w/e 26th July 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


Copy of the Financial Times

  •  Job market continues to thrive in the South West Read More
  • The Royal Mint grows its own talent with graduates Read More
  • 21 Golden Tips on How to Have a Successful Career Read More
  • Destinations of disabled graduates revealed in new report from AGCAS Disability Task Group Read More
  • Read about how Ben went to work at KPMG and how he finds managing his disability at work Read More
  • Wondering what the expected salary is for your degree? Check out this cool guide Read More
  • What can you do with your degree? Find out what other graduates in your subject have gone on to… Read More
  • How my work shadowing day helped me get an internship at TargetjobsUK Read More
  • 7 simple steps to planning your job search Read More
  • If you don’t know what jobs would suit you, try the Prospects Career Planner tool that matches you to suitable roles Read More

Opportunity of the Week


  • Been on an Industrial Placement? Here’s your chance to win the 2014-2015 placement prize and boost your CV Read More

Further Opportunities to boost the CV


BU Related Opportunities

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

Non BU Related Opportunities

  • Win up to £1500 and support from Santander for your Business idea Read More
  • Volunteer this Summer for Diverse Abilities Read More
  • How to volunteer with Dorset Wildlife Trust! Read More
  • Do you have 15 hours per month free and want to join a team making a difference? Become a Youth Ambassador Read More

All Blog Articles

2.Latest Job Sector News


  • Top eight most in demand tech skills Read More
  • How to get work experience in the Media and Publishing Industry Read More
  • Police make second language compulsory in new recruitment drive Read More
  • Airlines must hire 500,000 new pilots in next 20 years Read More
  • What is a Psychotherapist, and how do you become one? Read More
  • Fancy working for an airline? Here’s what grad schemes Easyjet and British Airways involve Read More
  • Fancy yourself as the next Walt Disney? Here’s how to break into Animation Read More

More Sector Resources

3. Job Hunting & Applications: Hints and Tips


  • Enthusiasm trumps everything when recruiting says Brady Read More
  • Five skills every new graduate needs to get a great job Read More
  • Five things you shouldn’t do on Social Media when Job Hunting Read More
  • Where in the UK are you most likely to get a Gradjob? Read More
  • Careers event tips: what to wear and how to prepare Read More
  • Retail Jobs For Students – Richer Sounds Read More
  • How to squeeze your CV onto two pages Read More
  • Not sure of the best way to layout your CV? Follow these top tips Read More
  • Check out the Great With Disability page for tips when applying for jobs Read More
  • Finished university and looking for a job? Here’s five steps to the perfect Graduate CV Read More
  • Have you ever wondered how to turn your disability into a positive when applying for work? Here are some useful tips Read More

More Resources

4. Resource of the Week – Streamed DVDs – Interviews & Assessment Centres


A number of DVDs are available to view through Careerhub to help you with preparing for Assessment Centres and Interviews.

‘At the Assessment Centre’ shows real students and graduates being assessed by actual recruiters and covers the following activities which commonly feature at an assessment centre:-

  • Ice Breaker Exercise
    Prepared Presentation
    Role Play
    In tray exercise
    Group Discussion
    Meal with the selectors
    Case study

A number of DVDs on Interviews are available to view via myBU including:-

  • Making an Impact – Graduate Job Interviews
  • First Impressions Count – Going for an Interview
  • Making an Impact – Graduate Telephone Interviews

To view the DVDs, please click here


5. Working & Studying Abroad – Advice & Opportunities

Read More
  • Interested in studying in Spain? The European Commission announces the first loan scheme in Spain Read More
  • Looking to move? Prospects have got guides to working abroad in 30 different countries 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


Graduate Employment:

Trainee Employee Relations Specialist
Siemens – Poole
Poole, UK
Find out more

Account Executive – Publisher
Bottle PR
Oxford, UK
Find out more

Graduate Trainee Account Management/Business Development Associate
Corporate Executive Board (CEB)
London, UK
Find out more

Graduate Role – Project Planner – Retail Planning
B&Q Stores (B&Q)
Southampton, UK
Find out more

Placement Jobs-

Fundraising Development Intern
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) – HR
Find out more

Further 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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