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OPPORTUNITIES February 2018 First Edition


ALTERNATIVES TO HIGHER EDUCATION Apprenticeships and Training Schemes The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these opportunities.

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Apprenticeships Stores Programme – Bedford, Luton, St Neots, and Huntingdon For more information and to apply please visit:


Trainee Horticultural Technicians Closing date: 4 March 2018 Scheme starts in September 2018

Fixed term for 12 months

Each year vacancies under the Trainee Technician scheme are available for people wishing to pursue a career in horticulture by gaining practical experience. Based within the 40-acre Botanic Garden, the trainees are able to learn and perform the wide range of horticultural skills that are required to maintain a diverse collection of over 8,000 plants, which is of international importance. The scheme is demanding and is intended for those wishing to gain experience in practical horticulture, collection management and plantsmanship. Trainees are part of the staff of the Botanic Garden and receive a salary. Trainees who successfully complete the scheme will be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education in Practical Horticulture and Plantsmanship by the University Of Cambridge Institute Of Continuing Education, which works closely with the Botanic Garden. For more information on the Botanic Gardens and scheme please visit:

Dog Grooming Apprenticeship – Bedford The Groom Room at Pets at Home is looking for Apprentice Groomers to join our quickly expending Groom Room business. You will work alongside the Salon Manager and other Groom Room colleagues to ensure a high standard of pet care and customer service. Your main responsibilities will include bathing and prepping pets ready for their groom. While with Pets at Home you will work through our in-house training program to develop your grooming skills, starting with prepping dogs for their groom and then moving on to clipping and styling as you progress.

For more information and to apply please visit: ming_Apprenticeship_-_Bedford


Craft Apprentice (Airbus Defence and Space) Location: Stevenage Closing date: 9 March 2018 Airbus Defence and Space offers the opportunity to join the Craft Apprenticeship at the Stevenage site. This is a great opportunity if you have a preference for a career in a predominantly hands-on environment. For more information and to apply please visit:

Engineering Apprentice (Airbus Defence and Space) Location: Stevenage Closing date: 9 March 2018 Airbus Defence and Space offers the opportunity to embark on an exciting Engineering Apprenticeship within the space sector specifically focusing on the manufacture of satellites. For more information and to apply please visit:


Advanced Apprenticeship Vehicle Technician – Luton Our Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship scheme is a four year training programme, fully funded and organised in partnership with Warwickshire College. Being part of Fleet Solution's apprenticeship scheme enables you to take advantage of continuous learning and development, as we make sure your skills are kept up-to-date with the automotive industry, all the while working towards a BTEC and NVQ level 3 in both Motor Vehicle Service and Repair. Unlike other motor technician apprenticeships in the UK, our course provides comprehensive training to maintain, service and repair not just cars but also vans, trucks, plant and anything in-between. This training allows you to become multi-skilled in the garage services.

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Advanced Apprenticeship Field Engineer – Cambridge and Northampton Engineering careers at BT are uniquely challenging, rewarding and diverse and are focused on providing a great service for our customers. As an Engineering apprentice at BT you will be joining a team of experienced engineers who will support and teach you the skills required to be successful in your apprenticeship role. The Engineering roles are both varied and interesting and offer a great opportunity for you to develop you skills and your career. If you're the type of person who likes problem solving and is passionate about customer service, then we want you to apply. We're ready to provide you with a world class training experience. You just need to be customer focused, and be willing to get stuck in.

For more information and to apply please visit:


Maintenance Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship – Bedford Salary: £16,890 Closing date: 30 March 2018

Apprenticeship start date: September 2018

Apprentices will work towards NVQ Level 3 diploma in Maintenance Engineering. In addition to obtaining a NVQ Lvel 3, Apprentices will specialise in one of the following:  Mechanical maintenance engineering - develop more detailed skills in the fabrication, machining & repair of complex precision equipment and systems.  Multi-skilled maintenance engineering - develop more detailed skills in the testing of electrical equipment and circuits, instrumentation, data acquisition, process control systems, programmable controllers and servo-drives The apprenticeships consists of part time study at a college provider chosen by the site and on site experience working with an experienced engineering team. Completion of the programme will ensure you have the knowledge and skills to work safely and effectively as part of a world class team preparing and operating the pilot plant and all associated rapid prototyping & precision engineering equipment and systems. It will also provide the skills for further development via higher apprenticeships that are available at Colworth, or for work in other areas of the product development process, or for a career in the full-scale food and drink manufacturing environment.

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Apprentice Network Engineer Level 4 - London Our apprentices receive mentoring and training in Network technology, to achieve their Level 4, Higher Apprenticeship – all within 24 months. Alongside this, we offer a competitive salary (£21, 500 per annum). Our Level 4 Apprenticeship is a great opportunity to start your career by working in a role whilst studying and achieving a Level 4 qualification as a Network Engineer. If you want to continue learning, but feel that university is not the right route for you, this could be a great option for you.


