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Uganda's largest beer maker Nile Breweries not hiring for 2024 through this link – it’s engagement bait

IN SHORT: Jobs at Nile Breweries Limited are only posted on official channels. Links asking you to share a post with 15 friends or five groups on WhatsApp are being used as engagement bait and should be ignored.

Nile Breweries Limited is the largest producer and marketer of beer in Uganda and a subsidiary of AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer. 

Nile Breweries employs hundreds of people and regularly advertises vacancies. So many Ugandans would be interested in the company's recruitment plans and might click on a Facebook post that claims it has launched its 2024 recruitment programme.

The post includes a link to a website where applicants are asked to fill out their personal details.

A similar post can be seen here. But is this a legitimate job advert? We checked.


Ignore fake job advert

During the supposed application process, applicants are asked to provide personal information, such as their full name, email address, education level and gender. The position for which the applicant is applying is not specified at any stage of the process.

After completing these details, the applicant receives a congratulatory message confirming that they have “qualified”.

But there's a catch: applicants are asked to share this information with 15 friends or five groups on WhatsApp to receive an email confirming they've got the job.

This is engagement bait. This means that the more people who do this, the greater the reach of the link.

Nile Breweries has previously warned social media users about fake job adverts. Real job opportunities at Nile Breweries are advertised through their official channels.

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