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JOBS AND

OPPORTUNITIES January 2018 First Edition

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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.

Please visit http://www.bedford.ac.uk/jobshop to search for an apprenticeship across a wide range of industries with Bedford College.

Did you know Yourspace online has lots of links to national apprenticeships and training schemes.

Take a look here‌ http://www.yourspaceonline.net/yourspace/jobs-and-careers/apprenticeships-and-training

Apprenticeships Stores Programme – Bedford, Luton, St Neots, and Huntingdon For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.aldirecruitment.co.uk/apprentice

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Sport & Fitness Apprenticeship This Apprenticeship will focus on preparing you for employment within the fitness industry. You will learn about Anatomy and Physiology, Health and Safety and designing exercise programmes, while gaining experience working in a leisure environment. The qualifications gained will lead you to industry recognised awards and will prepare you with the skills and knowledge that you will need to work as a Personal Trainer. If you have an interest in working on a one-to-one basis to help adults achieve their training goals and needs, this this Apprenticeship will help you to achieve this. Fitness Apprentices, Bedfordshire Fire Rescues, Kempston, Beds, £150.24 per week

This exciting position will provide you with the opportunity to work alongside other Health and Fitness Professionals whilst developing the skills necessary to succeed as a Personal Trainer within the Health and Fitness Industry. You will be assisting with the promotion, development and co-ordination of all aspects of health and fitness whilst studying for a Level 3 Personal Trainer Award at Bedford College. If you are a current Sports student or already hold a Level 2 Fitness qualification this could be your next move so apply now! Application Deadline Date: 14/01/18 https://bedford.justapply.uk/102254-fitness_apprentice.html?s=ws

Kew Diploma – Botanic Garden Training Programme Start date: September 2018

Salary: £14,094 plus book allowance

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The Kew Diploma is the foremost botanic garden training programme in the world, for those graduating with a Kew Dip it becomes a ‘passport to worldwide horticulture’. Highly respected within the horticultural industry, Kew Diploma graduates can be found holding leading positions within historic and botanic gardens, parks, plant production, journalism, science, education and landscape/garden design.

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An opportunity to travel whilst on the course. (Travel Scholarship Project, Field trip to Eastern Andalucía in Spain)

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The Kew Diploma is a combination of practical work and academic studies.

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Salaried training. We will pay you a salary for the three years of your fixed-term contract with us.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://careers.kew.org/vacancy/kew-diploma-course-56-333940.html

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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: http://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/Botanic/Page.aspx?p=27&ix=3074&pid=2731&prcid=4&ppid=2731

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: http://company.airbus.com/careers/jobs-and-applications/search-forvacancies.html?queryStr=&city=Stevenage&country=gb

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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: http://company.airbus.com/careers/jobs-and-applications/search-forvacancies.html?queryStr=&contract_type=ct_0004

Apprenticeships for 2018 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.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.btplc.com/Careercentre/earlycareers/apprentices/index.htm

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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: http://www.btplc.com/Careercentre/earlycareers/apprentices/index.htm

Supply and Trading School/College Leaver Programme Closing date: 29th January 2018 The supply and trading school leaver programme aims to provide you with the foundations to build a long term, successful career with us. You will be placed in 4 different front office roles as an active member of your team. You would receive on the job learning and be line managed and coached by senior members of your team. The programme offers:  A 5 year structured training and development programme.  Four job rotations in front office roles and have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of commercial activity in our oil, gas and shipping sectors such as: o Analysing Market Data. o Working with Product Control. o Supporting operations team on a trading bench. 5


o Working with the derivatives marketing team. o Supporting commercial trading as part of a financial team.  A buddy and a mentor will be assigned to you to help support and advise you on your desired career path.  We will work with you to determine the best career path that could take you into commercial operations, trading or other parts of supply and trading. At the end of the 5 year programme we will help you secure a permanent role in the organization in your chosen occupation. Alternatively, for those interested in a career in trading you will have the opportunity to become a trader. For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.bp.com/en/global/bp-careers/students-andgraduates/locations/united-kingdom/school-leaver.html

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:

https://www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/apprenticeships/apprenticeship-programmes

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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: http://ukcareers.ey.com/schools

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: https://www.bankofenglandearlycareers.co.uk/our-programmes/future-capabilityprogramme/

L4 F&F Apprenticeship Closing date: 14 January 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 7


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: 14 January 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.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.tesco-programmes.com/apprenticeships/

