The #1 conference on all things school leaver


The School Leaver Conference is a one day event bringing together schools, employers and empirical evidence, in order to foster understanding, build relationships and provide a sustainable way for employers and schools to interact. Organised by, the first conference was held in October 2016 and the next conference will run in 2017.

The event is essential for anyone involved in school leaver recruitment or careers guidance. We will share best practice and practical ideas that you can take back to your school or company to improve how you work with schools and employers. 


There are two key differences to this conference. Firstly, we bring together school and employers together to hear both sides of the story. 

‚ÄčSecondly, all of our workshops are backed up with empirical evidence. Anecdotal case studies are great to help us understand things about the school leaver market, but with wider data we can see larger patterns and understand best practice that can be used at scale. 

School Leaver Conference 2016 Highlights 

Watch the video to see the highlights from 2016 and to have an idea of what sorts of things you can expect at the 2017 conference. 

Our Previous Speakers

Jack Denton

Co-founder & Director, AllAboutSchoolLeavers

Steve Keith

Employer Brand and Schools Attraction Manager, EY

Claudia Harris

CEO, The Careers & Enterprise Company

Emma O'Dell

Head of Financial Services Apprenticeships & Strategic Partnerships, BPP Education 

Sarah Hathaway

Chief Membership Officer, AGR

Karen Kelly

Associate for Amazing Apprenticeships Ltd

Oliver Sidwell

Co-founder & Director, RateMyApprenticeship

AllAboutSchoolLeavers & YouGov Research 2016

Produced by in partnership for the first time with YouGov, this research report offers valuable insight into the career related aspirations, habits and opinions of over 11,100 school and college students across the UK.

This new partnership with YouGov lends extra weight to our research. An international market research firm with a pool of over 800,000 survey respondents, and a member of the British Polling Council, the organisation has experience producing accurate opinion polls around general elections, mayoral races, and national referendums.

Over the last three years AllAboutSchoolLeavers has gained the insight of over 48,000 people, all of whom have an interest in the school and college leaver careers market: over 22,600 students, 2,400 parents and guardians, and 1,525 teachers and careers advisors. 


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