We are looking for self-starters with a keen sense of intrigue, a desire to fix anything and everything, great communication and team-working skills and a passion for making the experience of our customers the best in the business. You need to have a propensity to learn in technology, perhaps with a science, engineering, technology or maths focused schooling, but we will provide training to develop specific technology capabilities. What’s equally important is that you are passionate about technology, love all things digital, are self–motivated, and have the ability to learn new skills quickly. For more information and to apply please visit:

Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship – Bletchley Our full degree apprenticeship activates UK school leavers to thwart cyber-crime, decrypt data and untangle malware. The programme develops a blend of technical skills across digital security, information assurance and risk, to help apprentices onto a fantastic career path into Cyber Security. During your apprenticeship, you'll be doing a real job. Typically this will be in either our Security Operations Centre, within our security implementation teams, or with our security architects. We also have apprenticeship positions working in some of our more specialised security departments. We'll give you plenty of opportunity to take part in group projects, team building, social activities and training courses that complement your college work. A BT apprenticeship is an excellent alternative to university, and you'll have a guaranteed job at the end.

For more information and to apply please visit: ybersecurity/index.htm


KPMG360° Apprenticeships Locations: Cambridge, London and Milton Keynes Start date: Autumn 2018 KPMG360° is a rotational apprenticeship programme for school and college leavers. It gives ambitious, free thinking young people the chance to work with some of the very best and brightest people in the business world. By ‘rotational’, we simply mean you get to move around different areas of the organisation, gaining invaluable insights, work experience and professional qualifications along the way. The programme is flexible and runs for either three or six years, depending on your chosen career path. Join us, and whichever route you choose, you’ll be setting off on a journey that’s as exciting as it is challenging. For more information and to apply please visit:

Business Apprenticeships Locations: Cambridge and Luton Start date: September 2018 We currently offer EY Business Apprenticeship opportunities in 5 areas of our business. Whichever you join, you'll have the chance to drive lasting change, take advantage of new technology and help build a better working world from day one.

For more information and to apply please visit:

Future Capability Programme Closing date: 19 February 2018 This 18 month programme is designed to help talented young people get started in their careers, and it could see you grow in a number of key roles.


We want people who are eager to learn and serious about building a career at the heart of the UK economy. You’ll also need to know what we do, share our purpose, and be genuinely motivated to join the Bank of England. We are committed to nurturing a diverse and inclusive workforce, so we welcome applications from candidates with all backgrounds. For more information and to register your interest please visit:

Degree Apprentice Programme We have a number of different roles based across the UK. These include Software Developer, Software Test Consultant and Technical Application Consultant. If you reach the digital assessment stage, we will talent pool you towards the most suitable role based on your background and location preference. Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship At Capgemini we often say that we’re the biggest company you’ve never heard of. We are one of the world’s largest (and we think best!) tech companies, helping our clients to transform their businesses through ingenious technology solutions. We deliver exciting & innovative client projects across multiple industries all over the world using cutting edge technology in an entrepreneurial and supportive environment. Importantly, you’ll have a community around you of likeminded apprentices who are part of the 4 ½ year programme. You’ll start your journey together, on an eight-week residential training course where you’ll learn everything you need to know to kickstart your amazing career at Capgemini. For more information and to register your interest please visit:


L4 F&F Apprenticeship Closing date: 25 March 2018

Programme start date: September 2018

Salary: £20,000 The ENSPIRE apprenticeship programme welcomes people with a ‘passion for fashion’ with the get-go to want to help customers across the world. We’ll support you throughout the three year programme, giving you the time to study for your Level 4 Diploma with the Fashion Retail Academy. We’ll also give you a buddy and a mentor, as well as unique leadership training, setting you up for a great start in your career.

L4 Commercial Apprenticeship Closing date: 25 March 2018

Programme start date: September 2018

Salary: £20,000 Our commercial apprenticeship programme runs in both the general merchandise and food areas of the business. Each of these streams offer a different experience: in General Merchandise you'll either be a Buyer or a Merchandiser, in Food you'll be either a Buyer or a Selling expert. Whichever department you find yourself in you'll have time to study, and the support from a buddy and a mentor. You'll also have leadership training which is unique to Tesco, giving you the perfect start to your career.

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Retail Apprenticeship Level 2 Locations: Luton, Milton Keynes, Wellingborough Our Retail Advisers have one thing in common – they genuinely want to help customers get the most out of their technology. Some customers know exactly what they want. Others don’t know where to start. You’ll connect with them by asking the right questions. Listening and then explaining things in just the right way. We’ll teach you key sales techniques to understand and sell to customers’ needs and how to sell ethically & responsibly. 9

What we will be looking for in you: Joining Vodafone means we’ll support and encourage you every step of the way here. If you have sales and retail experience great - but don't worry if you don't - what's most important is your attitude and drive to deliver personal & store targets through a brilliant customer service - we can train you in everything else. We’re looking for people who are excited about providing great customer service and want to pursue a career in Retail. It’s important that you are a great listener and communicator - as that’s what excellent service is all about. You’ll be a team player and have a real passion for making a difference, both in your development and within the business. Bring all of that, and you can look forward to a competitive salary along with stacks of other great benefits and discounts. All this and you’ll get a formally recognised qualification when you complete your 12 month apprenticeship. For more information and to apply please visit:

Higher Laboratory Science Apprenticeships Closing date: 19 March 2018 Apprenticeship start date: September 2018 Our laboratory science higher apprenticeship will equip you with the skills and knowledge to tackle a variety of scientific challenges working in our research and development or manufacturing laboratories – the heartbeat of our company. You have the option to join us in either a chemistry-based laboratory apprenticeship where you will study for a Foundation degree (FdSc) in Chemical Science or join us on a biology-based apprenticeship to gain a Foundation degree (FdSc) in Applied Bioscience. Whichever route you chose, you will be based in a lab environment with one day per week to dedicate to your studies.

