Merchistonian Careers' Cafes - George Cockburn (58-63)

On Tuesday 17 November George Cockburn held a vitrual careers cafe for current pupils.  George is a language graduate with 55+ years in Production, Human Resources, General Management and Consultancy George began his career as a Management Trainee in the wine industry in Scotland, before moving to England, where he took every wine exam possible up to and including Master of Wine and ended up, after 20 years as the Head of Human Resources at The Victoria Wine Company.

In 1989, he moved careers to become a Head-hunter in London; setting up his own Management Consultancy in 1992. He retired in 2018, but is still active in providing career advice to the younger generation.

He has invaluable experience as an Executive Search Consultant across a wide range of different industry sectors and disciplines (from CEO, Finance, Group Operations, Production & Marketing Directors Human Resources and IT) and offers a mass of anecdotes and experience which will provide a most revealing insight on interview techniques.

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