Attention BU Student & Graduate Online Job Seekers – Recent cases of Fraud have been reported – Protect yourself online by reading these Guidelines

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified a number of reports where job seekers are being targeted by fraudsters trying to obtain personal and banking details from them, or requesting money to secure accommodation.

Individuals registering with job seeking websites or searching for jobs on The Student Room website are being contacted by bogus recruitment companies/businesses asking them to complete application and interview forms which request personal details and banking details, as well as copies of identity documents.

In some instances the applicant is invited along for interview, either in person or over the phone, to make the process look as legitimate as possible. This is impacting on students and graduates looking for work both in the UK and overseas. Some job seekers, as well as divulging personal details, have paid money to the fraudsters in order to secure a bogus rental property alongside the job offer.

 

How to protect yourself:

  • Check emails and documents from the recruiter for poor spelling and grammar – this is often a sign that fraudsters are at work.
  • If visa fees are mentioned, ask the embassy representing the country where you believe you will be working how to obtain a visa and how much it costs. Check that the answers the potential employer or recruiter gave you are the same – if they’re not, it may be a sign of fraud.
  • Carry out thorough research to confirm that the organisation offering you the job actually exists. If it does exist, contact the organisation directly using contact details obtained through your own research or their website to confirm the job offer is genuine.
  • Read Bournemouth Universities Stay Safe Online Guidelines here

 

What to do if you’re a victim:

  • If you think your bank details have been compromised or if you believe you have been defrauded contact your bank immediately.
  • Stop all communication with the ‘agency’ but make a note of their details and report it to Action Fraud.
  • Warn the operators of the job website you used that their site is being used by fraudsters.
  • If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.
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w/c 13th November 2017 – Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice & opportunities

 

BU Careers & Employability Service, The Edge Student Development Centre

(outside the Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus)


Open 8.45am – 4.30pm – Monday – Friday

Tel: 01202 961663

Find us on Twitter

Access MyCareerHub

 

Contents: 

This weeks:

  • 121 Advice & Guidance Availability
  • Events on Campus
  • BU Opportunities to develop the CV
  • Latest Job Vacancies
  • Recommended Careers Resources – Print & Online
  • External Events & Opportunities

 

121 Advice & Guidance Availability

 Drop In Advice (available in the Careers Centre, outside the library)

  • Monday 13th November from 10.15am ~ 12.15pm
  • Tuesday 14th November from 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 15th November from 10am – 12 Noon
  • Thursday 16th November from 1pm – 3pm
  • Friday 17th November from 1.30pm ~ 3.30pm

 

Bookable Appointments

 

Events on Campus

This Week

 

Coming Up in November

 

BU Opportunities of the Week

 

 

  • Have your say ~ take the Trendence Survey with a chance to win £100 to spend on Amazon

 

 

BU and Santander Internship Vacancies 

Each of the individual companies has a different recruitment procedure and closing date.

Feel free to apply for more than one position. If the roles are similar the same CV can be used. The Job Description for each will guide you, and if they are different please do tailor your CV accordingly.

To find out more click here

 

Recommended Careers Resources of the Week

Print

 

 

Book of the Week

  • Brilliant Answers to Tough Interview Questions

This bestselling book will make sure that you feel ready and able to handle anything at an interview with sections on:

  • Preparation ~ the first step to success
  • Is this place for you?
  • Climbing the ladder
  • Are you confident that you are competent?

Plus lots more

Available to loan out from the Careers Centre in the Edge (outside the library) plus many more!

 

Online

 

 

Access MyCareerHub – Your one stop shop for the latest job vacancies, opportunities and online resources!

 

Some of the sections included are:

  • Book an appointment with a Careers Advisor or Placement Coordinator
  • Find out the Careers Workshops that are on campus and how you book
  • BU Opportunities that can help boost your CV
  • Dedicated jobs board that is updated daily
  • External Events and opportunities
  • A – Z of many Career Resources

To access MyCareerHub click here and ‘Start your tomorrow today’

 

 

External Opportunities 

 

Plus many more external opportunities can be found here

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w/c 6th November 2017 – Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice & opportunities

 

BU Careers & Employability Service, The Edge Student Development Centre

(outside the Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus)


