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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

Apprentice Forest Crafts Person Closing date: 17 June 2018 Forest Enterprise England (FEE) is the agency responsible for managing the Forestry Commission estate. FEE has a total of 10 apprenticeship places available at various forest locations across the country. For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1585560

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Trainee Pharmacy Adviser Locations: Dunstable, Harpenden, Luton, Royston Within Boots we have Trainee Pharmacy Advisors and this is sometimes known as a Trainee Dispenser. To provide fantastic patient care as a Trainee Pharmacy Advisor you will work across the healthcare counter and the dispensary to where the patients need you most. This is a great opportunity to develop your pharmacy career and make a difference to the lives of our patients. We’re offering you an exciting career opportunity and a chance to continue your professional journey. You will need to be prepared to work towards an NVQ Level 2 equivalent in Pharmacy Services to join us.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.boots.jobs/search-jobs/ (using the search term ‘trainee pharmacy advisor’)

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

Information Security Operations Apprentice - Luton Reporting to the IT Operations Security Manager, the IT Security Apprentice will help protect the TUI brand and its business operations by assisting with the identification and management of information security risks.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://tuijobsuk.co.uk/job-details.php?nPostingTargetID=36741 2


Trainee Materials Buyer Closing date: 29 June 2018 Persimmon Homes East Midlands requires a Trainee Materials Buyer to join our team working in the office in Peterborough. After a period of training, the key responsibilities of this role will be preparing material purchase orders, supplier tender comparisons and liaising with Site Managers. The other duties will involve completing administrative tasks, liaising with suppliers and contributing to the running of an efficient commercial department. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above including Mathematics and English. A construction qualification will be beneficial but not essential. Full training will be provided by Persimmon. For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.persimmonhomes.com/jobs/job/trainee-materials-buyer/

Apprentice Programme 2018 – Trades (Bricklaying and Carpentry/Joinery) Closing date: 29 June 2018 Our Apprentice programme is run in partnership with CITB, the Sector Skills Council for construction. It mixes college study with practical on-site training with experienced trade specialists, and a programme that goes well beyond the standard syllabus. For more information and to apply please visit: https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/barratthomes/vms/e/barratt_developments/po sitions/bBm9wQ6CHpTySPLSAyXkWr

Sponsored Construction Degree Programme Opportunities nationwide Closing date: 27 July 2018 Starting salary: Up to £24,000 per annum depending on location and experience, plus benefits. 3


We’ve collaborated with Sheffield Hallam University to offer a bespoke Degree Programme leading to a BSc (Hons) Degree in Residential Development and Construction, which provides a unique opportunity for you to develop the qualities and skills you’ll need to excel in your career in the housebuilding industry. It’s a great opportunity for those who are looking for an alternative start for their career rather than full-time Higher Education or those who wish to change career direction into a Site Management role. You’ll join as Trainee Assistant Site Manager, giving you hands-on experience from day one. You’ll attend 4 x 1-week teaching blocks at Sheffield Hallam University each year, where we'll put you up in a hotel and cover your food and travel costs. You'll achieve an industry accredited BSc (Hons) Degree over the course of approximately 5 years.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/barratthomes/vms/e/barratt_developments/po sitions/cwbQDUSTfaB419EE9r6H--

Apprentice Engineer - Harbour Mobile Cranes A vacancy has arisen within our Biggleswade Crane Workshop for an Apprentice Engineer Harbour Mobile Cranes on a 4 year Apprenticeship Programme. To undertake a formal apprenticeship within the Maritime crane environment of Liebherr-Great Britain with a view to a longterm career.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://bit.ly/2HLvzZW

Apprentice Engineer – Crane Workshop A vacancy has arisen within our Biggleswade Crane Workshop for an apprentice on a 4 year Apprenticeship Programme. The role is to undertake a formal apprenticeship within LWE crane engineering environment of Liebherr-Great Britain with a view to a long-term career.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://bit.ly/2qQWj3k

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TSO Power Planning Engineer - Bedford TSO Radio and Rigging Engineer - Northampton For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.btplc.com/Careercentre/earlycareers/apprentices/index.htm

School/College Leaver Scheme Audit Assistant – Milton Keynes Closing date: 30 June 2018

Scheme start date: August 2018

Our external audit school leaver programme will give you all the skills and support you need to unlock a future that’s packed with opportunities and new experiences. You’ll enjoy a fast-tracked business career that recognises your potential and rewards your ambition. When you join our team, you’ll enjoy a powerful combination of on-the-job learning and structured training – not to mention an impressive client list to work with. You’ll discover a culture that nurtures individuality and an environment where everyone is supported to reach their potential. With us, you’ll always be moving forward. For more information and to apply please visit:

https://careers.rsmuk.com/GSL/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=27655

School/College Leaver Scheme Personal Tax Assistant – Milton Keynes Closing date: 30 June 2018 Scheme start date: August 2018 Our tax school leaver programme will give you all the skills and support you need to unlock a future that’s packed with opportunities and new experiences. You’ll 5


enjoy a powerful combination of on-the-job learning and structured training – not to mention an impressive client list to work with. When you join our team, you’ll discover a culture that nurtures individuality and an environment where everyone is supported to reach their potential. With us, you’ll always be moving forward. For more information and to apply please visit:

https://careers.rsmuk.com/GSL/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=27658

School/College Leaver Scheme Restructuring Assistant – Milton Keynes Closing date: 30 June 2018 Join our Restructuring Advisory team and take a bold first step towards your future career. Become part of our team for up to a year and get business experience that will help you really stand out. With us, you’ll get involved in client work very quickly, and get the chance to learn about different types of businesses from varying industry sectors. The depth of services and clients you’ll be exposed to early in your career will help you jumpstart your accountancy career. Initially, you’ll be working as part of a small team. Once you’ve completed your initial professional qualifications, the complexity of your workload will increase and you’ll have the opportunity to take on more individual responsibilities and get involved in more challenging accounting issues, such as applying international accounting standards. With us, you’ll have the space to grow and be challenged. With our support, you’ll become a true trusted adviser to your clients. When you join this team, you’ll work towards your AAT professional qualifications. For more information and to apply please visit: https://careers.rsmuk.com/GSL/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=28689

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School/College Leaver AAT Trainee Locations: Bedford, London, Northampton, Peterborough Scheme start date: September 2018 Is a career in Accountancy for you? Would you like to get a head start with some relevant ‘on the job’ experience while you study for your recognised qualification? Then starting your career with our apprenticeship programme is a good option. The added bonus? No student debt. Let’s be clear, we recruit all our apprentices with a view to them going on to complete their respective chartered qualifications, as recognised by the ICAEW. There’s every chance you’ll be fully qualified in less than five years, much earlier than if you were to study at university. You will have the same opportunities available to you as any other graduate would.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.macintyrehudson.co.uk/index.php?/careers/students/school-leavers

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

Degree Apprenticeship in Digital Innovation Start date: September 2018 If you're considering an alternative to university, develop the digital skills you need to be at the forefront of technology and business on our new Degree Apprenticeship in Digital Innovation. You'll gain the opportunity to specialise in either data analytics or software development, creating innovative solutions for our clients from day one. At the same time you will study towards a degree, helping you to develop in-demand digital skills that will prepare you for the workplace of the future, whilst earning a starting salary of up to £21,500. Opportunities are available across all of our service lines – Assurance, Consulting, People Advisory Services, Tax and Transactions, with training delivered by ADA- the National College for Digital Skills and QA Apprenticeships.