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Research and Development Refreshment Degree Apprenticeship – Bedford Salary: £19,834 Closing date: 30 March 2018

Apprenticeship start date: September 2018

Unilever is a great place to begin your career. Our research and development teams are recognised and respected as some of the world’s best. They bring ideas to life that make our brands bigger, bolder and more exciting. As a R&D Refreshment Apprentice, you will work with the R&D Refreshment teams leading the way in developing new products in Beverages and Ice Cream. Over the 5 years you will study for a BSc while experiencing working in different aspects of Refreshment R&D, whether it is in the Ice cream Global Design Centre to develop Ice Cream Products for the global market, designing and utilising new technology to develop products for innovations truly ahead of the competition; or in Beverages delivering world class innovations in great tasting drinks that meet the vitality needs of our consumers or in the Discover team whose aim is to be the primary source of sustainable, new science bringing great inventions for Unilever long-term competitiveness.

For more information and to apply please visit:

Trainee Manager Programme Closing date: 31 March 2018 Programme start date: May 2018 Following the huge success of our Trainee Manager programme, we are delighted to announce its return in 2018. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly growing business in a challenging leadership role at one of Gulliver’s theme park resorts. With a hands-on approach and excellent communication skills, you’ll be used to organising and dealing with customers, be innovative with your ideas and have an infectious enthusiasm that engages and inspires those around you. The Trainee Manager programme will be structured over a 12 month period starting in May 2018 and will include:  

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Senior level mentor from within the business and access to external development coaches and experts. Ownership of bespoke projects which will challenge skills and develop learning.

You’ll be a high energy, ambitious individual who is prepared to work hard to gain experience and develop new skills in order to progress into more senior leadership roles within the business.

For more information and to apply please visit:

On-going opportunities The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these vacancies.

Gulliver’s – Milton Keynes We are always looking for individuals to join our team and we recruit for temporary and permanent positions throughout the year.       

Ride Operators Admissions and Retail staff Catering staff Park care staff Entertainers Splash Marshalls Team Leaders

For more information on the roles available, to request an application form or to send your CV please email – Lauren Christmas – Or visit


Jobs for Summer 2018 The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these vacancies.

Hotel Leone is a small boutique hotel and restaurant in Montelparo, Le Marche,

Central Italy and is owned and run by an English couple – Madeline and Tim Jones. The hotel has been open since the start of May 2012 and its busiest time is during the summer months of July and August. We have a varied client base providing an exceptionally high level of personalised service. Every one of our customers is a V.I.P! We operate with a small team of staff who need to be able to cover varied positions. We don’t employ ‘a receptionist’, ‘a barman’, ‘a waitress’ - each member of the team is expected to seamlessly merge these roles as needed (and frequently at the same time!). We are searching for a student to join us for 3 months in the summer season (ideally June August/September) where they will have the opportunity to work in the service industry. We will provide accommodation and all meals. In return we require the student to work an average of 40-hour week spread over 6 days with one day off each week. This will most likely entail split shifts as we must cover breakfast, lunch and dinner services as well as a bar, which is open all day. The main duties are outlined below in the Job Description but these may be extended to other areas of the hotel if the need arises e.g. general administration duties, reception, room servicing.

Front of House Service Assistant Reporting to: Front of House Manager / Owner Job Type: Seasonal – Full Time Hours: 40 per week - Split Shift – as defined by line Manager DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Generally to assist in all operational aspects of the hotel, restaurant and bar and to assist in the smooth running and exceptional levels of service to our customers. More specifically:  Setup and maintenance of restaurant service areas  Assistance in the receipt of goods deliveries  Stock taking and ordering  Preparation of restaurant prior to start of service  Meeting, greeting and welcoming guests whether in the restaurant, at the bar or reception when they check-in  Escorting guests to tables - presenting menu and answering questions about menu items and making recommendations and explaining specials of the day  Serving of food and drinks to guests  Liaison with the kitchen staff regarding orders, special dietary requirements etc.  To be familiar with menu items, their preparation and service procedure  To listen to guest comments and feedback and, where possible to rectify issues and problems or to inform Front of House Manager  To provide support in the kitchen as and when required  To provide support during peak times and to undertake any operational duty which might be reasonably required to ensure customer expectations are met  To maintain excellent levels of service for customers  Other ad hoc duties as required SKILLS / CHARACTER  Good command of English and preferably one other language  Clean, smart, presentable  Friendly, warm and helpful nature 13


Flexible and enthusiastic

To apply please send your CV to and a statement why you think you should be considered and are suitable for this position.

Seasonal Education Enrichment Assistants We are looking to recruit Education Enrichment Assistants for the 2018 season. This varied and interesting role involves taking groups of visitors on guided tours in the VIP Land Rover on encounters such as 'Safari Off Road Adventures' and 'Keeper for the Day'. It also includes teaching sessions, education talks and guided coach tours with school groups, assisting with our holiday programme and administration. We are looking for individuals with experience of working with children across a range of ages, preferably with experience in teaching or with environmental education. Previous experience of working with animals is desirable along with exceptional communication and customer service skills. You should also be flexible and a proactive team player, who has a strong interest and enthusiasm for animals and conservation. These positions are fixed term; one contract has an immediate start until the beginning of November 2018. Other contracts are for the summer months July until September 2018. Weekend and Bank Holiday working will be required from all positions. Selection will be via an Assessment Day, which will take place on the 26th February 2018.