Open 8.45am – 4.30pm – Monday – Friday

Tel: 01202 961663

Find us on Twitter

Access MyCareerHub

 

Contents: 

This weeks:

  • 121 Advice & Guidance Availability
  • Events on Campus
  • BU Opportunities to develop the CV
  • Latest Job Vacancies
  • Recommended Careers Resources – Print & Online
  • External Events & Opportunities

 

121 Advice & Guidance Availability

 Drop In Advice (available in the Careers Centre, outside the library)

  • Monday 6th November from 10am ~ 12 noon
  • Tuesday 7th November from 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 8th November from 10am – 12 Noon
  • Thursday 9th November from 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Friday 10th November from 10am ~ 12 noon

 

Bookable Appointments

 

Events on Campus

This Week

 

Coming Up in November

 

BU Opportunities of the Week

 

  • Fully-funded internship scheme by BU and Santander for 2017-18 is now open for applications

 

  • Make your CV stand out from the crowd and be recognised as a global talent by future employers with the Global Talent Programme

 

Latest Job Vacancies of the Week

Graduate

Placement

Part-time

 

Recommended Careers Resources of the Week

Print

 

 

Collect your FREE copy of Target Jobs ~ Internships 2018

A resource on ‘Great Reasons to do an Internship’ with sections including;

  • Starting with the basics
  • Applications
  • Building your skill set
  • Spotlight on sectors

 

Available to collect from the Careers Centre in the Edge (outside the library) plus many more!

 

 

Online

 

What are psychometric tests and how can you prepare for them?

Psychometric tests can be used in recruitment and selection. These tests may measure a number of factors such as the level or nature of thinking competencies by focusing upon your aptitudes or abilities in specific areas or reasoning. We have lots of resources on MyCareerHub including;

  • An Introduction to Psychometric Tests
  • Practice Tests – Profiling for Success Psychometric Tool
  • Help & Advice – Print & Online

To find out more and start practicing click here

 

External Opportunities 

 

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Fully-funded internship scheme by BU and Santander for 2017-18 is now open for applications

The BU & Santander Internship Scheme launches!

A scheme to provide fully-funded internships for BU students and graduates has been launched by Bournemouth University (BU) and Santander.

The scheme provides funded internships within small and medium enterprise companies (SMEs), with each ten week internship paid at a minimum of £3,000.

The first thing to note is that you will not be working for either BU or Santander, BU are simply working in partnership to provide a fund that other smaller companies can use to employ you.  BU pays half of your wage, Santander pays the other half, but you will work for one of the companies shown in the table below.

The scheme has been running for the past five years, and the 2017-18 fund was launched at an event in BU’s Student Centre, attended by staff, students, employers and representatives from Santander.

Matt Hutnell, Director for Santander Universities UK, was among those at the launch event.

He said: “I’m really excited to launch again the internship scheme in partnership with Bournemouth University.

“What’s really great about this scheme as well is that we see over 50 per cent of those students and graduates get full-time employment with those SMEs.

“We have been in partnership with BU for eight years now, and this is just one strand of what we do in terms of the funding with Bournemouth – with mobility awards, entrepreneurship awards and scholarships as well.”

 

So how do I get involved?

How to apply:  Each internship vacancy and accompanying Job Description can be viewed individually on MyCareerHub, and this pre-filters the jobs relating to this internship scheme for you by going to this direct link: http://bit.ly/BU_Santander_2017. Follow the application procedure as described on the job you are interested in.

When do the Internships take place:  The internship must be completed by September 2018, therefore some of them will be summer internships (but others are more immediate). However, the deadlines to apply are quickly approaching so have a look today and apply asap.

Advice:  As always, feel free to use the CV advice to be found on MyCareerHub or via the 1:1 drop-ins with a Careers Advisor in the Careers Centre (The Edge, outside the Library on Talbot Campus) to ensure that your job applications stand out.

Further notes: You can apply for more than one job.

