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BULLETIN

THE

JOBS AND

OPPORTUNITIES October 2018 First Edition

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

Looking for an apprenticeship? Please visit https://www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships/apprenticeship-vacancies

to search for an apprenticeship across a wide range of industries with Bedford College.

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

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

Apprenticeships Stores Programme – lots of local opportunities. For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.aldirecruitment.co.uk/apprentice

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Pharmacy Advisor Apprenticeship – Bedford This Apprenticeship programme is a great opportunity to kick start your pharmacy career and make a positive difference to the lives of our patients and customers. Each and every day we pride ourselves on giving patients the very best care and attention with the services we offer and advice on their healthcare needs. You will be learning how to provide professional and proactive advice to our patients through great conversations as well as delivering the technical aspects of safely supplying medicines. You’ll also develop the skills it takes to operate a dispensary day to day. This is often a fast paced environment, and you will interact with many different people, and will be a core member of the pharmacy and healthcare team.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.boots.jobs/jobs/87209br-pharmacy-advisor-apprenticeship/?c=1

Trainee Pharmacy Advisor Location: Biggleswade, Hitchin 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’) 3


Trainee Optical Consultant Location: Biggleswade, Kettering, Milton Keynes Primarily, you’ll provide information to customers, working alongside the Optometrist, to help them select the best products and services to ensure customers see, look and feel better than they ever thought possible. Secondly, you’ll keep up-to-date with all the various new lines and promotions within your practice, so that you can always provide customers with the most up-to-date information. Finally, you’ll play your part within the team, working together and helping and supporting colleagues to deliver a successful and profitable business.

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

Bright Future Law Apprenticeship Closing date: 4 January 2019 Our innovative programme offers an alternative to university and gives you the opportunity to qualify as a solicitor and be awarded an LLB university degree. Our six-year programme combines work-based learning in our London office and part-time study with BPP University. You will earn a salary and have no university fees to pay. You will be required to attain the standard required for qualification as a solicitor, demonstrating legal competence, acting with integrity and professionalism and exercising sound judgement. For more information and to apply please visit: http://students.dentons.com/opportunities-around-the-globe/unitedkingdom/bright-future-apprenticeship-programme/

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KPMG360° Apprenticeships Locations: Cambridge, London and Milton Keynes Start date: October 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

Business Apprenticeships - Assurance Locations: Cambridge, Luton and London Start date: September 2019 Salary: Up to £21,750 We make sure that businesses are protected from risks that can affect their reputation and performance. As external auditors, we help companies and governments publish accurate financial accounts others can rely on. You will be:  Getting to know our clients, their businesses and how they work  Testing checks and balances to ensure they work how they’re supposed to  Analysing the data that goes into a financial statement to make sure it is true and fair For more information and to apply please visit:

https://ukcareers.ey.com/students/programmes/apprenticeships 5


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

It’s amazing what you can find in the forest…..

Leisure  Full Time Lifeguards – 150 hours per 4 week period - £9.14 per hour Food and Beverage  Food and Beverage Team Member Hucks and Pancake House– 60 hours per 4 week period - £7.95 per hour  Kitchen Assistant – 80 hours per 4 week period - £7.95 per hour Housekeeping  Housekeeping Assistant Manager (fixed term) – 150 hours per 4 week period – Circa £20,800 per annum  Housekeeping Assistants – 38, 74 and 92 hours per 4 week period £7.95 per hour  Public Area Housekeepers/Cleaners – 77, 80 and 150 hours per 4 week period - £7.95 per hour rising to £8.75 per hour for hours worked between midnight and 7am.  Spa Laundry Assistant – 36 hours per 4 week period - £7.95 per hour

Apply online at www.centerparcscareers.co.uk

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 6


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

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

Do you have an outgoing personality, excellent customer care skills and, ideally, experience of working with children? Would you like to step into the boots of Santa or one of his Elves?

Register your interest in these fixed term contracts still available now to lucy.sewell@centerparcs.co.uk for Winter Wonderland 2018!

