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Expert Panel Webinar: Rethinking traditional criteria – unconventional paths to entry-level roles

Join Workwhile's K² Event, looking into the gap between entry requirements and reality, that can block young people's development in early careers.

Join our next K² Event, focusing on new methods for entry requirements to encourage a fairer chance for all those starting their career.

It's been well known for some time that the traditional, CV, cover letter, formal interview route is not the best fit for entry-level roles and young candidates. Unrealistically high requirements for experience and qualifications also mean that barriers to work disproportionately affect young people. In light of apprenticeship roles being advertised on UCAS alongside university courses, at Workwhile we want to go one step further by ensuring that candidate requirements and methods of recruitment ensure that everyone can kickstart their career.

📅 Date: 12th October 2023

⏰ Time: 11am – 12pm

🌐 Register for free on Eventbrite using this link. Webinar will be hosted on Zoom. All registrants will receive a full recording of the event if unable to attend live.

In this webinar, our expert panellists will delve how they can make their hiring practices as open, inclusive, and effective as possible to ensure they get the best staff from the widest talent pools. By attending, you will gain a deeper understanding of how to recognise and harness the potential of individuals who may not fit the traditional mould but possess unique skills and qualities that can greatly benefit your organisation.

Speakers announced soon...

Our panellists will cover:

  1. Strategies for hiring based on attitude, aptitude and potential rather than previous results and qualifications
  2. The value of trying new ways of getting to know candidates that bypass CVs, as they are often not fit for purpose during the early careers phase
  3. Practical tips for where to look to diversify talent pools and bring new energy into your organisation

To secure your spot for this insightful session, which is free and open to all, please register using this link. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Emma McWalter, Programme Manager

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