For more information and to apply please visit:




FULL & PART TIME SEASONAL JOBS We are now recruiting for the following vacancies: Front of House Catering Assistants Kitchen Porter Cleaner Programme Sellers Retail Assistants General Event Support Waiting Staff Night Porters We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team at Shuttleworth. The positions are within our catering and events department, working within our busy on site restaurant, outside catering units, and/or our bespoke event venue, The House. Working in our team you will be part of our catering and event delivery operations, to assist with the daily restaurant service, and/or the delivery of event catering for weddings, air shows and corporate bookings. Previous experience of a similar environment would be an advantage however more importantly a positive ‘can do’ attitude together with a willingness to be flexible and work as part of the team are equally valuable. Working hours are primarily between 8.30-5pm (extending to later in the evening for bespoke House events) including some bank holiday and weekends, there is opportunity for additional hours during our busy summer season for all part-time staff.


To apply: For more information please visit Applications should be e-mailed to or alternatively you may bring your CV to the Visitor Centre for the attention of Ashleigh Catalina.

Animal Management and Equine The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these vacancies.

Part-Time Pig Stockpersons/Boar Technicians Due to considerable expansion - Hermitage Ai Ltd are looking to recruit Part-Time Pig Stockpersons to work in a busy technologically advanced AI Centre. The role will include general Animal care and collection of semen. These positions may suit Students looking for additional income, and will be primarily to work on Saturday, and Monday’s. Must be confident working alongside large animals and flexible to help in other areas of the unit if/when required. The boar unit is located in Willingham near Cambridge so own transport is necessary and reliability is essential. Additional hours to cover sickness/holiday cover may also be available, immediate start preferred. Training will be provided, although experience with livestock would be an advantage. Excellent rates of pay.

To apply - please send your CV to Simon Cook by email on


Part time Sales Assistants Locations: Bedford, Huntingdon, Stevenage Your role will be to assist the store team to maximise the potential of the store by providing exceptional customer service and promoting responsible pet ownership. What are we looking for? We are seeking people with a fun personality. You should be great at interacting with pets and people. Enjoy the challenges of a fast paced workplace. Ideally, you’ll have experience in a similar, fast-paced environment and a hands-on approach. Most of all, you must be able to offer the highest levels of customer service. A high level of flexibility is required. For more information and to apply please visit:

This role is more suited to our ex-students or to those studying part time.

Junior Animal Technician (Fixed Term) Cambridge Closing date: 12 February 2018 Applications are invited for a junior Biomedical Technician position based in a modern facility in South Cambridge. As part of a hardworking and friendly team, you will be actively involved in the daily care, breeding and maintenance of animals within a biomedical facility. Your duties will include record keeping, health monitoring, general hygiene and cleaning, and assisting with some simple scientific procedures in support of research studies. You would occasionally be required to work weekends and some bank holidays. You will have GCSE at grade C and above, ideally in Maths, English, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry. NVQ in Animal welfare/IAT Level 2 is desirable. Some experience of working in a designated establishment with laboratory animals and/or an animal environment is an advantage. You must have the ability to work within a team and on your own with minimum supervision. An honest, conscientious approach, the ability to work to deadlines with attention to detail and the ability to carry out a number of versatile tasks are essential. Training will be provided and there is the opportunity to work to achieve IAT Level 3 Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science & Technology.

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Art and Design The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these vacancies.

Part time Visual Merchandiser – Willington We have an opportunity for an experienced visual merchandiser with strong product merchandising skills to join our creative team. Your key responsibilities will be the visual merchandising of new season’s stock, seasonal trend themes and seasonal space set ups across our gifts, leisure and horticultural areas together with the execution of new merchandising initiatives as briefed. This is a very hands on role and due to the seasonality of our business occasional late nights and weekends will also be required. You will have been professionally trained and have a sound background in a similar role within the retail industry. Horticultural merchandising skills and experience would be a strong advantage. You will be able to demonstrate creative flair, commerciality, initiative and strong communication skills together with exceptional product handling and merchandising standards working within set company guide lines.

For more information and to apply please visit:

Business and Finance The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these vacancies.

Discovery Programme and Access Accountancy Work Experience – Summer 2018 Cambridge, London and Milton Keynes Running in summer 2018 at a number of KPMG offices around the UK, the programme is designed for students in Year 12 or S5 who are interested in a career in business at a firm such as KPMG. Whichever office you choose to join, the KPMG Discovery Programme will allow you to develop the skills you need to build a successful career. During the programme you will undertake a series of interactive business challenges, skills workshops and research tasks designed to develop some of the key skills needed to thrive at 20

KPMG. You will also have the opportunity to meet and hear presentations from KPMG employees across the business and, on our 5-day and 3-day programmes, work shadow to see the type of work our employees undertake on a day-to-day basis. For more information and to apply please visit:

Smart Futures – Get paid to have a great experience of work this Summer Cambridge, Luton, London Smart Futures offers you an opportunity to have a great paid experience of work. It is a ten month programme which starts with paid work experience during the summer, it will give you a variety of transferable skills to give you a head start in your career. Smart Futures can make you more employable, helping you get a job after school or go onto higher education. For more information and to apply please visit:

Part time Procurement Administrator – Bedford Closing date: 19 February 2018 The Trust is looking to appoint a Procurement Administrator who will be responsible for providing clerical and administrative support to the Procurement Department. You will have knowledge of Microsoft Software (including Excel, Word and Outlook).

