w/e 28th February 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

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Teach in Asia with Generation UK – Deadline for applications is Wednesday 2nd March!

Generation UK has extended the deadline for the opportunity to teach in schools across India.

If you’re interested in working as a teaching assistant in an Indian school for two to five months from this summer, you have until 23:59 on Wednesday 2 March 2016 to apply. The assistantships are open to applicants from any subject background.

With 1.45 billion people, India is the largest democracy and is set to be one of the world’s most influential nations. This opportunity means you’ll interact with a contemporary India, make life-long connections and gain international experience to help you get ahead in your career. Follow the journey so far on social media via #GenUKIndia


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

2. BU Resource of the Week


Practice FREE online Psychometric , Numeracy, Verbal and other Recruitment tests via MyCareerHub

Profiling for Success offers a series of free online psychometric tests entitled “Profiling for Success”, covering both personality assessment and skills tests.

Assessments that are available through Profiliing for Success are:

  • Learning Styles Indicator questionnaire
  • Type Dynamics Indicator (TDI) personality type questionnaire

Both of these assessments will generate reports on your own preferred behaviour which could be helpful to you in planning your careers and personal development.

The other tests that you can pracice are:-

  • Numerical Reasoning Skills Test
  • Verbal Reasoning Skills Test
  • Abstract Reasoning Skills Test

To start practicing these online tests today 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 & Guidance

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:-

  • Writing a targeted CV for the UK Jobs Market Workshop – Mon 29th Feb – Sign up Here
  • Mock Assessment Centre Workshop – Wed 2nd March – Sign up Here
  • Music Technology Employability Week – Mon 29th – 4th March – Find out More
  • Meet the Entrepreneur Peter Czapp, The Wow Company – Wed 2nd March –  Find out More

Forthcoming Careers Events on Talbot Campus:-

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



  • BH Live – Recreation Assistants/Lifeguards, Bournemouth Find out More



  • Northgate Public Services – Junior Consulant, various UK Find out More
  • Marlin Green – Trainee Recruitment Consultant, 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


General Recruitment News

  • Got a competency based interview coming up? Use these tips to make sure you ace it! Read More
  • How to stay positive in a competitive graduate job market Read More
  • Seven ways to turn your internship into a full time job Read More
  • What jobs do people in Dorset actually do? Read More

More Job Hunting and Application Resources on MyCareerHub

Sector Specific Recruitment News

  • Interested in working for Microsoft UK? Then apply to attend their insight day – Deadline 7th March 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
  • Newly qualified nurses recruitment day – 5th March Read More
  • Calling all final year student nurses! Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation trust are recruiting Read More
  • Looking to work in the creative industry? Enter the chance to win £30,000 of creative funding with Sky Academy Read More
  • TargetJobs Law National Pupillage Fair – Saturday 5th March 2016 Read More

More Sector Specific careers and job hunting resources on MyCareerHub


Opportunities to boost the CV


BU Specific

  • Music Technology Employability Week at Bournemouth University – 29th February – 4th March 2016 Find out More
  • 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
  • Pick up a FREE copy of the Guardian UK 300 top employers Guide 2015/2016 Read More


  • I am Visible: the annual careers fair for Women Read More
  • Arts University Bournemouth MA Scholarship competition for International Students Read More
  • South Coast National Postgraduate Fair – Thursday 3rd March 2016 Read More
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