Retail Management Apprenticeship Level 4 Start date: Summer 2018 On our Management Scheme for College/School Leavers, you’ll spend 12 to 18 months experiencing Food, Fashion, Home and Store Operations. About the programme: Our Management Scheme for College/School Leavers is evolving. We’re investing our decades of experience in this area to form the Retail Management Apprenticeship for School Leavers. You’ll still get to experience every conceivable aspect of Store Operations. But, now, there’s an added element of accredited training. Over 12 to 18 months, you’ll get to experience retail in real time. Food; Fashion; Home; and Store Operations. Managing £multi-million budgets. Leadership and people management skills. All this and more is part of the package. You’ll be coached and mentored throughout. And by the time you’ve finished, you’ll be ready to take on the role of a Commercial Manager and responsibility for an entire department. Not to mention obtaining a Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship qualification in Retail Management. For more information and to apply please visit: https://jobs.marksandspencer.com/job/united-kingdom/retail-managementapprenticeship/8944/5888133 8


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. 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:

https://vodafone.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/level-2-retail-apprentice31477

TUI Management Degree Apprenticeship – Luton Closing date: 31 January 2018 We’re passionate about making TUI a great place to work and grow and we are very excited about our new TUI Management Degree Apprenticeship programme which starts September 2018, with a company induction in August 2018. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn while you learn, working full-time for TUI in a variety of roles on a rotation basis including our airline TUI Airways, Business Change 9


and Commercial functions and completing a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree level apprenticeship over four years. For more information and to apply please visit:

https://tuijobsuk.co.uk/job-details.php?nPostingTargetID=42316

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:

https://vodafone.referrals.selectminds.com/uk/jobs/level-4-apprenticenetwork-engineer-london-33719

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Higher Laboratory Science Apprenticeships Closing date: 15 January 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.

To find out more and to apply please visit: http://uk.gsk.com/en-gb/careers/apprenticeships/advanced-and-higherapprenticeships/level-5-laboratory-apprenticeship/

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:    

A number of placements across different areas of the business. First class training programme to develop skills and knowledge. 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.

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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: https://www.gulliversfun.co.uk/recruitment

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 – lauren.christmas@gulliversfun.co.uk Or visit https://www.gulliversfun.co.uk/recruitment

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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 13


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Friendly, warm and helpful nature Flexible and enthusiastic

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

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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.

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To apply: For more information please visit www.shuttleworth.org/careers. Applications should be e-mailed to jobs@shuttleworth.org 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 Store Colleagues Locations: Biggleswade, Letchworth Garden City, Huntingdon Reporting into the Store Manager this is a Part time position where you will be responsible for exceeding our customers' expectations by delivering Pawsitively Outrageous Service throughout the store, ensuring that you always deliver the very highest standard of pet care and build strong working relationships within the store team and with our customers.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://careers.petsathomejobs.com/site/jobboard_search.cfm?new=true

Part time Sales Assistants Locations: 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. 19


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:

https://www.jollyes.co.uk/jobs-jollyes/

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 info@hermitageuk.com

Junior Animal Technician - Cambridge Closing date: 31 January 2018 Working under supervision, you will be involved in general husbandry of animals including; feeding, watering and carrying out of routine procedures to ensure the hygiene of animal accommodation as well as the general upkeep of the facility. You will enjoy working with animals, with previous experience working with or caring for animals. You will be positive, reliable and able to interact with team colleagues and research staff. You will have a good general education with GCSE English, Mathematics and a Science (or equivalent) as well as NVQ or Diploma in Animal 20


Welfare / Animal Husbandry (desirable). You may also have minimal experience in a technical/laboratory setting.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14576/

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: https://www.frostsgardencentres.co.uk/blog/careers/visual-merchandiser

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Photographer – Fixed term contract Right now, our outstanding Bradwell Media team is on the hunt for a Photographer. This role is to capture and assess client photographic requirements resulting in the effective translation of the brief into the final images. To organise workload of both themselves and the Photographic Assistants within the Studio environment to ensure that where possible all deadlines are met. For more information and to apply please visit:

http://argos.careers/find-a-job/7579

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

Part time Freelance Junior Copywriter Love social media? Love to write? Then we would love to have you as part of the Make a Cup of Tea team! Make a Cup of Tea Ltd is a ‘passionate about words’ Marketing Consultancy. We help clients expand audiences, raise company profiles and deliver content across all platforms. We are looking for a Junior Copywriter for 3 hours a week who can help:  Manage social media channels including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram  Create engaging and captivating social media posts (including those beloved hashtags!)  Write blogs across specific topics  And love tea! If you have a passion for words and can speak and write, fluently in English then we would love to hear from you! You won’t even need to leave the house as you can write from the comfort of your own home! You will need to be self-employed (we can help with that!). All we ask, is that you have passion, innovation and enthusiasm to exceed in this role! 22


How to apply If you fancy helping us give clients a well-earned tea-break, then email us at makeacupoftea@outlook.com with a copy of your CV and we will send you over a very simple worksheet to complete. Don’t worry, there are no ‘wrong’ answers! We just want to see how you write!

