Bright, the UK’s first intelligent careers network, is hosting a select evening giving graduates and students the opportunity to meet leading companies in the marketing, retail and FMCG sectors. Recruiters and young employees from Innocent, WPP, John Lewis and Mars will speak about their job roles, the industry itself and the skills and attributes needed to succeed. The evening is a unique opportunity for businesses to source the best and brightest candidates.

Social media meets recruitment in Bright,, a free community that allows young people to interact with each other as well as with employers. Bright has created a new platform to connect the best candidates with the ideas, people, organisations and opportunities that they need to get ahead in a career – online, in person and at exclusive events. To join, young people need to have gained at least ABB at A-level.

James Uffindell started Bright in 2009, after realising that graduates felt they lacked personal, individual guidance on starting a career. James says, “We know how difficult it is to find the right job in the current economic marketplace. Marketing, retail and FMCG are incredibly competitive industries and companies want to make sure that their recruitment spend is targeted towards finding the most qualified people for the positions. These events provide direct access to the best talent available, as well as offering a unique insight for candidates.”

Results from recent Bright events have been very positive. A recent event introduced 119 first year banking students to five of the world’s leading investment banks. This unique approach of applying high-level headhunting techniques yielded some groundbreaking results including a cost saving of 80% when compared with conventional methods of sourcing the best students for internships. 42 offers for spring break programmes were made by firms that attended. A similar evening for Law firms also yielded results with 62 candidates receiving at least one vacation scheme offer from leading law firms.