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BULLETIN

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JOBS AND

OPPORTUNITIES September 2017 First Edition

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

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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.

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

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

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

Apprenticeships at the Co-op It takes all kinds of people to make a business work. So our nationwide apprenticeships are open to everyone with the right levels of skill, enthusiasm and understanding. If you have a genuine passion for customer service, a willingness to learn and a strong sense of community, you could really go places at the Co-op. We believe in working together, so take a look at all we can offer you and come share in our success. For more information and to apply please visit:

https://jobs.coop.co.uk/our-roles/apprentices/

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Apprentice Human Resources Assistant As part of this role you will be able to work towards a recognised Advanced Business Administration (level 3) apprenticeship. This is delivered through one of our selected training providers who will support you through your formal programme alongside the Kier HR team. Kier Group is looking to recruit an Apprentice Group Human Resources (HR) Assistant to support the Kier Group Human Resources team based at our Head office in Tempsford, Bedfordshire. This role is an excellent opportunity for someone just starting out their career, for someone who is looking to re-enter the workforce, or someone keen to explore a career change within a dynamic FTSE 250 Human Resources function.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://kier.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/apprentice-group-human-resourcesassistant-1742

Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme – local opportunities Closing date: 20th October 2017 Start date: March 2018 You'll have three amazing years on our apprenticeship scheme. Your first 21 weeks will be spent living and learning at Westwood, our training centre in the Midlands. The rest of your scheme will be spent working from a depot close to home. Specialising in electrification and plant, overhead lines, signalling, telecoms, track or off track, you’ll receive expert training. We'll help you get the kind of skills that can set you up for life. It’s the beginning of an epic career journey that can lead to varied career options. You'll have the chance to study for further qualifications and gain chartered membership of a professional engineering institute.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.networkrail.co.uk/careers/apprenticeships/apply/

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

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

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

For more information on the roles available, to request an application form or to send your CV please email – Lauren Christmas – lauren.christmas@gulliversfun.co.uk Or visit https://www.gulliversfun.co.uk/recruitment

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

OPERATIVES/BUTCHERS/FLTS DRIVERS Coming to the end of your studies? Not planning on going to university? Wondering what to do next? Wanting to start work locally? Why not think about joining Dawn Meats? We are a large local company in Bedford, looking for people to join an ever growing, exciting, fast paced business. We have full time, permanent positions available at our site in Cardington, Bedford for Operatives, butchers and FLT drivers. No skills or qualifications are required for entry level positions and there is potential to grow for the right candidates. We are just looking for people with a positive attitude and who are not afraid of hard work.

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If you are interested please send your CV to angelika.koszynska@dawnmeats.com or call Angelika Koszynska on 01234 832925 for an application form or to find out more.

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

Weekend Animal Facility Assistant - Huntingdon It’s an exciting time to join our growing Laboratory Animal Technology team in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. We are looking for Kennel Assistants’ to join the weekend team to assist colleagues with providing exceptional levels of welfare, husbandry and exercise to the dogs in our care Kennel Assistants’ work both Saturdays and Sundays and receive excellent rates of pay along with industry leading training and development opportunities. Many of our full time employees started their careers as Kennel Assistants and have progressed to become senior team members and managers. As a Kennel Assistant at Envigo your main responsibilities will be: • • • •

Daily welfare checks Provision of adequate fresh food and water Providing animals with environmental enrichment through play and exercise Ensuring enclosures are cleaned in accordance with clear instructions and maintained to the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness

For more information and to apply please visit: http://careers.envigo.com/opportunities/jobs-english.aspx

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

Trainee Animal Technician - Huntingdon It's an exciting time to join our growing team as a Trainee Animal Technician at our site in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. We are the largest employer of Animal Technicians in the UK and we look for people who enjoy working within a team, show empathy and respect for the animals in our care and who are looking for a rewarding career working with a broad range of species including rodents, rabbits, dogs, farm animals, primates and birds. We support our Animal Technicians through a structured training and development programme which includes gaining accredited Institute of Animal Technology qualifications at our onsite “school” and structured career progression. As your career with us progresses you will take on more responsibility to include the supervision of junior staff members and more complex studies. As a Trainee Animal Technician at Envigo your main responsibilities will be: • • • • • •

