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OPPORTUNITIES March 2018 First Edition


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

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


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

For more information and to apply please visit: ticeship_-_Nene_Valley

Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee Programmes Closing date: 1st April 2018 Scheme start date: September 2018 Do you love plants? Do you love gardening? Do you want a career in horticulture? If so then apply now to become a Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee. 16 places are available, each placement is in an historic or botanic garden, lasts 12months, and commences September 2018.

To find out more about the recruitment process, including the link to the application form, please go to:

Haulage Apprenticeship - Bedford P. Lack Haulage was established in 2011 by Phil Lack who was aged just 22 years of age. With a family history of LGV drivers, Phil left his job within local radio to embark on his own journey into the world of haulage and has since grown the company to a fleet of 5 tippers and concrete mixers. Phil is now turning his attention to giving another young person the opportunity to move into the haulage industry by offering an apprenticeship that will see the lucky 2

candidate achieve their HGV licence (Class C), along with all the necessary training. Upon completion, the candidate will then be given a full time position within the company, along with a very competitive salary and the opportunity to work for this local family business.

For further information please call Phil on 07929 663 495. Candidates who are interested in applying for this apprenticeship should send a CV and covering letter to Phil Lack via email

APPRENTICE 7.5t DRIVER - BEDFORD As a growing International Company currently employing approx. 350 people in the UK, Dunster House Ltd is an established international family run Company that Manufactures and Retails a large variety of Timber Lifestyle Products that are sold throughout the UK from our various sites in Bedford, Scunthorpe, Warminster, Faversham, Basingstoke and Liverpool. We are currently offering a number of opportunities at our Bedford Branch to candidates looking for an apprenticeship role. If you’re keen to learn a valuable trade, we can offer you all the training you need to succeed. Our Apprentice Scheme is there to give you the first step towards a terrific career. Within the role of Apprentice Driver, you will serve a Driving Apprenticeship which gives you the chance to gain a range of qualifications and licences, including a 7.5t Driving Licence and a Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Haulage. To qualify for the Driving Apprenticeship, you must have a full driving licence and need to display a genuine willingness to learn with a serious commitment to building your career. This apprenticeship is your opportunity to learn a skilled trade that will set you up for a great future. The Apprenticeship takes approximately a year to complete. Normal hours of work are an average of 42 hours a week between Monday and Friday with a 07.30 hours start. 3

How to apply If you want to join our team, please send your CV along with a cover letter detailing your current salary and your salary expectations to: Human Resources, Dunster House Ltd, Caxton Road, Bedford, MK41 0LF or

Trainee Pharmacy Adviser 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:




Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme – Little Barford Closing date: 29 March 2018

Starting salary: £13,500

RWE Generation is dedicated to the development of highly skilled people and providing exciting career opportunities within its portfolio of power generation sites. The RWE Generation UK Apprentice Programme is a Trailblazer apprenticeship scheme lasting 4 years, in which you will gain a sound understanding of the technical and practical skills required to be one of our highly skilled craft specialists of the future. You will undertake a programme of training and development at some of the UK’s leading power generation plants and at RWE Generation UK’s dedicated Training Academy at Ferrybridge in Yorkshire where you will benefit from the support of experienced power industry professionals and training specialists. For more information and to apply please visit:

Generation Technician Engineering Trainee Scheme (HNC/HND) – Little Barford Closing date: 29 March 2018

Starting salary: £19,500

RWE Generation is dedicated to the development of highly skilled people and providing exciting career opportunities within its portfolio of power generation sites. The RWE Generation Engineering Technican Trainee Scheme is a specially designed programme which is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Providing a sound understanding of the technical and practical skills needed to be tomorrow’s Power Generation Engineering Technicians. The programme contains a blend of block release academic study at college and practical skills training at our specialist in-house Training Academy at Ferrybridge in Yorkshire. You will also experience ‘on the job’ competency development and assessment in some of the UK’s leading power stations. You will be supported throughout your programme by experienced power industry and training professionals. For more information and to apply please visit: 7

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:

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:


Business and Technology Apprenticeship - Bedford Unilever Business Administration apprentices provide administrative support to our UK and Global teams in a variety of departments including Marketing, Customer Development (Sales), Supply Chain, Human Resources and Communication. If successful, you will be placed in a department that matches your strengths and where possible, your career aspirations too! As an apprentice, you’ll receive on-the-job training and experience in an administrative position along with formal training to gain the knowledge and skills you’ll need to support our business operations. You’ll join a team with a dedicated line manager committed to enhancing your career experiences. You’ll be given opportunities to develop the skills aligned to your role and responsibilities to enable you to take control of your career.

