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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

Trainee Pharmacy Adviser Locations: Hitchin, Dunstable, Northampton 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. 1


We’re offering you an exciting career opportunity and a chance to continue your professional journey. You will need to be prepared to work towards an NVQ Level 2 equivalent in Pharmacy Services to join us.

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

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

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

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

Trainee Buyer - Northampton Closing date: 15 August 2018 Persimmon Homes Midlands require a Trainee Buyer to join our team working in the office in Northampton. After a period of training, the key responsibilities of this role will be preparing material purchase orders, supplier tender comparisons and liaising with 2


Site Managers. The other duties will involve completing administrative tasks, liaising with suppliers and contributing to the running of an efficient commercial department. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above including Mathematics and English. A construction qualification will be beneficial but not essential. Full training will be provided by Persimmon. The position requires the successful candidate to be competent in Microsoft Word and Excel packages and also demonstrate good communication skills. You must be an enthusiastic and hardworking individual who is willing to undertake all necessary training as well as being able to work on their own initiative and be a team player For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.persimmonhomes.com/jobs/job/trainee-buyer/

Sponsored Construction Degree Programme Opportunities nationwide Closing date: 27 July 2018 Starting salary: Up to £24,000 per annum depending on location and experience, plus benefits. We’ve collaborated with Sheffield Hallam University to offer a bespoke Degree Programme leading to a BSc (Hons) Degree in Residential Development and Construction, which provides a unique opportunity for you to develop the qualities and skills you’ll need to excel in your career in the housebuilding industry. It’s a great opportunity for those who are looking for an alternative start for their career rather than full-time Higher Education or those who wish to change career direction into a Site Management role. You’ll join as Trainee Assistant Site Manager, giving you hands-on experience from day one. You’ll attend 4 x 1-week teaching blocks at Sheffield Hallam University each year, where we'll put you up in a hotel and cover your food and travel costs. You'll achieve an industry accredited BSc (Hons) Degree over the course of approximately 5 years.

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

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Sponsored Commercial Degree Programme Opportunities nationwide Closing date: 27 July 2018 Starting salary: Up to £24,000 per annum depending on location and experience, plus benefits. We’ve collaborated with Sheffield Hallam University to offer a bespoke Degree Programme leading to a BSc (Hons) Degree in Residential Development and Quantity Surveying, which provides a unique opportunity for you to develop the qualities and skills you’ll need to excel in your career in the housebuilding industry. It’s a great opportunity for those who are looking for an alternative start for their career rather than full-time Higher Education or those who wish to change career direction into a Quantity Surveying role. You’ll join as Trainee Quantity Surveyor, giving you hands-on experience from day one. You’ll attend 4 x 1-week teaching blocks at Sheffield Hallam University each year, where we'll put you up in a hotel and cover your food and travel costs. You'll achieve an accredited BSc (Hons) Degree over approximately 5 years.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/barratthomes/vms/e/barratt_developments/po sitions/awKLJlVQ5e9A3om2RiXOJP

Apprenticeship opportunities - Biggleswade

 Business Apprentice

 IT Apprentice  Human Resources Apprentice  Paint Shop Apprentice For more information and to apply please visit: https://bit.ly/2JkrRWk

TSO Power Planning Engineer - Bedford TSO Radio and Rigging Engineer - Northampton For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.btplc.com/Careercentre/earlycareers/apprentices/index.htm 4


Residential Field Apprentice - Flitwick Location: UK wide (local opportunities include Flitwick and Cambridge) Start date: September 2018 Salary: £12,500 per annum, with an increase to £17,500 at 6 months subject to performance, plus performance related bonus during later months within the scheme. We’re looking for Super Women and Super Men to join forces with our SuperTeam of Technicians on our Residential Field Apprentice Programme! We’re offering a fantastic opportunity to join our 2018 Apprenticeship scheme as a Residential Field Apprentice. On this Apprentice programme you’ll combine real work with studying for an NVQ level 2 or 3 in Communication Technology at our state of the art training facilities with lots of support along the way. Being buddied up with an experienced technician, and guidance from other departmental colleagues, you’ll learn how to install and repair all of our products by visiting customers in their homes. Providing an amazing service to our customers is the aim here, you’ll learn how to provide advice to ensure our customers get the very best performance from their products and the skills to make sure everything’s working as it should be - all of this in just 15- 18 months.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://careers.virginmedia.com/job-search/job-details?id=6989