Elves - Willington We are recruiting “Elves” with the performance and improvisation skills to enhance the magic and Christmas spirit for families visiting our Grotto in Willington. You will welcome families to the grotto and accompany them on their journey through the magic, taking part in activities, entertaining children and in the best Elf tradition, generally spreading “Christmas cheer”! You must be available from 3rd November 2018 for training and able to work throughout the season, with the last sessions taking place on Christmas Eve. Hourly rates will vary depending on age/experience. 7


For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.frostsgardencentres.co.uk/blog/careers/elves-3

Part time Grotto Supervisor- Willington We are recruiting for a Grotto Supervisor with the leadership skills to manage your team within the Grotto and enhance the magic and Christmas spirit for families visiting our Grotto in Frosts at Willington. You will need to be a good team player, organised, confident, have a bubbly personality, and of course an excellent performer, to ensure that our customer gets a truly magical experience. You must be available from 3rd November 2018 for training and able to work throughout the season, with the last sessions taking place on Christmas Eve. For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.frostsgardencentres.co.uk/blog/careers/grotto-supervisor-parttime

Part time Seasonal Sales Assistant Locations: Bedford, Biggleswade and Luton Arndale Closing date: 7 December 2018 The pace is fast, our standards are high and we’re proud of it! It can get really busy in our stores, therefore our helpers need to be able to manage lots of customers, busy tills and juggling multiple tasks. But don’t worry, you’ll have lots of fun along the way! For more information and to apply please visit: https://cardfactory.current-vacancies.com/v?id=CARDFACTOR&t=Careers

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Part time Festive Colleagues and Personal Shoppers Locations: Bedford, Flitwick, Huntingdon, Sandy, St Neots Our Festive Colleagues will have the exciting opportunity to work across a variety of different departments. If you have previous retail experience you can build on this whilst on the job training is provided so you can learn new skills too. In your interview we’ll go into more detail about the different shifts which you can work around your family and lifestyle commitments. For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.tesco-careers.com/search-and-apply/

Part time Customer Service Adviser - Luton At Argos, the run up to Christmas is a busy time and we’re now recruiting for Customer Service Advisors to make the magic happen in store. Working at Argos over Christmas means every day will be different, offering you new and exciting challenges. You will play a key part in creating an enjoyable and easy shopping experience for our customers – from picking stock in the stockroom, to serving on the tills or collection counter. For more information and to apply please visit: http://argos.careers/find-ajob/11308

Weekend Stock Assistant - Luton Working at Argos over Christmas means every day will be different, offering you new and exciting challenges. You will play a key part in creating an enjoyable and easy shopping experience for our customers – from picking stock in the stockroom, to serving on the tills or collection counter. For more information and to apply please visit: http://argos.careers/find-ajob/11308 9


Part time Christmas Team - Bedford The Christmas team will offer great service to customers across all of our sales departments and restaurants so we’ll consider your application to work in either. These are Temporary positions starting soon and lasting until the end of December. The more availability you have across 7 days, the more hours we can offer you as our stores get busier! Weekend working will be required – it’s when our customers love to shop most! Stores will be open 7 days a week and with extended opening hours. For more information and to apply please visit: https://debenhams.taleo.net/careersection/ext/moresearch.ftl?lang=en&locati on=700105013870

Part time Christmas Temps – Bedford and Luton Christmas is the busiest time of year in our stores so we are looking for fabulous people who can really come in and hit the ground running in supporting our Store teams with giving our customers a great experience. Ultimately you will be will be supporting with replenishment of stock, unpacking deliveries, undertaking a high volume of transactions at the till point, queue busting, demonstrating products on the “theatre line”, but most importantly you will be providing a great customer experience and service to all our customers.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://thebodyshop.avature.net/TBScareers/SearchJobsRetail/?3_108_3=621825

Part time Christmas Customer Assistant - Bedford As a Christmas Customer Assistant, you are the first person our customers will see and speak to when they come into one of our stores at this exciting time of year, and that makes this role special.

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Part time Seasonal Sales Assistant – Bedford Closing date: 4 November 2018 We are currently seeking pro -active, results driven Seasonal Sales Assistants to join our PANDORA store in Bedford for the festive period. If you’d love to be part of a high performing team who provide world-class service then we'd love to have you join us. For more information and to apply please visit: https://pandoragroup.com/en/Careers/Vacancies/EMEA/UK-SEASONALSTAFF/Seasonal-Sales-Assistant---Bedford

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

Temp Part time Sales Assistant Locations: Bedford, Huntingdon, Milton Keynes 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/

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Volunteer Mounted Section Grooms – Milton Keynes Closing date: 30 November 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

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 (Part Time) with strong product merchandising skills to join our creative team. Your key responsibilities will be the visual merchandising of new season’s stock, seasonal space set ups across our gifts leisure and horticultural areas which include our highly creative and much visited Christmas World and Christmas grotto together with the execution of new merchandising initiatives as briefed.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.frostsgardencentres.co.uk/blog/careers/visual-merchandiser-3

