SOME United Kingdom, UK, universities have concluded plans to organise a career fair themed “Nigerian Talent, UK Educated” in a bid to link their graduates with top employers in the country.
The event is scheduled to hold tomorrow at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja.
Speaking in advance of the Abuja edition, one of the organizers, Arinze Odiari, who is also the International Officer, University of Essex, said the event would demonstrate the commitment of UK universities to their graduates.
He said: “We promised to make this an annual event and here we are making good our promise. What can be more rewarding and mutually beneficial other than graduates and employers coming together under one roof.
Employers are looking for graduates with world class education and experience in global standards, and here we have Nigerian graduates who are looking to apply the education and skills acquired in the development of their great nation Nigeria.’’
Recall that at last year’s event in Lagos, Laure Beaufils, UK Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria said: “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.”
The participating institutions include University of Birmingham, Cardiff Metropolitan University Cardiff University , University of Central Lancashire, University of Essex, University of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Kent, University of Leeds, Loughborough University University of Newcastle, University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University,University of Portsmouth, Robert Gordon University , University of Salford, University of Southampton, University of Stirling and University of Sussex.