School/College Leaver Scheme Personal Tax Assistant – Milton Keynes Closing date: 31 July 2018 Scheme start date: August 2018 Our tax school leaver programme will give you all the skills and support you need to unlock a future that’s packed with opportunities and new experiences. You’ll enjoy a powerful combination of on-the-job learning and structured training – not to mention an impressive client list to work with. When you join our team, you’ll discover a culture that nurtures individuality and an environment where everyone is supported to reach their potential. With us, you’ll always be moving forward. 5


For more information and to apply please visit:

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

School/College Leaver Scheme Restructuring Assistant – Milton Keynes Closing date: 31 July 2018 Join our Restructuring Advisory team and take a bold first step towards your future career. Become part of our team for up to a year and get business experience that will help you really stand out. With us, you’ll get involved in client work very quickly, and get the chance to learn about different types of businesses from varying industry sectors. The depth of services and clients you’ll be exposed to early in your career will help you jumpstart your accountancy career. Initially, you’ll be working as part of a small team. Once you’ve completed your initial professional qualifications, the complexity of your workload will increase and you’ll have the opportunity to take on more individual responsibilities and get involved in more challenging accounting issues, such as applying international accounting standards. With us, you’ll have the space to grow and be challenged. With our support, you’ll become a true trusted adviser to your clients. When you join this team, you’ll work towards your AAT professional qualifications. For more information and to apply please visit: https://careers.rsmuk.com/GSL/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=28689

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

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

Accounts Trainee – Letchworth Garden City Closing date: 25 July 2018 The successful candidate will be looking to commence a career in accountancy with the aim of studying towards a professional qualification. The work would be varied and would include:    

Outsourced bookkeeping, management accounts and Vat return preparation Accounts preparation for Sole-traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies Audit assignments Preparation of basic corporate tax computations Applicants should be extremely numerate, have good communication and IT skills and work well as a member of a team. Full training will be given alongside an excellent study package. Ideally candidates should possess or expect to obtain at least 2 ‘A’ levels at grade A - C or have excellent GCSE results.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.georgehay.co.uk/about-us/careers-george-hay/ 7


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

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

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

For more information and to apply please visit: http://ukcareers.ey.com/schools

Degree Apprenticeship in Digital Innovation Start date: September 2018 If you're considering an alternative to university, develop the digital skills you need to be at the forefront of technology and business on our new Degree Apprenticeship in Digital Innovation. You'll gain the opportunity to specialise in either data analytics or software development, creating innovative solutions for our clients from day one. At the same time you will study towards a degree, 8


helping you to develop in-demand digital skills that will prepare you for the workplace of the future, whilst earning a starting salary of up to £21,500. Opportunities are available across all of our service lines – Assurance, Consulting, People Advisory Services, Tax and Transactions, with training delivered by ADA- the National College for Digital Skills and QA Apprenticeships.

For more information and to apply please visit:

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

Degree Apprentice Programme We have a number of different roles based across the UK. These include Software Developer, Software Test Consultant and Technical Application Consultant. If you reach the digital assessment stage, we will talent pool you towards the most suitable role based on your background and location preference. Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship At Capgemini we often say that we’re the biggest company you’ve never heard of. We are one of the world’s largest (and we think best!) tech companies, helping our clients to transform their businesses through ingenious technology solutions. We deliver exciting & innovative client projects across multiple industries all over the world using cutting edge technology in an entrepreneurial and supportive environment. Importantly, you’ll have a community around you of likeminded apprentices who are part of the 4 ½ year programme. You’ll start your journey together, on an eight-week residential training course where you’ll learn everything you need to know to kickstart your amazing career at Capgemini. For more information and to register your interest please visit: https://www.capgemini.com/gb-en/careers/jobs/2018-degree-apprentice-programme/#