Provide diet, water and bedding to the animals Change cages and associated equipment Assist in the handling of animals for various procedures Perform cleaning duties within the animal rooms and facility Prepares equipment and materials for use on studies Records routine study data both manually and using electronic data capture system

The skills and experience we are looking for are: • • • •

Demonstrates the ability to learn, has empathy with the animals and the capability to develop the requisite skills. 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above, including English, Maths and Science Previous experience of working with (and handling) animals would be beneficial Animal Care qualifications at Level 2 or higher.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://careers.envigo.com/opportunities/jobs-english.aspx

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Part time Sales Assistant – Stevenage Part time Superviser - Bedford Due to our on-going expansion, we are continually looking for highly motivated, determined and committed team players to join us. 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/

Part time Dog Grooming Assistant Stylist – Letchworth Garden City For more information and to apply please visit: https://careers.petsathomejobs.com/site/jobboard_search.cfm?new=true

Part time Store Colleague – Letchworth Garden City Part time Twilight Colleague – Milton Keynes For more information and to apply please visit: https://careers.petsathomejobs.com/site/jobboard_search.cfm?new=true

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

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

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.mkpa.co.uk/jobs/

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

Machinist/ Tool Maker 8am to 5pm (Monday to Thursday) 8am to 1pm (Fridays) - 39 hour Week Salary £18-25K Based within our Engineering Department, candidates should have experience as a manual machinist with proven competence on Milling, Turning and surface grinding ideally will have completed a recognised apprenticeship It is vital that applicants have a keen interest on progressing current knowledge and skillset towards a competent tool making ability covering both tooling design and manufacture for manufactured parts destined mainly but not exclusively for the electronics industry It is essential for candidates to have experience of working in a manufacturing environment. Must be able to work to quality procedures and works instructions. Good communication skills and having a flexible approach are essential, as they will be working as part of a team. Looking for a committed and driven individual. To be considered for the role you should have: • Ability to handle small and sometimes highly fragile components/products with care as most of our components are small in size • Highly attentive to detail and can carry out close inspection of components/products for various faults/flaws • The ability to problem solve with a can do attitude • Able to follow detailed work instructions and protocols precisely • Good basic computer skills to ensure that all records and data are completed accurately • Needs to flexible, and able to multi-task • Have an ability to work to a high capacity • Must work well as part of a team • To contribute to the continuous improvement of work processes, and working environment Photofabrication was founded over 45 years ago, as a specialist photo chemical machining company. More than 70,000 different components have been produced. With a commitment to customer service and focus on industry leading lead times. A personal approach with innovative manufacturing techniques, designed to treat the small orders with the same care and attention as the larger ones. Details of our processes can be found at: www.photofab.co.uk/index.php/services/chemical-milling-etching-process-tour/ For more information and to apply please contact: Jane Prutton on 01480 226683 or email Janep@photofab.co.uk

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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.

Trainee Hairdresser Full or part time year 1 or 2 trainee hairdresser required for professional busy salon. Please call Alison on 01525 840862 for interview.

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

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

For more information and to apply please visit:

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Part time Beauty Therapists – Woburn Forest Closing date: 10 October 2017 We are looking for qualified, highly professional and ambitious Beauty Therapists to join our award winning Health and Beauty spa. Here, you will join like-minded colleagues providing an extensive range of treatments and therapies to our guests in the most beautiful of settings. Benefiting from innovative treatment partners, you will work with some of the best products in the industry, including Elemis, DeclÊor, Bliss and many others. Regular training and beauty brand updates will be provided, so this could also prove to be a unique opportunity for you too. Using your knowledge, you will assist our guests to select the perfect items from our comprehensive retail offering so excellent communication skills will be required.

