Upstream continues its tradition of building world-class teams with local expertise at career fair in South Africa
29 April 2016, London – Upstream, a leading mobile commerce accelerator, attended the General Career Fair at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, which took place between April 13th and 14th 2016. Over 100 companies exhibited at the fair over the two day event. Upstream’s stand stood alongside companies such as PWC, Accenture and Procter & Gamble, attracting interest from many of the 10,000 students who attended the fair.
Over the past 15 years, Upstream has invested significantly in building a global company that operates locally, in more than 40 countries, enabling it to effectively address over one billion consumers in some of the fastest growing countries in the world. Upstream is committed to building strong multi-cultural teams, tapping into world class local talent, to work closely with its 50+ Client partnerships around the world. With 10 offices across 9 countries, having a genuine understanding of the local culture and the preferences of local customers, so as to offer the most relevant and exciting digital goods and services for each market, is baked into the core of every international team at Upstream.
The 5,000 graduate, final year and third year students who attended the General Career Fair each day could come by the Upstream stand and learn more about the firm’s continuous business growth, how its workforce in South Africa has increased threefold since it first opened its Johannesburg office in 2014, and the benefits of working for a leading mobile commerce accelerator, which offers its people on-going career development and mobility opportunities, as well a caring and fun working environment.
Nir Aloni, VP General Manager Sub-Saharan Africa at Upstream commented: “Many of the best and brightest graduates in South Africa come to the General Careers Fair at the University of Pretoria. These are exactly the calibre of people we want to have in our team and we were thrilled to get to meet and speak with so many students at the fair.”
“We pride ourselves on providing our clients with insight into new markets that they are unable to get elsewhere. We know that no one can really understand South Africa like someone who has grown up and been educated here, and as our team expands, that level of local knowledge is indispensable to us. We look forward to speaking to some of the students we met this year, and to more students at future career events at the University of Pretoria and elsewhere.”