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

Part time Childcare I am looking for childcare for my daughter of 6 years of age. We live in Maulden, Bedfordshire. We are looking to take on someone from October 2018 from 3pm - 6.30 pm Mon-Fri or Mon, Wed & Fri. We are also looking for childcare on a Saturday from 9.00 am - 4.30 pm October - March, however this is optional and can be a separate arrangement or included within this role. We are looking for a young, responsible and reliable individual who has at least 12 months experience and brings routine yet fun and joy to the time spent together. Duties will including:        

School pick up at 3.20pm until bedtime at 6.30 pm prepare warm homemade meals homework fun activities to include outdoor activity, cooking, crafts and parks entertain friend once a week bath time reading keep areas clean and tidy

The successful candidate will be well organised and tidy and have good communication skills. We live on a working farm so the environment is busy and we have 2 dogs and horses therefore it is important that you are confident with animals. You will have a full, clean driving licence and be able to provide at least 2 character references, a previous job reference, insurance, First Aid and up to date DBS certificate. Childcare qualifications would be preferable. We really look forward to hearing from you!

For more information and to apply please call Hannah on 07710 169067 or email hpattinson@hotmail.co.uk

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

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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

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.

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For more information please visit: http://www.bedford.gov.uk/health_and_social_care/adult_learning_disabilities /family_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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Engineering and Electrical Installation The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these vacancies.

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

Trainee CAM Engineer Main Duties and Responsibilities: (Office and shop floor based equally) To receive training in all aspects of CNC programming, to become a proficient, reliable member of the team and to achieve high standards ensuring that all operations and procedures are adhered to. Personal Attributes  Strong attention to detail  Good communication skills  Hard working and reliable  Punctual and committed in all aspects  Ability to work in a fast-paced working environment  Previous machining experience  Previous skills or qualifications within an engineering environment would be advantageous  The ability to understand engineering drawings would be beneficial Job Purpose  Creation of 5 Axis toolpaths  Writing probing (OMV) toolpaths  Produce detailed instructions for machine operators  Interpreting CAD data and engineering drawings to understand machining requirements  Design and manipulation of CAD data to aid production of tooling and patterns  Design and development of machining fixtures  Supporting scheduling of workload on machines  Creating stock model data for patterns and fixtures Key Responsibilities  Validate all tool paths using Vericut software  Responsible for the maintenance and improvement of the company’s CAM systems and procedures  Maintaining cutting tool inventory  Managing tooling suppliers and maintaining tooling stock levels  Creating standard operating procedures for CNC department  Ensure that quality is maintained to specific requirements  To provide clear communication and instructions to team members and to all other departments  Fully comply with Company Policies including Health and Safety at all times

To Apply: Please email a covering letter and CV to Nicola McKenzie – nmckenzie@forwardcomposites.com To find out more about our company please visit: www.forwardcomposites.com

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

5 Axis Trainee Operator Main Duties and Responsibilities: (Office and shop floor based equally)

To receive training in all aspects of CNC machining, to become a proficient, reliable member of the team and to achieve high standards ensuring that all standard operations and procedures are adhered to. Personal Attributes          

Strong attention to detail Good communication skills Reading and interpreting written instructions Hands on and a can-do attitude Confident and able to adapt to tasks required Hard working and reliable Punctual and committed in all aspects Ability to work in a fast-paced working environment Previous skills or qualifications within machining or engineering environment would be advantageous The ability to understand technical drawings would be advantageous

Job Purpose  Setting and operating 5 axis CNC machines  Running off-line programs  Online programming and editing  Inspection of components using analogue and digital handheld measuring equipment  Operating and programming touch probes  Reading engineering drawings  Tool setting  Tool checking  Machine alignment checks  Manual machining operations  Communicating and recording information and instructions Key Responsibilities  5 Axis machine operation, including – o Tool setting o Tool checking o Part setup o Operation of Fanuc controller o Running off-line programs  Creating and editing programs  Inspecting parts to engineering drawings  Reading engineering drawings including understanding geometric tolerancing  Ad hock jig and fixture creation  Loggings hours on route cards  Carry out daily maintenance checks 18


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Machine maintenance Ensure that quality is maintained to specific requirements To provide clear communication and instructions to team members and to all other departments To ensure that all materials are used efficiently and recorded as required Fully comply with company policies including Health and Safety

To Apply: Please email a covering letter and CV to Nicola McKenzie – nmckenzie@forwardcomposites.com

