w/e 24th July 2016 – Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice & opportunities

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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


UK-India PhD Placement Programme: Applications now open – Deadline 16th August

Under the Newton-Bhabha Fund, grants are available for UK PhD students in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Life Sciences to spend a 2-4 month period of research at an Indian higher education or research institution.

The funding will cover: a UK-India return airfare, arrival allowance (INR 10,000), a monthly stipend (INR 25,000), plus additional accommodation costs of @10, 20 or 30% of the stipend depending on the city of the host institution. Any applicable tuition or bench fees will also be waived by the host institution.

The deadline for applications is the 16th August 2016 for a placement period between April and December 2017. For more information visit the British Council’s Newton-Bhabha Fund website.

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

2. BU Resources 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 & Employer Events

One to One Advice & Guidance


Face to face, telephone and Skype 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
  • LinkedIn
  • Disclosing a Disability
  • 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

On-Campus 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






  • SUBU – Events & Media Sales Co-ordinator, Poole 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

  • Getting started with LinkedIn connections Read More


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


  • 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
  • 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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