For more information and to apply please visit:

https://www.ukcareers.ey.com/schools/ourprogrammes/apprenticeships/degree-apprenticeship-in-digital-innovation

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.

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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: https://www.capgemini.com/gb-en/careers/jobs/2018-degree-apprentice-programme/#

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

Job opportunity at Cereals 2018 DSV UK are looking to recruit six young farmers / students to work on their Cereals Stand on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th June 2018 at Chrishall Grange, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. You will be required to assist with marketing our product range as well as assisting with running a game on our stand. No technical knowledge or previous experience with agriculture required. We will need you to start at 9am and finish at 4pm each day with a 30 minute lunch break. DSV will pay £50 per day as well as covering entry costs, a free lunch (pizza) will also be provided. For more information on DSV please visit our website www.dsv-uk.co.uk

Interested? Please contact Emma – 07914 305799 or 01295 758800

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Seasonal Aqua Park Staff – St Neots Calling all water loving people. We are recruiting staff now for Southlake Aqua Park, opening June 2018. We are looking to offer summer holiday jobs, minimum age 16+. Staff would have the opportunity to attain an Open Water Lifeguarding Qualification as part of their free training with us. All training provided, flexible hours, full or p/t work available. To apply please call Leesa on 07535 880940 Southlake Aqua Park, Great North Road, Little Paxton, PE19 6ET

Support Workers – Summer 2018 Activity Schemes Locations: Bedford and Luton Full-time 23rd July - 10th August 2018

Pay: £8.27 - £8.77

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic team players to join the Autism Bedfordshire team for our Summer Activity Schemes. Autism Bedfordshire summer schemes are fast paced, fun filled action packed days where you will get to see first-hand the difference we are able to make for families. Paid Support Workers will need to have relevant experience and qualifications. We provide uniform, full training, references and fantastic experiences for all. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of the details mentioned, please feel free to contact a member of the Children’s Services Team. For more information please visit: https://www.autismbedfordshire.net/volunteer-work

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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

For more information on the roles available please visit: https://www.gulliversfun.co.uk/recruitment

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FULL & PART TIME SEASONAL JOBS We are now recruiting for the following vacancies: Kitchen Porter Cleaner 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 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. 14


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

Estate worker – Hertfordshire An attractive opportunity has arisen for an experienced Estate Worker to play a key role on a stunning private small holding near Welwyn in Hertfordshire. The position would suit Estate Workers with experience of managing animals and machinery, as well as their own time and associated responsibilities. The privately owned small holding encompasses approximately 30 acres in total, 25 of which comprise of paddocks/ménage and rough grassland, with a tennis court and swimming pool located within close proximity to the garden. The paddocks contain 10 cows and calves, lambs, chickens and horses. A groom is on hand to manage the horses but assistance will be required at times. Applicants should be experienced estate workers with a good level of competency in a variety of tasks, the willingness to be flexible, and be able to maintain a positive attitude at all times. Demonstrable experience of managing the animals stated above is of paramount importance. Duties will also involve maintenance of the paddocks and hedges, mowing, fencing/basic hard landscaping, and general yard work. The position will involve the operation and maintenance of machinery, so skills and experience in this area is essential. Applicants with good DIY and outdoor skills are encouraged to apply, as are those from a farming background. A full driving licence and your own transport are required, as is a good level of physical fitness and the ability to manage your own time. Typical hours of work are 08:00 – 16:30 in winter, and 08:00 – 17:00 in summer, Monday to Friday. If you are interested please contact James Latham head gardener/estate manager 07879 407492 or email info@julietoll.co.uk

Part time Yard Assistant - Maulden This would start off from 10 hours a week (but this could increase if the employee wanted it to later in the year). No qualifications are required but the applicant must love horses. To apply please call Olivia Leigh on 07581 142 627 15


Dog Groomer - Stevenage We are seeking people with a love of life and a genuine passion for pet ownership and delighting people. You will have a fun & outgoing personality, backed by a ‘can do’ attitude and you instinctively want to ‘do what it takes’ to thrill our customer. Ensuring that our clients enjoy a positive, memorable and rewarding spa experience exceeding customers’ expectations by bringing ‘Pet Perfect Service’ to life within the store, and beyond.

For more information and to apply please visit:

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

Part time Sales Assistants Locations: Huntingdon 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:

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

Seasonal Education Enrichment Assistants Closing date: 22 June 2018 Woburn Safari Park is home to some of the world's most magnificent and endangered animals. The park consists of a Foot Safari, Road Safari and catering outlets and is enjoyed by families looking for a fun day out. It is also home to The Safari Lodge, a 16


unique events venue. Woburn Safari Park is looking to recruit Education Assistants for summer 2018. This varied and interesting role involves school tours and talks, assisting with holiday programmes 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 customer service skills and a strong interest and enthusiasm for animals and conservation. Potential applicants should have exceptional communication skills, be enthusiastic with a flexible attitude and a team player. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an assessment day on 27th June 2018.

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

Volunteer Mounted Section Grooms – Milton Keynes Closing date: 31 July 2018 Thames Valley Police are recruiting volunteers to support the Mounted Section Grooms in their day to day activities in the department, this will include general stable duties and supporting staff to prepare for a variety of commitments. Experience of working with horses is desirable.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://bit.ly/2rBgsva

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

Book Illustrator I have written a book which is about to be published. It is about my own personal struggles with mental health, homelessness and abuse, as I grew into the women I am now. The work should be as creative as possible, using what media they see fit- but it must include an empty swing set in a park. There is no mandatory experience needed, just a creative eye. The target audience is 14 - 30 year olds which is quite broad so the cover must be attractive to all. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 17th July as the book needs to be printed from the 1st August. The most successful covers may be released to a focus group in order to help myself and the publisher decide on which submission is ideal. The successful student will be invited to the ticketed book launch, which will be held in Central London, with the option of bringing some guests as his/her work is unveiled to the public.