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Care and Childcare The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these vacancies.

Cherry Trees Day Nursery in Cranfield has current opportunities for Relief Nursery Practitioners to join the team. Our relief roles offer flexible working and suit students who are available to work a day or two a week in term time and/or in school holidays.


Relief Play Workers – Milton Keynes Our Relief Play Workers work occasionally after school & at weekends during school term time assisting us to provide play events across Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. Ideally you will be over 24 years old and have held a clean driving licence for at least 2 years. However, we are also interested to hear from persons aged 18 years and over who may be able to cover any non-driving duties.

For more information and to apply please visit:

Part time Childminder - Bedford Person needed to help us with 2 polite and well-mannered children, boys aged 8 and 11. 4/5 days per week 4:15pm - 6:30pm. We require pick up from school (Bedford Modern School) at 4:15pm taking home (Biddenham), providing tea and getting homework started. Own transport required. Experience and references are a plus. Rate negotiable.

Please email if you are interested or would like to know more.

Volunteers wanted – St Neots! We are seeking reliable, responsible and enthusiastic volunteers, to work with and support the young people who attend this group, in the activities they do. The activities are predominately based at The Bargroves Centre in St Neots or in the local community of St Neots. The activities may include arts & crafts, sports activities, dance classes, bingo and games including themed party nights, etc. We would be very happy to offer necessary support in return, if you would like to volunteer as part of your course.

For more information on this opportunity please see Volunteering Section on page 46.


Engineering and Electrical Installation The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these vacancies.


Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapies The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these vacancies.

Part time Barber - Ampthill We are looking for an enthusiastic, personable and talented barber. You will be working with a wide variety of clients from children to pensioners. Skills to include both short and long hair and beards. Working hours – we can be flexible across the week but will need you to work Saturday as this is one of our busiest days. We try and have 3 barbers working most days Wednesday to Saturday. We are based in a busy market town and the shop is buzzy and relaxed. For further information please contact Darren Johnson on 01525 838313 or email

Part time Beauty Therapists Various hours/contracts available at Champneys Day Spa – St Albans Beauty therapists required to provide consultations and treatments in a professional manner. Maintaining and improving services to clients, providing a range of face, body, massage, mechanical and electrical treatments. For more information and to apply please visit:

Part time No7 Adviser - Bedford Interchange Part time Beauty Adviser – Biggleswade Retail Park

For more information and to apply please visit:


This role is more suited to our ex-students or to those studying part time.

Beautician - Shefford We’re looking for a talented beautician. Our Beauty Room is based in our busy Independent Gym based in Shefford. The post will be offered on a self-employed basis but we are also offering the opportunity to rent the room if preferred. We expect the best treatments delivered with excellent skill and customer service. If you have NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy or equivalent, and are passionate about delivering the best beauty treatments in a professional, friendly salon environment, then get in touch. We would like you to be able to do the following:  Manicures and Pedicures (preferably acrylics)  Facials  Waxing  Eyebrow waxing, threading and tinting  Eyelash Extensions and Swedish massage & Spray Tanning experience preferred but not essential. Minimum required licence or certification:  NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy Successful candidate will be supported with relevant promotion and business guidance. Uncapped earning potential. To apply: Please give Chris a call on 07577 323938 or email


Hospitality and Catering The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these vacancies.

Beef & Bun Takeaway – Bedford Part time Kitchen Assistant/server Looking to recruit someone to work Thursday - Sunday from 5.00pm - 9.30/10pm. You will be doing a range of kitchen duties, cleaning, serving customers and taking orders. Please call Angelo on 07853 689306 for more info.

Woburn Forest Lots of part time opportunities including:     

Housekeeping Supervisor Kitchen Assistant/Commis Chef Kitchen Steward/Porter Bar and Waiting Team Members Housekeeper/Cleaner

To apply for any of these roles please visit:



Part time staff needed at:     

Bedford Interchange Bedford Aspects Wyboston St Neots/Caxton Gibbet Baldock Services

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Seasonal/Part time roles across the Woburn Estate        

Bar staff Dining and Bar Assistants Events Assistants – Catering Food Service Assistant Junior Commis Chef Kitchen Porters Kitchen Assistants Commercial Services Assistants – Retail and Leisure

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Land and the Environment The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these vacancies.

Landscape Maintenance Trainee – Milton Keynes Application closing date: 15th February 2018

Interviews: Week commencing 5th March 2018

Initial salary is £14,500 - £16,500 per annum (depending on experience) Looking for a rewarding and exciting career in landscape and forestry? The Park Trust are looking for people to fill trainee posts within our Landscape Maintenance and General Landscape teams, working in both the parks and the grid road landscapes. We’re looking for enthusiastic people to join our Landscape maintenance team who are looking to develop a career in amenity horticulture. The post will involve a 3-year training scheme (including attendance of appropriate courses). You may already have some experience in the landscape or forestry industry or are attending college on an industry related course (e.g. horticulture, land management). This post will suit someone who likes physical challenges and is happy to work outside in all the seasons. Work includes; shrub pruning, weed control, coppicing, hedge and tree works. (Packages include 25 days’ annual leave and pension. We also offer Group Life & Income Protection Schemes after 6 months service)

To see the full job description and to apply for the role please visit



This vacancy may be more suited to ex-students or those studying part time.