Kick Start Work Experience Programme Summer 2018 The BLP Career Kick-Start Work Experience programme is designed to provide Year 12 students with a detailed insight into what it’s like to work in a City law firm and in inhouse legal roles. The programme comprises two weeks as follows: Week One (23 - 27 July 2018) - A week at BLP’s offices, gaining a real insight into what lawyers do on a daily basis via work shadowing as well as information on the different routes in to the profession and a number of skills sessions to help prepare you for the world of work. Week Two (30 July – 3 August 2018) – A week visiting a different organisation each day in a variety of sectors – including sports, financial services and media. During this week you will learn how law firms interact with their clients and the different roles for lawyers in these organisations. There will be plenty of opportunities to build your network speak to people from all of the different organisations involved. Deadline for applications is 31 January 2018. For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.blplaw.com/trainee/opportunities

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. 23


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 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: https://www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/apprenticeships/apprenticeshipprogrammes/kpmg-discovery

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: http://www.ey.com/uk/en/aboutus/corporate-responsibility/ey-foundation-smart-futures

Step In, Step Up Programme – London Programme dates: 13 - 14 February 2018 Morgan Stanley believes capital has the power to create positive change in the world. The biggest and most impactful changes come from people like you. If you come to Morgan Stanley, what will you create? Step In, Step Up is an introductory two-day programme designed for Year 12 and 13 female students. This programme comprises of divisional overviews, case 24


studies, panel sessions, a trading floor tour and interactive workshops. Participants will also have the opportunity to work as a team, develop their presentation skills and network with employees at all stages of their careers. Deadline for applications: 5 January 2018 For more information and to apply please visit: http://bit.ly/2Ak98XX

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

Office Junior / Administrative Assistant This is a great opportunity for someone looking to be part of an expanding group of companies, whose role will build over time. Based within our office near Bedford. Duties: -

Reception duties Liaison with customers, suppliers and various others via telephone and email Raising of quotations on Sage Checking data on timesheets Opening the daily post Assisting the directors and other staff with duties as required Social media Filing Banking Shredding Making refreshments Cleaning the office

We require someone who is organised, has a good telephone manner and can use Outlook. Experience of Sage Accounts is beneficial but not essential. For further information please contact us on 01234 766665 or email your CV to Sarah at accounts@bedfordelectrical.co.uk 25


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

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: http://www.mkpa.co.uk/jobs/

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 chris_spurgeon@hotmail.com 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 53.

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Construction and Building Services The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these vacancies.

Part time Maintenance Technician 20 hours p/wk As the hotel’s Maintenance Technician you'll be a crucial team member. You'll be responsible for maintaining the condition of the hotel and all the equipment, fixtures and fittings so that our guests can relax and enjoy their stay in a comfortable, safe room. You'll take responsibility for ensuring that Health and Safety standards are met, be quick to react to urgent issues, along with methodically planning routine tasks. You'll need to be an approachable and knowledgeable team member with practical skills and a commitment to delivering great customer service for your colleagues and guests. To apply please email a CV to deputy@expressbedford.co.uk

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

Carpenter / Joiner Eldergate Management Ltd are a Commercial & Residential property maintenance and refurbishment company based in Bedford. We currently have repairs & renovations works in the Bedford and surrounding areas (35 mile radius). You must have NVQ/City and Guilds qualifications in at least one construction trade, a full driving license, CSCS card (obtain a CSCS card before starting) and references available from previous jobs (if applicable). Successful candidate will have their own tools and vehicle, a full driving license, UTR and their own public liability insurance (2 million). Previous experience of kitchen and bathroom fitting a must. Experienced in ALL areas of:  

Floor laying (Inc. vinyl & laminate flooring) Carpentry (Inc. first and second fix)

The successful candidates will: - Have good communication and organisational skills and be able to work in a methodical and calm manner - Be able to work under pressure and to specified deadlines - Ensure accuracy and pay attention to details - Self-motivated and able to work without constant supervision - The ability to use your own initiative, but also know when matters need to be referred to a 27


Supervisor. - Be presentable and able to undertake duties in line with Manager/ Supervisors recommendations, instructions, company policy, and in accordance with client requirements. The position would suit sub-contractors/ self-employed individuals looking for a long period of planned works. If you are interested in joining Eldergate Management Ltd and would like to be considered for this position, please send your CV to: info@eldergate-management.co.uk and we will be in touch at our earliest convenience.

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

Painter & Decorator Eldergate Management Ltd are a Commercial & Residential property maintenance and refurbishment company based in Bedford. We currently have repairs & renovations works in the Bedford and surrounding areas (35 mile radius). You must have NVQ/City and Guilds qualifications in at least one construction trade, a full driving license, CSCS card (obtain a CSCS card before starting) and references available from previous jobs (if applicable). Successful candidate will have their own tools and vehicle, a full driving license, and their own liability insurance. Experienced in ALL areas of:  

Painting & Decorating Wallpapering

The successful candidates will: - Have good communication and organisational skills and be able to work in a methodical and calm manner - Be able to work under pressure and to specified deadlines - Ensure accuracy and pay attention to details - Self-motivated and able to work without constant supervision - The ability to use your own initiative, but also know when matters need to be referred to a Supervisor. - Be presentable and able to undertake duties in line with Manager/ Supervisors recommendations, instructions, company policy, and in accordance with client requirements.

