Early Talent Forum 2019
16 May @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm£249.00 – £299.00
Now in its fourth year, the Early Talent Forum has quickly become recognised as an industry leading conference for in-house Early Talent professionals. The summit will provide a platform to learn about and discuss the latest trends, best practices and innovative solutions to attract, develop and retain emerging talent in highly competitive markets.
Given the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, there is no better time for you to gain insights that will allow you to review and benchmark your early careers strategy and programmes. The summit will focus on reviewing early career strategies in light of the levy and political and economic changes such as Brexit, to ensure your current and future organisational talent needs are secured.
The summit is the must attend conference dedicated to uncovering both the strategic and practical elements needed to develop and deliver; early engagement, internship, work experience, apprenticeship and graduate programmes that align to your organisational talent agenda.
Attending this summit will enable you to:
- Gain insights from best practice case studies from a range of industries
- Take away practical tools and strategies to develop robust early careers programmes that align to your overall talent agenda
- Attend smaller breakout sessions on the topics that really interest you
- Network and share best practice insights with industry peers
- Hear from leading industry experts about the changes that will affect the development of early talent within your organisations.
We look forward to seeing you at the summit!
Who should attend:
Early / Emerging Talent Professionals
Student and Campus Recruitment Professionals
Talent Attraction and Management Professionals
Learning and Development Professionals
Human Resources and Talent Management Professionals
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|09:00||Coffee and Registration|
|09:30||Chair's opening remarks and presentation
The Inspiration Programme: partnering in the community with business and organisations
Jenifer Cameron, CEO, Action4Youth
|10:00||Development and launch of a programmatic Degree Apprenticeship
Laura Lane, Global Leadership and Talent Specialist, Specsavers
|10:25||To be announced
Jacob Binkin, Senior Director of Partnerships, Debut Careers
|10:50||Questions and discussion with speakers|
|11:00||Refreshments and networking|
|11:20||Nurturing and developing apprentices against your strategic plan
Natalie White, 2018 UK Apprentice Champion of the Year and Early Careers Advisor, National Nuclear Laboratory
|11:45||Growth of an award winning programme
Phillip Paige, Executive Director, UK Early Years Careers Lead, J.P. Morgan
|12:10||To be announced|
|12:35||Questions and discussion with speakers|
|12:45||Lunch and networking|
|13:45||Knowledge share networking session
Roundtable discussions with your peers to share solutions to key challenges
Developing an early careers strategy
Apprentice and school leaver investment: what, why, when and success factors
Young Ambassadors for the Education and Skills Funding Agency
|14:35||The Faststream programme
Addressing social mobility and diversity in recruitment
Greg Hobbs, Deputy Director of Fast Stream and Early Talent, Civil Service
|15:00||Questions and discussion with speakers|
|15:10||Refreshments and networking|
|15:20||The case for starting early
Rhys Moffat, Employer Engagement Manager, Education and Employers
Dr Elnaz Kashefpakdel, Head of Research, Education and Employers
Albie Liddiard, Apprenticeship Programme Manager, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays
Angela Lemkes, Organisational Effectiveness Manager, Virgin Atlantic
|16:15||Questions and discussion with speakers|
|16:25||Chair's closing remarks and end of conference|
Some of the experts speaking at this event include...
CHAIR - Jenifer Cameron, CEO, Action4Youth
In a career committed to the not-for-profit sector, Jenifer has experience in national, regional and local charities in a variety of causes right across the UK. Success in fundraising and communications led to senior management roles in several organisations in the past 20 years including Springboard, The Royal Institution, Action4Youth and St Joseph’s Hospice.
Since joining in 2016, Jenifer has led Action4Youth through a period of significant change and growth. It is now in a robust position to deliver against its objectives of creating opportunities for young people to develop positively and to be the best possible next generation of our society.
Laura Lane, Senior Talent and Leadership Partner, Specsavers
Laura grew up in the John Lewis Partnership on a graduate scheme, following a management degree at Loughborough university. Her 10 years with the JLP afforded her fantastic opportunities from running supermarkets to management training to executive coaching through to Talent management.
She then took my skillset in to an SME where she was head of business development, leadership and coaching for a small consultancy firm – providing a brilliant platform to be externally facing, consulting and partnering with a multitude of organisations big and small.
Laura then joined a global engineering company as Head of Talent to build and deliver the organisational People plan before returning to her retail roots at Specsavers. Her current focus is building an Early Talent strategy for Specsavers' growing, global, matrix business as they embark on a brand and culture change towards becoming a leading healthcare provider.
|Natalie White, Early Careers Advisor, National Nuclear Laboratory
Natalie is currently the Early Careers advisor for the National Nuclear Laboratory and lead on the early career programmes including work experience and apprenticeships. This involves the design of the programmes, attraction strategy, recruitment through to development of individuals in role.
Natalie progressed through the apprenticeship route 7 years ago and progressed from a business apprentice through to looking after the early career programmes at NNL.
Outside of my role Natalie volunteers through a number of networks speaking at local schools/colleges promoting apprenticeships and providing career guidance to students. She is very passionate about apprenticeships, and was awarded UK Apprentice Champion of the Year 2018 at the National apprenticeship awards. She has delivered presentations for Government (Department of BEIS) and groups such as the Nuclear Skills strategy group talking about her experience from being an apprentice to now looking after the programmes.
Phillip Paige, UK Early Years Lead, J.P. Morgan
Having worked at J.P. Morgan for 19 years now, with a background primarily in currencies and commodities product control and project management, Phill has always had an interest in encouraging students to develop employable skills. He has volunteered extensively with Young Enterprise which lead to J.P. Morgan approaching him to head up their Schools Engagement team 6 years ago.
Additionally Phill has chaired the Financial Services Trailblazer group for Investment Operations which has defined 3 new standards that are now live and been a member of the broader Financial Services Trailblazer.
Phill is driven by a passion for helping to find the very best junior talent for J.P. Morgan in the UK and for helping to prepare students for the world of work, whether they end up with J.P. Morgan or not. Never afraid to try something different or challenge preconceptions, he and his team are seen as thought leaders within the firm.
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