The event, which took place in April at Westminster University, brought together industry employers and talented jobseekers. As a result, Grass Roots Meetings & Events has employed Bournemouth University’s Takara Patrick as an Event Coordinator and she began her role on the 15th June.
“The MPI Connects event was a great opportunity which not only benefitted the jobseekers but ourselves as employers,” comments Sue Massey, Grass Roots Meetings & Events’ Operational Director. “Off the back of the event we have been able to employ a fantastic graduate in Takara and we are excited about her future in one of our client implant teams in London. The whole idea of bringing employers together with those searching for careers within the industry should be applauded.”
MPI Connects combined insightful education with speed-dating style meetings whilst enabling young jobseekers to learn more about potential positions, opportunities and interview techniques. Content also included body language, what employers really look for and how students can make their CVs stand out from the rest. Employers were also asked to share their experiences related to student and graduate employment.
Hamish Reid, UK Commercial Director at Meeting Professionals International, said: “One of our main aims is to aid students with the transition between full-time education and finding a career. MPI Connects was created for the sole purpose of connecting jobseekers and students like Takara to potential recruiters so for a global company such as Grass Roots to hire as a result of the event is a real success.”
Grass Roots Meetings & Events is one of four divisions at Grass Roots Group PLC. They provide stunning events from conception through to live production support; consolidate event spend through expert strategic meetings management; provide access to the very best venues; the slickest delegate co-ordination and registration services; and the most robust and innovative events technology.