Aged 16-30? Need funding for your business? Do you have an innovative business idea? £5,000 available this month to be won!

 

 

Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Awards (June 2017)

One £5,000 award to given away each month to new businesses in the UK (in their first 12 months of trading).

To check the criteria and find out more about this great opportunity then click here

Closing date is 30th June 2017

 

 

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w/c 29th May – Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice & opportunities

The Edge

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

Find us on Twitter

Access MyCareerHub

Contents:-

  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 boost your CV whilst Studying? Become a BU Student Ambassador

 

Did you know that there are a number of opportunities to work whilst you’re studying here at BU with flexible paid roles across the university. To find out more about being a student ambassador this article will explain more.

Here are some additional benefits of being a BU Student Ambassador to consider;

  • It will look good on your CV and employers are always looking for applicants with skills such as: communication, ability to work as part of a team, reliability and using your own initiative.
  • It’s on your door step and you can possibly walk to work! Previous Student Ambassador jobs have been based on both Lansdowne and Talbot Campus in departments such as; IT, Marketing & Communications, Library Services and AskBU.
  • It’s an opportunity to be an ambassador for BU and to promote the benefits of studying here. If you are offered a role on one of the many Open Days that BU run then you will play a key part in inspiring prospective students to study at BU. This is also a chance to engage with a range of people outside of BU which could help to improve your confidence and networking skills.
  • Future students also want to know about non academic ‘life’ here on campus and there’s nothing better than hearing from the perspective of those students that are already studying here. Things such as; what is the accommodation like, what clubs, societies and networking opportunities are there, the cost of living and just maybe the nightlife!

To find out what Student Ambassador roles are currently available click here



2. Resources of the week – Print & Online

 

Pick up a FREE copy of The Guardian UK 300 Top Employers Guide 2016/17

The most popular graduate employers as voted by students and graduates in the United Kingdom.

It includes:-

  • Showcasing employers: choosing the best company for you
  • The 300 most popular graduate employers in the UK
  • The top employers by career sector
  • Spotlight on the Engineering sector
  • Graduate Employee Insights
  • Leaders and Executive Career Insights
  • Graduate employers in detail
  • All 300 employers briefly described

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

 

Are you going on a Study Exchange or looking to Work Abroad? 

 

Check out ‘Goin Global a great resource for researching your overseas destination. The Goin Global database includes more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on how to work abroad including a database of current overseas job opportunities, work permit/visa regulations and application writing guidelines for specific cities and countries and much more!

Here is further information on Study and Work Abroad.

 

 

 

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 29th May CLOSED FOR BANK HOLIDAY
  • Tuesday 30th May from 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 31st May from 9.30am – 11.30am
  • Thursday 1st June from 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Friday 2nd June from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Please note that the Global Engagement team will have a Drop In session this week for Study and Work Abroad.

  • Wednesday 31st May from 1pm ~ 5pm

You can visit their webpages here for further information.

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



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

 

Deadlines Approaching!

Part-time

 

 

Placement

 

Graduate

 

 

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

Overseas

Postgraduate Study

 

Further 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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Want to get work experience to add to your CV while studying at BU? Why not become a Student Ambassador?

 

Did you know that there are a number of opportunities to work whilst you’re studying here at BU with flexible paid roles across the university. To find out more about being a student ambassador this article will explain more.

Here are some additional benefits of being a BU Student Ambassador to consider;

  • It will look good on your CV and employers are always looking for applicants with skills such as: communication, ability to work as part of a team, reliability and using your own initiative.

 

  • It’s on your door step and you can possibly walk to work! Previous Student Ambassador jobs have been based on both Lansdowne and Talbot Campus in departments such as; IT, Marketing & Communications, Library Services and AskBU.

 

  • It’s an opportunity to be an ambassador for BU and to promote the benefits of studying here. If you are offered a role on one of the many Open Days that BU run then you will play a key part in inspiring prospective students to study at BU. This is also a chance to engage with a range of people outside of BU which could help to improve your confidence and networking skills.

 

  • Future students also want to know about non academic ‘life’ here on campus and there’s nothing better than hearing from the perspective of those students that are already studying here. Things such as; what is the accommodation like, what clubs, societies and networking opportunities are there, the cost of living and just maybe the nightlife!

To find out what Student Ambassador roles are currently available click here

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w/c 22nd May – Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice & opportunities

The Edge

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

Find us on Twitter

Access MyCareerHub

Contents:-

  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

Are you going on Placement? Do you know 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.

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.

To find out more about other finance and support available click here

If your placement is outside of the UK then you can find out more about funding opportunities here.

Don’t forget to access MyCareerHub where Placements are updated regularly.



2. Resources of the week – Print & Online

 

 

Books of the week.

  • Your First Job ~ How to make a success of starting work.
  • Ready Made CVs ~ A resource book offering several ways to design your CV.
  • Great Answers to Tough Career Dilemmas.
  • How to Pass Graduate Psychometric Tests.