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Trainee Patient Services Administrator – Cambridge To ensure an excellent service to both patients and the broader Bourn Hall Clinic team in order to promote business excellence. To accomplish this responsibility it should be shared with the other members of the Patient Services team in the performance of the day to day activities of the Patient Services Department in providing a comprehensive administrative support service for Bourn Hall. The position will be based in our Enquires Team, as part of our Patient Services team and the chosen candidate will be undertake a customer service apprenticeship. For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.bournhall.co.uk/getin-touch/careers-bourn-hall/

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

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

Premier Data Installations Ltd

Summer Holiday Work - Bedford We are currently seeking up to two keen, enthusiastic hardworking students, interested in supporting our senior Data Engineers with ongoing & new projects. We require assistance in the installation of Fibre Optic, Data Cabling, Access Control, CCTV & AV cabling works on Educational & Commercial sites. Good opportunity for those wishing to gain experience in this growing industry. Applicants must be prepared for early starts & or late finishes. Transport provided. For more info: Call 01234 352128 Visit our web site: www.premdata.com 12


Casual Warehouse Operative - Biggleswade The Kramp Group is the leading European distributor of Spare Parts to the Agricultural, Forest/Grass care and OEM markets through the dealer network. Working at Kramp means working with more than 3000 international colleagues and despite our size we have retained a strong family culture which is warm, friendly and informal. Entrepreneurship is in our DNA and we are always on the look-out for driven and talented individuals. During our busy summer period we are keen to employ causal summer pickers and packers, aged 18 or over, to work in our warehouse in Biggleswade. We offer a very competitive salary well above minimum wage and a great team to work with. We are always interested to speak to individuals looking for regular, full time or part time work between now and September, typically working afternoons or/and evenings. We are also happy to speak to students who are not necessarily looking for full time, long term or even regular employment but who have the flexibility to work as and when required at very short notice, again in the afternoon and/or evening. How to apply - If you are looking for casual or ad-hoc work locally over the summer months please contact our HR department at uk.hr@kramp.co.uk. You will be fully trained and treated as one of our own, so if this appeals please do get in touch by sending your contact details and quoting “Warehouse Operative Casual” to the above email address. Thank you!

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

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FULL & PART TIME SEASONAL JOBS We are now recruiting for the following vacancies: Kitchen Porter Cleaner Waiting Staff Night Porters We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team at Shuttleworth. The positions are within our catering and events department, working within our busy on site restaurant, outside catering units, and/or our bespoke event venue, The House. Working in our team you will be part of our catering and event delivery operations, to assist with the daily restaurant service, and/or the delivery of event catering for weddings, air shows and corporate bookings. Previous experience of a similar environment would be an advantage however more importantly a positive ‘can do’ attitude together with a willingness to be flexible and work as part of the team are equally valuable. Working hours are primarily between 8.30-5pm (extending to later in the evening for bespoke House events) including some bank holiday and weekends, there is opportunity for additional hours during our busy summer season for all part-time staff. To apply: For more information please visit www.shuttleworth.org/careers. Applications should be e-mailed to jobs@shuttleworth.org or alternatively you may bring your CV to the Visitor Centre for the attention of Ashleigh Catalina. 15


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….. Apply online at www.centerparcscareers.co.uk

Leisure  Beauty Therapist – 32-128 hours per 4 week period – Circa 19,500 per annum pro rata  Spa Supervisor – 90 hours per 4 week period – £10.22 per hour  Full Time Qualified Spa Lifeguard – 150 hours per 4 week period - £9.14 per hour  Full Time Qualified and Unqualified Pool Lifeguard – 150 hours per 4 week period - £9.14 per hour  NPLQ Lifeguard Course - £200 fee to attend - 26th July to 1st August 2018  Outdoor Activity Centre Assistant Manager – 160 hours per 4 week period - Circa £22,600 per annum  Part Time Leisure Booking Advisor – 60 hours per 4 week period - £7.95 per hour  Head Elf (fixed term) – 160 hours per 4 week period - £9.42 per hour (INTERNAL ONLY)  Santa (fixed term) – Various hours available - £9.79 per hour  Santa’s Elves (fixed term) – various hours available - £7.95 per hour 16


