Graduate Guidance Group link Nigerian graduates from UK with employers
A firm, Graduate Guidance Group in partnership with 12 universities in the United Kingdom has organised a talent hunt event in Lagos aimed at linking Nigerian graduates from universities in that country with prospective employers.
The event tagged, #NGTalentUKEducated2022, served as a platform for employers to meet Nigerian talents who have acquired international experience through their UK education studying with students from across the globe and want to apply their skills and build their careers in the country.
Speaking at the event, the founder of Graduate Guidance Group, Emma Tarrant Tayou, said the programme is to facilitate interactions between UK graduates and employers in Nigeria to network and get the best talents for their organizations.
Tayou noted that UK universities are looking to support these graduates by linking them up with the best employers in Nigeria to boost the economy of the country.
She explained that her firm has launched a mobile app called Career Fair Plus, to help digitise the interactions between graduates and employers.
According to her, with the app, the organisers can provide visibility to employers who were not able to join physically but desire to have linkage to this particular group of talents.
Tayou noted that the technology has enabled them to expand their reach through the adoption of some hybrid models.
Director of Students Recruitment, University of Nottingham, Mohammed Elmaghribi, said the event provides insights for universities and allows them to fashion programmes for students that build actual skills required in the world of work after graduating.
Head of Partnership, Jobberman Nigeria, David Mbelu, said the event is another platform for his firm to connect the best graduates with the right employers.
According to him, despite the fact that many talents are migrating out of Nigeria, there are still some students who graduated in the UK, who are willing to return to work in the country.
He, therefore, charged young people who are looking to succeed in their work to embark on a continuous learning journey.
Lagos State Deputy Head of Mission, British Deputy High Commission, Abby Bernards advised alumni, institutions, and employers to use their platforms and positions to enable access to education for all girls by removing barriers to ensure girls can enjoy a meaningful career, including positions of leadership.
The deputy head of the mission said education remains one of the UK’s priorities as the government in the last 10 years has sponsored over 500 Nigerians to study for master’s degrees through the Chevening Scholarships.
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