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Schooled in the UK? Over 20 Nigerian Employers will be available at this Career Fair | Monday, April 30th



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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),
Interswitch Limited,
Lonadek Inc.,
NEXTZON Business Services Limited,
Nigeria LNG Limited,
Nigerian Breweries Ltd
Phillips Consulting,
Siemens Limited,
The International Finance Corporation / World Bank Group,

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

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  1. Pat

    April 26, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Okay people jump on this opportunity ?

  2. LostInSpace

    April 26, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Make dem come Yankee naw…

  3. omomo

    April 26, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    i love this let be go dust up my cv for a career change…hope Msc holders are invited

  4. Wonder USA

    April 26, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Because there are no graduates in Nigeria looking for job. The Education minister should come and answer question.

    • Nel

      April 26, 2018 at 4:45 pm

      Read the post very well. These jobs are for alumni who are in Nigeria. Was the minister there when we were paying tuition? Abeg shift.

    • tunmi

      April 27, 2018 at 12:02 am

      As embarrassing as it is, the Education minister cannot force private companies to look elsewhere for their labor source

  5. Mamamia

    April 26, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    And when are you guys coming to Abuja?

  6. Deji

    April 26, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Great initiative. Kudos to all the schools and employers involved.

    Can Nigerian universities ever organize such? smh

    Anyway, will this be done in other states as well?

  7. Sere

    April 26, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    A job fair taking place in Nigeria for Nigerians educated in the UK only, organized by Uk universities only.

    The problems of this country are too many to count.
    NUC and ASUU are you sleeping?
    I hate to agree with the Donald, but the ‘shit-hole-ishness’ in this country is a bit too much.

    Note: I’m not hating on people who fit the bill for the fair. I’m just saying, what the f are our own universities doing?

    • TheRealist

      April 27, 2018 at 10:19 am

      @Sere, yes NUC and ASUU are sleeping – with students!

    • Dayo

      April 27, 2018 at 10:25 am

      SERE, Dotard Trump does not care if Africa is chock full of economic powerhouses. You are just not the right color for MAGA.

  8. NDBabe

    April 27, 2018 at 3:41 am

    While this is a good thing, I cannot help but see the sad story that trails it, which is the further widening of the gap between the haves and have nots. The main reason people are able to school in the UK if Nigerian is because they are born of means greater than average. When they leave school, their alma maters are now using their clout and the clout of the British embassy to bring employers to them. Those who have had the extreme bad luck of having to struggle through the useless nigerian educational system get set back not one step but two steps, which in actuality measure up to 20 steps. this is BAD. The British embassy should be hosting job fairs for ALL nigerians who want to work with BRITISH companies. Not this. But, you cant blame them. Their economy is fueled by the students coming in to study. They have to get them jobs to prove that the formula works so that more nIgerians can invest. SIgh.

  9. 9ja

    April 27, 2018 at 4:02 am

    @NDBabe, abegi don’t be naive. The primary job of the UK High Commission (embassy) is to promote UK interests wherever situated. What the High Commission is essentially doing here is to promote UK education. That does not prevent UK companies from recruiting from among ALL Nigerians, it just is NOT the job of the High Commission to market graduates of Nigerian universities.

    Meanwhile, Nigeria has a National Directorate Of Employment, with no evidence of promoting the employment of anybody but its over-bloated staff of thousands. The British High Commission is the least of our problems. Let’s quit chasing shadows in derogation of substance.

  10. Apple Pie

    April 27, 2018 at 11:21 am

    No Middlesex university? Not fair o.


    • Vivienne

      April 30, 2018 at 8:05 am

      middlesex na university!?

  11. Peaches77

    April 27, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Oh great event!
    When do you come to Abuja? And be sure to include University of Warrwick.

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