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

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

Opportunities in Bedford! Full and part time opportunities available Kitchen opportunities! Wagamama has fantastic opportunities for kitchen porters and line chefs to join our beautiful Bedford kitchen! If you love cooking fresh food at home then read on! This could be the beginning of your career as a chef. We are also looking for brilliant front of house team members! 12


We love brilliant people who want to create a positive environment for our guests to ensure they leave happy, nourished and refreshed. No one said it would be easy, but it’s all about balance here at Wagamama and our teams love the mix of hard work + good times! Working at Wagamama is more than just a job, it’s a career. We will offer you a fantastic training programme, brilliant hourly rate, a share of tips, a free meal on every shift, amazing team parties and loads of opportunities for progression. Hourly pay ranges from £7.50 - £8.40+ of course a share of our team tips!

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

Kitchen and front of house opportunities - Bedford For more information and to apply http://gbk.ourvacancies.co.uk/

Part time Front of House staff - Flitwick We are currently recruiting new candidates to join our friendly and intimate team at 4 star boutique hotel, Flitwick Manor. The ability to provide our guests with excellent customer service, confidence and a smile is of high importance. We welcome employees of all ages and levels of experience.

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Predominately looking for weekend availability and, or evening work throughout the week, previous experience in a customer facing role is desirable but not required. We are looking for confident, happy and friendly individuals with a strong work ethic and positive attitude. The job requires individuals to be flexible and adaptable, working a variety of shifts in relation to the changing needs and demands of the business. Work here varies from breakfast, lunch and dinner service to weddings, private parties and afternoon tea. Salary: £7.50 /hour Please send CV's to Thomas Burford by email thomas.burford@hallmarkhotels.co.uk

Part time Kitchen Assistant Part time Kitchen Assistant required for catering business, Warung Tempeh, which serves vegetarian food. You will be working 1 day a week on a Thursday evening for 2.5 hours (£20 per week) Heavy lifting involved so you will need to be physically fit. Job duties: • • • • •

Food preparation Unpacking food Washing up pots and dishes Tidying up Replenishing stock and condiments

For more information please call William Mitchell on 07804 883418 or email will@warungtempeh.com

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

Dining and Bar Assistants Bar staff Junior Commis Chef Catering Assistants Kitchen Porters Kitchen Assistants

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

Part time staff needed at: • • • •

Bedford Aspects Wyboston St Neots/Caxton Gibbet Baldock Services

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

Part time/Casual - Waiting staff Part time/Casual - Housekeeping staff For more information and to apply please visit: https://wybostonlakes.livevacancies.co.uk/#!/job/joblist/ 15


Woburn Forest Lots of opportunities including: • • • • • •

Housekeeping/Cleaners Chefs and Line Cooks Bar staff Waiting staff Kitchen staff Guest Services staff

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

Weekend Cook required – Bedford For more information and an application form please ask in store.

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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.

Farm Assistant You will be working in an active farm centre environment, in close proximity to large animals, and with a hands-on role delivering animal-focused activities.

Estate Ranger You will be working outside in an active farm centre environment carrying out site maintenance. This is a hands-on role and you will need a ‘can do’ attitude to support the aims of the William Scott Abbott Trust behind Sacrewell.

Seasonal Farm Tour Tractor Driver Our ever popular tractor tours rely on a driver who can keep our visitors safe, informed and entertained on their trip around the fields.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.sacrewell.org.uk/about/jobs-and-volunteering/

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

Ground worker with a view to becoming a full time Arborist The team meet at the yard based in St. Albans to get job sheets and equipment for the day. You will travel with the team around the surrounding area in Herts for jobs. At end of day return to yard, unload and sign out. P.P.E will be provided i.e. Chainsaw safety boots, hat, gloves & glasses. There will be different aspects of work; some domestic jobs as well as commercial. This will involve cutting trees, chipping, clearing, strimming & hedge cutting. Previous skills/experience • • • •

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Training will be given if no experience. Pay dependent upon age & experience. 3 month trial with a view to a permanent position. For more information and to apply please contact: Georgina Gentry, Robinsons Tree Service by email robinsonstreeservice@robinsonstreeservice.org.uk or phone 01727 848111

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

Milton Keynes

We are recruiting for the following roles: • Video Production Editors • Freelance Camera Crew • Freelance Presenters & Journalists For more information and to apply please visit: http://thevideonewsfactory.com/careers/

