Early Careers: Recruiting the Next Generation  ·
De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, Holborn, London

About the Event

Future Talent, Emerging Talent, Early Talent… the next generation of talent go by many names. But at the root of it all, hiring the workforce of tomorrow is central to ongoing organisational success.

On the 5th of March, we will look at the end to end process of early careers, covering – attraction, engagement, selection, process management and development. As part of the day, you’ll have the opportunity to meet industry experts who can provide insight across each stage, highlighting technologies, techniques and showcasing best practice in this ever-changing market.


We’ll be bringing together 10 trusted market-leading partners to deliver high impact presentations, which will cover all bases of Early Careers. You’ll also be given the option to opt into the speed meetings with our partners to talk in more depth about the various challenges you may be facing.

What our partners will cover:

  • What defines a good future talent hire
  • What to consider outside of education
  • How you can use social media to engage with the right audience
  • What student communities are most active
  • How real-time communications have impacted engagement
  • Engaging interactive assessments
  • Effectively Managing your graduate recruitment process
  • Personalised candidate experience journeys
  • How to reach and compete when attracting high calibre candidates


In the afternoon, we will switch to peer-to-peer learning to deep dive into the Early Careers space. Both afternoon sessions will be followed by our famous roundtable discussions to crowdsource solutions.

Specifically, we will be hearing from Sarah Wallace, Global Head of Talent Acquisition at Tate and Lyle. Sarah will be presenting, ‘YOU can do this! Successful Early careers on a budget (it’s not that hard!)’. She will be demonstrating where and when you may need additional external support BUT highlighting just how much you can do yourself, and the associated benefits of doing so.

Key points from the presentation include:

  • Getting started – what questions do you need to ask to set up for success
  • How the hell am I going to do this – planning and preparation, contingencies and workarounds
  • Can’t I just pay someone else? – when it’s good to get help, but how do you make sure it’s going to really add value

After Sarah, we’ll be hearing from Sova Assessment who will be asking if it is possible to create an assessment process which is effective, engaging and ethical?

All too often organisations make compromises when designing an assessment process. For example, using blunt assessment measures to reduce the volume of applications at the expense of fairness; or introducing multiple assessments to make the best hiring decision, only to alienate your applicants with a long drawn out process. In this interactive session we will examine these polarities and explore how to build a hiring process without the trade-offs.  We will draw on our experience of designing early careers assessment solutions, with particular focus on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.


Back-to-Back meetings for 15/20-minutes each with hand-picked partners from our trusted community, they all have a proven track record of helping businesses in this particular area. This style is great if you’d like to discuss your challenges in more depth.

Impact Presentations
Back-to-Back 15/20-minute presentations on how our trusted partners have helped companies in the past.

*Please note that we cannot guarantee your position in the morning as it’s on a first-come-first-served basis.

It should be noted that we reserve the right to refuse tickets to representatives of vendor companies (software/service/solution/HR consultancy providers) and consultants of any kind who register themselves directly in accordance with our terms of service.

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De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, Holborn, London

5th March, 2020 @ 8:30 am

30-40 Attendees

Complimentary Food

Speed Meeting

The Agenda

08.30am – Arrival (Breakfast & Networking)
09.00am – Introductions and challenges
09.15am – Speed-Meetings / Impact Presentations
12.00pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Sarah Wallace – Successful Early careers on a budget
1:30pm – Roundtable Discussion
2:30pm – Alan Bourne – Graduate assessment in the age of algorithm
3:00pm – Roundtable Discussion
4:00pm – Summary and takeaway points

Previous Companies Attended

The Venue