Insights Week


This January we will be holding the inaugural TheTalentPeople Insights Week, where we plan to gather the brightest in the early talent space to learn and discuss the challenges and opportunities currently facing the landscape.

We have planned three separate insight events to cover the findings of an interesting 2021, as we look ahead to 2022.

You and your team can sign up for one, two or all three of the events using the registration form below.

Upcoming events

December Employer Roundtable

Tuesday 7th December – 10-11:30am

The employer roundtable returns this December for an open forum session – sign up here

Event description

Insights Presentation – Tuesday 18th January – 10-11am

2021 has been an unprecedented year in many ways. The supply and demand of candidates have been at odds with one-another. Whilst vacancy numbers soared, candidate availability crumbled. A drive to recruit harder has been met with low applications and renege rates of up to 30%. Yet despite its challenges, permanent work placements grow.

Andy Durman, EVP at EMSI Burning Glass and David Allison, CEO of TheTalentPeople, delve into the data for this virtual presentation. Putting together our findings from our candidate surveys, market data and more, they will shed light on the key trends of the UK’s talent landscape and its potentially permanent changes.


Early Talent Roundtable – Wednesday 19th January – 10-11:30am

A year in review and a future to look forward to

Drawing on the open forum of Decembers session and the findings of the previous day’s insights presentation.

Will the new year present more open regulation that will see face-to-face interactions return? Will candidate values and a green agenda force employers to adapt their approach to talent? Will we continue to see the decline of the traditional CV in selection processes? Expect topics like this and more in January’s discussion.


Employers and Ambassadors: Ask the Panel – Thursday 20th January – 10-11:30am

Including members of our candidate ambassador network

Thursday’s Ask the Panel event will give attending organisations the chance to open virtual discussion on the topics covered in Insights Week and more. With members from big brands, as well as young people from our ambassador network on the bench, this will be an opportunity to question the expectations of both senior and junior individuals on the recruitment conversation.

For more information or to submit a question already, please contact Chris at [email protected].


These sessions are recommended for all those involved in early careers from employers such as Heads of Early Careers, Early Careers Managers, Heads of Apprenticeships, Heads of Diversity and Inclusion, and Diversity and Inclusion Managers.

Key facilitators

Christos Orthodoxou

Christos Orthodoxou

Director of Innovation, TheTalentPeople

The sessions will be led by Christos Orthodoxou, Director of Innovation at TheTalentPeople and Founder of Class Careers. Christos has previously written as a guest writer on apprenticeships for The Recruiting Times and presented at conferences including ISE Annual Recruitment Conference, National Career Guidance Show, ISE School Leaver Conference and BFI Apprenticeships Conference.

David Allison

David Allison

CEO and Co-Founder, TheTalentPeople

David is the Co-Founder and CEO of GetMyFirstJob Limited. David has served as a Trustee / NED of NCFE, one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations, and was designated a National Leader of Governance in 2014 following his work with schools. He is passionate about improving access to opportunities for young people and helping business access the next generation of talent.

Andy Durman

Andy Durman

EVP, EMSI Burning Glass

Andy has a wealth of experience as a market intelligence professional, with particular expertise in labour market and demographic analysis within the further and higher education sectors. Andy graduated from the University of Southampton with a BSc in population sciences, demographic research and analysis techniques.


"I found it very refreshing to be able to share/listen and most importantly take away nuggets of great practice from other areas of business. Additionally, it was good to hear that as a public sector organisation, other areas of private sector were having the same issues/concerns regarding candidate on boarding/virtual remedies and practices."

Sophie Sterling, MET Police

“The team and I at Virgin Media always enjoy discussing the latest topics and challenges in the roundtables, and it's particularly reassuring to learn that employer challenges go across different sectors.”

Karen Handley, Virgin Media

“The employer roundtables are a great way for likeminded organisations to share best practice, experience and ideas with the aim of creating meaningful schools outreach, employability and early careers programmes. I really enjoy the discussions and have made some brilliant connections across the group”.

Jade Pearson, Severn Trent

Attendees of the previous events include:

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