Record demand for LBS graduates
Dubai, October 27, 2012
London Business School (LBS) has announced a record number of employers seeking to recruit the education institution’s graduates at a recent recruitment event.
This year’s Autumn Recruitment Evening, a new cross-sector event attracted an unprecedented amount of recruiters, almost doubling the number attending previous recruitment events last event, with over 150 jobs up for grabs for the right candidate.
Spanning energy, finance, technology, industrial, healthcare and start-ups, employers were looking to employ London Business School students and alumni for a range of roles across the Middle East, Europe, the US, China and Africa. Recruiters had the opportunity to network with a diverse international talent pool looking from graduate through to experienced hires.
Over 500 graduating students from across the School’s degree programmes, along with 150 alumni, came to the event, where they have unrivalled access to representatives from companies including Facebook, eBay, IBM,, Vodafone, Capco, Lloyds Banking Group and Coller Capital.
The event also saw a record number of start-ups at 13, including Songkick, onefinestay, Opower, HotelTonight and Project Oscar coming to the campus for the first time.
This trend was mirrored across the School, which is seeing increasing numbers of students setting up their own business via the School’s incubator or wishing to join start-ups.
“Tech start-ups offer the chance to activate the full range of your talents and abilities. These companies reward initiative and audacity and the emphasis is on performance rather than hierarchy,” said John Kent, an MBA student at LBS.
“I wanted the opportunity to be a part of something special, something changing the way we shop, travel, communicate, or work.”
During his time at London Business School, John has participated in technology start-up treks, organised by the School.
“In this space, and particularly because of the less structured recruiting practices, there is no substitute for getting out into their world and meeting people to forge connections through the LBS network,” he added.
David Morris, head of Corporate Sectors at London Business School’s Career Services, said: “The London technology scene has grown with the emphasis on Tech City ‘Silicon Roundabout’ in east London over the last couple of years.
“With a growing number of start-up incubators, workspaces and start-up events , our students get an excellent opportunity of connecting with the next ‘hot’ start-up for career opportunities or to discuss their own business ideas.”
London Business School opened the doors to its Middle East campus, based in Dubai, in December 2006, in reflection of its strong commitment to the Middle East and as a response to the growing demand for business education in the region. – TradeArabia News Service