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This section of the ISEs website explores effective practice in the recruitment and development of entry-level hires. We are committed to drawing together intelligence from our members and the wider environment to provide a cutting edge knowledge base for all of our members. Our work is organised under five main themes:

  • Attraction and marketing
  • Selection and assessment
  • Development
  • Apprentices and school leavers 
  • Diversity

We would like to hear from members about what resources they find useful in all of these areas. 


Attraction & Marketing

Attraction and marketing explores the ways in which businesses can engage new talent and interest them in working for their organisation. 

Useful resources for attraction and marketing produced by the ISE include

Other useful resources include:


Selection & Assessment 



Over-skilled and underused

Future of Skills Employment in 2030

Future of Work report


Apprentices & School Leavers

The great training robbery - Reform

The Apprenticeship Levy Study - Part 2

Apprentice Employers guide to Supplier Services

Employer guide: benefits of apprenticeships

Employer guide to apprenticeships

Seven steps to implement a Degree Apprenticeship



Measures that matter

Pay as you go? Internship pay, quality and access

Bridging the digital gender divide - OECD

The value of dyslexia

Disability employment and pay gaps 2018 - TUC

Unpaid, unadvertised, Unfair - Internships

Thriving at Work - The Stevenson / Farmer review