As part of the strategic approach to develop a culture of academic excellence, engage and welcome young talents, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) recently held a Campus Career Expo at the University of Benin, Edo State (UNIBEN) to kick off the 2016 Campus Career Drive. The event which took place at Professor Festus Iyayi Hall in UNIBEN, witnessed a large turnout of students from different faculties. The students interacted with top management executives from NBC, as well as learned about the company and its well-loved brands.
Speaking at the event, the NBC Public Affairs Manager, East & Central, Mr. Ekuma Eze said, “The NBC campus career rive is designed to identify and prepare young talents in different institutions of higher learning across the country and groom them to be business and industry leaders in different fields of endeavor”.
The NBC campus career drive provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates who are highfliers to start and grow world-class careers in a world class organisation. The Company is committed to welcoming new talents, developing employees and engaging people from outside as part of its organizational renewal. NBC is currently expanding the capacity of its production facilities to meet up with the demands of consumers and market growth, and injecting new talent and employees is an integral part of that plan.
Also speaking at the event, Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin, Professor Osasere Orunwense, represented by the Deputy Registrar, Harris Osarenren, commended NBC for choosing UNIBEN for the career expo, and the students were privileged to benefit from the magnanimity of the Company’s noteworthy gesture, describing NBC as a great place to work. He advised students to always be guided by the University’s motto - ‘Knowledge for Service’, adding that, the knowledge acquired in the University is to prepare and empower them for service to humanity.
NBC Country Manufacturing Director, Anthony Njenga, who was also present at the NBC Campus Career Expo, said, since incorporation of NBC 65 years ago, the Company has continuously innovated and transformed its operations to a world-class business. He said. “The latest of NBC’s innovation is the introduction of a new hot fill line, the first of its kind, state of the art factory in Nigeria, producing 5Alive Pulpy Orange Fruit Juice. The new factory is part of its accelerated investment plan to double its production capacity by 2020”. Njenga urged the young talents to be part of the actualization of NBC vision, hence the great opportunity the Career fair offers to join NBC, after fulfilling necessary academic requirements expected for their various degree programmes”.
As an equal opportunity employer, NBC promotes diversity and sound workplace practices. The Company currently engages the services of approximately 4,000 full time employees, providing livelihood to many more across its value chain. As a sign of confidence in the country’s educational system, NBC Limited has continued to make strategic investments in improving the standard of basic education, while positioning itself as an employer of choice.
Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Limited was incorporated in November 1951 and is a member of Coca-Cola Hellenic S.A., an anchor bottler with the franchise to bottle products of The Coca-Cola Company in 28 countries in North, Central and South Europe, Asia and Africa with over 570 million consumers in these markets.