In-house Recruitment Early Careers Conference

26th February 2020, London







The In-house Early Careers Conference is Back!

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 26th of February 2020, our Early Careers Conference returns to London. Join us and our amazing speaker line up, at One Moorgate Place to hear innovative insight to help shape a successful Early Careers programme.

Why Attend?

Join us and be part of senior-level, tactical conversations to learn the very latest on hot topics including:
Winning the Hearts of Gen Z
Communicating Your Company Persona
Improving Recruitment Efficiencies through AI
Using the Apprenticeship Levy to Benefit Everyone
How to Engage STEM Talent
Attracting a Young Audience
Shaping Your Brand & Reputation
Looking Ahead to the Future

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; Winning Gen Z on Social, Improving Recruitment Efficiencies through AI, Using the Apprenticeship Levy 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 Speaker Content

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 all day refreshments

Video Content

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

Who’s Attending

Accenture, Action west London, Arcus FM, Arnold Clark, Atom Bank, Barclays, BlackRock, Cabot Financial, Capgemini, Cass Business School, Channel 4, Charles Taylor, Collinson, Colt Technology Services, Crown Prosecution Service, Dataminr, Deliveroo, Dentons, Dunnhumby, Dyson, F5 Networks, Finning, Framestore, G Research, Happy, Hiscox, House of Commons, Housing Plus Group, Howdens Joinery, IHG, JLL, Kew Green Hotels, Knight Frank, Linx Printing Technologies, Medidata Solutions, Meltwater, Merkle, Modulr, Moove, mthree, Newton, Next, Nycomm, Ocado Group, Oleeo, Oodle Car Finance, Otis, Oxford Biomedica, PRCA, R G A, REED, Roche Products, Saffery  Champness, Sage, Serco, Softcat, Talbot Underwriting, Tap In, TfL, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, TJX, Travelport, University of Warwick, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP, YouGov… to name but a few!


A perfectly balanced agenda carefully designed to maximise knowledge intake, peer-to-peer networking and tool showcasing.
Speaker sessions will be followed by roundtable discussions, 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

9:10 AM – 9:40 AM

Chris Rea, Higher Education Services Manager
TOPIC: Maximising Social Mobility at Early Career Level

Chris Rea has a range of expertise from marketing and editorial work to sales and project management; through his expansive range of work, he has ascertained what it takes to drive success. With an in-depth understanding of how important maximising social mobility is at the early career stage, Chris will offer valuable insights based on his own experience and will explain the benefits of social mobility, and how to approach it.

  • Ensuring equal opportunities at all levels
  • Boosting inclusivity to remove unconscious bias
  • How education systems can establish strong relationships with recruiters
  • The top tools and tech to optimise the success of your team
  • Practical case studies designed to inspire

9:40 AM – 10:10 AM

Amy Smith, Head of Talent
TOPIC: How to Engage & Attract STEM Talent: Looking Ahead to the Future

As Head of Talent at Framestore, Amy Smith works with the Joint Heads of Production, Head of Production Operations and Head of Resourcing as a part of the Film management team. She ensures recruitment best practice across Framestore,  implements talent initiatives and maintains that training is of the highest value.

  • Why focus should be diverted to a range of candidates and not just graduates
  • What happens if you need STEM skills?
  • Knowing how to look for both creativity and STEM-related skills
  • How putting aside competitive advantage and working together as an industry really works

10:10 AM – 10:40 AM

Roundtable Discussion
What are the main recruitment challenges you are experiencing? What are your short- and long-term objectives and how are you looking to achieve them?

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

Morning Coffee Break

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Zac Williams, Co-founder and Group Director
TOPIC: Communicating Your Company Persona – Authenticity Over Ping Pong Tables

Zac Williams is on a mission to help businesses honestly articulate their brand. At GradTouch, he is part of a team of 20 individuals who are intent on making a real improvement to how businesses attract graduate talent.

