It’s been pitched as the perfect recruitment event for our cash-strapped times.

Fmcg giant Procter & Gamble is holding a Virtual Career Fair on 3 November in a bid to attract would-be employees from across Europe. Students won’t have to leave the comfort of their homes or even move from sitting in front of their computer screens, said P&G. The digital event would also save them the expense of travel, it added.

“Travelling to events like this can be hugely expensive for would-be employees,” said a spokesman. “This way, we get to interact with a diverse range of students while they save money.”

Now in its third year, the event will involve more than 200 P&G representatives from across Europe speaking directly to what P&G hopes will be more than 1,000 prospective ­employees.

“We want to make P&G the most digitally-enabled CPG company in the world,” said chairman, president and CEO Bob McDonald.

“We’re testing alternative methods of ­recruitment, using audio and video conferencing for job interviews.” People would be able to watch ­videos, download materials and directly apply for ­vacancies, he added.

Giorgio Siracusa, P&G general manager human resource for Western Europe, said: “The P&G Virtual Career Fair has taken recruitment to a new level, attracting top talent.”