JOB FAIR

ABOUT
The job fair is an annual event organised by the Kazakhstan PhD Association in the UK in collaboration with the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the UK and UCL Kazakh Society where Kazakh students in the UK communicate directly with the representatives of leading Kazakh and international employer companies.

Participating companies: Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund, JSC "KazAtomProm", JSC "KazPOST", Samruk-Kazyna's HR Expertise Centre, Center for Social Interaction and Communications, the AIFC Bureau for Continuing Professional Development (AIFC BCPD), BI Group Holding and Shell Kazakhstan took part in the job fair as potential employers.

Candidates: About 150 Kazakh students of the final year of bachelor’s and master’s degrees apply for the event annually.

To participate in the upcoming Job Fair 2021, please contact us by email: 2021jobfair@gmail.com

JOB FAIR 2020




The third annual Job Fair for Kazakh students of the final year of bachelor’s and master’s degrees took place at the University College London. The event was organised by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the UK, the Kazakhstan PhD Association in the UK, as well as the UCL Kazakh Society and was supported by the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC).

The job fair is an annual event organised by the Embassy where Kazakh students in the UK communicate directly with the representatives of leading Kazakh and international employer companies.

More than 130 Kazakh students who arrived in London from all over the UK attended the event. Most of them are holders of the Bolashaq international scholarship completing their master’s degrees in the UK. Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund, the AIFC Bureau for Continuing Professional Development (AIFC BCPD), BI Group Holding and Shell Kazakhstan took part in the job fair as potential employers.

In his opening remarks, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the UK Erlan Idrissov noted that the government places special emphasis on supporting and promoting the youth. This is evidenced by the recently created Presidential Youth Personnel Reserve, the “El Umiti” and “Qamkorlyq” initiatives of the Foundation of the First President of Kazakhstan – Elbasy and other programmes. He also spoke about the events hosted by the Embassy for Kazakh students, including the upcoming Third Central Asian Research Forum on Sustainable Development and Innovation and a specialised job fair for lawyers.

The representatives of Shell Kazakhstan – Production Excellence Manager Matthew Molyneux and Government and External Relations Adviser Assel Ibrayeva – spoke in detail about the Shell Graduate Programme.

AIFC BCPD Deputy Chief Executive Officer Assiya Karibay presented the AIFC structure, the BCPD’s role in the company’s ecosystem, as well as training and internship programmes for fresh graduates.

Representatives of the Samruk-Kazyna Fund spoke about the Fund’s work, the requirements and stages of employment, the Samruk Qyzmet online job platform and the Zhas Orken development programme for young professionals.

The Deputy Director of BI Group Holding Bakhtiyar Pirmakhanov shared the insights of working in one of Kazakhstan’s largest construction holdings, spoke about the training system and shared real life stories of employees growing from interns to shareholders.

In addition to official presentations, the event participants had the opportunity to meet in person and ask questions to the representatives of potential employers, take part in case studies and pass preliminary interviews to fill vacant positions.

In 2021, the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the UK plans to hold the next job fair with the participation of major UK companies operating in Kazakhstan. The initiative is aimed at fulfilling the companies’ obligation to increase the share of local employees in Kazakhstan offices.


JOB FAIR 2019




LONDON, 4 May 2019 – Second job fair for Kazakh students in the UK was held at the University College London (UCL) at the initiative of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the United Kingdom with the assistance of Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund (Samruk-Kazyna).

The Kazakhstan Student Society in the UK, the Kazakhstan PhD Association in the UK, and the UCL KazSociety took active part in the fair's organisation process.

In his opening speech, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan in the UK Erlan Idrissov highlighted that the fair was held as part of the Year of Youth in Kazakhstan and is aimed at attracting highly qualified human resources to companies in Kazakhstan. This, in turn, is to make a significant contribution to the development of the Kazakh economy and help achieve the country's aim of joining the top 30 most developed countries.

About 150 Kazakh students studying at UK universities had the opportunity to receive first-hand information about selection requirements and working conditions in such portfolio companies of the Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund as Kazatomprom, Kazpost, as well as at Shell Kazakhstan company.

Acting Managing Director for Strategic Development of Samruk-Kazyna Lyazzat Borankulova spoke in detail about the main activities of the company, its strategic goals and major projects.

Shell Kazakhstan's Human Resources Manager Almagul Kazbayeva told students about the recruiting process and gave useful tips on how to write proper resumes, prepare and behave during interviews. Senior Manager for North Caspian Project at Shell Kazakhstan Alum Kimber shared his experience and career story in the company.

Teams of experts in human resource management of Kazatomprom, Kazpost, Samruk-Kazyna's HR Expertise Centre and Center for Social Interaction and Communications also briefed the students about the corporate culture and growth prospects at the companies represented at the fair. The students were also given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and try themselves at finding solutions to Kazpost's business problems.

As part of the fair, students also attended a master class on effective networking hosted by a PhD student of King's College London Carina Bektur.

After a series of presentations, the students had a unique opportunity to communicate with the companies' representatives, fill out questionnaires, submit resumes, as well as go through job interviews.

The first job fair was successfully held by the Kazakh Embassy last spring, together with Royal Dutch Shell and the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC). Participants of the fair included the AIFC Governor Kairat Kelimbetov, Shell Kazakhstan General Manager for Development Pradeep Narasimhan and Shell Kazakhstan Human Resources Director Natalia Petrovicheva.