w/e 1st May 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


Worried about the cost of going on a placement? Find out about the BU Placement opportunity Fund!

If you’re worried about the cost of going on a placement, you should check whether you are eligible for some additional financial support. BU offers funding to eligible students through the Placement Opportunity Fund.

This fund has been set up to ensure that, no matter what background you’re from, you will be able to go on placements that are an integral part of your degree programme. The money available is specifically for UK students who come from an area where people don’t often go to university, are from specific demographics where participation in higher education is low, or from a family with a low income or where no one has attended university before.

The Placement Opportunity Fund can help with expenses such as clothing for interviews, essential uniforms and tools, some travel and living costs, as well as Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

Awards from the fund will be made on a first-come, first-served basis to those meeting the eligibility criteria. Visit MyCareerHub to find out more about who can apply for this support and to complete the online form.


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

2. BU Resources of the Week



Pick up a FREE copy of the The Guardian UK 300 Top Employers Guide 2015/16

The most comprehensive survey of UK employers and what students want from their graduate careers. It includes:-

  • The 300 most popular graduate employers in the UK
  • The top employers by career sector
  • Tips from recruiting managers about their career and what advice they would like to give you
  • Career stories from high flying recent graduates and how they have progressed
  • Graduate employers in detail
  • Handy contact details of all 300 employers featured in the guide

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




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 & 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



  • Winning CVs Workshop – Tuesday 3rd May – 2pm – 3pm Sign up Here
  • How to Network to access the Hidden Job Market – Thursday 5th May – 11am – 12pm Sign up Here

View all forthcoming workshops via MyCareerHub here


Employer Events

  • Meet the Entrepreneur – Damien Lee, Mr Lee’s Noodle Company – Wednesday 4th May – 2pm – 3.30pm Sign up Here


View all forthcoming employer events via MyCareerHub here

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




  • Campus Group – STA Travel Brand Ambassador, Bournemouth Find out More


  • Compass Group UK & Ireland Plc – Human Resources Assistant, Chertsey Read More
  • The Bay Tree Food Co. – Marketing Administrator, Wincanton Read More


  • Pool Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Operational Buyer, Poole Find out More
  • David Lloyd Leisure – Sales Manager, Ringwood 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

  • Nervous about an upcoming numerical reasoning test? This guide can help you prepare Read More
  • Eight law firms make ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women’ list Read More
  • Aerospace supplier lands £2m worth of new business in Poole Read More
  • Keep getting rejected after interviews? You need to read this! Read More 
  • Thinking about doing an internship? Here’s a comprehensive guide to immersive internships! Read More
  • Got A Green Business Idea? Then this is the Competition For You! Read More

More Job Hunting and Application Resources on MyCareerHub

Sector Specific Recruitment News

  • Interested in a career in television? Think about applying to Open4! Read More
  • Extra Curricular activities that will develop your IT skills Read More
  • The big 4s new entry criteria and your graduate job application Read More

More Sector Specific careers and job hunting resources on MyCareerHub


Opportunities to boost the CV


BU Specific

  • 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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