To find out more about our company please visit: www.forwardcomposites.com

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

Engineering Technician – Milton Keynes MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare. We are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Technician to join our Integrated Production Maintenance Team In this exciting and challenging vocational role, the successful candidate will become a key maintenance team member, providing frontline maintenance support to our vaccine manufacturing facility, based in Milton Keynes. For more information and to apply please visit: https://merck.taleo.net/careersection/msd_external_career_section_mobile/jo bdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=PRO017204

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

Part time Massage Therapist - Bedford We are recruiting for a Massage Therapist to offer massage treatment in our busy health club. Applicants must hold accredited certifications such as an international massage diploma or Level 3 CDP certificate. Applicants should be self-motivated and able to offer high quality treatments to customers. The ideal candidates must be flexible in their working hours and will work with us to help grow and develop our current treatment menu and develop excellent ongoing client relationships. Please send your CV along with a cover e-mail to magda@twinwoods.email

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 drbarber94@icloud.com

MOLBYS – Part time role 20 High Street, St Neots, Cambs, PE19 1JA Are you at college full-time doing hairdressing? Looking for part-time work? We have a part-time vacancy in our St Neots Salon.

If you are interested please contact: Carmen Winstanley by email: markatmolbys@aol.com

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Part time Spa Therapists - Henlow Our therapists provide the highest standard of therapeutic, holistic and beauty treatments, providing a range of face, body, massage, nails, beauty services and electrical treatments. As a Champneys Therapist you will have a passion for wellbeing, and everything you do will be driven by a desire to exceed your guests’ expectations. You will be offered excellent training and development to enhance your skills to ensure we provide our guests with the highest standards. If you can demonstrate excellent customer service and want to be part of the Champneys Family, we want to hear from you

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

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

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Part time Catering Assistant – Wrest Park This is a unique opportunity for you to work at this historical house and gardens, with its vast and varied grounds, developed by the aristocratic de Grey family which tells the story of England's love affair with landscape. 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. We're looking for people who are committed to providing the very highest levels of customer service and enjoy being part of a busy team with constantly changing priorities. As a confident communicator, you will be comfortable building rapport with customers and using your skills in sales to provide outstanding service at all times.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about-us/jobs/job-search/default-jobpage/?jobRef=11232

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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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Chefs Kitchen assistants Room attendants Housekeeping steward Early morning cleaner Food service assistants Kitchen porters

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

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

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

Sample Prep Technician RPS Group is major global energy, planning and environmental consultancy employing over 5,000 staff. Our ISO 17025 accredited Letchworth facility provides commercially accessible ultra-trace level analytical services, using state of the art analytical equipment. Working within our Pesticide Residues team, you will assist the laboratory staff by preparing samples of fruit and vegetables for laboratory analysis. Location: Letchworth, relocating to Bedford in September Duration: 6 months contract (potential of becoming permanent) Responsibilities:   

Follows established procedures in performing cryogenic homogenisation of crop samples. Meets all Quality Control and Health & Safety requirements in performing their tasks. To work as part of a team to ensure that all other routine laboratory tasks are completed, to ensure that the Laboratory operates smoothly.

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Experience of working in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities. Good time management skills, organisational skills, attention to detail and a demonstrable ability to cope under pressure. The role does have a significant manual handling aspect, so an ability to cope with the physical demands of the role is a requirement. Prior experience of working in a laboratory is not required as full training will be provided.

Competitive salary, complemented by a range of benefits, including:         

24 days holiday + bank holidays Option to purchase up to 5 extra days of holiday allowance per year Company pension scheme Share incentive scheme Life assurance Cycle to work scheme Childcare vouchers Optional Free Wellbeing Assessment Group Disability Scheme

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Part time Outdoor Plant Assistant We have an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about plants to join our Outdoor Plant Area team at Frosts Willington. The successful candidate will have excellent horticultural knowledge and previous experience working within a gardening sector, and a genuine passion for plants. You will ideally have a qualification in horticulture. For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.frostsgardencentres.co.uk/blog/careers/customer-serviceassistant-outdoor-plant-area

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

Grounds Maintenance Operative Locations: Luton, Watford, St Albans, Luton, Borehamwood £9 – £9.70 per hour We are looking to recruit experienced gardeners/grounds maintenance operatives to carry out numerous assignments in locations such as Watford, St Albans, Luton and Borehamwood. We are looking for people who love the outdoors and are willing to get their hands dirty. If you are passionate about gardening, have at least 2 years’ experience gardening and are able to use all the tools of the trade (lawnmowers, hedge trimmers, weed eaters etc.) we want to hear from you. The role will entail general gardening to a high standard and duties will include: - Cutting Grass - Using the hedge trimmer - Operating the leaf blowing machine - Grounds Maintenance - Any additional gardening duties You will be travelling to numerous sites across East London so a Driving Licence is essential. A PA1 and PA6 Pesticide Licence would also be an advantage The right candidates will have: - Good English communication - Be physically fit 29


- Good plant knowledge - Have safety boots This is a full time and permanent job working during the day on Mondays to Fridays.