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The position would suit sub-contractors/ self-employed individuals looking for a long period of planned works. If you are interested in joining Eldergate Management Ltd and would like to be considered for this position, please send you’re CV to: info@eldergate-management.co.uk and we will be in touch at our earliest convenience.

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

Multi Skilled Tradesperson Eldergate Management Ltd are a Commercial & Residential property maintenance and refurbishment company based in Bedford. We currently have repairs & renovations works in the Bedford and surrounding areas (35 mile radius). You must have NVQ/City and Guilds qualifications in at least one construction trade, a full driving license, CSCS card (obtain a CSCS card before starting) and references available from previous jobs (if applicable). Successful candidate will have their own tools and vehicle, a full driving license, and their own liability insurance. Experienced in ALL areas of:       

Plumbing Tiling Floor laying (Inc. vinyl sheet flooring) Carpentry Ceiling fixing Plastering Decoration

Previous experience of kitchen and bathroom fitting a must. The successful candidates will: - Have good communication and organisational skills and be able to work in a methodical and calm manner - Be able to work under pressure and to specified deadlines - Ensure accuracy and pay attention to details - Self-motivated and able to work without constant supervision - The ability to use your own initiative, but also know when matters need to be referred to a

Supervisor. - Be presentable and able to undertake duties in line with Manager/ Supervisors recommendations, instructions, company policy, and in accordance with client requirements. The position would suit sub-contractors/ self-employed individuals looking for a long period of 29


planned works. If you are interested in joining Eldergate Management Ltd and would like to be considered for this position, please send your CV to: info@eldergate-management.co.uk and we will be in touch at our earliest convenience.

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

Tiling Eldergate Management Ltd are a Commercial & Residential property maintenance and refurbishment company based in Bedford. We currently have repairs & renovations works in the Bedford and surrounding areas (35 mile radius). You must have NVQ/City and Guilds qualifications in at least one construction trade, a full driving license, CSCS card (obtain a CSCS card before starting) and references available from previous jobs (if applicable). Successful candidate will have their own tools and vehicle, a full driving license, and their own liability insurance.

Experienced in ALL areas of:  

Tiling (floor and walls) Previous experience of kitchen and bathroom works a must.

The successful candidates will: - Have good communication and organisational skills and be able to work in a methodical and calm manner - Be able to work under pressure and to specified deadlines - Ensure accuracy and pay attention to details - Self-motivated and able to work without constant supervision - The ability to use your own initiative, but also know when matters need to be referred to a Supervisor. - Be presentable and able to undertake duties in line with Manager/ Supervisors recommendations, instructions, company policy, and in accordance with client requirements.

The position would suit sub-contractors/ self-employed individuals looking for a long period of planned works. If you are interested in joining Eldergate Management Ltd and would like to be considered for this position, please send you’re CV to: info@eldergate-management.co.uk and we will be in 30


touch at our earliest convenience.

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

Plumbing Tradesperson Eldergate Management Ltd are a Commercial & Residential property maintenance and refurbishment company based in Bedford. We currently have repairs & renovations works in the Bedford and surrounding areas (35 mile radius). You must have NVQ/City and Guilds qualifications in at least one construction trade, a full driving license, CSCS card (obtain a CSCS card before starting) and references available from previous jobs (if applicable). Successful candidate will have their own tools and vehicle, a full driving license, and their own liability insurance. Experienced in ALL areas of:  

Plumbing (first and second fix) Experience of bathroom fitting a must.

The successful candidates will: - Have good communication and organisational skills and be able to work in a methodical and calm manner - Be able to work under pressure and to specified deadlines - Ensure accuracy and pay attention to details - Self-motivated and able to work without constant supervision - The ability to use your own initiative, but also know when matters need to be referred to a Supervisor. - Be presentable and able to undertake duties in line with Manager/ Supervisors recommendations, instructions, company policy, and in accordance with client requirements. The position would suit sub-contractors/ self-employed individuals looking for a long period of planned works. If you are interested in joining Eldergate Management Ltd and would like to be considered for this position, please send you’re CV to: info@eldergate-management.co.uk and we will be in touch at our earliest convenience.

