10/06/2014

250 Jobs Opportunities At Graduate Recruitment Fair

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry today announced over 250 graduate jobs opportunities at the annual Northern Ireland Graduate Recruitment Fair held at the University of Ulster.

Organised by the University of Ulster and Queen’s University in partnership with NIJobfinder, over 1,000 recent graduates had an opportunity to meet recruiters from over 80 key local and international companies including Citi, Kainos, Jaguar Landrover, PwC, Herbert Smith Freehills, Randox Laboratories and Dunbia.

Dr Farry said: "The calibre and number of jobs on offer here today is an extremely positive sign and a resounding endorsement of how talented and sought after local graduates really are. Sectors actively recruiting here today cover a range of sectors from financial services and IT to law, construction and food production – key sectors which need new talent to support future growth.

"Today we see both local universities working in partnership to give local graduates all the support they need to showcase their talents to globally focused firms and position themselves strongly for a vibrant future career. Higher education is a key driver for the Northern Ireland economy and, through its work with local businesses, contributes significantly to the local economy."

In addition to meeting with the companies, graduates and students gained valuable interview tips from past graduates, accessed advice from a CV clinic and heard from local entrepreneur Niall Harbison on how to manage the transition from study to the workplace.


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