Available to loan out from the Careers Centre in the Edge (outside the library) plus many more!

 

Volunteering is a great way to boost your CV.

 

From developing new skills to helping those in need, there are lots of good reasons for students to get involved in volunteering.

Access lots of volunteering opportunities on MyCareerHub now. Use your BU login details to access this information.

Don’t forget that SUBU also advertise volunteering opportunities.

 

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 22nd May from 9.30am – 11.30am
  • Tuesday 23rd May from 2pm – 4pm
  • Wednesday 24th May from 10am – 12 Noon
  • Thursday 25th May from 2pm – 4pm
  • Friday 26th May from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Please note that the Global Engagement team will have a Drop In session this week for Study and Work Abroad.

  • Wednesday 24th May from 1pm ~ 5pm

You can visit their webpages here for further information.

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



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

 

Deadlines Approaching!

 

Part-time

  • Dorset FA (Bournemouth Uni) – Film Maker (Part time) Bournemouth

 

  • Rick Steins Sunset Cinema  – Catering Staff (part time), Chewton Glen resort (New Forest)

 

Placement

 

Graduate

 

 

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

Overseas

Postgraduate Study

Further

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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Great you’ve got the interview! Will you be interviewed by a panel? Need some ‘top tips’ on how to face more than one interviewer?

Being interviewed by a panel is common place with many employers. It can be part of a graduate assessment centre but it can also be a standard method for a variety of professions ranging from the public sector to corporate banking.

Here is an article by Target Jobs that gives you some top tips on facing several interviewers!

Don’t forget that there are also resources on MyCareerHub for Panel Interviews

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

The Edge

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

Find us on Twitter

Access MyCareerHub

 

Contents:-

  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

 

Introduction

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!

 

Part-time

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

 

 

Placement

 

Graduate

 

 

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

Overseas

Postgraduate Study

 

Further

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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w/c 8th May – Round-up of the latest job vacancies, news, advice & opportunities

The Edge

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

Find us on Twitter

Access MyCareerHub

Contents:-

  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 boost your CV and stand out in the job crowd? Apply for FREE BU student membership of the Institute of Directors!

 

Bournemouth University Careers & Employability Service are funding a one year student membership at the IoD for a select number of BU students to take advantage of a fantastic opportunity to participate in activity to learn new skills and add a USP (Unique Selling Point) to your CV.

To find out more about the Institute of Directors click here

To receive your welcome pack and membership card, please fill out and return the following application form  (ignoring the payment section) by email to careers@bournemouth.ac.uk

Student membership at the Institute of Directors normally costs £75.00 per year but Bournemouth University Employability will be funding this for a year on your behalf so membership for you will be free!

You will receive your membership pack by post within 2 weeks. As a student member, you will have access to a number of benefits such as attending fantastic networking opportunities with our Director-level members, access to a mentoring panel on our website, huge discounts to some of the Institute of Directors flagship events and a wealth of online business resources!

The closing date for applications will be Monday 10th July 2017.

We look forward to welcoming you as a student member of the IoD!



2. Resources of the week – Print & Online

 

Books of the week

 These books are from the Brilliant Series:

  • Graduate Career Handbook ~ What you need to know and how to do it
  • How to write a brilliant CV
  • Answers to Tough Interview Questions
  • Workplace Skills for Students & Graduates ~ How to hit the ground running from your first day on the job

Available to loan out from the Careers Centre in the Edge (outside the library) plus many more!

Have you thought about a career plan?

 

Do you want to maximise your employability each year that you are at BU?  Why not look at the Calendar of Careers Action on MyCareerHub. It will help you to ensure that you are as employable as possible when you leave BU.

There are action plans for:

  • 1st Years
  • 2nd Years
  • Placement Year Students
  • Final Years
  • Postgraduates

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 8th May from 9.30am – 11.30am
  • Tuesday 9th May from 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 10th May from 10am – 12 Noon
  • Thursday 11th May from 2pm – 4pm
  • Friday 12th May from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

A Global Engagement team member will be available to give advice on work and study abroad (no need to book) in the Careers Centre (outside the library) at the following times this week:-

  • Wednesday 10th May from 1pm –5pm

 

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

 

 

Forthcoming on Campus

View all forthcoming events on campus



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

 

Deadlines Approaching!

 

Part-time

TE Care  – Personal assistant, Weymouth

Grafham Walbancke  – Researcher/ Administrator, Bournemouth

 

Placement

Red Photographic  – Marketing and Operations Assistant, Richmond, London

 

Graduate

Sphere Group – Data Management and Research Executive – London, Birmingham, Manchester

Merlin Entertainments – Trainee IT Project Manager, London

 

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

Overseas Opps

  • An opportunity to learn a language, develop a global mind-set and maximise your future employability with the Study China Programme.

Postgraduate Study

Further  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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