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

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

Trainee QA Functionality Tester – Wyboston Universally Speaking We are looking to build on our existing team and therefore have some great opportunities for suitable candidates. We are an award winning service provider to the games industry, based in Wyboston. We are looking for an enthusiastic and diligent Functionality QA Tester to join our Quality Assurance team. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a strong work ethic, have a high attention to detail and the ability to work independently or as part of a team. This position will involve testing applications and games to locate and report issues across different hardware platforms for our clients. Main duties:       

Follow the documented processes at all stages of the testing process. Verify that bugs have been fixed and implemented correctly. Carry out specific checks in a consistent and thorough manner as part of a structured test plan Identify, isolate, and document bugs clearly and concisely in a bug database. Write up bug reports to a very high standard Communicate and flag major issues or concerns immediately to the team and Project Lead Ensure that correct terminology is used.

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This is an entry-level position and full training will be provided, however, previous experience with QA/Testing is an advantage Good knowledge of video games and applications across various platforms Knowledge and experience in different bug databases desirable but not essential

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Excellent written and spoken English Excellent attention to detail and logical thinking Must be motivated and able to remain focused until project completion. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Excellent attention to detail and logical thinking. PC Knowledge & proficient knowledge of MS Office suite of products is essential. Ability to work independently and in teams. Knowledge and love of video games a definite plus Knowledge of bug tracking databases such as DevTrack, Mantis, TTP, Jira etc a definite advantage Previous experience with Functionality testing a definite plus

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All work will be carried out on site at Wyboston Knowledge Centre. Working hours will be: 9-5:30, with 1 hour’s lunch. Overtime is sometimes required. For more information please visit our website www.usspeaking.com

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter to Joanna Xenophontos at JXenophontos@universallyapps.com

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

ICT Systems Support Engineer An ICT Systems Support Engineer is required to work as part of the ICT Services team. You will work closely with other technicians to ensure that ICT facilities and Systems are optimally maintained across both the School and Harpur Trust Office, as well as working on the development of new and existing ICT Systems and Projects within the team. You will be highly customer focused, proactive and well-motivated in your approach to the job and, given the pace of development in technology, an adaptable attitude to change is also essential. This job role provides an excellent opportunity to develop a solid grounding in all aspects of ICT whilst gaining exposure to a range of technologies in a stimulating environment.

For a further discussion about the role or to submit a CV please contact Bryanna Harding at hr@bedmod.co.uk

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

Design Technician - Bedfordshire We are able to consider part time hours to support you while you complete your current studies building up to full time on completion of your course. As Design Technician, working in collaboration with the Operations and Sales Teams, you will play a vital part in contributing towards the smooth functioning of projects; by providing accurate drawings and comprehensive project information, pre and post installation. This is an ideal opportunity for a newly qualified AutoCAD Technician to put their qualifications into practice or for an experienced AutoCAD Technician seeking a new challenge in a fast paced and varied role. You should possess strong administration and communication skills, along with the ability to prioritise and multitask. An eye for detail and a passion for delivering quality are key elements for success in this role. Skills Required: •

AutoCAD City & Guilds 2D & 3D (or equivalent)

A friendly and approachable attitude

A passion for delivering quality with attention to detail

A high level of professionalism

Organised with the ability to self-prioritise

• team

Excellent communication skills with the ability to support and work within a

An eagerness and self-motivation to learn and develop

Proficient in Microsoft Office programmes

GCSE Grade A* to C or equivalent

How to apply: If you are interested in this position, please forward a copy of your CV to kim.kester@dwmts.com with a covering email confirming your availability to work.

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

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: https://www.champneys.com/about-champneys/careers/

Part time Spa Beauty Therapist We are looking for the very best beauty therapists to join our fantastic Y Spa team. Your role will be to provide a range of treatments to resident and day guests ensuring they are met in a professional, timely and efficient manner giving them an excellent spa experience. You will be carrying out massages and also beauty treatments. You will also be promoting our range of beautiful products (Elemis, Murad, Katherine Daniels and OPI) Essential Skills • Excellent customer service and communication skills • Reliable and flexible • NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy

For more information and to apply please visit:

https://wybostonlakes.livevacancies.co.uk/#!/job/joblist/

Part time No7 Adviser - Bedford Interchange For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.boots.jobs/

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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 chris.kirkby@kirkbysgym.com

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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.

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

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

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.woburn.co.uk/job-vacancies/

Casual Food & Beverage Assistant For more information and to apply please visit: https://wybostonlakes.livevacancies.co.uk/#!/job/joblist/

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Casual Waiter/Waitress To give a high standard of food and beverage service and providing a fine dining experience to Champneys guests.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.champneys.com/about-champneys/careers/vacancies/resorts/henlow-vacancies/

Part time staff needed at:    

Bedford Interchange Wyboston St Neots/Caxton Gibbet Baldock Services

For more information and to apply please visit: https://jobs.mcdonalds.co.uk/

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

Housekeeping Supervisor Kitchen Assistant/Commis Chef Kitchen Steward/Porter Barista

To apply for any of these roles please visit: http://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/centerparcs/vms/e/careers/search/edit

