w/e 21st February 2016 – 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

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


BU Student Membership of the Institute of Directors

IoD Student membership will provide you with a range of benefits to support you in your studies and in your future career, giving you a competitive advantage when applying for jobs or setting up your own business.

These benefits include:-

  • Improve your knowledge of business issues, your understanding of the professioanl environment and your ability to converse with business leaders
  • Build contacts that may assist you with future employment or work placements
  • Provide a deep resource of business information that will assist you in your studies, future career or start up business
  • Be inspired by today’s most exciting business leaders
  • The Prestige of association with IoD

If you are interested in applying, just follow these instructions as follows:-


Student Membership Process for the Institute of Directors

Step 1: Fill in IoD Student Membership Application

  • Collect hard copies at the Fresher’s Fair or any IoD Event
  • Request Application form via email: buiod@bournemouth.ac.uk

Step 2: Pay Joining Fee – £2

  • Pay the Fresher’s fair
  • Hand the money to any of the committee members:-

o 1st floor Postgraduate research area, Executive Business Centre, Lansdowne
o Dinuka Herath, Peter Howard Jones, Thanh Chu, Noah Nzeribe, Emre Arslan or Leslie Spiers

  • Pay the fees at any of the IoD Events

Membership Includes

  • IoD Student Membership Card
  • IoD Information Pack
  • Access to all IoD events across the UK
  • Access IoD student membership online resources
  • Acess to local IoD events

Membership Policy

  • Membership will be cancelled if you do not attend 2 events in a row.
  • If you have attended less than 50% at the end of the academic year you will not receive the BU IoD reference letter for participation and involvement


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

2. BU Resource of the Week


Access 100s of interview questions and take a Mock Interview with the FREE Abintegro Interview Simulator Tool!

The Abintegro Interview Simulator Package is designed to help you build up your confidence and competence in being able to answer questions thrown at you in an interview.

What it includes:-

Practice hundreds of interview questions from leading hiring managers, in a time-pressured environment

Take a mock interview, where auto-generated questions, designed to mirror the structure of interviews, test you in a time pressured environment. Answers can be recorded in audio and video for review, and notes can be quickly downloaded into preparation packs.

Browse 101 of the most trusted and important interview questions in the simulator, helping you to understand what’s important, what employers are looking for, and the top DO’s and DON’Ts of all the questions.

Watch videos of experienced professionals giving their honest advice about why they ask these questions, and how good answers differ from poor ones.

To start exploring the Interview Simulator Package click here

Click Here

More Careers Resources can be accessed on MyCareerHub here

3.This Week – On Campus Careers & Job Application Advice, 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 advice:-

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

View all available appointments via MyCareerHub here


Workshops & Presentations

The following workshops are taking place this week on Talbot Campus:-

  • Meet the Entrepreneur –  Arabella Lewis-Smith from Creative Salad, Wednesday 24th February Sign up Here
  • Acing Interviews’ Workshop – Thursday 25th February  Sign up Here
  • Institute of Directors Presentation – Thursday 25th February Find out More
  • First steps in planning your Career’ Workshop – Friday 26th February Sign up Here

More careers and recruitment events can be found on MyCareerHub here


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

Looking at job adverts



  • NCA (National Crime Agency) – Placement in Serious Crime Analysis Section (Approved Psychology), Sunningdale Find out More
  • Fladgate Solicitors – Property Administrator, London Find out More




For more part time, vacation, voluntary, placement & graduate job vacancies visit MyCareerHub here

More job hunting resources on MyCareerHub

4. This week’s  Recruitment News &  Opportunities


Job Hunting & Applications Hints & Tips

  • What to do about the graduate job hunt if you get a 2:2 Read More

More Job Hunting and Application Resources on MyCareerHub

Sector Specific

  • Interested in working for Microsoft UK? Then apply to attend their insight day – Deadline 7th March Read More
  • Cyber Security: What are the hot skills right now? Read More
  • Nuffield Hospital Exeter Open Evening event – 19th April 2016 Read More
  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust Recruitment Drive Open Days Read More
  • Wexham Park Hospital recruitment drive Open Days Read More
  • Nursing Jobs Fair 2016 Find out More
  • Insight week available at the Financial Conduct Authority – Deadline for applications 29th February Read More
  • Newly qualified nurses recruitment day – 5th March Read More
  • Looking to work in the creative industry? Enter the chance to win £30,000 of creative funding with Sky Academy Read More

More Sector Specific careers and job hunting resources on MyCareerHub


Opportunities to boost the CV


BU Specific

  • Volunteering opportunities with the BU sustainability team Read More
  • Worried about the cost of going on a placement? Find out about the BU Placement opportunity fund Read More


  • I am Visible: the annual careers fair for Women Read More
  • Arts University Bournemouth MA Scholarship competition for International Students Read More
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