 Activity Den Team Leader (fixed term) – 150 hours per 4 week period £9.42 per hour (INTERNAL ONLY) Food and Beverage and Retail  Bar Team Members – 120 hours per 4 week period - £7.95 per hour  Kitchen Supervisor – 160 hours per 4 week period – Circa £21,700 per annum  Kitchen Steward – 96 hours per 4 week period - £7.95 per hour  Bar and Waiting Team Members – 120 hours per 4 week period - £7.95 per hour  Assistant Kitchen Manager – 160 hours per 4 week period – Circa £25,300 per annum  Assistant Restaurant Manager – 160 hours per 4 week period – Circa £19,500 per annum (INTERNAL ONLY) Technical Services  Estate Ranger – 150 hours per 4 week period – Circa £18,000 per annum  Grounds Assistant – 150 hours per 4 week period - £7.95-8.25 per hour dependent on qualification  Maintenance Technician (Plumbing) – 160 hours per 4 week period – £14.55 per hour Housekeeping  Various full and part time general area cleaners – 80-160 hours per 4 week period - £7.95 per hour (rising to £8.75 for hours worked between midnight and 7am)  Housekeepers – 38, 74 and 92 hours per 4 week period - £7.95 per hour  Full and Part Time Housekeeping Team Leaders – 60, 145 and 160 hours per 4 week period - £9.35 per hour  Full Time Housekeeping Team Leaders (fixed term contract) – 145 hours per 4 week period – Circa £22,600 per annum  Housekeeping Assistant (Smoke Detector Checker) – 38 hours per 4 week period - £7.95 per hour (INTERNAL ONLY)

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

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

Part time Yard Assistant - Maulden This would start off from 10 hours a week (but this could increase if the employee wanted it to later in the year). No qualifications are required but the applicant must love horses. To apply please call Olivia Leigh on 07581 142 627 18


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

For more information and to apply please visit:

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

Part time Sales Assistants Locations: Bedford and Huntingdon Your role will be to assist the store team to maximise the potential of the store by providing exceptional customer service and promoting responsible pet ownership. What are we looking for? We are seeking people with a fun personality. You should be great at interacting with pets and people. Enjoy the challenges of a fast paced workplace. Ideally, you’ll have experience in a similar, fast-paced environment and a hands-on approach. Most of all, you must be able to offer the highest levels of customer service. A high level of flexibility is required. For more information and to apply please visit:

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

Volunteer Mounted Section Grooms – Milton Keynes Closing date: 31 July 2018 Thames Valley Police are recruiting volunteers to support the Mounted Section Grooms in their day to day activities in the department, this will include general stable 19


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.

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

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

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

Customer Service/Administration Assistant - Sandy Good telephone manner is required as you will be responsible for answering the telephones and directing to the relevant person. A knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word is also required. Duties:  Maintaining and managing the Company Customer Database  Organising the Sales Diary  Processing and sending out Company Brochures  Liaising with customers during project build  Assisting other team members with administration duties The ideal candidate will be organised and methodical in their approach to working with the ability to prioritise their workload. This is a full time role Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm. 20 days holiday plus bank holidays.

To apply please email a CV to Kim Holloway at kimh@gardenlodges.co.uk

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If you would like to apply please email your covering letter and CV, quoting the position title in the subject line, to recruitment@pkf-littlejohn.com Details can also be found on https://www.pkf-littlejohn.com/careers-vacancies 24


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

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Email: derek.jones@acuigen.com Telephone: 01234 759847

