ISE Wales & South West regional meeting
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ISE Wales & South West regional meeting

When: Friday 22 November 2019
Where: University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
Bristol Business School
Room 6X109 – X-Block, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
Bristol BS16 1QY
United Kingdom
Contact: Anna Szyperska
020 7033 2460

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Within this 4-hour session we will be covering some of the hottest issues in the student recruitment and development industry with insight into the latest trends. This event will allow you to network amongst your peers and gain further insight into the challenges they are currently facing and how to overcome them.



10:30 - 10:50 Introduction and welcome the host - University of West England (UWE Bristol)


10:50 - 11:10 Insights into the Annual Survey 2019 and Development Survey 2019 


Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive, ISE


(Presentation slides available to ISE members only)

11:10 - 11:40 – Early Talent & their resilience – when transitioning to work from higher education / the effect on their wellbeing and mental

 Led by Catherine Milne

  • Emma Bacon – New Talent Specialist, National Grid & Jenny Twisleton Ex Grad National Grid
  • Sharna Marston – New Talent Programme Manager, Cadent Gas
  • Lucy Neale – Director Interaction Learning & Development

11:40 - 12:00 - Refreshment Break and Networking

12:00 - 12:30 – Employer Case Study (UWE Bristol)

There is no silver bullet when it comes to recruitment. Meeting your business needs in regard to skills, diversity and volume of hires requires diversity of approach. This case study session presented by UWE Bristol and three partner organisations, NMI, Enterprise Rent-a-Car and DE&S, explores how they have been successful in recruiting students and graduates through an effective University partnership.


(Presentation slides available to ISE members only)

12:30 - 13:15 – Lunch & Networking

13:15 - 14:00 - Interaction and round-table discussion:

  • Emma Bacon, New Talent Development Specialist, National Grid and Caryl Coton Apprentice Training Programme Manager, Cadent – Qualifications and Social Mobility
  • Kacie Fay, Early Careers Specialist & Matt Donnelly,  Apprentice Ambassador Opus Energy – Partnering in the community to give skills back and engage prospective employees
  • Emma Morris, Early Careers Manager, Uniper – The benefits and challenges of bringing early talent in through degree apprenticeships and higher apprenticeship routes

14:00 - 14:30 – Knowledge share session (Led by ISE)

14:30 - Forum end




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