This July, it certainly seemed like the Opportunities Overseas Expo brought the best of the weather to the UK – we landed in a heat wave that continued throughout the week and half of this July’s roadshow.
London: 6-7 July
We started in London, our flagship location where hundreds of people turned up (even though the weather was glorious and it was the Wimbledon final).
A nicely busy expo, visitors enjoyed meeting overseas employers and recruiters such as the Department of Health – Western Australia, Hays Recruitment (Australia and New Zealand), Hire A Hubby (New Zealand), The Physicians Recruitment Agency of Saskatchawan (Saskdocs – Canada) and Top Energy (New Zealand).
Dublin: 10 July
Next stop was Dublin with a dedicated New Zealand jobs and seminars tour. Three employers flew in from New Zealand (Naylor Love Construction, Ryman Healthcare and Top Energy), alongside migration experts VisaFirst and Bayleys Real Estate Taranaki.
All the employers were really impressed with the expo attendees and met some great candidates.
Newcastle: 11 July
We visited Newcastle for the very first time this July with a boutique event focused on migration advice and employment in Australia and New Zealand plus Canadian visa information.
The Department of Health – Western Australia and Hays Recruitment had roles available in Australia and New Zealand whilst Brazolot Migration Group was kept busy with Canadian visa enquiries.
Birmingham: 13-14 July
Our final stop was Birmingham, another busy weekend expo in the midst of the glorious British summer. The first time we’d been to Birmingham in a few years, the show brought a large number of Kiwi employers to central England, including Hire A Hubby, Naylor Love Construction, ACCENT Health Recruitment and Hays Recruitment.
They were joined by visa specialists Migration Planners, the Government of Western Australia running skilled migration seminars, The Physicians Recruitment Agency of Saskatchawan (Saskdocs – Canada) and Brazolot Migration Group (Canada).
What’s it like to attend an Opportunities Overseas Expo?
Here’s a selection of visitor feedback from the July shows:
“Really informative seminar, all questions/facts answered. Friendly staff and great venue. Very enjoyable.”
“Was brief but good. I found the Canada stand very helpful and quick. Very satisfied with attending.”
“It was great having a chance for one-on-one conversation.”
“Keep up the good work. The knowledge at the booths was good.”
“Generally interesting, had most of our questions answered and have lots of useful contacts.”
The Opportunities Overseas Expo will be back in October, details of upcoming events can be viewed at Working In Events.