For more information please contact Katherine Showunmi on kmshowunmi@gmail.com

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

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Customer Experience Centre Representative We are looking for brilliant people to join our talented team here at Autoglass® & Laddaw® You’ll be playing a vital role in our busy call centre, playing a vital role in making a difference to our customers, by solving people’s problems with real care. 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. Our representatives are pivotal in making it the best and easiest customer experience, exhibiting our company values at all times. Working for our Customer Experience Centre you’ll be:  Self-motivated and sales driven, with strong influencing and negotiating techniques to ensure every contact is converted into a sale  An excellent problem solver to ensure the appointment is convenient to the customer  A great communicator with good questioning and listening skills  Able to demonstrate a desire to learn and succeed in a service environment  Able to establish, develop and maintain great working relationships with all work colleagues We’re looking for you because:  You constantly demonstrate all of our values- Caring, Collaborative, Genuine and Driven  You are a people person who is genuinely happy working with customers and the public  You can keep yourself motivated and driven  You are proactive and conscientious and always strive to deliver the best service We will give you:  Competitive salary at £8.50 per hour rising to £9 per hour after probation  Great development opportunities - a clear pathway to advancing your career through building your experience with us  Generous bonus scheme related to both personal and team performance  Up to 10% pension contributions – based on employee contribution of 5%  28 days annual leave (including bank holidays)  Discounted shopping vouchers  Discounted gym membership

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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 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 Locations: 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

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Volunteer Awards Co-ordinator - CPRE Bedfordshire CPRE fights for a better future for the English Countryside. We work locally and nationally to protect, shape and enhance our beautiful, thriving countryside for everyone to value and enjoy. Campaigning throughout England is carried out by county-based branches, which aim to influence decision making on a range of environmental and land-use issues. At CPRE Bedfordshire we have an exciting opportunity for an Awards Co-ordinator to join us to help with our core work. Activities involve:      

Assisting with an Awards scheme to recognise good practice in the countryside Working with the Branch Executive Committee to appoint a judging panel and judging criteria Marketing the scheme to attract as many entrants as possible, including leaflet distribution, press releases, email circulars and advertising Promoting the scheme to CPRE members and volunteers, asking for nominations Logging all entries, liaising with entrants, and updating records Helping to organise an Awards Ceremony or prize-giving; sending out guest invitations, printing certificates and organising refreshments

What we need from you: Our branch office is in Bedford, so you have the choice to either work from here or work at home. We keep in regular contact via phone and/or email to discuss progress and to provide support. You would also be encouraged to attend group meetings. A 3-6 month commitment is desirable to see the project through from beginning to end. This is an opportunity to be involved in a positive initiative for a respected environmental organisation, develop an interest in project/event management and feel part of a friendly and passionate group. Ideally, we hope that you can offer us most of the qualities described below:       

An interest in celebrating the countryside and recognising the efforts of local people and communities Some experience of running or being involved in events Excellent written and verbal communication skills Well organised and able to keep clear, accurate records Able to work to deadlines and be responsible for following through on agreements/arrangements A team player: flexible and willing to adapt Computer literate - the internet, e-mail and MS Word or equivalent

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 Opportunities to attend local and national CPRE activities, events and workshops The role is voluntary although we will pay all out-of-pocket expenses with prior agreement, in line with our Volunteers Policy. Contact details: For more information on this role or others like it, please contact: Susan Walls on 01234 353331 or susan.walls@cprebeds.org.uk Also visit our website: www.cprebeds.org.uk

Marketing Assistant Nicolas Tye Architects Limited is an award winning small architectural studio with 18 employees. Our practice specializes in high end residential both in the UK and abroad. We are situated just outside the village of Maulden and therefore own transport is essential. We are a happy, lively and creative team and are looking for an ambitious positive person with a can-do attitude to join our team. Salary according to experience and training will be given in all areas. Possible part time start turning to full time once study year has finished. Please find details below of job description:               

Planning exhibitions 2+ times a year. Designing and editing promo material including adverts, press releases, business cards, post cards etc. Speak to magazines to arrange advertisements/editorial. Publish a seasonal newsletter. Liaise with clients and photographers to plan photoshoots. Plan video content if needed. Editing images in Photoshop and managing images. Creating and issuing a Christmas card every year. Putting our projects into competitions. Editing and updating company brochures. Planning social events for the team. Take photos of team events and create photo books each year. Liaise with companies renting out Barn and Studio. Organising introductory meeting with new client and director. Creating information pack of new client/project. Update new enquiry spreadsheet. Update advertising spreadsheet. Supporting Admin with phones/front of house. 24


How to apply – please send your CV and covering letter to Val Flecknell by email: accounts@nicolastyearchitects.co.uk

Rare opportunity to gain work experience in Solicitors office Deo Volante (DV) Solicitors, a highly respected local law firm, would like to offer two Bedford College students an exciting opportunity to experience life in a solicitors practice over the summer holidays. DV Solicitors have expertise in a wide range of areas of the law including immigration, family, crime, property, civil litigation, international and Islamic law. They have a passion for supporting the local community. The work experience placement is open to all Bedford College Group Students. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are planning to apply to study law at university and are looking to enhance their UCAS statement or are planning to do a legal apprenticeship and would like to boost their CV. Alternatively students may choose to use the experience in order to help them make an informed choice regarding their future career. DV Solicitors are happy to be flexible regarding the dates of the work experience and it can be arranged to fit around the successful candidates. If are interested in applying please email Chris Howes (c.howes@dvsolicitors.com) with short answers of no more than 300 words to the following two questions:  Why do you wish to undertake a work experience placement at Deo Volente Solicitors?  How do you feel that completing a work experience placement at Deo Volente Solicitors would benefit your own personal development?

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

Wavendon Pre-School & Day Nursery

Nursery Nurse We are currently recruiting for Full Time Nursery Nurses to join our Wavendon Day Nursery in Milton Keynes. Our Wavendon Day Nursery and Preschool is part of Bright Horizons Family Solutions. We have over 200 Nurseries in the UK and Ireland and we take pride in providing the highest quality of care to our children and families. As a Nursery Nurse working for us, you can expect a competitive salary, excellent training and development as well as a caring and passionate place of work! In order to be considered for the role of Nursery Nurse, you will need: • A passionate and positive attitude towards working with children • Experience within an early years environment • A full and relevant child care qualification Your role as Nursery Nurse will include: • Promoting positive relationships with parents, children and colleagues • Ensuring health, safety and wellbeing of the children at all times • Being a key person carrying out all related responsibilities in building relationships with a small group of children and their families according to the EYFS You may have experience of the following: Childcare Practitioner, Early Years Practitioner, Play worker, Nursery Practitioner, Nursery Teacher, Early Years Educator. We offer an extensive benefits package, which includes: • 12 week Induction programme • Succession planning and excellent career opportunities • Access to 18 training courses including Child protection • High street discounts We look forward to receiving your application!

