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Thu, 08 Aug


Virtual Event

Let's Talk: Talent Retention and early career years

Join our insightful panel as we discuss the importance of early career professional development in the engineering industry. Discover how equipping young professionals in engineering with the right tools and resources can build a solid foundation for their long-term success.

Let's Talk: Talent Retention and early career years
Let's Talk: Talent Retention and early career years

Time & Location

08 Aug 2024, 18:00 – 20:00 BST

Virtual Event


About the Event

The engineering industry is evolving rapidly, and retaining top talent is more critical than ever especially for female talents. This panel discussion will explore the vital role of early career professional development in equipping engineers with the tools they need for long-term success.

Our panelists will share insights into how structured career progression plans, mentoring, and professional development opportunities can create a supportive environment for young professionals. We'll delve into the challenges of retaining diverse talent, particularly women, and discuss strategies to foster an inclusive and engaging workplace culture.

Discussion points include:

  • The impact of early career development on talent retention
  • Self awareness and development
  • Self and professional relationship management
  • Your roles in incubating an inclusive workplace that will supports your professional growth

Whether you're an employer looking to improve retention rates or an early career professional seeking to navigate your career path, this panel offers valuable perspectives and practical advice. Join us for an engaging and informative discussion on building a solid foundation for success in the engineering industry.

Gain insights into effective strategies for talent retention and career progression in this dynamic field with our insightful panelists including:

Lola Bejide, Early Careers Coach and strategist with over 20 years of experience as a senior business manager and global training management. 

Nike Amiaka, Technical Safety Professional Leader and winner of WES top 50 Women in Engineering Award. 

Jimi Okubanjo, founder and producer/director of ARISE FIREBIRD with 20+ year career in leadership and management consulting with Global Fortune 100 corporations like McKinsey & Co, Amazon, and Royal Dutch Shell.


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