Graduate & Young Professional Fair 2024

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Grad Fair 2024:
Wednesday 27 March 2024
1:00pm -4:30pm Comis Golf Club


Graduate & Young Professional Fair 2024

Sponsored by Zurich on the Isle of Man

Attention Graduates and Young Professionals!

Wednesday 27 March 2024 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Comis Golf Club 


About this event

The Graduate and Young Professional Fair is back for 2024! The event will give you the opportunity to meet the Island's leading employers, help build your network and discover the breadth of different careers that the Isle of Man has to offer.

Helping you to make your first or next employment steps, you will be given access to a mix of inspiring panel sessions, career-ready workshops and the opportunity to meet business representatives from a wide range of industry sectors, including tech, finance and professional services, manufacturing and engineering, biotech, hospitality and healthcare, as well as a number of the Island’s recruitment agencies.


How will attending benefit you?

  • Discover what career opportunities exist on the Isle of Man
  • Meet over 50 local employers, all offering roles, schemes and apprenticeships
  • Take a break and listen to our informative Speaker Stage.
  • Walk away equipped for success or even a job offer!


What are the advantages of starting your graduate career on the Isle of Man?

What do I need to bring?

  • Just you and your registration confirmation.
  • To get the most out of the event and workshops, we recommend bringing a copy of your up-to-date CV, whether digital or hard copy.
  • The Grad Fair begins at 1.00pm - See you there!


How do I get there?

Address: Comis Hotel and Golf Resort Golf Club, Mount Murray Back Road, Douglas Isle of Man IM4 2HT

Comis Hotel and Golf Resort Golf Club is just past the Comis Hotel on the left hand side, 10 minutes’ drive from Douglas Town Centre.

Coming from South Quay Douglas, follow the Old Castletown Rd and Kewaigue Hill to New Castletown Rd. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto New Castletown Rd. Continue north past the Home of Rest for Old Horses until you come to a right turning onto Mount Murray Back Rd. Continue past the Comis Hotel until you come to a left, turn into the Golf Club.

Mount Murray is served by buses every 15 minutes from Douglas and the South.


Book your place now!

Grad Fair 2024:
Wednesday 27 March
1-4.30pm Comis Golf Club


Speaker Zone Programme

Sponsored by Standard Bank

13:00 – 13:15 (15 minutes): Intro content

13:15 – 13:25 (10 Minutes): Welcome: Alison Teare (Head of Locate Isle of Man)

Welcome / house rules / event format – what’s happening in each zone / speaker zone schedule / sponsor mentions / moderator introduction.

13:25 – 13:45 (20 Minutes): Standard Bank panel session

Career Development: The Many Ways to Learn and Grow

Panel discussion with Ian Kirkland, Head of Real Estate Services and Operations | Nausica Taia, Head of Brand & Marketing | Vida Manuel, Learning, IT & Change Facilitator | Chris Cain, Business Development Officer from Standard Bank Offshore, covering learning, development, career advancement and more.

  • Operations functions – How these allow you to get to know the business, creating a solid building block and platform for growth
  • Personal stories – Hear about the varied career paths and advancement from people within the business
  • Helping you grow, thrive and succeed – Hear about the learning & development opportunities that others have benefited from

13:45 – 13:55 (10 minutes): UCM

Ignite Your Future: Discover UCM’s Paths to Success

What does your career roadmap look like? No two career paths look the same. Explore the vast range of opportunities offered by UCM (University College Isle of Man), including: Degree and postgraduate studies, and adult learning.

13:55 – 14:05 (10 minutes) - Just the Job with Junior Achievement

Just the Connecting Young Professionals and Employers in the Isle of Man

Just the Job has been designed to help young people unlock career opportunities on the Isle of Man, including permanent graduate posts, apprenticeships, internships and volunteering opportunities. Sign up for job alerts and to use the free CV builder

14:05 – 14:35 (30 minutes) - Isle Listen

Building Resilience: Focus on What You Can Control

This interactive session is designed to help young professionals build resilience by concentrating on controllable aspects of their personal and professional lives. It includes strategies for coping with setbacks and moving forward effectively.

14:35 – 14:55 (20 Minutes): Healthcare panel session

Isle of Man Calling: Why Your Future in Healthcare Starts Here 

Curious about the great things that make working in the Isle of Man different? This panel has got you covered. From stories from those who have built their career, to smart tips on launching your career in health and social care, we are covering it all. Thinking about pursuing a career in healthcare? Could Manx Care be your perfect Match?


14:55 – 15:05 (10 Minutes) – Locate Isle of Man / STEP programme

Full circle: Staying connected and returning home after studying

You may be planning to leave the Island or already be studying in the UK but whatever your plans, it pays to keep in touch! Learn about the relocation incentives, placement opportunities and the STEP programme. Here from Locate about their student events and why keeping in touch is a GREAT IDEA!

15:05 – 15:25 (20 Minutes) – Jobs in demand & Emerging Roles

What Now and What Next? Navigating Jobs of Today and Tomorrow

The world of work is changing. So, what skills and roles are currently available and what should I know about being skill savvy in the future? What are the emerging roles that I could consider as a potential career path?

15:25 – 15:45 (20 minutes) – Finance toolkit

Financial Empowerment: Mastering Money Management

Join us for an empowering speaker session designed specifically for young professionals seeking to take control of their financial future! Our speaker will guide you through the essential tools and knowledge needed to navigate personal finance, savings and budgeting with confidence.

15:45 – 16:05 (20 minutes) - People Stories

Real Lives in Focus: Stories of Roles and Lifestyles

Jump into 'Real Lives in Focus' and discover what it's really like to kick-start your career in the Isle of Man. Listen to young professionals, their success stories and how they've navigated the tough decisions you will have already faced, and understand that everyone's path to success is unique.

16:05 – 16:10 (5 minutes) - Locate video

16:10 – 16:15 (5 minutes) - Closing speech (Alison Teare – Head of Locate)

Visit our Graduate Opportunities in the Isle of Man page HERE!



Thank you to our sponsors

Zurich on the Isle of Man:

We have over 350 employees working out of our office on the Isle of Man Business Park. As part of the Zurich Insurance Group, we are proud to offer life insurance, investment, and protection solutions to support our customers across the world.

There’s a huge amount of opportunity with Zurich, with careers spanning Risk, Legal & Compliance, Marketing & Communications, Accountancy & Actuarial, Human Resources, IT & Cybersecurity and Sales & Propositions.

As the Awards for Excellence Employer of the Year 2022, we are passionate about developing talent and providing a range of excellent benefits for our people, so we are thrilled to be the headline sponsor of the Graduate & Young Professional Fair 2024



Paragon Recruitment provide priority access to the best career opportunities at all levels on the Isle of Man – from securing your first role through to executive appointments.  

As a preferred recruiter for many of the Island’s premier employers, we actively manage a comprehensive selection of roles within both established and emerging industries operating from the Isle of Man – often not available through other routes. 

With a designated team of recruiters experienced, knowledgeable and passionate about graduate careers, we’re looking forward to sharing our tips, market intel and advice on how to source your ideal Isle of Man role; craft your targeted, stand-out CV and smash your interview process!

Search Graduate Roles in the Isle of Man here!

Read our Guide to starting your graduate career in the Isle of Man

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