 

Internships Available

Organisation Position Available

 

Carnival Expo Ltd Social Media Assistant
Createful Digital Developer
Createful Digital Marketing
Inoplas Technology Ltd Marketing Internship
Jo Huey Sales & Marketing Assistant
Kortext Content Coordinator Internship
Kortext UX/UI Internship
Mambo Media Production Assistant
Marsham Court Hotel Marketing Assistant
Nite Watches Marketing Executive
Scape Interiors West Retail Management
Student’s Union (BU) Digital Promotion Coordinator
Upperdog Junior Digital Marketing Executive

Go to http://bit.ly/BU_Santander_2017 to find the job/s you are interested in, note the deadline dates, study the Job Description, and apply according to the instructions on each vacancy (double-checking the quality and relevance of you CV as always!).

Please feel free to pop into the Careers Centre (The Edge, outside the Library on Talbot Campus) to find out more about the scheme, the individual jobs, and gain that all important CV advice.

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w/c 30th October 2017 – Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice & opportunities

 

BU Careers & Employability Service, The Edge Student Development Centre

(outside the Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus)


Open 8.45am – 4.30pm – Monday – Friday

Tel: 01202 961663

Find us on Twitter

Access MyCareerHub

 

Contents: 

This weeks:

  • 121 Advice & Guidance Availability
  • Events on Campus
  • BU Opportunities to develop the CV
  • Latest Job Vacancies
  • Recommended Careers Resources – Print & Online
  • External Events & Opportunities

 

121 Advice & Guidance Availability

 Drop In Advice (available in the Careers Centre, outside the library)

  • Monday 30th October from 10am ~ 12 noon
  • Tuesday 31st October from 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 1st November from 9am – 10am
  • Thursday 2nd November from 1pm – 3pm
  • Friday 3rd November from 2pm – 4pm

 

Bookable Appointments

 

Events on Campus

 

BU Opportunities of the Week

 

  • Applications open for the Dynamo Enterprise Challenge for Budding BU entrepreneurial students – Find out More – Deadline extended to 6th November!!

 

  • Make your CV stand out from the crowd and be recognised as a global talent by future employers with the Global Talent Programme

 

Latest Job Vacancies of the Week

Graduate

Placement

Part-time

 

Recommended Careers Resources of the Week

Print

 

Book of the week

  • The Cover Letter Book ~ How to write a winning cover letter that really gets noticed

Contents:-

  • Laying the foundations
  • Job hunting letters
  • Speculative cover letters
  • The 15 most common cover letter mistakes

Available for loan from The Edge (outside the library) plus many more!

 

Online

 

Are you going on a Study Exchange or looking to work abroad? Check out ‘Going Global‘ a great resource for researching your destination.

What it includes:-

  • Careers Guides
    • Country Guides
    • Global City Career Guides
    • US City Career Guide
  • Search for current Job & Internship Opportunities
  • Search for a range of employers via the online Employer Directory

Access the resource here

 

External Opportunities 

 

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w/c 23rd October 2017 – Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice & opportunities

 

BU Careers & Employability Service, The Edge Student Development Centre

(outside the Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus)


Open 8.45am – 4.30pm – Monday – Friday

Tel: 01202 961663

Find us on Twitter

Access MyCareerHub

 

Contents: 

This weeks:

  • 121 Advice & Guidance Availability
  • Events on Campus
  • BU Opportunities to develop the CV
  • Latest Job Vacancies
  • Recommended Careers Resources – Print & Online
  • External Events & Opportunities

 

121 Advice & Guidance Availability

 Drop In Advice (available in the Careers Centre, outside the library)

  • Monday 23rd October from 10am ~ 12 noon
  • Tuesday 24th October from 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 25th October from 10am – 12 Noon
  • Thursday 26th October from 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Friday 27th October from 9am – 11am

 

Bookable Appointments

 

Events on Campus

 

 

BU Opportunities of the Week

  • Are you an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual? We are recruiting for the Bournemouth University IoD Committee (Closing date 30th October)
  • Applications open for the Dynamo Enterprise Challenge for Budding BU entrepreneurial students (Closing date 27th October)
  • Win £100 to spend on Amazon and help the Careers & Employability Service at the same time

 

Latest Job Vacancies of the Week

Graduate

Placement

Part-time

 

Recommended Careers Resources of the Week

Print

 

Collect your FREE copy of Rate My Placement TOP 100 Undergraduate Placement Employers 2017/2018

Contents:-

  • Job Hunting and Application Advice
  • Industry Insights from industry experts
  • The Top 50 Medium Sized Undergraduate Placement Schemes
  • The Top 10 Small to Medium Sized Placement Employers

Available, while stocks last, from the Careers Centre in the Edge (outside the library) plus many more!

