Following a wave of student protests at recruitment fairs across Britain, energy giant E-ON has pulled out of any further scheduled university career events.
As reported in Issue 193 of Impact, Nottingham’s Careers Fair was targeted by protestors in grim reaper costumes whilst student activists handed out fliers, some of which targeted the company E-ON. The energy company saw more than seventeen of its careers fair tour dates disrupted according to the Coal Action Network. The network recounts that at a recent Loughborough careers event, fair organisers AIESEC informed students that “E-ON has cancelled their remaining graduate recruitment events this year, due to the level of protest they have received.”
“It got to the stage where the company decided that recruitment initiatives had become counter-productive”, says Tom Bennett, President of the Nottingham Student Peace Movement. “Counter-corporate actions around the country have made it impossible for E-ON to hide its climate change profiteering. E-ON’s irresponsible plans for new coal-fired Power Stations were getting too much unwanted attention”. E-ON is yet to comment on the development.