Jobs expo set for May 9
The FMCG industry jobs expo for 2017 will be held on May 9.
The FMCG Futures: Food and Grocery Industry Expo is a collaboration between FGC’s Talent Working Group and the Career Development and Employment Services team at the University of Auckland. It’s the industry’s opportunity to showcase itself as a fantastic career option aiming to becoming the industry of choice for graduates.
It follows a very successful event in 2016 where more than 1000 students attended from a cross section of faculties. We achieved 100 per cent conversion to “would consider a career in FMCG”, and had a number of successful graduate placements as a result.
Last year’s expo was limited to just 22 participating companies, but we have managed to extend this to 40 by reducing booth size. It will still be on a first-come first-served basis and is likely that it will sell out quickly.
The stands create the opportunity for students to discuss possible career options and entry roles into the Industry. They also offer companies the chance to showcase their products, and we suggest sampling, interaction and activities to engage and capture student interest. We encourage members to have some graduates on their stand if possible so they can share their stories with students.
If companies have a graduate programme or are looking to hire graduates, they should provide information packs and take down details of students who may be interested. Grad Connection (NZ) has been generous in their support of our futures programme, and have created an industry page on their website. They offer an excellent connections service for students looking for roles which many of our members already use. They will be attending on the evening and can talk to members more about this. If you would like to contact them, email Seren Wilson.
We are unsure how many people will attend the event but it’s likely to be between 1000 and 1500.
The Talent Working Group thanks Assignment Group for their support with branding and promotional material, and support of the overall Talent Initiative.
To register, email Kelly Smith.