For more information and to apply please visit:

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

Apprenticeship start date: September 2018

Apprentices will work towards NVQ Level 3 diploma in Maintenance Engineering. In addition to obtaining a NVQ Lvel 3, Apprentices will specialise in one of the following:  Mechanical maintenance engineering - develop more detailed skills in the fabrication, machining & repair of complex precision equipment and systems.  Multi-skilled maintenance engineering - develop more detailed skills in the testing of electrical equipment and circuits, instrumentation, data acquisition, process control systems, programmable controllers and servo-drives The apprenticeships consists of part time study at a college provider chosen by the site and on site experience working with an experienced engineering team.


Completion of the programme will ensure you have the knowledge and skills to work safely and effectively as part of a world class team preparing and operating the pilot plant and all associated rapid prototyping & precision engineering equipment and systems. It will also provide the skills for further development via higher apprenticeships that are available at Colworth, or for work in other areas of the product development process, or for a career in the full-scale food and drink manufacturing environment.

For more information and to apply please visit:

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

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

For more information and to apply please visit: 10

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

L4 F&F Apprenticeship Closing date: 25 March 2018

Programme start date: September 2018

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

L4 Commercial Apprenticeship Closing date: 25 March 2018

Programme start date: September 2018

Salary: £20,000 11

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:

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

Apprenticeship start date: September 2018

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

For more information and to apply please visit:


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

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.

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

For more information and to apply please visit:

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

Gulliver’s – Milton Keynes We are always looking for individuals to join our team and we recruit for temporary and permanent positions throughout the year.  Ride Operators  Admissions and Retail staff 13

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Catering staff Park care staff Entertainers Splash Marshalls Team Leaders

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

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

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

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

Front of House Service Assistant Reporting to: Front of House Manager / Owner Job Type: Seasonal – Full Time Hours: 40 per week - Split Shift – as defined by line Manager 14

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

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

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. 15

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:




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. 19

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

For Harvest jobs please see page 39

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

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. 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:


SEASONAL EVENING FARM HAND - CONTRACT ROLE 2018 REPORTS TO: Operations Director JOB PURPOSE: Contract role based at Ark Farm. Weekday evenings 5pm – 7.30pm ensuring that vehicles and trailers are cleaned and fully equipped for the next days’ visits. A checklist of equipment and tasks will need to be followed to replenish the team’s kit and make sure all items are fit for purpose. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Check & Resupply vehicles against the checklist 2) Clean trailers & travel crates as required 3) Check & Keep equipment in good & clean working order 4) Clean loading/unloading area & keep free of muck & waste straw 5) Complete visit paperwork EXPERIENCE: * None Required * Enjoy working with animals EDUCATION, SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE & QUALIFICATIONS: * DBS clear * Self-motivation and flexibility * Commitment to the aims & objectives of the business * Honesty, reliability and trustworthiness DURATION, HOURS & PAY The role is a seasonal contract role for weekday evenings Mon – Thu 5pm-7.30pm. The rate of pay is £20 per day paid the following Friday direct into your bank account. This role is from April 16th – July 20th 2018 For more information and to apply please contact Fraser Bairstow, Operations Director on 01234 771212 or email


Seasonal Education Enrichment Assistants We are looking to recruit Education Enrichment Assistants for the 2018 season. This varied and interesting role involves taking groups of visitors on guided tours in the VIP Land Rover on encounters such as 'Safari Off Road Adventures' and 'Keeper for the Day'. It also includes teaching sessions, education talks and guided coach tours with school groups, assisting with our holiday programme and administration. We are looking for individuals with experience of working with children across a range of ages, preferably with experience in teaching or with environmental education. Previous experience of working with animals is desirable along with exceptional communication and customer service skills. You should also be flexible and a proactive team player, who has a strong interest and enthusiasm for animals and conservation.

For more information and to apply please visit:

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

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


You will be able to demonstrate creative flair, commerciality, initiative and strong communication skills together with exceptional product handling and merchandising standards working within set company guide lines.

