A group of leading UK universities have organised an invite-only Careers Event at the Eko Hotel in VI, extending the services and support provided to their graduates.
The event which will be opened by Laure Beaufils, UK Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria and will host over 20 leading Nigerian employers seeking to meet with and employ recent graduates from the universities involved. “I am delighted that 12 leading UK universities are organising this alumni careers event in Lagos. This will be a great opportunity to showcase the talent and skills of the Nigerian students trained in the UK. The UK is rightly proud of its education excellence and the universities represented today feature among the very best that we have. I have no doubt that this will be a great opportunity for employers as they actively seek to identify talent to deliver on their business priorities. I hope this will also be an opportunity to encourage yet more Nigerian students to choose UK universities.”
Date: Monday, April 30th, 2018
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Venue: Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The institutions involved in the organisation of the event to be held on Monday, April 30th are the University of Birmingham, Cardiff University, University of Edinburgh, University of Essex, University of Glasgow, University of Leeds, Loughborough University, Newcastle University, University of Nottingham, Robert Gordon University, University of Salford, and University of Southampton. Popular with Nigerian students, these institutions have seen more 10,000 Nigerians study with them over the last ten years alone at various study levels from bachelors through to PhD.
Employers who have confirmed their presence include:
ARM Financial Adviser,
Chicken Republic Inc
Dangote Cement Plc,
F&V (Faith and Victory)
Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited,
Initiative for Education and Development (IDEE),
NEXTZON Business Services Limited,
Nigeria LNG Limited,
Nigerian Breweries Ltd
The International Finance Corporation / World Bank Group,
TOTAL NIGERIA PLC.
Emma Tayou is the Regional Manager for West Africa at the University of Nottingham and organiser of the event. She said “Our students want to return to Nigeria to work and employ the skills and knowledge they have acquired. There is more that UK Universities can do to facilitate access to employers and to provide careers support within the Nigerian job market. I’m thrilled to be organising the first ever event in Nigeria exclusively for leading employers to meet UK educated Nigerian talent.”
Alumni from the universities should contact their representatives on the details below if they need assistance with their RSVP for the event:
University of Birmingham -+447557190483
Cardiff University – 08178676856
University of Edinburgh – +44 7907 933890
University of Essex – 08034086809
University of Glasgow – 09098953402
University of Leeds – 0803 473 0318
Loughborough University – +4407586266755
Newcastle University – 07036761451
University of Nottingham – 07063483498
Robert Gordon University – +44(0)7792313724
University of Salford – +44 7771 393696
University of Southampton 08180251349