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Restaurant staff Locations: Luton and Milton Keynes There has never been a more exciting time to join the Debenhams Hospitality team as we continue to grow our food business. Our aim remains a simple one; to offer delicious food, in a welcoming environment, with the friendly and efficient service that our customers expect. This simple aim is made possible by our great teams of passionate Restaurant Assistants, offering customer service to be proud of and ensuring nothing is too much trouble.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://debenhamscareers.com/

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

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

Tree Surveyor - Bedfordshire Glendale Countryside is a National Green Service Provider who are seeking qualified experienced or trainee tree surveyors. This is for a full time 6 month rolling contract working from ÂŁ11-15ph. Further training provided. Essential Qualifications: Professional Tree Inspector or Level 4 Arboriculture Full Driving Licence Please apply with a CV to Phil Hyatt on phil.hyatt@glendale-services.co.uk quoting: PTI Tree surveying or call 07881 013284 or 01428 748153.

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Part time General Nursery Assistant – Westoning Closing date: 1 February 2018 We are an RHS award-winning independent nursery in rural Bedfordshire, specialising in and growing a gorgeous range of peony and alstroemeria plants on our beautiful 5-acre nursery. We require a part-time General Assistant to perform a variety of duties both indoors and outdoors. The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, motivated and willing to undertake all aspects of nursery work. They should also enjoy spending time in a rural environment. Applicants with some knowledge of plants and horticulture is beneficial but not essential.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.indeed.co.uk/cmp/Primrose-Hall/jobs/General-Assistant3fae2cd02534fdc6?q=Primrose+Hall

Part time Rangers – Hertfordshire The voice of our landscapes, conservation champions and lovers of all things outdoors, you’ll help to keep the British countryside and coast wonderful. Working in some of the nation’s most stunning places and spaces, come rain or shine, your love of the outdoors will inspire others as you strive to ensure that landscapes are beautifully presented and continue to take our visitors’ breath away. In this role you’ll blend practical countryside management tasks and delivery of our outdoors visitor engagement programme. You’ll work with a team of rangers and volunteers managing the chalk grassland and woodland habitats and helping to develop new plans for future conservation projects. You’ll maintain our extensive rights of way network, maintain visitor infrastructure and carry out wildlife surveys.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://careers.nationaltrust.org.uk/OA_HTML/a/#/vacancy-detail/59431

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Motor Vehicle The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these vacancies.

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

Technician Role Purpose: To provide a mobile or branch based vehicle glass repair and replacement service and when so doing to exceed our customers’ expectations by giving the highest quality of service and standards of workmanship and to promote and provide the Company’s other services & products from time to time. Key Responsibilities:  Meet or exceed Belron UK Limited’s customer service standards (e.g. Customer service improvement targets, response times, customer satisfaction measures, flexible approach to changes in customer demands)  consistently meet or exceed Belron UK Limited’s technical standards in the fitting of vehicle glass and other products and to ensure that the company’s ISO 9002 quality, the Belron® Way of Fitting and other procedures are complied with  ensure that you work within Company productivity targets  keep customers informed of the work process being carried out before and after the job  ensure complaints are minimised through correctly following Belron UK Limited’s procedures  represent the interests of the customer in dealing with Belron UK Limited internal procedures, including promptly providing customer feedback  seek out, identify and exploit all opportunities to increase the sales and further develop the business of Belron UK Limited  contribute towards effective team working and internal and external communication  undertake training and coaching as required to increase personal skills & to achieve branch performance standards  adhere to Company Health & Safety procedures and use safety equipment provided  work willingly within the environment of annualised hours and performance management  be competent to undertake customer related and administrative tasks as required within the branch  achieve a high standard of accuracy when completing paperwork, documentation and using Company IT systems  ensure high standards of personal presentation and to wear company uniforms at all times  ensure a clean and tidy workplace, and that customer and Company vehicles are left clean and tidy after use.

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Scale of role: The individual will have responsibility for the provision of Vehicle Glass Repair & Replacement Services to customers of Autoglass®. Person:            

Embodies the Belron® Way of Working; Integrity - We build confidence with others through what we say and what we do, Respect - We demonstrate consideration for each other and for our environment, and Trust - We are consistent in our actions, morals and methods, ensuring things are done the right way at all times. Flexible and adaptable - ready to alter priorities according to situation to ensure customer’s needs are met or exceeded Is able to communicate effectively and connect well with customers Remains calm under pressure Develops good internal relationships including those with Customer Service Advisors and Dispatchers Able to adhere to policies and procedures without close supervision Is a strong team-player Acts as an advocate of the Belron® Way of Fitting Acts as a brand champion for Autoglass® and its products and services

Educational/qualification requirements: 

Holds a current UK Driving Licence and is able to drive Company Transit Van

To apply please email a copy of your CV stating the role you are applying for to Recruitment@BelronUK.com