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE OPPORTUNITIES Two Full Time Public Realm Operatives - Salary up to ÂŁ17,772 and automatic enrolment into the pension scheme Closing date for applications: Monday 5th February 2018 Biggleswade Town Council are seeking to recruit two experienced Public Realm Operatives to join the Public Realm Team. These opportunities come at an exciting time as the Town Council is set to take on new areas of responsibility with the growth of Biggleswade. Duties include a range of maintenance and cleaning activities to public open spaces, horticultural features, verges, car parks, cemeteries, public toilets, sporting facilities, play grounds and other public realm areas. Flexibility is a must and experience of planting, leaf clearance, strimming, litter picking, weeding and hedge cutting is desirable. The successful candidates must be highly motivated and able to prioritise tasks to achieve high standards of maintenance. They will also promote good health and safety practices and maintain accurate health and safety records.

For more information and to apply For a full Job Description and Application Form for these positions, please contact: Biggleswade Town Council, The Old Court House, 4 Saffron Road, Biggleswade, Beds, SG18 8DL. Tel: 01767 313134 Email: or, Applications forms can be downloaded from

P R FARMING Ltd – Dunstable HARVEST WORKERS An exciting opportunity, commencing July through to September for three students on a progressive, family run arable farm. We require one student to join our cultivations team, operating a Cat Challenger using heavy cultivation equipment. We also require two students to join our harvest team, working closely with our assistant manager, carrying out harvesting tasks and light cultivations. For both positions there will be time spent in our new well equipped workshop, learning the importance of machinery maintenance and preparation. 32

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Attention to detail Basic mechanics Strong communication skills Full UK driving licence Forklift certificate would be preferable GPS experience advantageous

Accommodation is provided. Hot meals provided on harvest days. We enjoy teaching and working with students who are eager to develop skills and contribute ideas to our young and highly motivated team.

For more information and to apply please contact Andy on 07815 653124 or email attaching your CV.

Retail Sales and Customer Service The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these vacancies.

Part time Retail Services Adviser - Bedford Sales Consultant – Bedford and Luton Technology is transforming the world in extraordinary ways. If you’re passionate about the latest innovations, and about discovering how products can make a real difference to customers’ lives, then you can be part of shaping that transformation here at Dixons Carphone. Working as a Sales Consultant in a Carphone store based within a Currys PC World (known as Customer Consultant within the business), you’ll help our customers with whatever they need, asking questions and taking them through our products and services until they have what’s right for them.

For more information and to apply please visit: 33

Lots of part time opportunities for Sales Support and Stock Room Assistants in the following locations:  Bedford Midland Road  Luton, Airport  Milton Keynes, Kingston Retail Park For more information and to apply please visit:

Store Assistants Locations: Bedford, Biggleswade, Huntingdon, Luton, St Neots It’s a really fast paced environment, for a start. And everyone here understands exactly what needs to happen to make their store a success – and gets on with doing it. But the team is fairly small, so if you’re not contributing it will soon show. The time will fly by as you undertake everything from checking off deliveries to dealing with enquiries or ensuring that the shelves are fully stocked with attractive, well presented products. And, of course, you’ll provide excellent customer service at all times by attending to customer needs in a prompt and friendly way.

For more information and to apply please visit:

Lots of retail jobs with a variety of companies at The Centre MK. To find out more please visit: 34

Part time Customer Assistants Locations: Bedford, Letchworth Garden City, Milton Keynes and St Neots, Various shifts and hours available, including just weekends and evenings. If you are interested in any of these vacancies please apply as soon as possible.

For more information and to apply please visit:

Part time Personal Stylist Stevenage Our Personal Shopper service is available in many of our stores and is there to provide a special one to one service to guide customers through their shopping requirements, giving suggestions and advice on purchasing products ranging from gifts for a birthday to choosing the right outfit for a wedding. Appointments can be made in store and are held within our specially designed personal shopping suites. Consultations can take between 1 to 2 hours and are free of charge.

As a Personal Shopper you will be there to deliver exceptional service standards and through your vast product knowledge will advise on all aspects of the customer shopping experience, maximising selling opportunities at all times. Building up a solid customer base will be essential and marketing of the service both within the store and the local area will be a key part of the role. Experience You will have a keen interest in fashion and regularly keep up to date with market trends and new innovations in retail. Occasionally we will close vacancies prior to the published expiry date if we receive high volumes of applications; therefore to avoid disappointment we recommend that you submit your application early. For more information and to apply please visit: 35

Weekend Retail Assistant - Bedford For more information and to apply please visit:

Part time Service Assistants Locations: Bedford and St Neots Closing date: 16 and 28 February 2018 There’s nothing quite like being part of the friendly and supportive team at a Screwfix store. Here as a Retail Service Assistant, you’ll really get to know our customers, provide the best service around and learn everything you need to know to enjoy a rewarding career in retail. Don’t worry if you’ve never worked in retail or with trade tools before. We’ll teach you all you need to know and support you every step of the way. A company people love to work for, we’re more interested in your hard working approach and willingness to roll your sleeves up and play in a big part in our success. For more information and to apply please visit:

Sport, Outdoor Education and Public Services The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these opportunities.

