Institute of Student Employers Chief Executive, Stephen Isherwood, will be joining our 12th annual Graduate Recruitment and Development Forum as conference chair.

Stephen Isherwood was appointed Chief Executive of the ISE (Institute of Student Employers)  in June 2013 following seven years as Head of Graduate Recruitment UK & Ireland at Ernst & Young, one of the largest recruiters of graduates in the UK.

Prior to EY, Stephen managed graduate recruitment and development programmes at PwC and Safeway as well as worked in the public sector where he developed and managed a number of careers related programmes.

In addition to his current role Stephen sits on a number of steering groups related to higher education and employment: he is on the board of HECSU as well as trustee of Ashorne Hill Management College. Stephen works with the charity Speakers for Schools and has also recently teamed up with Roding Valley High School as an Enterprise Advisor through the Careers and Enterprise Company.

We are delighted to welcome Stephen as Chair for the 2019 Graduate Recruitment and Development Forum, our annual conference exploring the latest strategies to attract, retain and develop the brightest graduate talent in the current competitive market.

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