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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 – 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: https://careers.dixonscarphone.com/search-and-apply

Lots of part time opportunities for Sales Support and Stock Room Assistants in the following locations:     

Bedford Midland Road Biggleswade Retail Park Hitchin Luton, Airport Milton Keynes, Kingston Retail Park

For more information and to apply please visit: http://careers.next.co.uk/

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Store Assistants Locations: Bedford, Biggleswade, St Neots. Luton 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: https://www.aldirecruitment.co.uk/apply/

Part time Customer Assistants Locations: Bedford, Hitchin, Letchworth Garden City, Luton, Milton Keynes, St Neots, Stotfold 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: http://www.tesco-careers.com/apply.aspx

Lots of retail jobs with a variety of companies at The Centre MK. To find out more please visit: http://www.thecentremk.com/Jobs

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Part time Customer Assistant  Luton Airport (Airside)

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.boots.jobs/

Customer Experience Representative – Priory Park Part time hours available Department:

Customer Experience Centre

Role Purpose: You will be at the start of our Customer’s journey, using your excellent customer service skills to identify our customers’ needs at their point of initial contact with us and solve their problems with real care. Our representatives are pivotal in making it the best and easiest customer experience, exhibiting our company values at all times. Key Accountabilities:          

To take ownership and responsibility for all enquiries presented to the Customer Experience Centre, identifying customers’ needs and using appropriate questioning and listening skills to identify and offer appropriate solutions. Ensure a seamless customer journey by providing accurate information and guidance to all customers and liaising with relevant departments. Use excellent influencing and negotiating techniques to ensure every contact is converted into a sale and the resulting appointment is convenient to the customer. To actively promote and arrange Autoglass® services (e.g. Mobile service, Glass repair, Lifetime guarantee) and support the customer throughout their contact with Autoglass®. To ensure that all computerised systems are used effectively and efficiently to help process customer enquiries, accurately maintaining records ensuring all processes and DPA legislation is adhered to at all times. To establish, develop and maintain great working relationships with all work colleagues to ensure a ‘one team approach’ to the delivery of the performance standards and business objectives for the Customer Experience Centre. Be an active contributor to and work collaboratively with key departments by providing insight and ideas on improving our Customer experience. Take proactive steps to positively impact Customer Experience Centre targets & measures. With drive and passion, you will strive to meet department standards on a day to day basis with your customer always in mind. To ensure a clear knowledge and understanding of team objectives and priorities and how the individual role will contribute to the achievements. 46


Key Experience, Knowledge and Skills:         

Effective in ensuring the customer is at the forefront of all we do Demonstrate to a strong commitment to customer service in all activities Demonstrate a desire to learn and succeed in a service environment To be self-motivated, sales driven and determined to win every sale Excellent problem-solving skills Excellent communication & Influencing skills Experience of working in a Customer service / Sales environment A good understanding of business operations Good knowledge of MS applications

To apply please email a copy of your CV stating the role you are applying for to Recruitment@BelronUK.com

The Vintage Suit Hire Co. are looking for an exceptional customer facing individual to join our award winning team. For more information and a job spec. please email jess@vintagesuithire.co.uk

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. 47


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: https://debenhams.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl

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

Part time/Seasonal Go Ape Instructors Closing date: 28 January 2018 Previous instructional and training experience would be desirable but is not essential. In addition you should enjoy working outdoors and have a good head for heights! If you are passionate about providing excellent customer service, to ensure that everyone enjoys their experience and you look forward to working in a challenging environment this could be the perfect position for you. The positions will start week commencing 29th January 2018.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.woburn.co.uk/job-vacancies/vacancies/

Sports Centre Fitness Instructor part-time (maternity cover) Required for January 2018 Closing date: Monday 22nd January 2018 Sharnbrook Academy is set in attractive rural surroundings and provides excellent opportunities for young people. Our students engage fantastically in lessons, and their behaviour for learning is exemplary and reflected in their achievements. Our education teams are committed, motivated and welcoming, and proud to be part of a consistently high achieving school that fully supports its staff. 48


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic fitness professional to join Sharnbrook Community Sports Centre on a part time basis to cover maternity leave. The sports centre includes a Technogym and Wellness System equipped fitness studio, aerobics studio, multi-use sports hall, function room, floodlit full size synthetic turf pitch and changing areas including saunas. The focus of this post will involve carrying out new members’ service plans which include goal setting, inductions, supervised workouts and reviews. Other responsibilities will also include cleaning, basic reception duties and day-to-day facility set up. The use of a computer is an essential aspect of the job. You will ideally have a minimum of 1 year’s sport or leisure facility experience and it is desirable that you possess a first aid qualification. You may have a sports degree or similar. Recognised class qualifications are desirable but not essential. Shifts will be set on a bi-weekly rota and will involve lone working so you must be proactive, confident in dealing with the public and flexible in working hours (although set shifts will be implemented). Applications will be processed upon receipt. Applications from agencies will not be considered.