 

Online

 

 

Interviews can be daunting, even for experienced professionals. With the ‘Interview Simulator’  package from Abintegro Limited, you can test yourself with interactive questions and best practice answers from experienced professionals to build up your confidence and competence.

What it includes:-

  • Practice hundreds of interview questions from leading hiring managers.
  • Take a mock interview, where auto-generated questions, designed to mirror the structure of an interview.
  • Watch videos of experienced professionals giving their honest advice about why they ask these questions, and how good answers differ from poor ones.

Access the resource here

 

External Opportunities 

 

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w/c 16th October 2017 – Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice & opportunities

 

BU Careers & Employability Service, The Edge Student Development Centre

(outside the Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus)


Open 8.45am – 4.30pm – Monday – Friday

Tel: 01202 961663

Find us on Twitter

Access MyCareerHub

 

Contents: 

This weeks:

  • 121 Advice & Guidance Availability
  • Events on Campus
  • BU Opportunities to develop the CV
  • Latest Job Vacancies
  • Recommended Careers Resources – Print & Online
  • External Events & Opportunities

 

1-2-1 Advice & Guidance 

 Drop In Advice (available in the Careers Centre, outside the library)

  • Monday 16th October from 10am ~ 12 noon
  • Tuesday 17th October from 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 18th October from 10am – 12 Noon
  • Wednesday 18th October from 1pm – 5pm (Study & Work Abroad Team)
  • Thursday 19th October Please note there is no ‘Drop In’ today
  • Friday 20th October from 9am – 11am

 

Bookable Appointments

 

Events on Campus

 

Your Career Week…. getting you on your career path – Tuesday 17 – Friday 20 October 2017

A week of networking and skill development opportunities for BU Students and Graduates, featuring the BU Annual Careers Fair!

 

Your Career Week is a week of networking and skill development opportunities for BU students and graduates enabling you to meet future employers, learn from industry experts and boost your appeal by gaining new skills.

As part of the week long event, you can find out more about the  Global Talent Programme 2017 and you can have some fun with HMRCs speed-pitching as well as sign up to a range of employer workshops and talks.

In addition to this,  the BU Annual Careers Fair will be taking place from the 18th – 19th October.

Careers Fairs are an ideal way to meet employers (local, national and international) in a relaxed and familiar environment, with staff on hand to help.

Whether you know exactly what you want in your future career, or would just like an informal chat to learn more about different opportunities, a Careers Fair at BU is a great place to be.

Employers at this years fair will be offering placement, internship and graduate opportunities and most employers have said they want to meet students from a wide range of courses.

So if you’re looking for ways to boost your employability, plan your placement and continue our excellent graduate employment rate after your studies*, you need to get involved with Your Career Week!

To access the full programme of events running throughout the week as well as details of all the employers who are attending the BU Annual Careers Fair click here

 

* 92.3% of Bournemouth University students are in work or further study six months after graduating from University – Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016

 

BU Opportunities of the Week

 

  • Win £100 to spend on Amazon and help the Careers & Employability Service at the same time
  • Volunteering with SUBU is a great way to add skills and experience to your CV
  • Get involved with Global Talent Programme ~ Make your CV really stand out from the crowd and be recognised as a global talent by future employers
  • Applications open for the Dynamo Enterprise Challenge for Budding BU entrepreneurial students (Closing date 27th October)

 

 

Latest Job Vacancies of the Week

Graduate

Placement

Part-time

 

 

Recommended Careers Resources of the Week

Print

 

Brilliant Series ~ How to write a brilliant CV

This book tells you what a prospective employer is looking for and how to write it, with sections on;

  • Writing a CV from scratch
  • How to read a job advert
  • What sort of person are you
  • Presenting your CV

Available to loan out from the Careers Centre in the Edge (outside the library) plus many more!

 

Online

 

 

Are you looking for CV & Covering Letter Templates to help you when applying of jobs or placements? Have a look at our booklet ‘packed’ with resources such as;

  • Understanding your skills
  • Getting the Profile right
  • How to make an approach
  • Example Cover Letter

Access the resource here

 

External Opportunities 

 

 

 

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