w/e 6th December 2015 – Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice & opportunities

  • The EdgeBU Careers & Employability Service, The Edge Student Development Centre (outside the Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus)
    Open 8.45am – 4.30pm – Monday – FridayFind out More


  1. BU Opportunity of the Week
  2. BU Careers Resource of the Week
  3. On Campus Careers & Recruitment events this Week
  4. This week’s Part Time, Placement & Graduate Job Vacancies on MyCareerHub
  5. This week’s Careers & Recruitment News, Events & Employability Opportunities


1. BU Opportunity of the Week


The TargetJobs 2016 Undergraduate of the Year awards competition is now open for applications

TARGETjobs, in collaboration with some of the biggest names in graduate recruitment including, ACCA, Civil Service Fast Stream E.ON, Expedia, Gazprom, Laing O’Rourke, L’Oreal, MARS, and Rolls Royce – has launched the 2016 Undergraduate of the Year Awards competition, now in its seventh year to identify outstanding undergraduates from a range of degree subjects across the UK.

The rewards are great: winners’ prizes include internships and all-expenses paid trips to Singapore, USA, and continental Europe and the final 10 students in each Award will be invited to the Undergraduate of the Year Awards Event in Canary Wharf London on 22nd April, 2016.

Students can enter now  via www.undergraduateoftheyear.co.uk Here you can also read blogs from last year’s finalists and winners as well as watch a short video about the 2015 event.

Although the competition doesn’t close until January 28th 2016 we would encourage students to take part now rather than wait until the last few weeks!


Further opportunities to boost the CV can be found on our Employability Blog


2. BU Careers Resource of the Week


Free online videos on preparing for Interviews & Assessment Centres

A number of DVDs are available to view through MyCareerHub 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

The Interviews DVDs are as follows:-

  • 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


More Careers Resources can be accessed here

3.On Campus Careers & Recruitment Events


Upcoming careers and recruitment events can be found here


3. This week’s  Part Time, Placement & Graduate Job Vacancies on MyCareerHub

For the latest part time, placement & graduate job vacancies visit MyCareerHub here

More job hunting resources


4. This week’s  Recruitment News, Events & Employability Opportunities


Recruitment News

There is only 1 week left for you to apply for the 2016/2017 Volkswagen Group UK Undergraduate Scheme. Applications close 23:59 on Wednesday 9th December!

Hot off the press – We found out last night that Volkswagen Group UK has once again be named in the Top 100 Placement Schemes, for a 4th year running!

Please go to the RateMyPlacement page to apply http://www.ratemyplacement.co.uk/company-profile/201/volkswagen-group-uk-ltd

Job Hunting & Applications Hints & Tips

  • 10 job interview mistakes recruiters wish candidates were aware of Read More
  • Britain’s most admired companies 2015 Read More
  • Domino’s Pizza Sports Appetite For 5,000 New UK Jobs Read More
  • If you’ve got a disability & want a graduate job, make sure you check out Great with Disability for application tips & advice Read More
  • A graduate’s guide to volunteering Read More
  • Rubbish at networking? Check out the experts’ guide on how to talk to anyone Read More
  • Want to find out how to use LinkedIn for Job Hunting and applications? Have a look at these resources on MyCareerHub Read More
  • Want to learn a new language? Take a look at these resources on MyCareerHub for help Read More


Sector Specific

  • Revealed! The graduate salaries offered by top retailers Read More
  • The top skills wanted in trainee managers and how you can develop them Read More


Events & Opportunities

BU Specific

  • Are you a returning placement student? Do you want the chance to win £500? Find out how Read More
  • Have you secured a work placement in Europe for this academic year but need some funding? There is still time to apply for an Erasmus+ grant! Find out More
  • Do you need to improve your IT skills? BU offers a range of FREE training and support to BU students Read More
  • Want to boost your CV & career prospects? Apply for BU student membership of the Institute of Directors Read More


  • Take PwCs opportunity challenge 2015/2016 and enter the chance to win £10,000 Read More
  • It’s December! And the last month to apply for up to £30,000 for your business startup! Read More
This entry was posted in Latest Job Opportunities & Employment News. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s