On the 9th February 2017, the hugely successful ‘Conversation’ In-house Recruitment Conference will visit the Cumberland Hotel in London.

In the ultimate learning & development day for In-house Recruiters, you will be the first to witness completely unique case-study presentations, as well as benefiting from intimate roundtable discussions with industry peers.

Topics include:

  • Understanding and Preparing for The Apprenticeship Levy
  • World Class Graduate Recruitment Schemes
  • Hiring Apprenticeship Talent
  • The Early Careers Market: Present and Future
  • Diversity in Internship Schemes
  • and much more

Who will be attending?

In-house recruitment and HR professionals all with a common interest in developing their early careers skills, knowledge and strategies including Affinity Water, Alliance Healthcare, Argos, ASOS, BAM Nuttall, BBCBGL Group, Bray Leino, BT, Burberry, BuroHappold Engineering, Camden Council, Capco, Channel 5, Covance, Creative Clarity, Cushman & Wakefield, DMG Media, Domestic & General, DONG Energy, Dstl Porton Down, Edelman, Elsevier, Emis Group, Explore Learning, FDM Group, Gatwick Airport, Gaucho & CAU Restaurants, Hertfordshire County Council, Home Retail, Ideal Standard International, Informa, Intuit, IPG Mediabrands, JT Global, Moore Stephens, Notting Hill Housing, npower, Ogilvy, Pentland Brands, Places for People, Principal Hotel Company, printed.com, QuintilesIMS, Rank Group, Red Hat, Sanctuary Group, Teach First, The Law Society, Thurrock Council, Transport for London, Transputec, Tulip, Unum, Viacom International Media Networks, Voyage Care, Wesleyan, Wilko, Willmott Dixon, Willis Towers Watson, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff…to name but a few!

100 Attendees

All with a common interest in learning and developing their recruitment skills, knowledge and strategies.

6 Burning In-house topics

Live presentations on The Apprenticeship Levy, Graduate Recruitment Schemes, Hiring Apprenticeship Talent, The Early Careers Market, Internship Schemes and much more, directly from award-worthy recruitment teams followed by intimate roundtable discussions.

1 Incredible day

Never before has there been an In-house Recruitment conference designed to offer such completely unique and high value 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

Becky McVittie

Becky McVittie, Group Graduate Recruitment Manager

TOPIC: Innovation in Internship Recruitment

  • Introduction of budget friendly innovative undergraduate programmes
  • How npower recruits interns through innovative undergraduate competitions
  • Sidelining traditional assessment centres in favour of “Forecasting Challenge” and “npowering weekend”
  • Taking the first step to designing an undergraduate competition to secure the right people for your organisation
  • Success stories from recruiting in this unique way

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

Chris Rea

Chris Rea, HE Services Manager

TOPIC: Graduate Recruitment Market Trends for 2017 and Beyond

  • Examining how the current economic problem areas will affect emerging graduate trends for 2017
  • Understanding how to mitigate these obstacles
  • Analysing and understanding data on recruitment and retention of graduates
  • Deciphering the findings of the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, conducted by Higher Education Statistics Agency

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

10:50 AM – 11:10 AM

Morning Coffee Break

11:10 AM – 12:00 PM

Emma Odell
David Palmer

Emma O’Dell, Head of Financial Services Apprenticeships and Strategic Programmes

David Palmer, UK Research Manager

TOPIC: From Strategy Development To Measuring Success – How To Operationalise Your Apprenticeship Programme

  • The challenges of implementing the apprenticeship levy and resulting apprenticeship programmes
  • How to use the levy to achieve business strategy, including workforce planning & talent strategy
  • Gaining competitive advantage in the market and creating value for money
  • Examples from FTSE companies on the creation of apprenticeship strategies, design and delivery, and measuring ROI
  • Industry and sector specific market trends on how the UK’s largest employers are planning to deploy and operationalise apprenticeships, insight from joint research between BPP and Trendence

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM

Matt Jordan

Matt Jordan, Head of Talent Acquisition (UK)

TOPIC: Launching a Diverse Early Careers Programme

  • Turning the traditional early career scheme on its head
  • Achieving impressive diversity results with some inventive schemes
  • Tapping into different, unknown markets
  • How to get the very best talent knocking on your door
  • Getting the endorsements from the top dogs

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

12:50 PM – 13:40 PM


13:40 PM – 14:30 PM

Richard Charnock

Richard Charnock, Head of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals & Qualifications

TOPIC: Preparing for the Apprenticeship Levy

  • How do employers access levy funds?
  • What can employers spend levy funds on?
  • What is the PAYE obligation for temps and contractors?
  • What are the organisations involved in apprenticeships?

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

14:30 PM – 14:50 PM

Claire Ashton
Richard Badley

Claire Ashton, Head of Attraction – Graduate Recruitment

Richard Badley, Head of Planning

TOPIC: Growing numbers in a shrinking market

• Graduate market challenges
• Challenges addressed by Teach First
• Using data and insight to find the solution

14:50 PM – 15:10 PM

Simon Wingate, Channel Director

Lydia Randell, Graduate Brand Executive

TOPIC: Graduate recruitment: no one-size-fits-all approach

  • When to start engaging with students
  • What grads look for in a job, from pay to perks
  • How to create compelling candidate attraction campaigns for Gen Z

15:10 PM – 15:30 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break

15:30 PM – 16:20 PM


Craig Barnett, Director of Client Development & Relationships

Kate Homer, Client Partner

TOPIC: Attracting student talent: Taking our message to the masses

In an ever-changing digital world, how can we effectively engage and attract young talent?

• An exploration of the current trends in the digital and social space
• How can we make our messages relevant to an increasingly sceptical audience?
• What impact does this have on your recruitment plans?
• Case-study examples of what other employees are doing

Roundtable Discussion (30 mins)

16:30 PM – 18:00 PM

Complimentary Networking Drinks

What can you expect from this event?

Aside from the fantastic content and opportunity to network with like-minded industry experts, we are including;

✓ Access all award-winning corporate presentations

✓ Take part in all round table sessions

✓ Receive all HD learning videos

✓ Receive all professionally curated whitepapers

✓ Energetic brain food, including, breakfast, lunch & snacks throughout the day

✓ Access to post-conference drinks reception

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