w/e 14th June 2015 – Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice & opportunities

  • The Edge

    BU Careers & Employability Service, The Edge Student Development Centre (outside the Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus)
    Open 8.45am – 4.30pm – Monday – Friday


  1. Latest Recruitment News, Events & Employability Opportunities
  2. Latest Job Sector News
  3. Job Hunting & Applications: Hints & Tips
  4. Careers & Employability Resource of the Week
  5. Working Abroad – Advice & Opportunities
  6. Further support offered from the BU Careers & Employability Service
  7. Latest Part Time & Graduate Job Vacancies on MyCareerHub
  8. Latest & Forthcoming On Campus Careers & Recruitment Events


1. Latest Recruitment News, Events & Employability Opportunities



  • Boots to cut 700 jobs Read More
  • Leading employers value work experience among graduates over grades says new research Read More
  • Thinking about setting up your own business? Why you should consider franchising Read More


Opportunity of the Week


  • Support the marathon runners as a volunteer at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival (4 Oct) and boost your CV. Find out more here


Further Opportunities to boost the CV


BU Related Opportunities

  • Head over to the SUBU Volunteer website to find out about all the latest opportunities you can get involved with Read More
  • Check out a full list of the BU clubs & societies you can get involved with for 2015/16 over on the SUBU website Read More
  • Gain valuable practical experience at one of the UKs leading agricultural research institutes this summer Read More
  • Applications now open to apply to be a BU Student Ambassador! Read More
  • Been on an Industrial Placement? Here’s your chance to win the 2014-2015 placement prize and boost your CV Read More
  • Want to work abroad and need some funding? Then apply for the BU Global Horizons Fund! Read More

Non BU Related Opportunities

  • Applications are officially open for Masters Funding! Sign up and apply today Read More
  • Get involved in supporting Small Charity Week 2015 from the 15th – 20th June and boost your CV Read More
  • Interested in advertising? Boost your job prospects by entering this student competition! Read More

All Blog Articles


2.Latest Job Sector News


  • Fully funded early years initial teacher training available for graduates Read More
  • Seven sins of the law firm interview Read More
  • The skills you need to get a graduate job in buying by buyers Read More
  • Job hunting tips for teachers: how to ace the presentation Read More

More Sector Resources


3. Job Hunting & Applications: Hints and Tips


  • How to use your disability as a strength when applying for jobs Read More
  • Summer jobs: a guide to temping, internships and volunteering Read More
  • For a  comprehensive list of national recruitment agencies click here

More Resources


4. Resource of the Week – FREE online practice Psychometric Tests


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.

They may also gather information on your personal qualities and responses in specific and differing situations. The tests are researched and trialled to be fair to people sitting them. Results are usually compared to how other test takers performed in the past.

To practice Psychometric Tests online click here


5. Working & Studying Abroad – Advice & Opportunities

  • Listen to this recording from Fulbright about studying in the USA and get advice about applying for a student visa Read More
  • Top five places to study abroad Read More
Read More



6. Further Support from the BU Careers & Employability Service

The Edge

  • Weekly appointments available for advice on careers, the job hunt, the job application process and further study options Read More
  • Weekly drop in CV & Covering Letter reviews in the Edge Student Development Centre (outside the library) Read More
  • One Stop Shop Online Careers System ‘MyCareerHub’ Read More
  • Loanable job hunting and job application books available from the Edge Student Development Centre (outside the library)
  • Comprehensive range of online careers & employability resources Read More
  • Find out about the Student Development Award  Read More

More Resources


7. Latest  Part Time, Placement & Graduate Job Vacancies on MyCareerHub


The latest part time, placement & graduate job roles are available on MyCareerHub here

More job hunting resources


8.  Latest & Forthcoming Careers & Recruitment Events


For details of on and off campus careers and recruitment events click here



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