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Future talent and toast



Breakfast News was formed to lead the conversation around future talent. Today, it has well and truly made its name as the most significant and respected gathering of the graduate and school leaver recruitment community in the UK. At Havas People, we’re very proud to partner with GTI Media in sponsoring Breakfast News events.

Each session brings together around 200 people, including graduate recruiters, recruitment marketing agencies, and universities. We feature speakers from within the industry as well as the wider world, allowing us to gain different perspectives.

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In our final event of the year (and the fifth) we will employ original research and expert commentary to find out just how right (or wrong) we’ve been.


Graeme Wright, Strategy Director at Havas People, will present the findings of a specially commissioned survey of more than 1,000 undergraduates (via TARGETjobs over the last fortnight) examining their employment priorities. Graeme will test out whether or not the outcomes agree with our 2015 Breakfast News findings. 


Eimear Bryson and David Palmer from trendence UK will develop this theme, revealing how students’ career aspirations and expectations, job searching behaviour and approach to the workplace have evolved over the last six years. They will also look at what makes this generation different and what it means for recruiters in 2016.


Our special guest speaker, the well-known broadcaster Janet Street-Porter, will draw upon her long and varied career (including being head of youth television for the BBC) to help us reach some conclusions. Janet has a unique perspective on what drives young people and the role they play in 21st century Britain; she too will examine our 2015 Breakfast News findings and tell us whether we got it right or wrong!


Regular contributors, the economics journalist Declan Curry and AGR Chief Executive Stephen Isherwood, will provide, as always, important context and opinion as a backdrop to our presentations.

From the event

View all the presentations here and check out the photos from the day.