  • How company persona influences the hiring process
  • The impact company persona has on potential candidates
  • Understanding and identifying your own employer brand
  • Displaying genuine passion through your company persona
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Abbie Lopez, Emerging Talent Specialist & Amber Harris, Senior Relationship Manager
TOPIC: Improving Recruitment Efficiencies through AI-driven Talent Assessment

Abbie Lopez manages Emerging Talent programmes to ensure Ocado is recruiting, retaining and training top talent in the best way. Amber Harris provides innovative, proven and candidate-friendly solutions as a Senior Relationship Manager. Together, they’ve created a winning formula to spot emerging talent by implementing talent assessments to find future-focused behaviours and introducing artificial intelligence in recruitment to make better decisions, enhance the quality of hire and for efficiency savings.

  • How AI has sped up hiring processes and decision making at Ocado Group
  • The ways in which AI can help to remove unconscious bias from the hiring process
  • Ensuring a candidate-friendly experience using AI
  • How automation has changed the role of the recruiter forever

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Roundtable Discussion
Discuss which tools, technologies or systems you currently use and the benefits (or challenges!) they bring.

12:30 PM – 13:15 PM


13:15 PM – 13:45 PM

Simon Wingate, Commercial Director
TOPIC: Attracting a Young Audience — Insight to Help You Hire Early Career Candidates

Simon Wingate is the Commercial Director at, the full online service for any individuals seeking employment. As they are not a recruitment agency, but a job site, this means they advertise vacancies on behalf of employers and recruitment agencies who are looking for staff.

  • Routes to work: the demographic split between further education, apprenticeships and those that go straight to work
  • How to attract candidates that fall into these differing categories
  • How recruiters can understand the challenges faced by young people in work
  • What 18-24 year olds tend to prioritise in their ideal organisation
13:45 PM – 14:15 PM
Michelle Craig, Marketing Manager
TOPIC: Shaping your Brand & Reputation: Attracting Young Talent in all the Right Places

Michelle has over 10 years of Sales and Marketing experience in the Ed Tech industry, her passion is to help businesses grow and embed technologies that make a positive impact on student lives.

  • Insights from the JobTeaser European survey in partnership with WISE
  • The importance of visibility to students earlier in their career journey
  • New strategies for attracting and engaging young talent from a wider talent pool
14:15 PM – 14:45 PM
Roundtable Discussion
What’s working really well for you right now and what tips can you offer your peers?

14:45 PM – 15:00 PM

Afternoon Coffee Break
15:00 PM – 15:30 PM
Milimo Banji, Founder & CEO
TOPIC: Winning the Hearts of Gen Z on Social

Milimo (Mils) Banji is the 22-year old CEO of Tap In, a media company that’s on a mission to prepare 100m young people for the world of work. Tap In (Formerly Student Inspire Network) has built an active social community of over 100,000 students and influencers who engage with their social video content every month.

  • How to successfully tell your organisation’s story to a new generation of influencers
  • Relating to Gen Z through insights into the latest social trends
  • Common mistakes employers make and things to avoid in your messaging
  • Practical takeaways, tools, tips, and tech to effectively attract and engage with Gen Z
15:30 PM – 16:00 PM
Roundtable Discussion
Which of your questions remain unanswered or do you wish to better understand? What have you learned from this event and what are your next steps?
16:00 PM – 16:30 PM
James Allen, Recruitment Operations & Early Careers Lead
TOPIC: Deliveroo’s Chef Academy – Using the Apprenticeship Levy to Benefit Everyone

James Allen’s expertise includes assessment approaches, interviewing, apprenticeships, work experience, school engagement, graduate recruitment and leadership.

  • How they are combining new chefs alongside existing chef’s currently employed
  • The process of giving away a portion of your apprenticeship levy
  • How to align performance and reward into your apprenticeship programme
  • Future evolutions of the Deliveroo Chef Academy

16:30 PM – 18:00 PM

Closing Comments & Complimentary Networking Drinks 

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