Monday - 28 June 2021
10:45 - 18:00 Conference sessions
18:30 - 20:30 Welcome reception
Tuesday  - 29 June 2021
08:45 - 17:00 Conference sessions
18:30 - 19:15 Pre-dinner drinks reception
19:15 - 01:00 Gala Awards Dinner 2021

To give you a sense of quality and range of sessions that typically take place over the course of the two days, take a look at the 2019 line-up:

Over 30 sessions across the two days

  1. Higher Education Policy in Highly Challenging Times
    Andy Westwood, Professor of Government Practice and Vice Dean for Social Responsibility in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester
  2. Future of work
    Christine Armstrong, writer, speaker and adviser to business leaders
  3. Employability skills
    Tom Ravenscroft, CEO Enabling Enterprise
  4. Social mobility
    Hashi Mohamed, Barrister
  5. Importance of employability skills
    Panel discussion chaired by Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive, Institute of Student Employers
  6. Working with schools and universities to enhance the opportunities for early talent
    Cut-e with Vodafone
  7. The six questions you should ask when designing your apprentice attraction strategy
    Fidelity International
  8. Attracting and retaining diverse talent: the social mobility challenge
    Development Beyond Learning with Skyscanner and the University of Liverpool
  9. Breaking things down: the ISE Mini-Unconference
  10. Endurance
    Paul Gurney – BecomingX founder & CEO introducing Mark Beaumont, World Record holding adventurer and TV broadcaster
  11. Millennial myths and realities
    Bobby Duffy, Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Policy Institute at King’s
  12. How inclusive is your recruitment strategy?
    Kerry Hudson, writer
  13. 2030 or bust: Change and continuity over the next ten years of student employment
    Tristram Hooley, Chief Research Office, ISE
  14. When rhetoric meets action - Working as a talent partner with students, employers, schools and universities
  15. The Jack & Ollie Show | The Early Careers Podcast, LIVE: Navigating the wider early careers landscape
    AllAboutGroup with RMP Enterprise
  16. Harnessing the power of digital disruption in student recruitment
    Amberjack with employer panel
  17. Assessment transformation at Accenture
    Capp & Co with Accenture
  18. The social mobility challenge at Deloitte: initiative and results
    Deloitte with upReach
  19. Attracting international talent in the wake of Brexit
    EDHEC Business School
  20. Bridging the gap: wellbeing support for graduates between university and work
  21. How to build an employer brand and on social media
  22. Time to talk? How to approach mental health in graduate recruitment process
    Hype Collective
  23. Move over millennials, Gen Z have had their say
  24. The power of the collective: doing more with less when attracting STEM apprentices
    MyKindaFuture with Nestlé
  25. Encouraging diversity in the workforce: why this is difficult, why it is important, and how one employer is making it possible
    Newcastle University with MAXIMUS
  26. Why Female Students Aren't Applying for STEM Apprenticeships
    Pathway CTM
  27. Vantage: using data to overcome the social mobility gap
    Rare Recruitment Limited with Pinsent Masons
  28. Building aspirations and accelerating placement success for Widening Participation Students; a targeted intervention to enhance employability skills.
    Smart Resourcing Solutions Ltd with University of Leeds
  29. Social Mobility: Practical Advice for Your Recruitment Process
    Sten 10 Ltd with Group GTI
  30. Is graduate recruitment dead? The impact of degree apprenticeships on graduate recruitment
    TMP UK Ltd with employer panel
  31. Putting prestige into prisons: Tips on how to attract graduates into a sector they might not ordinarily consider and addressing misconceptions
    Unlocked Graduates
  32. Boosting student career development Engagement and Impact with a gamified framework
    University of Edinburgh Business School
  33. Educate, inspire & nurture talent from low socio-economic backgrounds into your STEM roles
    uptree with MBDA

What people say!

What people say

The ISE recruitment conference always offers invaluable insight, research and examples of best practice from across the early careers sector. Combined with some thought provoking keynote talks and the opportunity to network with colleagues – it’s a conference not to be missed!
Rebecca Fielding Founder and Managing Director, Gradconsult
The ISE Student Conference always inspires, enthuses and re-energises my thinking and ideas - it’s THE place to meet, debate, share and connect with like-minded people and businesses who are as equally passionate about early talent.
Jill Coyle, Apprentice Programme Lead, Nestlé UK&I
It is the biggest and best conference in the school leaver, graduate recruitment/development space. Great for inspirational ideas, building supportive networks and taking tangible take-aways to apply to day-to day work.
Rob Fryer, Director of Student Life, University of Leicester