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

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

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Marketing Assistant Nicolas Tye Architects Limited is an award winning small architectural studio with 18 employees. Our practice specializes in high end residential both in the UK and abroad. We are situated just outside the village of Maulden and therefore own transport is essential. We are a happy, lively and creative team and are looking for an ambitious positive person with a can-do attitude to join our team. Salary according to experience and training will be given in all areas. Possible part time start turning to full time once study year has finished. Please find details below of job description: Planning exhibitions 2+ times a year.  Designing and editing promo material including adverts, press releases, business cards, post cards etc.  Speak to magazines to arrange advertisements/editorial.  Publish a seasonal newsletter.  Liaise with clients and photographers to plan photoshoots. Plan video content if needed.  Editing images in Photoshop and managing images.  Creating and issuing a Christmas card every year.  Putting our projects into competitions.  Editing and updating company brochures.  Planning social events for the team. Take photos of team events and create photo books each year.  Liaise with companies renting out Barn and Studio.  Organising introductory meeting with new client and director. Creating information pack of new client/project.  Update new enquiry spreadsheet.  Update advertising spreadsheet.  Supporting Admin with phones/front of house. How to apply – please send your CV and covering letter to Val Flecknell by 

email: accounts@nicolastyearchitects.co.uk

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Customer Service Administrator's - Bedford Salary: Up to £16,000 per annum Advancing People are recruiting for global company known for its imaging and information technology within the health care, graphic arts, optical devices and other high-tech areas. Our client is growing! They are looking for Customer Service Administrator's to join one of their expanding divisions. These rarely available positions are open to candidates who are looking to start or develop a career within customer services within a professional environment. Working Hours: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Candidate Requirements:  Previous customer service experience - retail/office based  5 GCSE's at grade C or above  Strong written and verbal communication skills  Strong PC skills  Confident/assertive/personable  Can-do attitude. Key Responsibilities:  Accurately process received sales orders, claims and queries  To understand our customer base and the products we supply  Ensure all customer information is accurate and up to date  Assist with creating and producing daily/weekly reports  Deal with all customer enquiries and queries in an accurately and timely manner  Escalate any problems/issues to senior members of staff  Provide support and liaise with; account managers, sales executives, logistics, credit control and customer contacts  Participate as part of the team  Maintain skills by requesting relevant training  Provide training for new members of staff Benefits: Xmas Bonus (equivalent to 2 weeks salary) + 25 days per annum holiday (exclusive of bank holidays) + Pension (6% Employer Contribution/3% Employee Contribution) + Life Assurance + Private Health Cover.

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For more information please contact Lesley Fulton on 01234 268012 or email Lesley.fulton@advancingpeople.co.uk

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

Wavendon Pre-School & Day Nursery

Nursery Nurse We are currently recruiting for Full Time Nursery Nurses to join our Wavendon Day Nursery in Milton Keynes. Our Wavendon Day Nursery and Preschool is part of Bright Horizons Family Solutions. We have over 200 Nurseries in the UK and Ireland and we take pride in providing the highest quality of care to our children and families. As a Nursery Nurse working for us, you can expect a competitive salary, excellent training and development as well as a caring and passionate place of work! In order to be considered for the role of Nursery Nurse, you will need: • A passionate and positive attitude towards working with children • Experience within an early years environment • A full and relevant child care qualification Your role as Nursery Nurse will include: • Promoting positive relationships with parents, children and colleagues • Ensuring health, safety and wellbeing of the children at all times • Being a key person carrying out all related responsibilities in building relationships with a small group of children and their families according to the EYFS You may have experience of the following: Childcare Practitioner, Early Years Practitioner, Play worker, Nursery Practitioner, Nursery Teacher, Early Years Educator. We offer an extensive benefits package, which includes: • 12 week Induction programme • Succession planning and excellent career opportunities • Access to 18 training courses including Child protection 32


• High street discounts We look forward to receiving your application!

