

In this 1.5-hour module, Transitioning Well will shift focus from the immediate transition to the first rotation, emphasising the importance of building Savickas’ Career Adaptability skills throughout one’s career. The workshop introduces graduates to tools for navigating constant change and non-linear career journeys, fostering skills for adaptability across the whole of career.

Graduates will have the opportunity to come together to:

  • Understand Career Adaptability, and why ‘AQ’ (Adaptability Quotient) is the ultimate companion to IQ (Intelligence Quotient) and EQ (Emotional Quotient).
  • Explore Career Adaptability components (Concern, Control, Curiosity & Confidence) with particular focus on key graduate program transitions (e.g. business unit rotations).
  • Apply these skills through interactive case studies exploring common scenarios faced by graduates including low confidence and rotation uncertainty.
  • Explore how their individual transition strengths (identified in Module 1) and Career Adaptability components can be integrated into their Action Plan.


Module 3: Exit point

Sustainability: Setting up Lasting and Successful Careers

In this 1.5-hour module, Transitioning Well will provide graduates with practical tools to set up lasting and successful careers. Against the backdrops of transition success and Career Adaptability, a focus on sustainable careers helps graduates to remain employable, healthy, and productive, doing work that also ‘fits’ with their personal lives. This concluding module provides practical evidence-based strategies for proactively maintaining a sustainable approach to work and life wellbeing.

Graduates will have the opportunity to come together to:

  • Discover the knowledge base around sustainable careers.
  • Lay the foundations of sustainable careers using guided self-reflection exercises that explore career-related beliefs, purpose, interests, and values.
  • Explore how career sustainability intersects with health, wellbeing and thriving in work and non-work areas of life.
  • Identify how to maintain a continuous learning mindset.
  • Recognise the psychosocial hazards that may disrupt their capacity to sustain a career over the long term and determine strategies to overcome them.
  • Complete their Action Plan with final opportunities for reflection and goal setting, alongside identification of wellbeing priorities and support needs.


Find out how our Graduate Transition Modules can support your graduates through their careers.