FMCG, Retail & Tourism are sectors that are constantly growing in Spain. The FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) sector is evolving supported by innovation and technology and Retail is one of the most important industries in the Spanish economy. Furthermore, Tourism has increased gradually during the last 8 years, due to the Spanish offer, the touristic competitiveness and the market diversification.
On October 24, companies from these sectors participated in the FMCG, Retail & Tourism Talent Forum, organized by IE Talent & Careers. In this event, the students had the possibility to go around through some stands from companies such as Pepsico, NH Hotels, P&G, Schweppes, Palladium Hotel Group, Restaurant Brands International, Homeaway, LVMH, Amadeus, Chalhoub, Essilor Group, Le Guide Noir, Mary Kay and Mondelez International.
During the event, the IE students enjoyed the opportunity to meet the representatives of these companies and even those IE Alumni, who are currently doing their graduate programs. They started building strong relationships for their careers and asked for some interesting advice about the application process for next year’s graduate programs.
The recruiters that participated in the Talent Forum came to meet IE Business School students since they are interested in their international profiles, entrepreneurial spirit and their strong academic knowledge. As Pablo Gómez, IE Master in Management 2019 Candidate and section 7 representative, mentioned: “It has been a great opportunity to learn more about the sector and the projection we can have in this companies. They have devoted themselves to explaining everything in detail.”
On the other hand, some enterprises, like Imperial Brands, Restaurant Brands International, Pernod Ricard Winemakers and Kraft Heinz, explained their objectives, values, corporate culture, what they are looking for and the opportunities they are currently offering. Most of the companies have graduate or training programs for different profiles, especially for junior profiles, in which they go through for different departments before they start working. It is an enriching offer, in which skills and experience are acquired in different areas, where students have to prove themselves in different challenges and keep developing their knowledge.