Email: wavendon@asquithnurseries.co.uk

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Nursery Practitioner – Bedford Nursery Practitioner (qualified to Level 3 or equivalent in Childcare Learning & Development) To provide the highest level of care and education for children attending the nursery.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.kiddicaru.com/careers-with-us/job-profiles/nursery-practitioner/

Bank Nursery staff – Bedford We are looking to increase our established list of approved Bank Staff at all Kiddi Caru Nursery locations that can be called on to cover holidays, absence and reduced staff levels. If you have a friendly flexible approach and have a passion for working with children then contact us about joining our Bank Staff Team.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.kiddicaru.com/careers-with-us/bedford-nursery/bank-nursery-staff/

Care Assistants Locations: Bedford and Kempston Bedford Borough Council has opportunities for individuals who are flexible, motivated and passionate about providing high quality care and supporting older people to live enriched and meaningful lives. If you are unable to commit to a shift pattern, we are also looking for Bank staff to work at our care homes.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.bedford.gov.uk/jobs_and_careers/current_vacancies/care_assistants__apply_anytim.aspx

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Mulberry Bear Day Nursery Walton Hall. Milton Keynes. MK7 6AA 01908 653867 mulberrybear-enquiries@open.ac.uk

We have 2 full time roles available in our nursery! Our first role is a level 3 nursery practitioner to work with our Toddler age children (18 – 36 months). We are offering a competitive salary £16,702 - £18,981, depending on experience Our second role is a level 2/3 nursery practitioner to work in our Baby Room (3 – 18 months). We are offering a competitive salary £14,925 - £16,702, depending on experience All post holders in our nursery maybe required to work in other rooms/areas to best meet the children’s needs. Qualifications must be relevant to the post as per Qualification Check list 22/03/2018 found at www.gov.uk

Each role has 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays Mulberry Bear staff work on shift patterns, 8 hours per day between 7.45 am – 6.00pm Continued professional development and training opportunities available With our links to the Open University automatic pension enrolment is with USS Pensions. If you would like to find out more about either post please call us on 01908 653867 or email mulberrybear-enquiries@open.ac.uk. You will be required to complete an application form for the posts, we do not accept CV’s alone, please call or email us for an application form. You are welcome to come to the nursery for a pre-arranged visit. Closing date for applications Friday 29th June 2018. Interview date to be arranged for early July. Mulberry Bear is situated on the ground of the Open University in Milton Keynes. We are committed to safeguarding children and all posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and references from past employers.

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Shared Lives Carers – Bedford Shared Lives is a scheme which links up adults with learning disabilities with families. This can be for short community access session, a short respite break or a long term placement. Shared Lives Bedford is looking for people to provide a family environment which can help someone who needs extra support to get the best out of life. Carers work on a self-employed basis. The role can fit around your studies and is suitable for those returning to study, retraining or looking for a career change. For more information please visit: http://www.bedford.gov.uk/health_and_social_care/adult_learning_disabilities/fa mily_and_carers/shared_lives_bedford.aspx Or contact Sue Belton, Shared Lives Officer on 01234 228426 or sue.belton@bedford.gov.uk

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

Website Volunteer - CPRE Bedfordshire CPRE fights for a better future for the English Countryside. We work locally and nationally to protect, shape and enhance our beautiful, thriving countryside for everyone to value and enjoy. Campaigning throughout England is carried out by county-based branches, which aim to influence decision making on a range of environmental and land-use issues. At CPRE Bedfordshire we have an exciting opportunity for a Website Volunteer to join us to help with our core work. Activities involve:          

Assisting with the management of the CPRE Bedfordshire website, both the visible front end and the back end administration updating content frequently using contributions provided by others in the branch ensuring layout is consistent and uses CPRE’s branding over time, refreshing the design and feel of the site as new software, templates or photography become available transferring content onto the CPRE website template as required ensuring software is up-to-date and search engine profile is being maximised sharing website usage statistics with others in the branch recommending or taking a lead on social media opportunities which could work in tandem with the website and benefit the charity’s campaigning work setting up a (e.g. LocalGiving.com) account and post links on the main website to maximise fundraising potential considering generally how the website/social media presence could be maximised to raise funds and recruit new members or volunteers

What we need from you: Our branch office is in Bedford, so you have the choice to either work from here or work at home. We keep in regular contact via phone and/or email to discuss progress and to provide support. You would also be encouraged to attend occasional group meetings. This is an opportunity to play an important role in a respected environmental organisation, develop an interest in website design/management and be part of a friendly and passionate group. Ideally, we hope that you can offer us most of the qualities described below:      

literate in web software and familiar with hosting packages prompt and efficient in responding to enquiries good attention to detail and an eye for engaging web design/navigation commitment to high standards and an interest in new web developments good communication skills an interest in the countryside

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A great opportunity to use your existing experience and to develop new skills Working with others to make a difference both locally and nationally The opportunity to gain experience and recognition for projects/work completed. The potential to meet and discuss issues with a wide range of like-minded people Opportunities to attend local and national CPRE activities, events and workshops

The role is voluntary although we will pay all out-of-pocket expenses with prior agreement, in line with our Volunteers Policy. Contact details: For more information on this role or others like it, please contact: Susan Walls on 01234 353331 or susan.walls@cprebeds.org.uk Also visit our website: www.cprebeds.org.uk

Level 3 Technical Support Role Xperience Group, based in Peterborough UK, are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to join our busy team. The successful candidate would be offered a full time office based position in Peterborough as a Level 3 Technical Support Consultant. They would be expected to hold Microsoft SQL Transact Skills to an advanced level and be able to create scripts, run Select statements, SQL Updates, Joins etc. The role is a Level 3 support role, assisting our existing support team and field based consultants with: 

SQL Assistance, solving errors, database investigations, maintenance plans etc. Installation of Windows OS in Virtual Environments

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Experience with the entire Microsoft Office Stack Video Editing Skills Bookkeeping / Accounting Skills CRM Skills Experience with Reporting Software Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio and any programming languages

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Candidates would need to hold excellent dialect and communication skills, have excellent timekeeping and be self-motivated. Problem solving and ‘thinking outside the box’ would be a key attribute of the role. How to apply - If you think you are this person and want to be part of a successful company, please contact John Hinckley at john.hinckley@xperience-group.com or Andrew Smith at Andrew.smith@xperience-group.com

For more information on the company please visit: www.xperience-group.com

Communications Design Engineer – Henlow Salary: £24,934 The Engineering Operations team operate at the forefront of the MOD delivering cutting edge solutions for secure communications worldwide. This role, as a Telecommunications Engineer within Engineering Operations, offers the opportunity to work on a wide range of secure telecommunications projects within MOD and other government departments. You will be part of a dynamic team of qualified and experienced engineers responsible for the expeditious delivery of communication information systems in support of Operational and non–standard requirements. You will be given the opportunity to influence, advise and support wider ISS initiatives for the delivery of information systems to the MOD including the delivery of transformational IT projects. A successful applicant will be supported and mentored to develop in-depth understanding of the current and future CIS systems employed across the MOD, given appropriate training and supported in obtaining professional registration through the IET.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://bit.ly/2JyinLf

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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.

