w/c 15th May – Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice & opportunities

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BU Careers & Employability Service

The Careers 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. External Careers & Recruitment News/Opportunities/Events

1.Opportunity of the Week


Want to bring your achievements and ambition to the attention of local employers? Enter the Dorset ROCK Awards 2017



Back in 2012, Dorset based Recruitment Agency ‘Rock Recruitment’ launched an exciting awards event called  ‘Rock Awards’, celebrating talented young people and the companies that develop them into Dorset’s Stars of the Future.

Young people often get a bad press. Many under 26 year olds come through the doors at Rock with impressive academic results, achievements from work or other commitments and bags of determination and ambition. Not to mention that they see some candidates that show amazing courage and abilities despite the hand they’ve been dealt!

So, they decided it was time to bring these amazing young stars to the attention of Dorset’s employers. Dorset has some of the most exciting, inspirational businesses in the country and they feel young candidates and these employers need a common ground to meet and understand each other better.

The 2017 Rock Awards event is going to be bigger and better than before, taking place on Thursday 19th October 2017 at the O2 Academy in Bournemouth. With three new exciting award categories to enter this year, they are expanding the awards to cover Bournemouth’s expanding digital and creative industries.

Who can apply to Rock Awards 2017?

The Rock Awards are for people who are aged between 16-26 who are innovative, hardworking and ambitious. A person that has started their own business. An all-round brilliant employee. A person with bags of determination or impressive academic achievements. Students that go the extra mile. Companies that develop fantastic stars of the future. Or someone that inspires others.

Why get involved?

For the pride, the glory, the recognition. Not to mention it’s something excellent to put on your CV and is a practical and different experience to add to an application or to discuss in an interview.. The big trophy. Networking opportunities be it for an internship, a post graduate role or a full time job. Advice and guidance from industry experts. The chance to dress up, enjoy the entertainment, eat the delicious food and meet with 400 others from companies across Dorset and Hampshire.

2017 Rock Award Categories

There are 5 student related award categories that you can enter as follows:-

Inspirational Star of the Future – Sponsor: Greendale Construction
An individual with a story; commercial achievements or a charitable contribution from someone who has the power to enlighten and inspire

Student Star of the Future – Sponsor: Bournemouth University
A university or college student who has made strong academic progress and had commercial or charitable achievements.

New for 2017!

Teaching Star of the Future – Sponsor: Teachers Building Society
This new award is aimed at recognising and rewarding an inspirational teacher at the start of their career.

IT Star of the Future – Sponsor: QuoStar
An individual with a story; commercial achievements or a charitable contribution from someone who has the power to enlighten and inspire

Creative Star – Sponsor: Aylesworth Fleming
A university or college student who has made strong academic progress and had commercial or charitable achievements.

The Deadline for applications is 30th June 2017

To find out more and to enter the Rock Awards click here

2. Resources of the week – Print & Online


Resource of the week

Pick up a FREE copy of  ‘Your Career, Apply Within’.  A Student’s Guide to the Top Undergraduate Employers 2016-17. In this guide you can read about the varied experiences of students that have undertaken placements and internships.

Collect from the Careers Centre (outside the library) plus many more!


Are you looking for CV and Covering Letter Templates?


The Careers Team here at BU have put together a comprehensive booklet called “How to write targeted CV’s and Covering letters that will get you noticed”. This includes contents such as:

  • Target your CV to the role
  • Skills Based CV
  • How to describe your experience
  • Creative CV

To find out more click here and use your BU login details to access this information.



Resource Topics on MyCareerHub


More Careers Resources can be accessed on MyCareerHub here

3. This week ~ On campus Careers & Job Application Advice, Workshops & Employer Events



Non Confidential Drop in Advice Sessions this Week


The Careers Advisor team will be offering drop in advice (no need to book) in the Careers Centre (outside the library) at the following times this week:-

  • Monday 15th May from 11am – 1pm
  • Tuesday 16th May from 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 17th May from 10am – 12 Noon
  • Thursday 18th May from 2pm – 4pm
  • Friday 19th May from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Please note that Global Engagement DO NOT have a Drop In session this week for Study and Work Abroad. If you have an urgent question you can call them on Tel: 01202 965824 or visit their webpages here.


Confidential Appointments this Week

Confidential  Face to face, telephone and Skype appointments with our careers advisor team are available to book this week  on both Talbot & Lansdowne Campuses. 

View all available appointments via MyCareerHub here



On-Campus Workshops & Employer Events



This Week on Campus


View all forthcoming events on campus

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


Deadlines Approaching!



  • Bournemouth Day Nursery  – Nursery Nurse (Part time) Bournemouth








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

More job hunting resources on MyCareerHub

5. More Careers & Recruitment News, Events & Opportunities



Further BU Opportunities

Further External Opportunities

Sector Specific


Postgraduate Study



Off Campus careers & recruitment events can be found on MyCareerHub

Further Recruitment News can be found on the C&E Twitter Page

For further details of opportunities to boost your CV, check out the C&E Employability Blog

*If you would like to provide some feedback on this blog post then please email careers@bournemouth.ac.uk

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