'Winning the War on Talent'
Thursday 30th November, 09.30-14.00
Wyvern Barracks, Barrack Rd, Exeter, EX2 6AR

The University of Exeter, The British Army and South West Growth Service have joined forces to bring local business this important event. 

Purpose of the Event

The UK Commission’s Employer Skills Survey 2015 highlights 14% of employers reported skills gaps within their establishment, with approximately 1.4 million staff lacking proficiency in their current role. This event will highlight the different options open to you to help you recruit and retain talent.

Event Schedule 

09.30-10.00- Arrival with Teas and Coffees
10.05-10.15- Welcome from Jon Penhale, 6th Battalion, The Rifles
10.15-10.20- Context and Introduction from Chris Lorimer, Director, South West Growth Service
10.20-10.40- Andrew JacksonSalute My Job speaking on how ex-military make a difference in business.
10.45-11.05- Harry Williams, The Clickhub shares how they recruit a pipeline of talent for their Exeter & London offices. 
11.10-11.30- Robert CampStephens and Scown, talks about meeting the challenges of recruiting in the region.
11.30-12.00- Guided Tour of the Barracks: a unique opportunity to see inside Exeter's main Army base.
12.00-13.00- Networking Lunch- served in the Officers' Mess.
13.00-14.00- The Shooting Range


We are inviting decision-makers from the top organisations across Devon and Cornwall.

Booking Your Place and Payment

Places are limited to 50. Registration and payment of £15 will need to be provided to secure your place at the event.

Registration: Please complete this short event registration form.

Payment: Please pay using either of the following methods:

  1. BACS Transfer- Sort Code 16-19-26, Account Number 10573211, Reference 'Employers' Lunch'
  2. Cheque-made payable to Central Bank 6 RIFLES and sent to Jo McCreedie, Employer Liaison Officer, University of Exeter, The Balcony, The Forum, Stocker Rd, Exeter, EX4 4PY.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation must be received in writing to Jo McCreedie - j.mccreedie@exeter.ac.uk by Friday 24th November 2017. Cancellations received after this date will result in the full cost being incurred. Failure to attend the event will also result in the full charge being levied.

Further Information

For more information, please contact Jo McCreedie, Employer Liaison Officer, Employment Services, University of Exeter on j.mccreedie@exeter.ac.uk or 01392 722617.

The University of Exeter's Internship Schemes

Connecting the best of South West businesses with talented University of Exeter students and graduates. Find out more at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/employment-services/recruit/internships/

South West Growth Service

“South West Growth Service helps ambitious businesses and organisations across the Peninsula become more successful. South West Growth Service delivers a wide range of skills which can help your business achieve exceptional results. We collaborate with the best professionals we've met over many years in business to help our clients adapt, develop and grow. " Find out more at: https://southwestgrowthservice.co.uk/

Salute My Job

"SaluteMyJob is a Social Enterprise providing recruitment, consultancy, assessment and training services to employers and helping former members of the Armed Forces, and reservists, into sustainable, rewarding employment. We can help you put your support for the Armed Forces into action, delivering significant benefits to your business at the same time." Find out more at: https://www.salutemyjob.com/