Early Careers Development Seminar

Event Description

93% of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their careers [1]; find out how to protect your investment and improve engagement.

For our final event of 2018, we invite you to attend our Early Careers Development Seminar where we will be sharing best practice tips, industry insights and our professional experiences to help you:

  • Increase early talent retention rates
  • Improve productivity
  • Provide your talent with the soft skills and commercial acumen to be ‘business-ready’
  • Plan succession effectively
  • Grow your own talent and future leaders
  • Achieve business growth

We will demonstrate how you can get a significant ROI for your investment (including apprenticeship levy spends) through better engagement and results, as well as answering any questions you have.

It’s Christmas so we will have some mulled wine and mince pies to share some festive cheer; our office is situated less than a minute away from Birmingham’s infamous Christmas Market so you can continue your festivities!

Who’s this event for?

If you are a HR professional, L&D professional or a key business stakeholder and you want to know more about how to effectively develop your early career talent (especially graduates or second/third jobbers), this is the event for you!

Don’t let your early career talent become one of these stats…

Millennials and Gen Z are the future of our workforces; millennials alone are predicted to account for 50% of the global workforce by 2020 [2]. But, worryingly, statistics suggest they will be hard to retain: 43% of millennials envision leaving their jobs within two years, and 61% of employed Gen Z respondents say they would leave their role within two years if given the choice [3].

So how do you use development to reduce this level of attrition?

Of those that are currently employed, only 36% of millennials and 29% of Gen Z believe they have the skills and knowledge they’ll need to thrive in a changing business landscape. Aside from technical knowledge, early talent also wants organisations to help them build interpersonal skills, confidence and ethical behaviour to achieve a successful business [3]. With this in mind, it’s unsurprising that 57% of organisations are increasing learning and development opportunities to improve staff retention [4].

What topics will be discussed?

Topics we will cover include:

  • The importance of early career hires in building a talent pipeline
  • How development aids talent retention
  • How to develop early talent to be your future leaders
  • An open discussion around challenges attendees are experiencing with early career talent
  • Plus a great opportunity to network with other professionals

Don’t forget: You can use Apprenticeship Levy funding for your early career development programmes to prepare for improved 2019 performance!


Date: Tuesday 18th December 2018

16:00 – Arrival & refreshments

16:30 –Seminar Programme begins

18:00 – Event closes

If you would like more information about the event, please contact us via hello@thediscoveryway.com. Please RSVP by Friday 14th December.

RSVP here.

[1] LinkedIn, Workforce Learning Report, 2018

[2] https://home.kpmg.com/content/dam/kpmg/uk/pdf/2017/04/Meet-the-Millennials-Secured.pdf

[3] https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/millennialsurvey.html

[4] CIPD, Resourcing and talent planning survey, 2017

Gingerbread people, team