Graduate Talent
17 Nov 2010
Innovation and Skills for Competitiveness. To be held in central London

This conference will bring together thought leaders from government, industry and education to get information about the latest skills needs and discover new opportunities for collaboration in support of them.

Programme
10:00
Dr David Docherty, Chief Executive, Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE)
Introduction from Conference Chair

10:20
Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive, Universities UK
Meeting the talent challenge - what universities need to offer

10:40
Aaron Porter, President, National Union of Students
Student choice – understanding and responding to information needs

11:00
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
James Kewin, Managing Director, CFE
Developing and maintaining a pipeline of graduate talent

12:20
Karen Price, Chief Executive, e-skills
Working with employers to build graduate’s skills

12:40
Stephen Isherwood, Senior Manager, Graduate Recruitment, Ernst & Young LLP
Building international demand for UK graduates

13:00
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:10
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Panel discussion: The role of guidance and information in student choice
Carl Gilleard, Chief Executive, Association of Graduate Recruiters Anne-Marie Martin, President, Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) Jane Artess, Director of Research, Higher Education Career Services Unit

14:30
Employability for the workers – developing talent of those already in work
Dr Brenda Little, Senior Policy Analyst, Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI) Jane Kettle, Senior Adviser, Employability and Employee Learning, Higher Education Academy

14:40
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:00
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30
Seminar 2: Effective collaboration and networking: recruiters, universities and suppliers
Carl Gilleard, Chief Executive, Association of Graduate Recruiters