Photofabrication was founded over 45 years ago, as a specialist photo chemical machining company. More than 70,000 different components have been produced. With a commitment to customer service and focus on industry leading lead times. A personal approach with innovative manufacturing techniques, designed to treat the small orders with the same care and attention as the larger ones. Details of our processes can be found at: http://www.photofab.co.uk/index.php/services/chemical-milling-etching-process-tour/ We currently have a requirement for the following:

Junior/ Trainee CAD Operative 8am to 5pm (Monday to Thursday) 8am to 1pm (Fridays) - 39-hour Week – Salary: NLW Based within our Graphics department, you will be reporting to the Graphics Supervisor, ensuring that orders are manufactured correctly, cost effectively and delivered on time in accordance to the customer’s specifications. Good communication skills and having a flexible approach are essential as they will be working as part of a team. Looking for a committed and driven individual. To be considered for the role you should have:  Maths Grade C or above  Understanding of office programs, windows and a general competence on PC’s  Highly attentive to detail  The ability to problem solve with a can-do attitude  Able to follow detailed work instructions and protocols precisely  Self-disciplined with good organisational skills  Must work well as part of a team  To contribute to the continuous improvement of work processes, and working environment How to apply - Please send your CV to Jane Prutton by email to HR@photofab.co.uk

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

Saturday Assistant Saturday help wanted to work in a busy, thriving Flower Studio in Leighton Buzzard, Beds. This is a low level role to support experienced florists. Duties will include: cleaning the studio, changing water, conditioning flowers, tidying stock and keeping sundries in their correct places. Wedding prep - organising vases, boxes etc. Adding photos to Pinterest boards. The ideal candidate will be hard working and not afraid to get their hands dirty with a view to staying long term and hopefully progress to helping set up weddings and make displays using fresh flowers. Hours - every Saturday (allowed 4 off per year) - 8am-4pm. Pay - minimum wage. Apply in writing by sending your CV to rebecca@rebeccamarsala.com

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

Beauty Therapist – Near Biggleswade Beauty therapist required for an established, friendly salon in Langford Bedfordshire (near Biggleswade). Ideally you will be a therapist who has qualified to NVQ Level 3 but would we would consider an NVQ Level 2 qualified therapist. For more information please contact Lucy Clark on lucywebb652@googlemail.com

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Barber We are looking for a barber to join our team with an immediate start. Arcana Salon is an award winning salon open 7 days a week. We have an active and loyal male clientele and would love to develop this further. We are therefore looking for a skilled and passionate barber to join us. The ideal candidate will be qualified to at least Level 2 with some experience. They will be highly skilled and passionate. They will be a people’s person, customer focused and willing to work as part of a large team. Flexibility will be important and a ‘can do attitude.’ We offer a competitive base salary and a commission scheme and barbers often earn tips. For more information and to apply please visit:

https://www.arcanasalon.co.uk/jobs

Hair Stylist We are looking for a qualified, motivated and passionate hairdresser/stylists to provide excellent customer care and service to our extensive client base. Arcana is a hair, beauty and barbering salon in Shenley Brook End, Milton Keynes, with lots of free parking right outside. We have won numerous awards and are currently rated top three in Milton Keynes. We are open 7 days a week. We work a mix of days, evenings and (shared rota) weekend shifts. We are looking for a stylist to assist at peak times, that is: evenings and weekends as well as at other times during the week. This means building a client base and reaching commission will be easier for the right candidate. The right person will be available 2 evenings a week and on a split rota on Saturdays/Sundays. We will try to make sure that our stylists get at least one full weekend off a month. We provide a vibrant, busy environment with a great bunch of people who are friendly and sociable. There is a lot of potential to grow and develop, with training often provided For more information and to apply please visit:

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

Commis Chef – Willington We’re looking for a passionate & enthusiastic Commis Chef to join us at Frosts Willington. At Frosts, we take pride in our freshly prepared produce, using the best ingredients ensuring our food is second to none. For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.frostsgardencentres.co.uk/blog/careers/commis-chef

Part time Cook – Bedford Salary: £9.00 to £10.00 /hour Kimbolton Lodge is a nursing and residential care home for the over 65's. Following an internal restructure - we now have a vacancy for a qualified part time cook to join our team - you will be required to work 22 hours per week inclusive of alternate Saturday and Sunday shifts - shift pattern is 7.30am to 6.30pm – there is an option to split the shift 7.30am-2.30pm and 2.30-6.30pm. Principle responsibilities are:  Preparing and cooking fresh home-made meals - breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and supper.  Ensuring that meals, including liquidised diets, are presented in a manner which is attractive and appealing  Clearing, cleaning and washing up in the main kitchen (a kitchen assistant will assist with service area)  Ensuring the tables are laid to a high standard  Ensure that hot and cold snacks are available at all times  Covering for staff absence within the team Taking an active and enthusiastic interest in meeting the service user’s needs through quality, quantity, temperature of food upon serving, choice, nutritional value and dietary needs. Essential Criteria  SELF-MOTIVATED/ORGANISED – Able to prioritise work load to ensure food is fully prepared and ready to serve at pre-determined time  FLEXIBLE – work as part of a team and maintain good working relations 38


 RESPONSIBLE – for own safety and not endanger that of colleagues/visitors to the workplace – Report all accidents to Line Manager – work in compliance with codes of conduct, regulations and company policy and procedures  CONSCIENTIOUS - Ensure that output and quality of work is of the highest standard and complies with current legislation and standards  A GOOD COMMUNICATOR  AN ACTIVE TEAM PLAYER BUT ALSO ABLE TO WORK ON OWN INITIATIVE Please note: The post requires a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and 2 employment reference from current/last employer/college How to apply - If you feel you meet the above and are interested in joining us - we would love to meet you - please forward your CV to michelle@kimboltonlodge.com and we will get back to you to discuss further.

Grow your skills and your CV Throughout July, we’re offering 500 paid work experience placements for 16-18 yearolds in Pret shops up and down the country. Spend a week exploring a career in hospitality, building your confidence, and meeting the wonderful people of Team Pret. You’ll also have the chance to be fast-tracked through the application process for The Pret Apprenticeship.

For more information please visit: https://www.pretjobs.co.uk/big-experienceweek

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

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

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Bar staff Dining Assistants Chef/Baker Hotel receptionist Commercial services assistants – catering Kitchen assistants Room attendants Food service assistants Catering assistants Kitchen porters Events catering assistants

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

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Bar and Waiting Team Members Cleaners Housekeeper/Cleaner Kitchen Assistant/Commis Chef Kitchen Porter

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

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

Volunteer Estates Ranger Placements Nene Park, Peterborough These placements offer the opportunity to gain experience of working in a busy country park setting. You would be working alongside our skilled team of rangers and volunteers undertaking a range of maintenance, conservation and visitor related tasks throughout Nene Park.

For more information on this opportunity please see the Volunteering section.

