In-house Recruitment Early Careers Conference #IHEarlyCareers

Times are changing for Early Careers Recruitment. Academic success doesn’t guarantee expertise in the workplace and with the rising cost of higher education, young people are considering alternative routes to their careers. Early engagement is key, as well as an attraction campaign that is catered to the needs and interests of the younger generation.

On the 28th February 2019, our Early Careers Conference returns to London. Join us and our amazing speaker line up, at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms to hear innovative insight to help shape a successful Early Careers programme.

Who will be attending?

In-house recruitment and HR professionals all with a common interest in understanding how to develop, enhance and innovate their early careers recruitment strategy including; Axis Europe, Boeing UK, BP, Cambridge Assessments, Castle Trust, Covea Insurance, Endeavor, Expedia Group, GVC Holdings, Lloyds Banking Group, Merkle, Moore Stephens, Nutricia, PJT Partners, Police Now, Receipt Bank, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Sonya Creagh, Vodafone, Willis Towers Watson… to name but a few!

Why Attend?

Network with 100+ Attendees

Connect, communicate & collaborate with industry peers all with a common interest in learning and developing their recruitment skills, knowledge and strategies

Unrivalled Speaker Content

Be inspired by success stories and topics including; On-boarding, apprenticeships, your future workforce, STEM, strength based assessments and much more…

Strategic Roundtable Sessions

Take part in intimate, high value round table discussions with like-minded peers

Post Event Drinks Reception

Extend your social networking over complimentary evening drinks

World-class Speakers

Hear live case studies and inspirational stories from our world class speaker line up

Food and Beverage

Enjoy a fabulous selection of complimentary breakfast, lunch and tea and coffee throughout the day

Video Conent

Re-live the unmissable speaker content as part of the high definition learning follow up videos


Gain priority access to our professionally curated digital whitepaper and additional bonus content


A perfectly balanced agenda carefully designed to maximise knowledge intake, peer-to-peer networking and tool showcasing.

Each speaker session will be followed by a roundtable discussion, where you will learn how to overcome the challenges you face in in-house recruitment.

We’ll be rounding off this unique conference with complimentary and well-deserved social networking drinks.

08:30 AM – 09:10 AM


Registration, Breakfast & Welcoming Intro

09:10 AM – 10:00 AM

Tim Salmon, CA3 and Jenny Steele, RBS speakers

Tim Salmon, Director & Jenny Steele, Senior Resourcing Manager, Early Career

TOPIC: How Onboarding Can Transform Your Candidate Engagement Strategy

  • The benefits of taking a candidate first approach
  • 3 pillars of engagement
  • The effectiveness of technology
  • A case study from RBS

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

Stacey Greenwood, Schneider Electric

Stacey Greenwood – Early Talent Manager (Apprentices)

TOPIC: The Year of the Apprenticeship at Schneider Electric

  • Successful implementation of the Levy
  • Making the most of the funds available to you
  • How our recruitment strategy has changed
  • Understanding and defining key partners for your business
  • Future focus and challenges

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

10:50 AM – 11:10 AM

Morning Coffee Break

11:10 AM – 12:00 PM

Capp and Police Now Speakers

Clare Power and Maria Floud, Police Now & Hilde Van Helsdingen, Capp


TOPIC: Attracting and Recruiting for a Job Only 1% of Graduates Want

How do you sell a career no-one thinks they want?

  • Challenging perceptions
  • Targeting those who would never consider policing
  • Reflecting long-term societal change across assessments and brand
  • Using technology to best effect and achieving results

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM

Neil Millet Square

Neil Millett, Research & Events Manager

TOPIC: Rules of attraction: Attracting & Retaining Your Future Workforce

What do the latest generation of UK workers look for in their dream job? What makes employees want to look for a new opportunity? And what are the expectations of the recruitment experience from application to start-date?’s latest research looks at how trends have developed for the early career audience, including;

  • Where job seekers start their search for work
  • What’s important to active job seekers in an ‘employer brand’
  • Expectations of the recruitment process
  • Happiness in the workplace, important perks and benefits
  • How we choose our ‘dream employer’

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

12:50 PM – 13:50 PM


13:50 PM – 14:40 PM

Anu and Joshua

Joshua Maddison, Future Talent & EVP Manager & Anu Manthri, Head of Business Development

TOPIC: Finding your STEM Superheroes: How Bright Network Helped Vodafone Find & Attract Hard-to-reach Graduate Talent

Vodafone looks for smart, ambitious, commercially savvy graduates to build their talent pipeline. In this case study presentation you will discover:

  • How we raised Vodafone’s profile among our network of 180,000 engaged members, with a particular focus on hard-to-reach STEM students
  • How we used a targeted, segmented campaign to maximise engagement and to secure 23 hires in one season
  • The key challenges and learnings throughout this process

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

14:40 PM – 15:30 PM

Adam Tachauer, Expedia Group

Adam Tachauer, Global Early Talent Recruitment Manager EMEA

TOPIC: Why Don’t You Love Us?

Sharing experiences of intern hiring wins and failures in established and new markets.

Despite ranking for the first time in Rate my Placement at number 6 we have experienced more declines and reneges this year than ever before. In Paris, for example, only 25% of our offers were accepted. What did we get wrong and what are we hoping to get right?

Key discussion topics include:

  • Making it easy for people to say yes! The need for pace, engagement and simplicity
  • The Expedia intern journey: working out what is the real value to all vs the right thing to do
  • Authentic voices to promote EVP in new markets
  • Utilising leadership stories, the power of future advocates and personalised engagement for different talent pools
  • Long term engagement strategies

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

15:30 PM – 15:45 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break

15:45 PM – 16:30 PM

Victoria Hyland

Vicky Hyland, Global Head of Talent Attraction – Graduate & Experienced Hire

TOPIC: Refining the Skills of the Future

Discover BP’s newly launched Skills Refinery, a new global online portal, which aims to support and improve students’ employability. In this presentation you’ll learn how this development-led attraction space, will become the heart of BP’s Early Years attraction USP. We will also cover:

  • The need for a more community-focused, outreach piece
  • The benefits, skills and development tools the platform provides to students looking to succeed in any workplace
  • How it will attract a diverse pool of students, including non-STEM students, extending BP’s wider ‘net’ in terms of attraction, in-line with their diversity agenda
  • Providing a new data pool to understand their target talent population
  • Utilising data to provide insights-driven engagement and continuous improvement

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

16:30 – 18:00 PM

Closing Remarks & Complimentary Networking Drinks

Tickets Now Available!

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms

61-65 Great Queen St


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Alternatively, call the team on 0203 968 8858.

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