Email: wavendon@asquithnurseries.co.uk

Phone: 01908 586518

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

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

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

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

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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. For more information please visit: http://www.bedford.gov.uk/health_and_social_care/adult_learning_disabilities/fa mily_and_carers/shared_lives_bedford.aspx Or contact Sue Belton, Shared Lives Officer on 01234 228426 or sue.belton@bedford.gov.uk

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

Premier Data Installations Ltd

Summer Holiday Work - Bedford We are currently seeking up to two keen, enthusiastic hardworking students, interested in supporting our senior Data Engineers with ongoing & new projects. We require assistance in the installation of Fibre Optic, Data Cabling, Access Control, CCTV & AV cabling works on Educational & Commercial sites. Good opportunity for those wishing to gain experience in this growing industry. Applicants must be prepared for early starts & or late finishes. Transport Provided For more info: Call 01234 352128 Visit our web site: www.premdata.com Premier Data Installations Ltd. | 41 Harrold Priory | Riverfield | Bedford | MK41 0SD

Premier Data Installations Ltd. | 41 Harrold Priory | Riverfield | Bedford | MK41 0SD

Premier Data Installations Ltd. | 41 Harrold Priory | Riverfield | Bedford | MK41 0SD

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

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

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

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Trainee Design Services Advisor - Shefford We are looking for an enthusiastic trainee to join our Design Services Team, based at our Head Office in Shefford. Do you have a “can do” attitude? Are you a logical thinking? Do you have a technical mind? Would you like the opportunity to learn and start your new career? To be successful in this role might have:       

A spark with the desire to learn new things and have a technical mind Excellent communication skills together with a good standard of English and Maths The desire to learn technical drawing (e.g AutoCAD, Solidworks) The desire to learn hydraulic design methods Good computer literacy, particularly using Microsoft suite of products (word, outlook, excel) Excellent attention to detail is a necessity for this role Experience in good customer service

In this role you will learn about the construction industry standards for drainage and surface water management but it is not essential that you have any previous experience of this area. Main tasks, including but not limited to: 

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With training and support: o Use CAD and Solidworks to produce water management solution designs o Take briefs from customers over the telephone and advise them on the best possible designs both promptly and politely o Work within the Design Services Team project database o Undertake technical drawing ‘take-offs’ and design of drainage schemes Develop and share best practice and working knowledge with team members Be able to prioritise workload and meet tight deadlines Implement automation where possible to increase efficiency Liaise with internal and external sales team members on essential product knowledge and preliminary designs

As this is a trainee role, you will be fully supported at all times and trained before you are required to carry out any tasks. The role would suit a graduate (of any subject) or someone looking to begin a new career. What we offer We offer opportunity for career progression, extensive training and a competitive benefits package. Company overview ACO is the leading brand for surface water drainage systems throughout the world. ACO Technologies plc, part of the ACO Group, serves as the Company for the UK & Ireland. There are two major divisions: ACO Water Management and ACO Building Drainage. Working at ACO is working in a culture of entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and high standards with the freedom to create your own job satisfaction through ownership and continuous improvement. 38


Openness and honesty are key characteristics to working at ACO as this creates a friendly, flexible environment where colleagues are keen to share information and work together to achieve the best results.

Please apply online at https://www.aco.co.uk/aco-careers or for further information contact Alex Trevor on atrevor@aco.co.uk

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

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

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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.

Beauty Therapist – Near Biggleswade Beauty therapist required for an established, friendly salon in Langford, Bedfordshire (near Biggleswade). Ideally you will be a therapist who has qualified to NVQ Level 3 but would consider a NVQ Level 2 qualified therapist. Duties:  Carrying out treatments on clients – a lot of the work will be nails, massages, lashes and waxing  General reception duties (all staff help run the reception desk), greeting clients and booking them in  Basic computer skills  Cleaning and keeping work areas hygienic and tidy. Extra training is possible. Part or full time will be considered but weekends and some evenings are essential. Please apply with a CV to Lucy at info@langfordbeautyclinic.com

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

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

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

Beauty Therapist Hours:

Minimum of 30 hours – flexible days and hours

The Role: You will be responsible for meeting and greeting clients and providing beauty/spa treatments to a high standard. In addition you will also be responsible for some receptionist duties and retail sales of products. Ensuring the spa runs smoothly and effectively at all times Duties and Responsibilities:  To carry out all treatments to specified standards  Adhere to high level of health/safety and hygiene standards  To recommend retail products  To ensure all spa standards are up-held  Ensure the highest standard of customer care and services at all time  Some reception duties, to include booking appointments, taking payments, responding to emails and telephone calls  Flexible working approach 41