Ranger – Wimpole Estate Closing date: 14 June 2018 With your endless passion for our work, you’ll help with the protection and care of habitats, wildlife, and the fabric of the estate, and your passion will inspire others to love this beautiful place as much as you do. Our practical conservation work is a 44


priority at Wimpole but you will need to find time to engage with visitors, volunteers and many others who value this special place. As an easily identifiable member of the Ranger team, on your best day you will be creating lasting memories for everyone either directly or through the differences you make at Wimpole. You’ll make sure that, at every twist and turn of these fantastic landscapes, we’re delivering outstanding outdoors experiences and excellent conservation work. You’ll share our common goal with customers and build relationships in the local community, proudly representing the National Trust. So whether you’re maintaining our extensive green spaces or assisting with guided visitor walks, through to delivering a wide range of rewarding habitat work, no two days will be the same. For more information and to apply please visit:

https://careers.nationaltrust.org.uk/OA_HTML/a/#/vacancy-detail/66366

Commons & Greens Support Officer Closing date: 9am 25 June 2018 Salary: £21,074 - £23,111 (Plus £585 Outer Fringe Allowance) Working hours: Full Time is preferred however Part Time applications of at least 21 hours per week will be considered. Contract Type: Fixed Term contract for 18 months with potential to be made permanent. We are looking for a talented individual to help us to maintain and enhance our already wonderful Commons and Green Spaces. Harpenden is fortunate to have a variety of outdoor spaces with many exciting habitats. This role will play a key part in managing these spaces and getting more local people to understand and enjoy them. We are looking for someone with an enthusiasm for wildlife and the outdoors who has strong interpersonal skills that will enable them to engage with a range of people including community groups, contractors and residents. They will have knowledge of countryside and land management techniques and experience of organising small outdoor community events. For more information and to apply - full details can be found in the application pack from Harpenden Town Council at: http://www.harpenden.gov.uk/vacancies-and-tenders Email: Philip.wright@harpenden.gov.uk or call 01582 463665. Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

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Skilled/trainee Gardener required - Hertfordshire A rare opportunity has arisen for a Skilled Gardener to join the small team on this beautiful private estate in Hertfordshire. This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate and enthusiastic gardener to build upon existing skills and knowledge, whilst working within a friendly and talented team. The privately owned estate encompasses approximately 30 acres, of which five are gardens maintained to a very high standard. The gardens are open once a year at the end of May as part of the NGS scheme, and as testament to their popularity, have recently broken the regional record for the most successful turnout in a day. The varied site comprises of a ž acre walled garden, a 1 ½ acre ornamental garden with water features, trees, shrubs, perennials and a long list of additional features, plants and areas beyond. Glasshouses on site are used for propagation and the storage of tender house plants. The remainder of the estate encompasses paddocks/mÊnage, a tennis court, rough grassland and a swimming pool. The garden team are noted for their small but much-praised production of fruit and vegetables, of which some are used for home-made preserves and juices. The estate also provides a home for various animals (cows, sheep, horses etc.) so you may be asked to assist in their management at times. An opening has arisen for a new Skilled Gardener to join the team of four Gardeners. Applicants for the role should be enthusiastic with good horticultural knowledge and experience in an ornamental and kitchen garden. Spraying certificates and experience with garden machinery is preferable. You will be working under the direction of the existing Head Gardener; a very knowledgeable horticulturalist and well-respected educator and mentor at the estate. A full driving licence and your own transport are required, and a positive attitude and good sense of humour are essential. If you are interested please contact Julie Toll on 07702 291552 or email info@julietoll.co.uk

Part time Gardener - Hertfordshire Keen gardener required for 1.5 acre garden in Ashwell. Mixed beds, hedges and lawns. 10hrs per week. Please apply with details of experience to Olivia at oliviahall100@gmail.com 46


Part time Gardener - Bedford Part time gardener required to help with small gardening business Anther & Style Gardening doing mainly garden maintenance and soft landscaping. The work is mostly locally in Bedford but also in Harpenden. The role would be 3 days per week normally Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, throughout the summer till October. For further information please contact William Cayax on 07748 677253 and to apply please email your CV to William at william@antherandstyle.com

Gardeners – Letchworth Garden City ARCH Gardening is looking for new Staff Members to join the team of mainly female gardeners. Do you know your dandelions from your daffodils, happy to work in all weathers and are physically fit? Then we would like to hear from you. Some horticulture experience would be preferred, as well as a clean driving licence. You will be working on your own or part of a team. The work is varied doing mostly domestic garden maintenance work but also some landscaping and grounds maintenance. Hours and salary to be discussed at interview. Please also note that a DBS check will be taken. If you are interested please send through your CV to info@archgardening.co.uk and we shall contact you should you be successful. ARCH Unit 5, Green Lane 3, Letchworth, Herts SG6 1HP.

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The Practical Gardening Company

GARDENER WANTED HARDY PERENNIAL TO JOIN THE TEAM 100% reliable, a neat and tidy gardener with a passion for gardening. Some knowledge preferred, ideally studying for RHS qualifications, a recent graduate or relevant experience. 

Own transport and own tools

Freelance paid by the hour

Hours/days to suit

Based in Wendover/Tring and surrounding Villages

Mature applicants very welcome.

Please telephone 07732 484545 or Email: vjwhite@hotmail.com Diligence and enthusiasm more important than skills.

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Closing date: Tuesday 12th June 2018 Interviews held on Wednesday 20th June 2018 WE ARE LOOKING TO FILL A NEW VACANCY THAT WILL BE SPLIT BETWEEN OUR GENOTYPING TEAM AND OUR WHEAT BREEDING TEAM. Responsibilities for Genotyping team: Includes DNA extraction, PCR set up and analysis and general lab support. Responsibilities for Wheat Breeding team: Includes nursery and trial plots scoring, harvest, seed handling and sowing. Post requires: Flexibility, positive attitude, willingness to learn, attention to detail, ability to prioritise and organise. Position: This position is permanent and is based at our Ickleton site. It would suit an individual with minimum GCSE or equivalent pass in Maths, English & Science and basic I.T skills. Previous laboratory based and/or agricultural/horticultural experience is preferable but not essential. Full training will be provided. To view the full job spec, please visit www.ragtseeds.co.uk/careers Ready to make an exciting move and discover how you can grow to expect the best? Please send your CV to: AnaĂŤlle Couvert by Email: ACouvert@ragt.fr

Agricultural Harvest Work Summer 2018 2 Agricultural Harvest Placements required for 2000 acres arable farm in Bedfordshire from Mid July to Mid September. Corn carting, and some possible cultivation work. Applicants must be over 18 years of age, hold a clean driving licence, plus trailer test essential. Accommodation provided with excellent remuneration package.

