w/e 26th June 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. 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


First Bourne Accelerator offers £25k for business startups! 

Bring your business alive with First Bourne – Bournemouth’s leading accelerator programme, funded by Creative England and delivered by Silicon South.

Creative England has teamed up with Silicon South to deliver the First Bourne accelerator. It offers 2-year digital startups the chance to secure a £75k investment, backed up with a 3-month residency in Bournemouth, where you’ll receive intensive support from a wide range of coaches, mentors and guest speakers.

The accelerator will support businesses developing products for apps, online, mobile, virtual reality, data, games, 3D modelling, and Internet of Things.

It starts on Sept 5th 2016. First off, participants receive a £25k investment along with the 3-month support programme. This wraps up with a pitch to investors, where you can secure angel investment, and where Creative England will offer follow-on funding of £50k to, what it considers to be, the two strongest businesses.

For more information click here First Bourne Accelerator – launch final

The Deadline for applications is the 4th July 2016

To apply click here 


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

2. BU Resources of the Week



Based in The Edge Student Development Centre (outside the library entrance), there is a small library of print resources to help you with your career planning needs. These range from books, magazines, and takeaway materials and cover the following subject areas:

  • Career planning – what to do next
  • Job hunting strategies
  • Job Applications
  • Self-employment
  • Volunteering
  • Working abroad

To view the full range of resources available in the library you can access the careers reading list online.




Plan your future and create successful job applications with the Skills4Study Careers & Employability Package

The resource includes the following areas:-

Create your own horizons

Start using Personal Development Planning to shape your ambitions, work out what success means to you and make the most of your opportunities.

Planning your future

Find out what employers are looking for. Identify the skills, qualities and attitudes needed to achieve your goal and learn how to start developing these.

Successful job applications

Learn how to prove your skills to an employer in competence-based applications, and how to perform well in the job application process.


To access the Skills4Study Employability package 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


Careers & Job Hunting/Application Workshops


Summer Job Club for 2016 Second years/Finalists/Postgrads

BU student or recent grad staying in Bournemouth for the summer? Looking for grad jobs, placements or summer work? Let Careers & Employability help with your job search.

Mini workshops and one-to-one support for 2016 second years, leavers and postgrads will be taking place every Wednesday through the summer vaction. Find out More


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





  • Queens College – Teaching Intern, Taunton Find out More
  • NHS Devon Partnership Trust – Honorary Psychology Assistant, Exeter Find out More 


  • Kearns Solicitors – Advocacy agent, Devon / Cornwall / Somerset 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

  • Think about the advantages your background gives, and show them off in interviews Read More 
  • Find out more about what its like to work with ethical employers Read More 
  • How to use LinkedIn to kickstart your graduate career Read More

Sector Specific Recruitment News

  • Take a look at what its like to be a woman in Engineering Read More 
  • Creative competition offers a foot in the door at one of Britain’s biggest Radio companies – Deadline 15th July 2016! Find out More
  • Techmix Digital Careers Show – 7th July 2016 Find out More

More Sector Specific careers and job hunting resources on MyCareerHub


Opportunities to boost the CV


BU Specific

  • BU Students & Graduates! Take part in some important research about your HE experience and receive £10 for your time
  • Attention Student Institute Of Directors Members and Non Members! Enter the Student of the Year Awards for 2016! Deadline for applications 14th July 2016 Find out More



  • Graduating this year? Want to boost your career with a paid internship? Apply for the Internship Graduate Certificate Find out More
  • Undergraduate and graduate 12 month IT placements in India with TCS and the British Council Find out More
  • Want to study a Masters degree abroad? Apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship – Deadline 30th June! Find out More
  • Calling all Innovators and Inventors!! Enter the Travis Perkins Innovation Awards and you could win up to £10,000! Deadline 30th June 2016 Find out More
  • Enter the ‘Shark Tank of Wellness’ Student Competition for the chance to win $10,000 in prizes and a trip to Austria! 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
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