Lakeside Assistants – Milton Keynes We are looking to recruit Lakeside Assistants to support Whitecap Leisure Management in ensuring that visitors to Willen Lake have an enjoyable and safe experience. Work will be available all year round with higher demands during the weekends, bank holidays and school holidays. The role will involve assisting with car park usage and management, litter cleansing and a wide range of monitoring and reporting activities.


The perfect candidates will be flexible, experienced in dealing with the public, prepared for outdoor, all-weather work and will appreciate Milton Keynes' natural environment. Please note that candidates must be able to work mornings and weekends.

For more information and to apply please visit:

Watersports and Activity Instructors To be skilled in either Sail sports or Paddlesports or both and be either a qualified RYA Senior Instructor or UKCC Level 2 Coach.

For more information and to apply please visit:

Splash Park Assistants – Milton Keynes To support the Whitecap Leisure Management in ensuring that visitors to the Splash Park Willen Lake have and enjoyable and safe experience: 

Support in controlling access into the splash park

Ensuring the splash park facility is cleaned and maintained to a high standard

Monitoring suitable water quality of the splash park

For more information and to apply please visit:


Part time Spa Life Guard – Woburn Forest We are looking for a qualified Lifeguard to join our award winning Health and Beauty spa. As an Aqua Sana Spa Assistant you will provide a safe, clean and luxurious environment for our guests. You will be responsible for engaging with our guests and exceeding their expectations by providing excellent service. Lifeguard duties and maintaining the relaxing ambience of the Spa will be a priority. Sustaining excellent standards of the Spa through general maintenance and stringent cleaning procedures is a daily requirement of this role. The successful candidate will be engaging and naturally helpful with excellent communications skills. You will work well on your own initiative as well as within a close team environment.

For more information and to apply please visit: lbo4lfz1Zl7SHhS

Outside Services Assistant – Woburn Golf Course Centrally located in a beautiful setting and with three championship courses of quite distinct character Woburn Golf Club is an unrivaled golfing venue, having hosted more than fifty professional tournaments it is the ideal venue for corporate, group and visitor golf days. We are seeking Outside Service Assistants, to work on an “as and when required” basis which will include some weekends, who are flexible in both working days and times, for a fixed term period from 1st April 2018 to 31st October 2018. You will be responsible for maintaining the speed of play on all three golf courses on a rotation basis and to ensure that all visitors and members questions, requests and concerns are dealt with in an efficient and diplomatic manner. Applicants should have a good knowledge and understanding of golf and be prepared to work outdoors in all weathers. It is essential that you are able to deliver exceptional customer service and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work as part of a team

For more information and to apply please visit: 38


Travel and Tourism The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these vacancies.

Part time Retail Travel Adviser Locations: Biggleswade, St Neots and Letchworth Joining the TUI Retail Team as a part time Travel Advisor, we will help you become destination expert so that you can recommend and sell holidays and additional products such as airport hotels, parking and excursions to enhance our Customers experience. You will put all customers at the heart of our business and constantly ‘go the extra smile’ by creating unforgettable holiday experiences that make us famous for service and create customers for life. This role has variable shift patterns each week which include Saturdays In return for your flexibility you’ll usually know your shift pattern 4 weeks in advance.

For more information and to apply please visit:

TUI Cabin Crew – Luton At TUI Airways, we are passionate about creating an on-board holiday experience that is effortless, memorable and unique. We don’t just safely fly our customers to their destination; we put our customers at the heart of everything we do to provide a great start and end to their holiday. Join our team of over 3,000 cabin crew across the UK and Ireland and help us create unforgettable holiday experiences for our customers, bringing fun, energy and customer focus to the role. You’ll work hard as part of a team in this fast paced and fun role. The cabin crew role sometimes involves late nights, early mornings and weekend work (but don’t worry, we’ll give you plenty of rest time between flights!). You’ll need to be confident, resilient and comfortable coping with the unexpected. For the right person, working as cabin crew gives job satisfaction and a sense of achievement that few other roles can match. If this sounds like you, we’re confident you will love being part of TUI Airways and the TUI Team.

For more information and to apply please visit: 40

Part time Museum of Zoology Receptionist A part-time receptionist is required to deliver excellent front-of-house services for visitors with very diverse needs. We need an energetic, enthusiastic and professional person with the skills to provide an efficient and friendly first point of contact for all visitors and enquirers. You will be able to deal with a very busy working environment as we expect our visitor numbers to exceed 100,000 per year. You will work with a team of volunteers and with staff from Fitzwilliam Museum Enterprises, assisting with shop sales and providing cover as required.

For more information and to apply please visit:

Other opportunities The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these opportunities.

