w/e 6th March 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 & Opportunities


1. BU Opportunity of the Week


Want to work abroad and need some funding? Apply for the BU Global Horizons Fund – Deadline 15th March

The BU Global Horizons Fund is available to cover some of the costs for a range of international activities of your choice. If you’re planning to study or work aborad between May and September this year, you’ll need to apply for funding by Tuesday 15 March. Applications for work placements, electives and study exchanges can be submitted at any time.

Activities include:

  • Summer schools
  • Work experience, work placements or volunteering
  • Field trip or elective
  • Language course
  • Active participation in a conference
  • Independent project (e.g. dissertation research, filming)
  • Other activities that help you develop personally and professionally.

A limited number of £1,000 Santander grants will be awarded to the strongest Global Horizons applicants instead where this is to their financial advantage. There is no separate application for Santander funding – selected candidates will be notified directly if offered this award.

If you have a question or would like advice on your application, please email internationalgrants@bournemouth.ac.uk

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

2. BU Resource of the Week


Free online videos on preparing for Interviews & Assessment Centres

A number of videos 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 on MyCareerHub here


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

NCW Poster

National Careers Week at Bournemouth University –  7th – 11th March

To celebrate National Careers Week from the 7th – 11th March, the BU Careers & Employability service is hosting a programme of employability events on Talbot Campus throughout the week.

BU Graduates have been invited onto campus to talk to students about their career journeys since graduating from BU and will give their hints and tips on how to succeed in the jobs market. Graduates coming onto campus include:-


Monday 7th March

  • Meet BU Graduate in BA Public Relations, Lena Palmer, Media Campaigns Officer for Midkent College Sign up Now
  • Meet BU Graduate in IT, Scott Barton, from SSE IT Sign up Now

Tuesday 8th March

  • Meet BU Graduate in International Marketing Mgt, Emma James, Marketing Director at Intergage Sign up Now
  • Meet BU Graduate in BSC Information Systems Mgt, Marc Heighway, Online Marketing Consultant Sign up Now
  • Meet BU Graduate in BA Business Studies, Colin Ellis, Management Consultant Head of Projects, Gigaset Sign up Now
  • Meet BU Graduate in BA Production Design, Josh Raine, Senior Design Engineer, PDC ​Sign up Now

Wednesday 9th March

  • Meet BU Graduate in MA Corporate Communications, Penny Syddall, Communications Manager for Dorset County Council Sign up Now
  • Meet BU Graduate in BA Computer Animation Arts, Kiran Babla, Freelance Animator Sign up Now

Thursday 10th March

  • Meet BU Graduate in BA Marketing, Joseph Aquilina, Global Commecial at Red Bull Sign up Now
  • Meet BU Graduate in BA Business Studies, Jane Daniels, Deloitte Sign up Now
  • Meet BU Graduate in BA Business Studies, Samantha Bedford, Lawton Communication Group Sign up Now

Friday 11th March

  • Meet BU Graduate in BSC Software Engineering Mgt, Oliver Williams, Director of Online Retailing Sign up Now
  • Meet BU Graduate in BA Public Relations, Niall Malone, Communications Mgr, The Football Foundation Sign up Now
  • Meet BU Graduate Phil Wilson, Fast Stream Chief Assessor/Chief Psychologist Sign up Now
  • Meet BU Graduate in BA Television Production, Georgina Hurcombe, Founder & MD of Lovelove Films Sign up Now
  • Meet BU MBA Graduate Claudia Vanzeloti and find out about academic career paths Sign up Now


There will also be four careers workshops led by BU careers advisors providing guidance on interview skills, writing your CV and business start-up support. These include:-

Tuesday 7th March

  • Business Start Up Support – Freelancing & Finances Sign up Now

Wednesday 8th March

  • Skills & CVs Workshop Sign up Now
  • Interested in a Teaching Career? Meet recently qualified teachers Sign up Now

Thursday 9th March


Find out more on the Events Section of MyCareerHub and stay up to date on Twitter with @BUcareersweb and #ncw2016.

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



  • Christchurch Junior School – Senior Teaching Assistant, Christchurch Find out More


  • Compass Group UK & Ireland Plc – Assistant Manager, Stafford Find out More
  • Greenwood Campbell – Junior Web Developer / Support Consultant, Bournemouth Find out More
  • Honda UK – Power Products Assistant, Bracknell Find out More


  • The Moment Content Company – Junior Production Assistant, Southampton 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

  • The Sunday Times lists EY as one of the UK’s ‘25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ Read More
  • Creating a graduate CV and Covering Letter for Media and Journalism Jobs Read More
  • How to be successful at video interviews: tips for students Read More
  • How to use LinkedIn for students and graduates Read More
  • Thinking of using a recruitment agency? Find out how to make the most of them Read More
  • How to feel confident and shine in interviews Read More
  • The 8 graduate coverletter mistakes you’re probably making Read More

More Job Hunting and Application Resources on MyCareerHub


Sector Specific Recruitment News

  • 900,000 UK retail jobs to go over next decade Read More
  • Tesco considering cutting 39,000 jobs 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
  • 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
  • Want to work in art and design? Follow this checklist first Read More

More Sector Specific careers and job hunting resources on MyCareerHub


Opportunities to boost the CV


BU Specific

  • Need funding for Postgraduate Study? Pick up a FREE copy of the Prospects Postgraduate Study Funding Guide 2016 Find out More
  • Worried about the cost of going on a placement? Find out about the BU Placement opportunity fund 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! Find out More
  • Boost your CV and career prospects! Apply for BU student membership of the Institute of Directors Find out More


  • I am Visible: the annual careers fair for Women Read More
  • Arts University Bournemouth MA Scholarship competition for International Students Read More
  • Study in China Opportunities Read More
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowships available – Deadline for applications 14th March 2016 Find out More
  • Win up to £1,500 and support from Santander for your Business Idea! Find out More
  • Summer Camp USA Find out More
  • Want to study abroad and need some funding ? Apply for the Leverhulme Trust Scholarship! Find out More
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