On July 7th, the closing ceremony of the first edition of the Young Talent Programs took place at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, organized by the Talent Incubator of the University of Granada in collaboration with the multinational company Leroy Merlin. A total of 16 students from various undergraduate programs have successfully completed a high-performance training in soft skills, which are highly sought after by companies and considered essential for their professional future. The students participated in experiential seminars to enhance their professional skills, such as leadership, teamwork, negotiation, active listening, fear management, and goal achievement.
Participating in these programs, in addition to the innovative training sessions in skill development, has resulted in all 16 students being offered permanent employment contracts with the company and future participation in internal training and professional development pathways. With the Young Talent Business and Young Talent Digital Tech & Data Programs, the Talent Incubator has achieved a significant objective: connecting talented young students from the University of Granada with one of the most important companies globally in their sector.
The closing ceremony featured a speech by Alberto Aragón, Professor of Business Organization and Director of the Talent and Leadership Chair at the UGR, who expressed his gratitude to the students for their participation in the programs and their high appreciation of them. He also expressed his appreciation to Leroy Merlin for their collaboration with the Talent Incubator and the University of Granada, as well as their commitment to the professional development of students.
Representing Leroy Merlin, Juana Herráiz, the Director of Human Resources for the Southeast Region, expressed her gratitude for the successful organization of the programs and congratulated the students on completing their undergraduate studies and joining the company in September.
Following the speeches and the presentation of diplomas, the ceremony concluded with an informal talk and a reception at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.