This format definitely works! Our first lunch-style event went off with a bang, as the Graduate Fog Employers Club descended upon The Ned Hotel in Bank, central London, for our Members’ Winter Lunch on Wednesday 16th January 2019.
Seated around the table were representatives from some of the UK’s top employers of young people including Google, Channel 4, KPMG, Royal Mail, ITN, J. Walter Thompson, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, Cancer Research UK and Harvey Nash. Conversations spanned the latest thinking on how best to manage the Apprenticeship Levy (including discussion about its many unintended consequences), how best to attract talented candidates from specific target groups (without needing them to identify as such), and which recruitment service providers really deliver on their promises.
Tanya de Grunwald, founder of Graduate Fog and the Graduate Fog Employers Club, said:
“As ever, we were thrilled to welcome such an impressive group of employers (and on time, too! What a punctual lot you are!). We were touched to hear so many of you say that the Members’ Winter Lunch was a brilliant investment of your time. When you’re wrestling with a problem and looking for a new solution, the best idea is to step away from your desk, enjoy a good meal and have some great conversations with like-minded people – who may well have the answers you’re looking for.
“See you all on Wednesday 3rd April for our next event Apprentices, School Leavers and Graduates: Finding the Balance and Managing the Mix. In the meantime, thank you for your ongoing support and enthusiasm for the Graduate Fog Employers Club and our mission to make the world of work fairer for young people.”
Photography by Jas Lehal jaslehalphotography.co.uk
With thanks to Give A Grad A Go for sponsoring the event