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MPI Connects is a new event designed to bring together industry employers and talented jobseekers. MPI have announced the first five agencies who have signed up to the half-day event.
CWT Meetings & Events, Grass Roots, Ashfield Meetings & Events, Banks Sadler, and drp will participate in the speed-dating style event scheduled to take place in London on 27th April. The event is supported by etc.venues and hosted at its Dexter House venue near Tower Bridge.
MPI Connects is designed to enable event jobseekers to understand more about potential positions or internships, and for industry employers to give guidance on interviewing skills as well as how to clinch that all-important first job.
MPI anticipates 50 agency/corporate planners will participate as industry recruiters and 100 students and jobseekers will be in attendance.
Jane Baker, VP Education at MPI UK&I and VP Client Services at Freeman XP, commented on the new event: “MPI has a mission to make members more successful in their chosen fields, and our activity in 2015 will focus on developing leading industry talent through accreditation and learning. For students this means supporting their transition from full time education into the varied set of careers offered across our industry. MPI Connects was created to link them to potential recruiters and equip them with knowledge and learning that will help them succeed at interview.”
Jane Jones, director of events at drp, added: “As a leading global communication agency and event management specialist, we appreciate the need for finding and retaining top talent in our company. We fully support this initiative by MPI UK&I.”
Registration is available by visiting mpiuki.org/event/mpi-connects/