For more information and to apply please visit:

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

Discovery Programme and Access Accountancy Work Experience – Summer 2018 Cambridge, London and Milton Keynes Running in summer 2018 at a number of KPMG offices around the UK, the programme is designed for students in Year 12 or S5 who are interested in a career in business at a firm such as KPMG. Whichever office you choose to join, the KPMG Discovery Programme will allow you to develop the skills you need to build a successful career. During the programme you will undertake a series of interactive business challenges, skills workshops and research tasks designed to develop some of the key skills needed to thrive at KPMG. You will also have the opportunity to meet and hear presentations from KPMG employees across the business and, on our 5-day and 3-day programmes, work shadow to see the type of work our employees undertake on a day-to-day basis. For more information and to apply please visit:


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

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:


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


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

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

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: mily_and_carers/shared_lives_bedford.aspx Or contact Sue Belton, Shared Lives Officer on 01234 228426 or


We are a rapidly expanding company with aim of respecting the choices and preferences of our service users within the comfort of their own homes and providing a high standard with a personalised service. Due to demand, we are currently looking to recruit support workers who are passionate about the welfare of their service users, who can demonstrate a high degree of commitment and reliability towards their duties. We work with vulnerable adults and children of all ages. Experience is preferred but not essential as full training will be provided in order to develop your skills within mandatory elements and QCF’s. A competitive rate of pay between £7.50-£10.50 per hour, together with benefits is offered to successful candidates. If you believe that you can make a positive difference to service users in your community and are looking for a fresh challenge working within a friendly environment, then we would like to hear from you. For an application pack please contact: 01234 910400 or by email:


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

This vacancy may be more suited to our past students or those studying part time.



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

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

Part time Spa Beauty Therapist – Luton Closing date: 31 March 2018 We have an exciting opportunity for a Spa Beauty/Therapist to join the growing team. The successful applicant must be NVQ level 2/3 qualified, hard-working, flexible, customer friendly and must be willing to demonstrate an appetite to learn new skills. For more information and to apply please visit:

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: 30

Part time No7 Adviser - Bedford Interchange Part time Beauty Adviser – Biggleswade Retail Park For more information and to apply please visit:

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

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

Housekeeping Assistant Supervisor Bar and Waiting Team Members Cleaners Housekeeper/Cleaner Inventory Assistant

To apply for any of these roles please visit:

Part time Catering Assistant – Wrest Park Closing date: 10 April 2018 Our cafes provide the social hub of this historic site and you will play a vital part in creating a warm and welcoming environment where our visitors can relax and enjoy high quality food. Whether you are serving coffee at the counter, cleaning down tables or preparing orders in the kitchen, this is an environment that will keep you busy and engaged.

For more information and to apply please visit:


Part time staff needed at:     

Bedford Interchange Wyboston St Neots/Caxton Gibbet Baldock Services Hitchin

For more information and to apply please visit:

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

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

For more information and to apply please visit:




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 past students or those studying part time.

Gardener and Estate Maintenance – Cambridgeshire The job is looking after the Estates we manage so gardening, cleaning and ensuring the estate is generally of a good appearance. Driving licence essential, gardening experience or qualifications preferred. You would have use of a works vehicle so would not be required to use your own to drive between sites. Hours: 07.30 - 16.30 Monday to Friday. Salary: £18,000 for experienced candidates. How to apply: Please contact Graham Byng on 01223 866964 or via email at

Gardeners – Letchworth Garden City With winter nearly over and spring about to reappear 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 and we shall contact you should you be successful. ARCH Unit 5, Green Lane 3, Letchworth, Herts SG6 1HP.


Tel: 01462 686491

Park Ranger Woburn Estate has a unique opportunity available for a Park Ranger to join the team based in Woburn Park. For more information and to apply please visit:

Part time Customer Service Assistant, Outdoor Plant Area – Willington Frosts Garden Centres have been renowned for quality and style in gardening for more than half a century. Our aim is to provide a memorable experience for customers with year-round events creating additional excitement and variety. We strive for customer service excellence and the highest standards throughout our four Garden Centres. We have an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about plants to join our outdoor Plant Area team at Frosts Willington. Knowledge of horticulture would be an advantage but is not essential although you would have a love of gardening and be very familiar with the Garden Centre environment. You will also be polite and well presented, with a naturally friendly personality. For more information and to apply please visit:


Trainee Thatcher - Full Time role or Apprenticeship  Learning to thatch with straw and reed; including preparing materials / labouring.  No experience / qualifications necessary but useful skills would be coppicing, carpentry (and farming).  Would need to be hard working, reliable and able to work well individually and in a team.  Transport essential. For more information please contact: Dodson Bros Thatchers Ltd, Kings Ripton, Huntingdon, PE28 2NW. Tel: 01487 773355 or Email:



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 or call 07970 549009.

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 39

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Forklift certificate would be preferable GPS experience advantageous

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

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

Trainee Fitter / Installation Engineer Cambridgeshire Agricultural Recruitment Specialists are currently recruiting exclusively for the major manufacturer of farm machinery and software. We are looking for an entry level candidate that wishes to get into this specialist and niche industry, with a natural aptitude for mechanics and electronics and commutable to the Cambridgeshire region. You will receive extensive training in order to be able to professionally install this prestigious equipment for farmers throughout the region. This really is a great opportunity for a candidate with a natural passion for engineering that wishes to start their career, with a fantastic entry level job! The Candidate: 

Some engineering qualifications or experience.