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

For more information and to apply please visit: https://careers.dixonscarphone.com/search-and-apply

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

Bedford Interchange Biggleswade Retail Park Hitchin Milton Keynes, Kingston

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

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

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.aldirecruitment.co.uk/apply/

Customer Assistants – Bedford and Shefford Various shifts and hours available, including just weekends and evenings. If you are interested in any of these vacancies please apply as soon as possible.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.tesco-careers.com/apply.aspx

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

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Part time Sales Advisor– Milton Keynes If you are interested in applying for our Sales Advisor vacancies, please take a copy of your CV to the store and ask to speak with the Manager.

https://www.coast-stores.com/page/retail

Part time Retail Assistants - Woburn Forest We are looking for Retail Assistants with a passion for delivering excellent customer service to join our team. Based in one of our retail outlets, your duties will include operating a till, replenishing stock and welcoming guests in a positive, friendly manner. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a guest facing role, have excellent communication skills and be comfortable working independently or as part of a team. Previous experience within a retail environment would be beneficial, however full training will be provided.

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

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

Part time/Casual Lifeguard Recreation Assistants Bedford If you are looking to start or further your career in leisure, with a growing and dynamic company that makes a positive impact on the community, then we want to hear from you. For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.fusion.careers/jobs/home/

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 – Luton As a Thomson Retail Travel Advisor you will help to create unforgettable holidays for all of our customers with your personality, professionalism and personalised service. You will understand our customers and adapt your style using information provided to help you find ways to improve customer satisfaction and loyalty. Your knowledge will help us collaborate and answer questions for our international colleagues and customers. There will be modern technology to work with so you can discuss, recommend and sell suitable products and services, and promote and assist our customers to self-serve online.

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

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Part time Cabin Crew – Luton Airport Cabin Crew are responsible for delivering the highest standards of safety and customer care to our customers in line with the company’s vision and brand values. Job Requirements An interest and understanding of the airline industry and role of cabin crew. 22


Experience/Education Previous flying experience would be beneficial, although not essential. Experience dealing with the general public in the leisure/tourism industry or a retail, catering or airport environment would be considered beneficial although not essential.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://bit.ly/2pjyAdS

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

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

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES Are you looking for a rewarding long term career? At Dawn Meats our people are our strength and our Graduate Programme is a key element in building our top class team. An unswerving dedication to excellence is at the heart of Dawn Meats success. We seek graduates with the potential to succeed in a fast paced business environment. With continuous investment in our Programme, we welcome and encourage the fresh ideas, enthusiasm and energy new graduates bring to the company. The Programme provides quality training with hands on involvement across key areas of the business. We invest in our people to develop the skills necessary to become future managers of Dawn Meats. If you think you have what it takes apply for the Dawn Meats Graduate Programme today. The programme is structured to provide you with an opportunity to develop your skills and experiences over a range of disciplines in a 2 year period. Combined with formal training you will work with passionate, talented people who will provide invaluable training on the job. With no pre-conceived ideas and no limit on your career path, your skills and experiences can be uniquely tailored to the multitude of career opportunities within Dawn Meats. We recognise the importance of continuous development and work closely with recognised Management Development Institutes in Ireland and the UK to develop our Graduates as managers of the future. For our Finance and Accounting Graduates the opportunity to gain a professional qualification from ACA, CIMA, ACCA or CPA is available. Opportunities available in the following areas (full time and permanent): Bedford: - Production/Operations - Engineering - Health & Safety - Environmental Other sites throughout the group: - Cattle Procurement - Agriculture - Technical - Sales / Commercial - Accounting & Finance The ideal candidate will: - Have an appropriate qualification - Possess strong interpersonal skills - Be flexible, mobile and stimulated by new challenges - Be keen to take on responsibility - Be self-motivated - Have a full UK driving licence 26


Send your CV and a Cover Letter to graduk@dawnmeats.com or call Linsey Crowhurst (HR Manager) on 01234 832903 to find out more. More information can also be found on our website at http://dawnmeats.com/index.php/careers-2/item/332-graduatetrainees-uk where you can fill an application form in online.

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

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

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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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