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Harvest Worker – Haynes West End, Bedfordshire We farm 1100 acres in south Bedfordshire, cropping wheat and sugar beet. A harvest position is available for this summer for 4 weeks, starting in August. The main responsibility is operating a 20t chaser bin during wheat harvest. Other responsibilities include topping, hedge cutting and general farm duties. The position will be working closely with the farm manager and offers a good experience into arable farming. Candidate will need;    

Good communication skills with combine operator and lorry driver Experience of operating modern machinery Full UK driving license (ideally clean) Telehandler ticket

Accommodation available nearby and decent rate of pay. How to apply - Please email CV to james.miles@sentry.co.uk or call 07970 549009

Harvest 2018 - Tractor Driver Required Required for grain carting, primary and secondary cultivations using modern John Deere and Case tractors with GPS guidance. 1500 acre mainly arable farm with pedigree Hereford suckler cows on Northants/Beds/Cambs border. July to October, could lead to permanent position. Teleporter certificate would be an advantage. Accommodation available. Competitive rate of pay. How to apply: Please contact Nick How by email at nick@millviewfarm.com or call 07714 240064.

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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. You will need to have:      

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 prfarming2000@tiscali.co.uk attaching your CV.

Farm worker Cambridgeshire based farm estate seeking a hardworking and enthusiastic individual to join our team on a full time basis. The farm grows combinable crops and sugar beet alongside a contract beet harvesting operation. The chosen candidate will be able to work to the highest standards and work well as part of our close knit team. The job requires an individual with excellent communication skills, flexibility and a willingness to learn. 52


We operate modern equipment including 2 x Lexion, 770 combines, 2 x Quadtracs an Agrifac self-propelled and Horsch trailed sprayer. The role will include combine driving and a shared responsibility for spraying and fertilising applications along with relief driving within other areas of the farming business. Remuneration will include a competitive wage, pension and accommodation at a competitive rate. Please email your CV to Jason@bartlow.u-net.com

Harvest Worker Required – South Cambridgeshire We are looking to recruit a harvest worker for a 1,100 acre family arable farm near Royston. Responsibilities will include corn carting and cultivations using modern tractors as well as general farm work. Applicants will need to be enthusiastic and willing to work long hours when required and some tractor driving experience is essential. Start and end dates can be flexible but must cover all of August and September. Pay dependant on experience and qualifications. Please reply to Andrew Pettitt - 07732 417966 - dandjpettitt@hotmail.co.uk

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Job opportunity at Cereals 2018 DSV UK are looking to recruit six young farmers / students to work on their Cereals Stand on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th June 2018 at Chrishall Grange, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. You will be required to assist with marketing our product range as well as assisting with running a game on our stand. No technical knowledge or previous experience with agriculture required. We will need you to start at 9am and finish at 4pm each day with a 30 minute lunch break. DSV will pay ÂŁ50 per day as well as covering entry costs, a free lunch (pizza) will also be provided. For more information on DSV please visit our website www.dsv-uk.co.uk

Interested? Please contact Emma – 07914 305799 or 01295 758800

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

Vehicle Assessment Technicians - Kempston Salary - £18.9k Basic. OTE £26K+ As a Vehicle Assessment Technician you will be required to carry out a professional assessment of vehicles prior to auction to ensure that customers have an accurate idea of its condition and worth. You will be working mainly outside and there will be times you are working without direct supervision – so you will need to be self-motivated and able to pick things up quickly. At times you will be collecting data and communicating this to others. You will be working shifts which will usually be Monday to Friday 08:00-17:45 with an hour paid break. Your shifts will include some weekend working and evenings on occasions but with this you are given overtime pay and 195 flex hours (hours can vary, depending on business needs). What do I need? The ideal candidate should hold the minimum of a Level 1 or 2 motor vehicle qualification and will have workshop experience gained from either an independent or franchised automotive environment. Applicants should have a keen interest in motor vehicle technology and will also need you to be physically fit and prepared to work outdoors, whatever the weather. Due to the nature of the role we do require you to have a driving licence with no more than 6 points so you are able to get to and from client’s sites. You must have good attention to detail with a general standard of literacy and numeracy. We want someone who is passionate about cars and proactive in finding out information - the type of person who will portray a professional image to our customers. To be eligible to apply you will ideally live within 15 miles of the site location. Additional Information What are the benefits of this job? Your hard work will definitely not be going un-rewarded. There are hundreds of discounts available from money off trips abroad to cheaper cars. These can vary from time to time but tend to include exciting things like: 57


Free breakdown membership as standard, after a years’ service

Discounted Merlin Annual Passes for the top UK attractions

Apple and Apple repair services

Money off selected car manufacturers

Package holidays

Discounts across hundreds of well-known restaurants

To apply please email your CV to Paul Bonner at paul@pfbrecruitment.com

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

Customer Experience Centre Representative We are looking for brilliant people to join our talented team here at Autoglass® & Laddaw® You’ll be playing a vital role in our busy call centre, playing a vital role in making a difference to our customers, by solving people’s problems with real care. 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. Our representatives are pivotal in making it the best and easiest customer experience, exhibiting our company values at all times. Working for our Customer Experience Centre you’ll be:  Self-motivated and sales driven, with strong influencing and negotiating techniques to ensure every contact is converted into a sale  An excellent problem solver to ensure the appointment is convenient to the customer  A great communicator with good questioning and listening skills 58


 Able to demonstrate a desire to learn and succeed in a service environment  Able to establish, develop and maintain great working relationships with all work colleagues We’re looking for you because:  You constantly demonstrate all of our values- Caring, Collaborative, Genuine and Driven  You are a people person who is genuinely happy working with customers and the public  You can keep yourself motivated and driven  You are proactive and conscientious and always strive to deliver the best service We will give you:  Competitive salary at £8.50 per hour rising to £9 per hour after probation  Great development opportunities - a clear pathway to advancing your career through building your experience with us  Generous bonus scheme related to both personal and team performance  Up to 10% pension contributions – based on employee contribution of 5%  28 days annual leave (including bank holidays)  Discounted shopping vouchers  Discounted gym membership

To apply for this role please email your CV to recruitment@belronuk.com and include BEDSCEC in the subject line.

Retail Manager – Visitor Centre and Nene Outdoors Closing date: 27 June 2018 This role is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to play a fundamental role in the development and delivery of the retail offering at the Visitor Centre and at Nene Outdoors. We are looking for a person to inspire, lead and manage a team of staff and volunteers to play a key part in providing a great retail and visitor experience. You will be an important member of the Operations Team, delivering a high quality service from the Visitor Centre in Ferry Meadows Country Park. The Retail Manager will be part of a team that strives for excellence in all the services it provides - from park management and maintenance to a range of services for its visitors who now make a million and a half visits each year.