Natural aptitude for mechanics / electronics.

Passionate about engineering.

Able to deal with a range of customers, at a range of levels. The Package: A highly competitive starting salary is offered, circa £15,000 - £18,000 basic, as well a superb full benefits package, and opportunities to progress. To apply please email your CV to



Performing Arts, Music Tech and Media The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these vacancies.

Early Years Drama, Music & Dance Teacher and/or Entertainer Deadline for Applications None- we are always looking for new teachers and entertainers! Position Start Date ASAP. Job Description Lucy Sparkles & Friends are looking for new teachers and/or entertainers based between Milton Keynes and Luton. Lucy Sparkles & Friends provides outstanding drama, music and dance classes and parties for young children. Most classes are weekly and progressive and are held in nurseries. Our party entertainment tends to take place on weekends. We are looking for candidates interested in teaching, entertaining or both. Lucy Sparkles & Friends provide all their teachers with full training and all necessary props. The starting salary is £17 per 30-minute teaching session and £50 per hour for parties. Pay will increase as experience is gained. Please visit for further information about our sessions. To apply, please send your CV and a brief description of why you are interested in the position and why you think you a suited, to Person Specification

Essential  Commitment to inspiring and engaging children in their early years  Experience working with children  The ability to play keyboard, guitar or another similar (portable) melodic instrument at an intermediate level  Confidence using singing voice  Good classroom management skills  NO inhibitions  A ‘sparkly’ personality  Self-confidence  Reliability

Desirable  Experience working with children in their early years  Experience teaching music, drama and/or dance within an early years setting  Music, drama or dance qualification  Teaching qualification  Experience working as a performer


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

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:

Part time Customer Assistant – Luton Airport We are the UK's leading Pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. Our purpose is to help our customers’ look and feel better than they ever thought possible and your role is really important in this. As a Customer Assistant, you are the first person our customers will see and speak to when they come into our Airport stores, and that makes this role special. The Airport is a busy environment where no two days are the same. It is fast paced, but with great opportunities for development. For more information and to apply please visit:

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


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:

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

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

For more information and to apply please visit:


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

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

For more information and to apply please visit:

Part time Retail Assistant Location: Bedford For more information and to apply please visit:


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

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

Lakeside Assistants – Milton Keynes We are looking to recruit Lakeside Assistants to support Whitecap Leisure Management in ensuring that visitors to Willen Lake have an enjoyable and safe experience. Work will be available all year round with higher demands during the weekends, bank holidays and school holidays. The role will involve assisting with car park usage and management, litter cleansing and a wide range of monitoring and reporting activities. The perfect candidates will be flexible, experienced in dealing with the public, prepared for outdoor, all-weather work and will appreciate Milton Keynes' natural environment. Please note that candidates must be able to work mornings and weekends.

For more information and to apply please visit:


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

For more information and to apply please visit:

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

Support in controlling access into the splash park

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

Monitoring suitable water quality of the splash park

For more information and to apply please visit:

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

For more information and to apple please visit:


Trainee Life Guards – Woburn Forest Closing date: 20 March 2018

For more information and to apply please visit:

Cycle Centre Assistant– Woburn Forest Closing date: 23 March2018

For more information and to apply please visit:



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: Bedford, Biggleswade, Hitchin, St Neots 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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information and to apply please visit: 50

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!     

19 March to 13 April 14 May to 08 June 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.

To apply please contact the Bedford branch on 01234 608070 or email



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

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



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

Please contact Catherine Fairholm for more information on 07518 795370 or email: Please note: there may be other volunteering opportunities available, please enquire for more information. Email: Tel: 01480 700517 / 07518 795370 13 Foundry Way, Eaton Socon, St Neots. Cambs. PE19 8TR, Loves Farm House, Kester Way, St Neots. Cambs. PE19 6SL Switch Now Community Interest Company No: 9703159 UKPRN no: 10054960 Registered office: 20 Sadlers Way, Hemingford Grey, Cambs. PE28 9EW



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

Citizens Advice Bedford Open Morning Wednesday 11th April 10.00-12.00 Information talk at 10am followed by a visit around the office. Come and see us in action and find out what volunteering at CAB can offer you. To book your place please contact: Angela Stammers 01234 346543




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Jobs & Opportunities Bulletin 1 (Mar18)  
Jobs & Opportunities Bulletin 1 (Mar18)