Isle of Man Business Network announces graduate event in partnership with Locate Isle of ManIsle of Man Business Network has announced an informal networking event for recent graduates, students considering their options after university or college, or for those looking to further their career in the Isle of Man.
‘Grad Talks’, which takes place at Barclays Eagle Labs on Victoria Street on Wednesday 17th April from 6.30pm, promises to take a refreshing and honest look at working life in the Isle of Man, drawing on first-hand experience within the Island’s diverse economy. It follows the Isle of Man Graduate Fair taking place on the same day at Woodbourne House.
Attendees will hear from a panel, representative of Isle of Man Business Network’s membership, who work across a variety of sectors and have returned or relocated to the Isle of Man after their studies. They will share stories of their careers, what brought them to the Island and shed light on the opportunities for career progression that they might not have experienced elsewhere. Recent statistics have shown that 1 in 3 of Island workers aged 18 – 29 have been promoted in the past year.
The panel session will be followed by a Q&A and informal networking session over pizza and drinks, giving attendees one-to-one opportunities to really get to grips with the benefits of basing their career in the Island.
Isle of Man Business Network delivers an annual calendar of events for people at all stages of their careers, and the committee are particularly passionate about highlighting the opportunities available to the younger workforce. This will be the first event delivered under the incoming chairman for the organisation, Dearbhla Doyle, who commented:
“We know how daunting it can be when starting out in the world of work, with so many options available to you. Students might sometimes overlook opportunities ‘on their doorstep’ and not be aware of the breadth of new opportunities available in the Island.
‘One of the best things about living and working in the Isle of Man is that you can work in a truly global business centre for internationally recognised organisations, but it’s still relatively simple to network and make your mark within a community of likeminded professionals. By opening this invitation out to anyone with an interest in employment and skills, we hope to demonstrate that the Island can be a fantastic launch pad for your career.”
This is a fringe event for the Department for Enterprise’s Isle of Man Graduate Fair which also takes place on the 17th April from 12pm – 6.30pm at Woodbourne House. The event is being delivered by the Department’s Locate Isle of Man programme, which seeks to promote the opportunities available in the Island for skilled workers. Free registration for the Graduate Fair is also available via Eventbrite.