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Part time Customer Service Assistant – Willington Frosts at Willington Garden Centre are now recruiting for a seasonal part-time Customer Service Assistant to work in our Leisure Department. Applicants will be required to work 12 hours per week, working a variety of shifts which will involve working alternative weekends. The ideal candidates will be friendly, reliable, optimistic, self-motivated, a team-player, interested and energetic.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.frostsgardencentres.co.uk/blog/careers/6325

Part time Customer Assistants Locations: Luton Airport, St Neots This is your chance to be part of something a bit different. You’ll be working closely with the most important part of our business – our customers. Giving them fantastic customer care and making them feel good, and we think that’s a great opportunity. You’ll really get to know our customers and what they’re looking for; it’s everything from helping them find the perfect product, working deliveries and stocking the shelves, to getting behind our in-store promotion.

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

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.

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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/

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

Part time Store Support Colleagues Part time Sales Consultants Locations: 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: https://careers.dixonscarphone.com/search-and-apply

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Part time Customer Assistants Locations: Bedford, Sandy, St Neots Various shifts and hours available, including just weekends and evenings. For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.tesco-careers.com/apply.aspx

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

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

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

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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: http://www.willenlake.org.uk/about-the-lake/jobs#.WmsegWnFLct

Seasonal 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: http://www.willenlake.org.uk/about-the-lake/jobs#.WmsegWnFLct

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

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Tree top Extreme Instructor– Milton Keynes We are looking for enthusiastic Instructors to join our team at Treetop Extreme.

For more information and to apple please visit: http://www.willenlake.org.uk/about-the-lake/jobs#.Wo6vAoPFLcu

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

Room Guides – Woburn Abbey Closing date: 10 June 2018 Woburn Abbey has been home to the Russell family since the early 17th Century and today home to the 15th Duke and Duchess of Bedford. A historic house, The Abbey has 22 rooms filled with a superb collection of paintings, furniture, porcelain and sculptures, whilst the stunning gardens consist of 42 acres of pleasure grounds, with features based on Humphry Repton designs. Woburn Abbey forms part of Bedford Estates and is a leading visitor attraction and the private residence of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. 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. You may have a passion for historic houses and art, although this is not essential. Previous experience of working within a similar or customer facing role would be beneficial. The role will involve a great deal of visitor interaction in addition to ensuring the safety and security of our visitors, buildings and exhibits. Full training will be provided.

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

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

Wanted! Flexible working Warehouse Operatives First Call Contract Services are looking to recruit Warehouse Operatives to work in a Distribution Centre who can work on fixed term contracts surrounding the below dates, which could fit around your timetable!  06 August to 31 August  15 October to 09 November  11 November to 07 December We can offer some flexibility with the above dates, if commitment is not 100% to all. This role would particularly interest Students, Semi-retired individuals, or candidates who are looking to get back in to full time work after a period of absence. What we can offer:  Fixed term contracts with guaranteed hours  One rate of pay for all workers. We do not pay less for under 25’s  A variety of shifts available to suit your individual needs- Earlies, Lates, or nights  A warm and welcoming working environment  Subsidised canteen  Minimum pay rate of £7.75 on days  Extra £ premiums for working lates or nights  Weekly pay What we need from you:  Ability to commit to working full time hours within the above dates  An ability to listen and learn Warehouse processes  Reliability and honesty  A “Can do attitude” Using the latest technology to pick items (Clothing only). General Warehouse tasks, which will include Manual Handling. This role is working in the UK distribution centre for clothing for a well-known supermarket. As you would expect with such a recognised brand, the site has excellent working conditions, and offers full paid training and site Inductions. Applicants must be aware that as part of the recruitment process, they will be expected to pass a Drug & Alcohol test. The cost of this test will be met in full by First Call Contract Services.

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

International Kite Festival - Russell Park June 9th & 10th Times – anytime you can between 11am and 5pm or both/either day The International Kite Festival is contained within Russell Park and welcomes thousands of visitors, including kite flyers from across the world. The event can generate a fair amount of litter (despite a vast number of bins), so if you can spare a couple of hours over the weekend to help us to keep the areas clean and to report any concerns we would love to hear from you.

Bedford River Festival July 14th & 15th The River Festival attracts around 300,000 visitors over a single weekend and we have the huge task of cleaning the area after Saturday’s festivities ready for visitors on Sunday – this is where we are seeking your help. If you are able to pop down to Russell Park on the morning of Sunday 15th July from 7am to help us with the big tidy up, we would welcome and greatly appreciate your support. Meeting at Russell Park Event Control Marquee

If you can come along to either of these events please email your name and event availability to volunteering@bedford.gov.uk . We hope that you can join us!

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 69


Volunteer Mounted Section Grooms – Milton Keynes Closing date: 31 July 2018 Thames Valley Police are recruiting volunteers to support the Mounted Section Grooms in their day to day activities in the department, this will include general stable duties and supporting staff to prepare for a variety of commitments. This is an all year role with the majority of time being outside irrelevant of the weather. Experience of working with horses is desirable.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://bit.ly/2rBgsva

Volunteer Estates Ranger Placements Nene Park, Peterborough These placements offer the opportunity to gain experience of working in a busy country park setting. You would be working alongside our skilled team of rangers and volunteers undertaking a range of maintenance, conservation and visitor related tasks throughout Nene Park. You will need to show:        

Willingness to follow instructions Willingness to undergo a DBS check and training Excellent communication skills and enjoy engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds Ability to work well as part of a group Compliance with health and safety procedures Punctuality and reliability Willingness to work in all weathers Lots of enthusiasm and a can do attitude

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Gain experience and skills Enhance your CV Widen knowledge Work alongside an experienced park team Satisfaction of providing additional community activity in the Park Chance to be part of a growing volunteer team and meet new people

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Who would the role suit Students studying relevant courses or those looking to gain practical experience in a country park setting. A full driving license would be desirable but not essential. Availability Voluntary placements are available throughout the year with a particular focus on peak seasons (June to September). Placements are for a minimum of 4 weeks and will typically involve working 4 days a week and include some weekend work. How to apply Please visit https://www.nenepark.org.uk/support-us/volunteer/volunteer-estates-rangerplacements. If you have any questions regarding the role please email volunteer@neneparktrust.org.uk or call 01733 40595 to speak to David Radley.

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

'Women in Investment Management' Event Schroders will open their doors to female students eager to explore career opportunities in the investment management industry. The 'Women in Investment Management' event is your chance to put the focus on your career, discover our business and the career paths we offer. Whether you already have the ambition to work in the investment management industry, or are unclear where you want to take your career. The day will offer you an overview of the industry, opportunities to network with people in the business, as well as be involved in talks and panel events with Schroders and Investment20/20 representatives. Date: 6th July 2018

Time: 10-4 pm

Location: Schroders, 31 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7QA This event is perfect for females, 16, and over, who are considering graduate, apprenticeship or school leaver opportunities. Make sure you register before the 17th June 2018 at the link below. https://schroders.taleo.net/careersection/5/jobdetail.ftl?job=LON35440&lang=en#.Wvv9CkaQUCo.email

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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.

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Jobs & Opportunities Bulletin 1( Jun18)  
Jobs & Opportunities Bulletin 1( Jun18)