For more information and to apply please call Simon Pitts on 07702 935875 or send your CV by email to Simon.pitts@pp-recruitment.co.uk

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

Part time Colleague - Bedford We are recruiting for a part time Colleague covering 12 hours per week. Our Colleagues main role is to provide assistance and excellent customer service to our customers. As a Colleague, you will need to have excellent communication skills as well as being a good team member. You will enjoy dealing with customers and assisting your colleagues. For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.networxrecruitment.com/Jobs/Advert/1412451?cid=1112&FromSearch=False

Part time Customer Assistants Locations: Biggleswade 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/search-jobs/

Store Assistants Locations: Bedford, Biggleswade, Huntingdon, Luton, St Neots, Corby 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 32


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 Customer Sales Consultants  Part time Sales/Support Colleague  Part time Instore Service Adviser 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, Flitwick, 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

Part time Supermarket Assistant – Bedford We are looking for someone who keeps up to date on food and drink trends, knows our products, takes pride in whatever they do, carrying out everything to the highest standards, making sure the shop floor is shipshape, ready for when our customers arrive. Whether they are shopping for a healthy lunch, a top up on fresh fruit and veg, the weekly shop or a special occasion, we want every customer to enjoy their shopping experience, confident in our products and confident in our Partners.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.jlpjobs.com/search-jobs/supermarket-assistant-variousdepartments-8/

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

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

Part time Lifeguard/Recreation Assistant - Bedford Lifeguards have one of the most important jobs at our centres, and that is keeping our customers safe in and around the water.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.fusion.careers/jobs/vacancy/lifeguard-recreation-assistantoasis00071/8266/description/

NPLQ LIFEGUARD COURSE Confident swimmer and looking for a career opportunity? Closing date: 16 Oct 2018 We are running a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification course in order to attract qualified Lifeguards to join our amazing team. The NPLQ course will include classroom sessions on the responsibilities of being a Lifeguard, how to observe our pool guests, how to rescue those in need and administer first aid and CPR. Upon successful completion of this course, you will gain a lifeguard qualification that lasts two years from the date of assessment and is a qualification recognised all over the UK.

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APPLY NOW www.centerparcscareers.co.uk

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!  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 36


 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 Bedford@firstcallcontractservices.co.uk

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

Volunteer Mounted Section Grooms – Milton Keynes Closing date: 30 November 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

Special Constable Information evenings How would you feel if you could spend a minimum of 16 hours a month helping full-time Police Officers to make your community safer? Bedfordshire Police are currently recruiting for Special Constables (voluntary role) to work alongside our Police Officers within Bedfordshire. This is an excellent opportunity to carry out the role of a Police Officer whether you would like to be a 'career' Special Constable or you have aspirations in the future to become a full time Police Officer. As a Special Constable you will receive excellent training and development to carry out the role of a Police Officer and reap the rewards of this extremely valuable role. For more information and to book a place on one of the information evenings lease visit: http://bit.ly/1u9HrIE

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Event Supporter - we hold events every other month for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism. They take place on either a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night. The events are usually either nightclub, gig or karaoke and are held in premises with full licenses. Volunteers will be expected to not drink alcohol throughout the evening. Volunteers may mingle or dance with the attendees, they may help as a steward and ensure that everyone enters the event in a safe manner. Volunteers and members are all there to have fun and a large part of the role is ensuring that everyone is having fun in a safe way. Performing Arts Centre Volunteer - we run a performing arts centre on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday daytime. We have 2 bands, a live internet radio show, we are currently working on a musical and we do arts and crafts. We are always looking for volunteers who have an interest in any of the above to get involved.

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

Center Parcs Recruitment Open Day Monday 5th November 2018 10am - 1pm, and 5pm - 7pm

Come and join us to discuss the various part time job vacancies we have in our food and beverage and housekeeping departments, and opportunities to train as a lifeguard on our National Pool Lifeguard Qualification courses.

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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 (Oct_2018)  
Jobs & Opportunities Bulletin 1 (Oct_2018)