Emerging Talent 2020

Helping solve Early Careers and Emerging Talent recruiting challenges

2nd December 2020
9:00 – 12:00
Tea & Coffee Box
2nd December: 9:00 - 12:00

We know that employment can change lives, and give purpose, dignity and independence to a young person. Now more than ever, it is essential that employers and the recruitment industry support our emerging talent. 

TALiNT Partners Emerging Talent event brought Talent Acquisition and HR leaders together to share knowledge and deliver practical sessions led by expert practitioners and solution providers from the talent community. 

Who Joins Our Virtual Conference

Our virtual events give audiences an insight into a particular topic, each session lasting around 45 minutes to an hour. These sessions will involve knowledge sharing from an industry practitioner and solution provider with a hosted interactive Q&A session, giving you the opportunity to connect online with peers, take a brief step back from work to re-energise and take away some great idea 



Jackie Grisdale

Effectively attracting & engaging 
diverse future talent



Georgina Day

Defining & engaging top graduate talent

Link to the ‘Beyond the Buzzword’ report:



Catherine van Kleeck & Cecile Farah

 How to adapt your EVP to attract Gen Z


Andy Daniel

Commercial Director
TALiNT Partners

James Baker

Global Head of Talent
Jaguar LandRover

Jackie Grisdale

Youth Marketing Strategist

Deanne Mayhew

Head of Assessment Operations, Fast Stream and Early Talent
Civil Service Fast Stream

Danny Matthews

Early Careers, Apprentice & Community Recruitment Lead

Rebecca Scott

Resource Manager HS2

Ruth South

Head of Graduate & Apprenticeship Programmes

Catherine Van Kleeck

Head of International Account Management

Cécile Farah

International Sales & Expansion Director

Georgina Day

Graduate Recruitment Specialist


Session 1: Attracting & engaging diverse future talent

  • Leader lessons learned from 2020. More topic information coming soon
  • Key insights from recent research on how young people are feeling about some of the hottest topics in the industry
  • What’s really important to young people when it comes to choosing an employer?
  • Tips on how you can effectively diversify the future talent pipeline for your apprentice and graduate opportunities

Session 2: Creating an inclusive candidate experience

Milkround’s latest research wanted to better understand how employers can best engage top graduate talent. It looks at the disparities between the factor’s employers prioritise when attracting and recruiting graduate candidates and how students and graduates want to be perceived throughout the application process. Topics covered in our research include: 

  • Defining top graduate talent, employers vs. candidates 
  • The traits graduates believe employers focus on when recruiting and the impact this has 
  • The application processes employers currently have in place and the diversity & inclusion initiatives graduates want to see as well as what they’ve experienced 
  • Advice and recommendations to implement and showcase your processes
  • Leader lessons learned from 2020. More topic information coming soon

Session 3: Developing your employer brand and EVP

  • What does the fourth industrial revolution mean to us and our communities
  • How we can use Early Talent to support the ‘Reskilling Agenda’
  • The value of inclusion in developing future capability
  • Who are Gen Z and how do you grab their attention?
  • How can you work with Universities to attract top talent?
  • What successful initiatives have other employers implemented?

Session 4: Panel discussion - action plan 2021

The panel includes:

  • James Baker, Global Head of Talent, Jaguar LandRover
  • Danny Matthews, Early Careers, Apprentice & Community Recruitment Lead, Co-Op
  • Ruth South, Head of Graduate & Apprenticeship Programmes, Capgemini
  • Rebecca Scott, Resource Manager HS2, Jacobs
  • Deanne Mayhew, Head of Assessment Operations, Fast Stream and Early Talent.
  • Jackie Grisdale, Youth Marketing Specialist, SMRS
  • Catherine van Kleeck, Head of International Account Management & Cecile Farah, International Sales & Expansion Director, JobTeaser
  • Georgina Day, Graduate Recruitment Specialist, Milkround
"The speakers and the team delivered stellar content and the pace of the day was optimal with everyone engaged till the end. Encore!"
Alasdair Poole
Ashridge Business School
"The event was very thought provoking. The expertise and insights provided by the speakers gave me lots of ideas that I can use and will help me to develop my thinking in these areas."
Andy Smyth
City & Guilds Industry Skills Board
"An excellent conference for anyone working in Early Careers attraction. The presentations were informative and relevant."
Marissa Sanders
Irwin Mitchell
"Excellent organisation and I enjoyed the fast tempo and varied segments. It was especially valuable to network and meet with colleagues from other organisations."
Kate Ross

2nd December 2020

9:00 – 11:30


Tea & Coffee Box