w/e 17th January 2016 – Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice & opportunities

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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

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  1. Opportunity of the Week
  2. 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 & Employability Opportunities


1. BU Opportunity of the Week


The TargetJobs 2016 Undergraduate of the Year Awards competition is still open for applications but time is running out! – Deadline 28th January! Find out more

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.


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


2. BU Resource of the Week


The Going Global Overseas Job Vacancy Database

Looking for work abroad? Check out the Going Global Overseas Job Vacancy Database.

Including more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on how to work abroad it also includes a database of current overseas job opportunities, work permit/visa regulations and CV writing guidelines for specific countries and much more!

Features include:-

Country Career Guides

  • Packed with country-specific career information, this research tool provides expert advice and insider tips for finding employment opportunities at home and abroad.

Job Postings and Internship Listings

  • Search for job openings and internship opportunities in countries around the world.

Key Employer Directory

  • Access more than 400,000+ country-specific company profiles in industries such as manufacturing, transportation, consumer goods, consulting services, finance and technology.

To start using Going Global click here


More Careers Resources can be accessed on MyCareerHub here



3.This Week – On Campus Careers & Job Application Appointments, Workshops & Recruitment Events


One to One Advice

Bookable and Drop in Appointments with advisors in the Careers & Employability Service are available this week for the following:-

  • How to Job Hunt
  • CV & Covering Letter Reviews
  • Application Form Reviews
  • Interview & Assessment Centre Preparation
  • Careers Guidance & Advice
  • Changing or Leaving your Course
  • Further Study Advice

Book an appointment via MyCareerHub here



Careers Advisors within the Careers & Employability Service will be running the following workshops this week:-

  • ‘Decoding Application Forms’ Workshop – Thursday 21st January 2016, 2pm – 3pm Book your Place
  • ‘Winning CVs’ Workshop – Friday 22nd January 2016, 9am – 10am Book your Place



  • First Steps in planning your Career’ Workshop – Monday 25th January 2016, 10am – 11am Book your Place


More careers and recruitment events can be found on MyCareerHub here


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

A British graduate looks for work in London
For the latest part time, vacation, voluntary, placement & graduate job vacancies visit MyCareerHub here


More job hunting resources on MyCareerHub

4. This week’s  Recruitment News &  Opportunities


Recruitment News

  • UK’s best employers revealed Read More
  • Poole-based luxury yacht builder Sunseeker is to double the number of new recruits it is seeking Read More
  • What Happens Next: A report on the First Destinations of Disabled Graduates Read More

More Resources on MyCareerHub

Job Hunting & Applications Hints & Tips

  • How can recruitment agencies help you to get a graduate job? Read More
  • Wondering what job or career you would be most suited to? Try the Prospects Planner Career Matching Tool Read More
  • Expert tips on how to apply for an internship Read More
  • How to apply for work experience Read More
  • How to avoid the top six most common job interview mistakes Read More
  • How to answer the tricky interview question – How do you manage your time and prioritise tasks Read More
  • How to handle telephone interviews Read More
  • How to ace a Speculative Application Read More
  • Outnumbered? Six tips for when you’re faced with an interview panel Read More

More Job Hunting and Application Resources on MyCareerHub

Sector Specific

  • McLaren announces the creation of 250 jobs to help it cope with global demand Read More
  • Want to boost your prospects of a writing career? Enter the Freshers Writing Prize 2016 – Deadline 31st January 2016 Read More
  • The top trends affecting the Retail Industry: a guide for graduate job hunters Read More
  • Find out the secret to making sure your Management CV gets noticed for the right reasons! Read More
  • BBC Music Chief shares wisdom with BU radio production students Read More

More Sector Specific careers and job hunting resources on MyCareerHub

Working Abroad

  • How to be successful at interview in Australia Read More
  • Ever fancied gaining work experience abroad? Find out how you can and why you should Read More

More overseas job hunting resources on MyCareerHub


Opportunities to boost the CV


BU Specific

  • Worried about the cost of going on a placement? Find out about the BU Placement opportunity fund Read More
  • Want to boost your CV & career prospects? Apply for BU student membership of the Institute of Directors Read More
  • Do you need to improve your IT skills? BU offers a range of free training and support to BU students on and off campus Read More
  • Internship opportunities available at £1000 per month under the Santander SME Scheme Read More


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