w/e 24th April 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. Resources of the Week – Print & Online
  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


Boost your CV and career prospects! Apply for 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.


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

2. BU Resources of the Week



Prospects Postgraduate Study Funding Guide

Prospects have produced this essential guide to funding postgraduate study including information and advice on the following:-

  • Starting your funding search
  • Prospects funding database
  • Postgraduate Loans
  • University Funding
  • Research Council Grants
  • Charities, foundations and trusts
  • Employer sponsorship
  • Bank loans
  • Crowdfunding
  • Subject specific funding
  • Disability related funding
  • A-Z of institutional funding
  • A-Z of Charities, foundations and trusts

Pick up your FREE copy from the Careers Centre in the Edge (outside the library) whilst stocks last!


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 & Employer 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



  • Acing Interviews Workshop – Monday 25th April – 2pm – 3pm Sign up Here

View all forthcoming workshops via MyCareerHub here


Employer Events

  • Use Your Qualifications Now – Workshop by Gopunchit – Wednesday 27th April – 1.30pm – 2.30pm Sign up Here
  • The Appointment Group – Trainee Opportunities in Business Travel Presentation – Wednesday 27th April – 2pm – 3pm Sign up Here

View all forthcoming employer events via MyCareerHub here


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



Part-time role


  • Eastleigh Borough Council – Legal & Democratic Services Team, Eastleigh Find out More
  • Bosch – Finance and Controlling, Stowmarket Find out More


  • Human Digital – Urdu Language Social Media Researcher, London Find out More


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

More job hunting resources on MyCareerHub

5. This week’s  Recruitment News &  Opportunities


General Recruitment News

  • The benefits of work experience abroad Read More
  • Overall Best Countries Ranking Read More
  • Impress in your Skype interview by following these expert tips Read More
  • Make your first impression count in an interview: 5 steps to the perfect handshake Read More
  • 5 tips for tackling assessment centre group exercises Read More

More Job Hunting and Application Resources on MyCareerHub

Sector Specific Recruitment News

  • From Lion King to Harry Potter: tips for making a career in Film Animation Read More 
  • Why this job? Read this tips on how to answer classic managment job interview questions Read More

More Sector Specific careers and 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
  • 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
  • Students are picked to represent Bournemouth University in the ‘Red Bull Can you Make It Competition’ and need your support! Find out More


  • Want to kick-start your Automotive career and win 6 months of work experience with a major car manufacturer? Enter the Autocar Next Generation Award! Find out More
  • GCHQ’s Cyber Summer School opens for applications Find out More
  • Interested in a career in the Corporate World? Enter the Zurich Enterprise Challenge – Deadline 8th May Find out More
  • Thinking about studying in the US or Canada? BUNAC are offering scholarships of up to £10,000 Read More
  • Arts University Bournemouth MA Scholarship competition for International Students Read More
  • Study in China Opportunities Read 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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