Further information and application forms are available on the school website http://www.sharnbrook.beds.sch.uk/ To apply for the above post, please send a completed application form with a covering letter to the HR Department: HR@sharnbrook.beds.sch.uk Sharnbrook Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants will undergo appropriate child protection screening including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service and the list of those prohibited from teaching or working within the profession.

Part time Cycle Assistant – Woburn Forest Closing date: 16 January 2018 With a fleet of 3,000 cycles, our Cycle Centre is a thriving hub and a key part of the Center Parcs experience. Our dedicated team is responsible for ensuring our cycles and equipment are ready to hire out to our guests twice per week. As part of the Cycle Centre team you will be required to deliver excellent service to our guests when allocating cycles and selling cycle accessories from the Cycle Centre shop. This is a practical customer facing role, requiring a cheerful and confident communicator, who would relish the chance to undertake a busy and physically demanding job that’s right at the heart of Village life.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/centerparcs/vms/e/careers/positions/bI4O52m Tvff7b-N6yJsD9M

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Part time Outdoor Activity/Leisure Instructor – Woburn Forest Closing date: 23 January 2018 We are looking for confident, motivated individuals to join our team of Instructors. Working for the Outdoor Activity Centre, you will coach and supervise our guests and corporate clients, ensuring they have a fun, action packed and memorable experience with us. This role is both exciting and physically challenging. Responsibilities will include setting up and organising a wide range of activities as well as maintaining the equipment on site, ensuring all safety checks are carried out in accordance with company guidelines. You will also be responsible for keeping the Outdoor Activity Centre clean and tidy presenting a professional image to our guests at all times. Various part-time contracts are available, working on a flexible basis.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/centerparcs/vms/e/careers/positions/aAnkqE WzbiBjaWTx1MqONS

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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: St Neots and Stevenage 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: https://tuijobsuk.co.uk/job-details.php?nPostingTargetID=42313

TUI Cabin Crew – Luton At TUI Airways, we are passionate about creating an onboard 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. 52


For more information and to apply please visit: https://tuijobsuk.co.uk/job-details.php?nPostingTargetID=43508

Part time Room Guides – Woburn Abbey Closing date: 28 January 2018 We are looking for Room Guides to join our team for the season and provide a warm welcoming ‘best in class’ experience to all visitors of Woburn Abbey and Gardens, presenting at all times a first class impression as a representative of the family. You could also be required to assist with other visitor areas of The Abbey. Previous experience of working within a similar or customer facing role would be beneficial. Full training will be provided.

The role will involve a great deal of visitor interaction in addition to ensuring the safety and security of our visitors, buildings and exhibits.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.woburn.co.uk/job-vacancies/

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) 53


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. 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: info@buckspest.co.uk

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.

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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: https://recruitment.pizzahut.co.uk/members/modules/job/detail.php?record=5969

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: http://bit.ly/1u9HrIE

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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: catherinefairholm@switchnow.org.uk Please note: there may be other volunteering opportunities available, please enquire for more information.

Email: catherinefairholm@switchnow.org.uk Tel: 01480 700517 / 07518 795370 www.switchnow.org.uk 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

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

TECHNOLOGY’S LARGEST CAREERS FAIR FOR WOMEN Technology’s largest careers fair for women, Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders Today, returns to London on 31 January 2018 at the spectacular Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. The free-to-attend event, has grown in reputation as an unparalleled and exclusive opportunity for women to connect with the technology industry’s top employers. Exhibiting at the event are not only some of the world’s biggest technology companies but also organisations from other sectors eager to create a more gender-balanced workforce. Companies at the fair are looking to fill both technology and business roles. For more information please visit: http://www.tomorrowstechleaderstoday.uk/

Sutton Trust US Programme Application deadline: 14 January 2018 The Sutton Trust is continuing its flagship US programme to give bright, state school students a taste of life at an American university. The programme, delivered in partnership with the US-UK Fulbright Commission, is centred on a one week summer school in the US (in previous years at either Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University or Harvard) with introductory events and application support in the UK before and after. The programme provides participants with a wide range of activities to help them make the right decisions about American higher education. 59


The Sutton Trust covers all programme costs, including residential events, accommodation and travel.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://us.suttontrust.com/apply/

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: http://bit.ly/2AYRzgw

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Shout about it! If you have been successful in gaining employment or a voluntary role from an opportunity you have seen in The Jobs & Opportunities Bulletin we would love to hear about it, please contact Ruth Adams - rmadams@bedford.ac.uk

The information in this bulletin was correct and in date at the time of publication.

Jobs & Opportunities Bulletin 1 (Jan18)  
Jobs & Opportunities Bulletin 1 (Jan18)