Are you looking for a career in engineering, design or marketing? Would you like to win a six months’ work experience placement?

Kick-start your career today

Do you come from an engineering, design or marketing background? If so, here is a chance to win six months’ work experience placement with top automotive brands Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren, Horiba Mira, Nissan and Toyota, as well as a £9000 cash prize.

Click here to find out more.

The Next Generation Award website will open for entries until 29 August 2017 at 5pm.

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Are you thinking of working in a hospital? Get a ‘Behind the Scenes’ look at this local Open Day.

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w/c 19th June – 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

Been on Placement and want the chance to win £500?

 

 

Apply now to the BU Annual Undergraduate Placement Prize Competition

 

The Annual Undergraduate  Placement Prize is awarded to the student who is judged to have made the greatest impact during their placement year and is able to reflect on their learning experience.

Students are invited to nominate themselves and will require supporting evidence from their employer highlighting how they meet the criteria for the prize.

Nominations are considered by a Faculty panel who will forward the overall Faculty winner to a central panel for consideration for the BU Award.

The timeframe for 2016-17 nominations is as below:

 

  • Stage 1: Student Nominations with Employers Supporting statement to be submitted to Faculty PDAs by midnight Monday 18th September 2017

 

  • Stage 2: Shortlisted Faculty Nominations to be submitted to a central independent BU panel on 27th October.

 

  • Results announced on or before 30th November 2017.

 

To find out more and apply:-

 



2. Resources of the week – Print & Online

 

 

Books of the Week

  • Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies
  • Cover Letters for Dummies
  • The Interview Question & Answer Book
  • The Numeracy Test Workbook ~ Including Quick Tests and Realistic Mock Ups

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

 

 

Want to know more about psychometric tests and how you can prepare for them?

Profiling for Success – Offers a series of free online psychometric tests covering both personality assessment and skills tests all of which are available to BU students.

Psychometric tests can be used in recruitment and selection. These tests may measure a number of factors such as the level or nature of thinking competencies by focusing upon your aptitudes or abilities in specific areas or reasoning. They may also gather information on your personal qualities and responses in specific and differing situations.

To find out more click here

 

 

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 19th June from 10am – 12 Noon
  • Tuesday 20th June from 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 21st June from 10am – 12 Noon
  • Thursday 22nd June from 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Friday 23rd 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 21st June 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

Leeds Building Society – Customer Service Advisor, Poole

Cruel Sea Bar  – Waiting Staff, Poole

 

Placement

AFC Bournemouth – Goalkeeper Coaching Department, Bournemouth

 

Graduate

Warehouse Fashion – Digital Trading Assistant, London

Quay Holidays  – Holiday Lettings Agent, Poole

 

 

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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Looking for an opportunity to Teach English as a Foreign Language? A TEFL course may be for you.

TEFL have provided us with the following  information on the services that they provide. They are also offering BU students a 30% discount ~ just quote BRNMTH30 when you book the course……

What do you plan to do when you graduate?

This is an often asked question which university students try and avoid. Jobs in the UK are increasingly rare and difficult to secure but the demand for TEFL teachers abroad is huge! All you need is an accredited TEFL course and you can set off nearly anywhere in the world and get paid to teach English as a foreign language.   TEFL is a great way to travel, gain international work experience and have the time of your life while getting paid. You don’t need to speak a foreign language, or have a background in teaching – all you need is an official TEFL Org UK certificate. Find out why we think university is a perfect time to take an accredited TEFL course.

Get away, straight away!

Why wait until you graduate to book on to a TEFL course. If complete your accredited TEFL course while you are at university you will be all set to go straight after you graduate. You can apply for TEFL jobs through our TEFL Jobs Centre. You can be teaching English abroad in a matter of a few weeks after you receive your official TEFL Org UK certificate.

You’re already in the learning mode

There’s probably not better time for you to take an accredited TEFL course than while you are already in the mode of studying for university. It takes people on average 8-12 weeks to complete their online TEFLcourse, but you can complete it in a lot less time if you put the work in. Find out more: TEFL Course Options

Opportunities to gain teaching experience

Universities are great place to pick up a bit of teaching English practice with your official TEFL Org UK certificate. While you don’t need any previous teaching experience to land a job overseas, it certainly will help when it comes to apply for TEFL jobs. Qualified TEFL graduates often find work helping firs-year international students with their language skills. This is a great opportunity for you to put the skills you learnt on your TEFL course into practice.

Book a course with TEFL Org UK today to get on course for a life-changing TEFL job abroad!

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w/c 12th June – 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

 

 

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!

 

 

Want to know how to write targeted CVs and Covering Letters that will get you noticed?

 

BU Careers and Employability have put together a really useful online booklet which includes sections such as:

  • Target your CV to the role
  • CV Structure – Sections to include
  • How to describe your Experience
  • Example CV for Part time Jobs and Volunteering
  • Common Grammar & spelling Horrors

To access just click here and use your BU login details

For further CV and application resources click here

 

 

 

 

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 12th June from 9.30am – 11.30am
  • Wednesday 14th June from 9.30am – 11.30am
  • Friday 16th 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 14th June 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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Do you need to improve your IT skills? BU offers a range of FREE training and support to BU students on and off campus!

 

In a very competitive job market, employers look for students and graduates with first-rate IT skills.

IT Services provide a programme of both classroom-based and online courses available throughout the academic year that are free to all staff and students at the university. The aim is to develop and inspire professional best practice IT knowledge, supporting current and future needs in teaching, learning and research.

A selection from our course catalogue includes:

  • Word: Formatting Assignments and Dissertations
  • Outlook: An introduction to outlook
  • Excel: The essentials
  • Access: Introduction to Access
  • PowerPoint: Creating effective presentations in PowerPoint
  • SPSS: Working with SPSS and statistical analysis
  • Adobe InDesign: Working with InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop: Working with Photoshop

We have over 50 workshops to choose from covering MS office applications, SPSS Statistics and Adobe creative. Training takes place at both the Talbot and Lansdowne Campus.

To find out about forthcoming workshops and our full programme of events, please visit the ‘IT Skills Development’ community in myBU or contact the team via itskills@bournemouth.ac.uk 

Qualifications

To formalise your IT Skills, the team offers Microsoft certifications through Certiport. You can obtain your Microsoft Office Specialist, Expert and Master Qualifications to help your CV stand out from the crowd. For more details please view the IT Skills Development community.

Support

The IT skills team also offer one-to-one support dealing with application based IT problems. To arrange an appointment to speak with a word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, SPSS Statistics or Adobe expert please email the team via itskills@bournemouth.ac.uk

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Are you a BU student and thinking of working or studying abroad? Do you know about GoinGlobal?

 

 

 

BU has invested in access to this really useful website for all BU students. GoinGlobal offers expert advice and resources for finding career opportunities both domestically and internationally. If you are pursuing an opportunity around the world, GoinGlobal will provide the competitive edge when researching for your global employability.

It includes:

  • Global City Career Guides where you can ‘fast track’ your job or internship search
  • Country Career Guides with 100+ pages of in-depth job and internship search advice from our experts around the globe
  • An Employer Directory where you can look at detailed company profiles throughout 196 countries

To find out how to access GoinGlobal click here

If you want to know about support and funding opportunities that BU has for you while working (as part of your degree) or studying aboard then click here to find out more.

 

 

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