FAQs

MARCH 2019 INTERVIEW EVENTS

SHOULD I ATTEND THE LONDON OR MANCHESTER EVENT?

Both cities supply committed candidates who are serious about moving to NZ. We recommend you join us for both the London and the Manchester event. In terms of ROI – the small additional cost to attend both, maximises the number of candidates you can meet.

London and Manchester are the largest cities in the UK with the biggest catch pool of people. Manchester is a traditional English city with down to earth Brits with excellent skills. London, the capital is always the larger event. It draws in a cosmopolitan crowd from London, the south of the UK and European countries.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I EXPECT TO INTERVIEW?

The main events are held over two weekends giving Saturday and Sunday as the days to hold interviews. We aim to set up 5-7 interviews per day which leads you to have 20-30 interviews set up for the trip.

CAN I ALSO INTERVIEW AFTER THE EVENTS

Employers do use the days in the middle week to interview candidates and we can help you set those up if required.

CAN I VISIT OTHER CITIES

So you make the most of your trip we can arrange interviews in other cities. Dublin, Newcastle, Birmingham and Edinburgh are the most popular.

HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU RECOMMEND I TAKE?

Consider taking at least 2 people to the event. One as the skills based, technical interviewer and one person from HR/Recruitment that can interview for company culture and keep momentum going with successful applicants. The best hiring outcomes – come from the most organised, proactive teams.
A senior executive is also a good choice as this ensures buy-in and good momentum on return to NZ.

HOW DO I ATTRACT PEOPLE TO MEET ME IN THE UK?

Our marketing team will take care of all the event marketing with a fully customised campaign, running for eight weeks up until the event. It is tailored to reach the people you need and encourages them to apply. To make the most of your trip, we also suggest you use of your own Alumni networks, and company Linked In and Facebook pages.

IS THE EVENT OPEN TO ANY CANDIDATES WHO WANT TO ATTEND?

The event is only for the people invited for interviews.

AM I ABLE TO MEET CANDIDATES BEFORE I TRAVEL TO THE UK?

As soon as we start marketing, we receive applications. You will receive these applications as they come in and you are welcome to start your hiring process – such as Skype interviews before you travel to the UK

WHERE ARE THE INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED?

You will conduct these interviews in a private booth, that is quiet and give you and your candidate a good space to talk.

HOW MANY EMPLOYERS WILL BE THERE?

Spaces are limited to 20 employers. In addition to this, Immigration New Zealand and other partners such as moving experts, pet carriers etc will be present to give guidance to candidates and run seminars about the move to NZ.

I CAN’T TRAVEL TO THE UK. CAN I STILL HAVE PRESENCE AT THE EVENT?

Yes – you can promote your vacancies and take advantage of the buzz of the event with our ‘No Travel’ pricing option. This includes a landing page – linked to the event, a digital marketing campaign customised to your needs, a short list of candidates and our team working to set up Skype interviews with you around the weeks of the event. Contact us to find out more.

CAN I INVITE PEOPLE TO BE INTERVIEWED?

Yes, of course. Please send us their email address and we will put them on the interview schedule.

WHAT SIGNAGE DO I REQUIRE?

We recommend to decorate your interview booth to give the applicants a good impression of your company. You can use posters, pull-up signage or a pop up stand. Clear simple branding with any key messages including details of the roles you are recruiting for is the most effective. Company brochures/flyers are good to hand out.

Some companies run video on a computer or TV screen. We also have a preferred supplier for all your tech needs – information for this is provided in your event pack.

DO I NEED TO SORT MY SIGNAGE SET UP AND TRANSPORTATION?

Rather than you having to carry it all with you, we have a preferred supplier who can transport everything to the UK for you, and even transfer it between London and Manchester. Details will be provided in the event pack.

CAN YOU OFFER ANY IMMIGRATION ADVICE TO MY CANDIDATES?

Immigration New Zealand will be at the event to support you with advice and talk to any candidates about their visa application.

In addition, the Working In Visas Team will be present at the event to offer individual advice if required.

ADDITIONAL TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

YOUR SCHEDULE

We suggest you arrive a couple of days before the event so that you can be fresh on the first day. You may also want to allow a couple of days after the final event to carry out further interviews.

GETTING TO AND FROM LONDON & MANCHESTER

We recommend you go via train between London and Manchester. There’s a fast train that takes about 2.5 hours from London Euston to central Manchester (Piccadilly Train Station). It’s a lot easier and quicker to take the train than to take an internal flight.

WHERE TO STAY

Staying at the venue makes it a lot easier for you. We negotiate discounted rates with the hotels on your behalf. You will receive a special promo code in the events pack.

FINALLY

Enjoy the experience. It is a very positive one. You will meet new people that you will bring to work in your company and you will meet many more people that can assist you in the UK. The networking opportunity is as valuable as attending event.

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