Pest Control Technician – Trainee – Part Time available Location: South Bucks, Uxbridge, Herts and surrounding areas Starting salary: Full time equivalent from £17,000, depending on experience + Overtime + Bonus + Van (when in full time employment) Pest Control Bucks is a well-established family owned business based in South Bucks. Owing to rapid growth, we are seeking to train a new Technician to join and further develop the business. We are looking for an enthusiastic and personable individual who is interested in developing their technical and business skills. The majority of our customers are residential premises with some commercial work. This will suit an individual completing training or a college course with the opportunity to become a full time employee. The successful full time employee will be eligible for overtime, commission and annual bonus. You will be given training and support. Upon completion of your training period, you will be eligible for full time employment and would be provided with a work phone, uniform and a company van. You can work towards the professional qualification of RSPH Level 2. You will travel throughout South Bucks, Herts, Uxbridge, Heathrow and surrounding areas. The nature of the work is such that you may be required to work some evenings and weekends, sometimes at short notice. Job Description for Pest Control Technician: Evaluate and carry out pest control treatments at commercial and residential premises. Undertake treatments in accordance with the law, industry standards and codes of practice. Undertake DIY activities, where required for proofing. 41

Comply with Health & Safety standards. Log all visits and complete accurate records, including treatment reports and billing details. Complete an efficient daily work schedule with flexibility. Attend training days. Maintain vehicle and equipment. Demonstrate good communication skills. Must be able to read and write in English. Demonstrate good time-management skills and the ability to meet appointment times. You will need to be able to work at heights, in confined spaces and outdoors. Applicants must have held a full clean driving licence for at least 2 years.

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter to:

Part time Bike Riders Locations: Bedford, Hitchin, St Neots Got at least a provisional licence? Looking for a great local job? Then we’ve got a flexible, fastpaced opportunity for you that comes with some tasty added extras. 

We’ll provide the scooter – a Peugeot specially designed for safety (that gets a check up every 4 weeks).

We’ll provide the uniform and the helmet that is market-leading in terms of safety.

We’ll provide genuine career prospects if that’s something that interests you in the future.

You’ll be an important part of a sociable and busy team. Time certainly passes quickly helping out in store or enjoying what you like doing most; being out and about on the streets – delivering hot, tasty pizzas to grateful customers where you’ll have the chance to pick up some nice tips on top of a competitive salary. In terms of hours and shifts, there’s lots of flexibility to the role too.

For more information and to apply please visit:


Volunteering and Internships The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these opportunities.

Special Constable Information evenings How would you feel if you could spend a minimum of 16 hours a month helping full-time Police Officers to make your community safer? Bedfordshire Police are currently recruiting for Special Constables (voluntary role) to work alongside our Police Officers within Bedfordshire. This is an excellent opportunity to carry out the role of a Police Officer whether you would like to be a 'career' Special Constable or you have aspirations in the future to become a full time Police Officer. As a Special Constable you will receive excellent training and development to carry out the role of a Police Officer and reap the rewards of this extremely valuable role. For more information and to book a place on one of the information evenings lease visit:



Volunteers wanted – St Neots! Switch Socials is the social arm of Switch Now, a not-for-profit training organisation, based in St Neots. Switch Socials is a weekly social group for young adults, 16-30 years old, with learning difficulties and disabilities. The group runs Tuesday evenings 7pm-9pm (term-time). This social group involves age-appropriate activities for the young people to enjoy with their friends. We are seeking reliable, responsible and enthusiastic volunteers, to work with and support the young people who attend this group, in the activities they do. The activities are predominately based at The Bargroves Centre in St Neots or in the local community of St Neots. The activities may include arts & crafts, sports activities, dance classes, bingo and games including themed party nights, etc. You will need a DBS and if possible some experience of working with this target audience, although the main thing is that you can enrich the evenings for these young people, through support, engagement and fun! Travel expenses will be reimbursed. Refreshments will be provided. We would be very happy to offer necessary support in return, if you would like to volunteer as part of your course.

Please contact Catherine Fairholm for more information on 07518 795370 or email: Please note: there may be other volunteering opportunities available, please enquire for more information.

Email: Tel: 01480 700517 / 07518 795370 13 Foundry Way, Eaton Socon, St Neots. Cambs. PE19 8TR, Loves Farm House, Kester Way, St Neots. Cambs. PE19 6SL Switch Now Community Interest Company No: 9703159 UKPRN no: 10054960 Registered office: 20 Sadlers Way, Hemingford Grey, Cambs. PE28 9EW



Events Careers & Employer events, Job Fairs, University Open Days

SCHOOL LEAVERS INSIGHTS AFTERNOON - LONDON 13th February 2018 M&G is hosting an insights afternoon to provide more information on Apprenticeship Programmes within the Investment Management industry and M&G. The event is open to college/school leavers (current or recent) who are looking to find out more about college/school leavers programmes as well as parents, teachers and careers advisers who wish to find out about skills development through apprenticeships in London. You will have the opportunity to meet M&G employees who are passionate about skills development and the integral role they continue to play in the Government's UK growth and skills strategy. Students and school leavers will be able to gain insights into how to kick off professional careers by meeting current and former Apprentices and our business managers. Location: M&G offices, Governors House, Laurence Pountney Hill, London EC4R 0HH. Closing date: 11th February 2018 for registration.

For more information and to register please visit:

Open Day for College Leavers and Graduates 10.00am-12.30pm

Columbia Threadneedle, 78 Cannon Street, London EC4N 6AG We are hosting an Open Day on 16 February 2018. You will get the opportunity to meet and network with members of our senior team, current and previous Investment 2020 trainees and other employees of Columbia Threadneedle Investments. Investment 2020 offers 12 month paid trainee roles primarily to school leavers and graduates. To register for this event please contact: 47





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Jobs & Opportunities Bulletin 1 (Feb18)  
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