On the 25th and 26th May, Milkround School Leavers hosted their annual Careers Adviser Conference in partnership with Central Careers Hub and TfL.

Over 200 careers advisers attended at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden learning about policies in education, changes in the curriculum, and apprenticeship opportunities for students. Each day began with an insight into EY and their school leaver programmes, followed by Steve Stewart from Careers England who spoke about the current state of play for careers advisers. Tim Miller from CCH and Martin McCourt from Your Life wrapped up the morning session by addressing exam changes and the future of work.

The afternoon’s highlights included two employer panels focussing on the apprenticeship levy and careers in accountancy. Careers advisers had the opportunity to pose questions to some of the UK’s leading school leaver employers, including IBM, Grant Thornton, ACCA, Laing O’Rourke, ICAEW and EY. On Thursday, careers advisers also had the chance to hear from Catherine Sezen from the Association of Colleges and Andrew McGettigan, author of ‘The Great University Gamble’, on the Friday. Both days concluded with TfL welcoming their own apprentices to the stage for a very insightful Q&A session.

One careers adviser  said the conference was “very informative and invaluable for keeping up with the latest employer careers opportunities, so that we can be in the best position for working with young people.”

For more information on how we can support you in reaching school leaver influencers or on how to get involved with Milkround’s events get in touch:

E: schoolleavers@milkround.com

T: 0333 0145 111