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Old Oct 14th 2006, 8:55 pm
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Just come back from the expo in london. really enjoyed ourselves. got sucked into lots of sales pitches so nice to feel special.

Seriously though, we got some CVs out, made some great contacts, and my highlight has to be meeting Mike Cole!!!!! (of outbound emmigration fame - "the cole family move to NZ video diary"). It was like meeting a celebrity - really nice bloke. He was a great source of suggestions and advice.

Really glad we went. I would say it was a great event if you had already made up your mind and had handed in your application/on the verge of handing it in.
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Just come back from the expo in london. really enjoyed ourselves. got sucked into lots of sales pitches so nice to feel special.

Seriously though, we got some CVs out, made some great contacts, and my highlight has to be meeting Mike Cole!!!!! (of outbound emmigration fame - "the cole family move to NZ video diary"). It was like meeting a celebrity - really nice bloke. He was a great source of suggestions and advice.

Really glad we went. I would say it was a great event if you had already made up your mind and had handed in your application/on the verge of handing it in.



We also went to the Expo today and would recommend it to anyone who has the chance to go tomorrow or next week in Manchester. NZIS were especially helpful. We spent about 20 minutes asking questions and had the shock of our lives when we were told that work to residence visas are being turned around in about 5 woking days if you've got a job offer. Hubby going out at the end of November and the feedback we got today was that he should expect to come home with 4 or 5 offers!!!! Can I interest anyone in a house ?!!!!!
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I was at the London Expo and am going to the Manchester one too. I was on the ZEST4LIFE stand, just as you came in the door, with the green and black ballons and the great black bag give a ways. Hadn't worked that hard since working in the UK health system !!!

We are recruiting healthcare staff for the 5 midland region district health boards. We met some really great professionals and were able to make some provisional job offers, so if you are a healthcare worker, especially in mental health, come over at say hello at the MANCHESTER EXPO this coming week end.

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I was at the London Expo and am going to the Manchester one too. I was on the ZEST4LIFE stand, just as you came in the door, with the green and black ballons and the great black bag give a ways. Hadn't worked that hard since working in the UK health system !!!

We are recruiting healthcare staff for the 5 midland region district health boards. We met some really great professionals and were able to make some provisional job offers, so if you are a healthcare worker, especially in mental health, come over at say hello at the MANCHESTER EXPO this coming week end.

Cheers Gill
did we see you there on Friday? we asked silly questions about speech therapy in Auckland, private practice and work in schools......
wasn't too packed on friday as it was last year on the saturday in manchester....
very useful though!!!
enjoy the land of the Manc...... Ian
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I was at the London Expo and am going to the Manchester one too. I was on the ZEST4LIFE stand, just as you came in the door, with the green and black ballons and the great black bag give a ways. Hadn't worked that hard since working in the UK health system !!!

We are recruiting healthcare staff for the 5 midland region district health boards. We met some really great professionals and were able to make some provisional job offers, so if you are a healthcare worker, especially in mental health, come over at say hello at the MANCHESTER EXPO this coming week end.

Cheers Gill
We are going to the manchester expo this saturday. Don't need any ODP's do you?
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Were there any companies there recruiting & interviewing on the day? I was passed this link today

http://management.silicon.com/itpro/...9163202,00.htm

and since im in IT - was wondering if its worth the trip from Edinburgh to Madchester.
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We are going to the manchester expo this saturday. Don't need any ODP's do you?
Just checking with our various HR depts
, but I think we do for Rotorua hospital, will get back to you asap.
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Were there any companies there recruiting & interviewing on the day? I was passed this link today

http://management.silicon.com/itpro/...9163202,00.htm

and since im in IT - was wondering if its worth the trip from Edinburgh to Madchester.
To be honest, I'm not sure about IT, however, you could look on the workingin site and check out who is there.
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Default Re: WOW - what an expo!

Originally Posted by Professional_Gypsy
Were there any companies there recruiting & interviewing on the day? I was passed this link today

http://management.silicon.com/itpro/...9163202,00.htm

and since im in IT - was wondering if its worth the trip from Edinburgh to Madchester.
I'm not sure about Manchester but we were at the one in London at the weekend and my sister was looking for IT positions. She found loads of people to talk to and it seemed to be really helpful for her. I noticed a lot of companies mentioning IT specifically, such as EDS, and also a lot of recruitment companies covering that area.

Hope that is some help.
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we handed out a number of CVs but we were not aware of any interviews being held.
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Originally Posted by Professional_Gypsy
Were there any companies there recruiting & interviewing on the day? I was passed this link today

http://management.silicon.com/itpro/...9163202,00.htm

and since im in IT - was wondering if its worth the trip from Edinburgh to Madchester.

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Lots of recruitment agencies for IT there and also Hewlett Packard & IBM. Also Westpac are looking to recruit in IT. Hope this helps

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Tell me what this expo is. I wonder if they have anything like them in Canada.
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Tell me what this expo is. I wonder if they have anything like them in Canada.
imagine a large room about the size of a football pitch, fill it with stands, lots of people and lots of bumpf, mix in some quite pleasant (and some totally indedible) sweets, add lots of freebies (pens, rubbers, lanyards - we had two very useful for our walkie-talkies) add a couple of seminars (ticket only) then release the prospective emmigrants onto it and there you have it......an Expo.
Boil up in London's metropolis or the hip-happening Manc. city then that's about it.
Canada??? Where is that exactly...???
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imagine a large room about the size of a football pitch, fill it with stands, lots of people and lots of bumpf, mix in some quite pleasant (and some totally indedible) sweets, add lots of freebies (pens, rubbers, lanyards - we had two very useful for our walkie-talkies) add a couple of seminars (ticket only) then release the prospective emmigrants onto it and there you have it......an Expo.
Boil up in London's metropolis or the hip-happening Manc. city then that's about it.
Canada??? Where is that exactly...???
I've never heard of one for emmigration. Not here anyway. BTY, Canada is the vast snowy area above the USA. It's most important export is the majestic moose, and it's capital is Yellowknife, population 183.
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I've never heard of one for emmigration. Not here anyway. BTY, Canada is the vast snowy area above the USA. It's most important export is the majestic moose, and it's capital is Yellowknife, population 183.
sounds nice - whydya wanna leave??
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