Be available for ongoing training and launches of new treatments

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NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Beauty or Holistic Therapy (must have body massage) Strong Communication skills (verbal, listening, writing) Excellent presentation Pro-active and reliable Able to work alone and within a team Positive can-do attitude PC Literate – good working knowledge of email

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28 days holiday (inc bank holidays) Company pension contribution Uniform Free staff parking Free staff lunch (whilst at work) Product training and spa specific training 50% off spa treatments 50% of hotel food and drink

To apply please forward your CV to lotus.spa@bedfordswanhotel.co.uk for the attention of Angela Wilson – Spa Manager

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

Commis Chef – Willington We’re looking for a passionate & enthusiastic Commis Chef to join us at Frosts Willington. At Frosts, we take pride in our freshly prepared produce, using the best ingredients ensuring our food is second to none. For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.frostsgardencentres.co.uk/blog/careers/commis-chef 42


Cook The Eatery, Great Denham Due to continued growth we have a position available for a cook to join our friendly team The role will include (but not be limited to) the following:  Prepare and cook high quality and well-presented food items  A real passion to cook fresh food  Comply with all Food Hygiene and Safety regulations  Passion for great customer experience  Previous cooking experience within a commercial kitchen or similar role desirable  Monitor and minimise wastage  Good sense of flavour, seasoning and the ability to be creative  Extremely high standards of cleanliness and attention to detail  Ability to work under pressure and remain calm Working hours to be agreed

If you are interested in this role please send your CV to info@theeaterygd.co.uk

Floor and Bar Team – The Swan, Salford Role Expectations – stuff to get excited about * Love being on the floor, serving guests, and you’re a bit of a Foodie * Host it like a dinner party * Strive and achieve Pub Perfection every day * You’re people person, loads of fun, cheeky and energetic * Have a thirst for knowledge and self-development * Abundance of enthusiasm for the industry 43


Rewards and Benefits * Partnership and career development opportunities * Fun and Professional work environment * Christmas day off * 25% off when you eat in any Peach Pub * Performance related incentives, for you and your team * Peach Adventure Days, learning more about The Good Stuff we serve e.g. Jimmy Butlers Pigs, Scallop fishing, Laverstoke Mozzarella * Invite to Peach Fest, our yearly Team festival * Child Care Vouchers * Pensions

To apply please send your CV to Melissa Heath by email at Swan@peachpubs.com

Part time Cook – Bedford Salary: £9.00 to £10.00 /hour Kimbolton Lodge is a nursing and residential care home for the over 65's. Following an internal restructure - we now have a vacancy for a qualified part time cook to join our team - you will be required to work 22 hours per week inclusive of alternate Saturday and Sunday shifts - shift pattern is 7.30am to 6.30pm – there is an option to split the shift 7.30am-2.30pm and 2.30-6.30pm. Principle responsibilities are:  Preparing and cooking fresh home-made meals - breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and supper.  Ensuring that meals, including liquidised diets, are presented in a manner which is attractive and appealing  Clearing, cleaning and washing up in the main kitchen (a kitchen assistant will assist with service area)  Ensuring the tables are laid to a high standard  Ensure that hot and cold snacks are available at all times  Covering for staff absence within the team Taking an active and enthusiastic interest in meeting the service user’s needs through quality, quantity, temperature of food upon serving, choice, nutritional value and dietary needs. 44


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

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

Bar staff Dining Assistants Chefs Hotel receptionist Kitchen assistants Room attendants Housekeeping steward Early morning cleaner Food service assistants Kitchen porters Night porter

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

The Crown Hotel – Biggleswade We want fun, enthusiastic, confident and passionate people who are not afraid of hard work. We recruit our team for their personality and as a UK top employer with an award winning training program we know we can teach anyone the skills to succeed. Person Specification: -Customer Focus -Drive -Personal Integrity -Team Work What`s in it for you? We offer competitive hourly rates for all of our team members! Alongside this, all our team has the opportunity to earn up to 19% in bonus paid monthly plus additional benefits such as: -50% off on food and meal deals whilst at work and 20% off on food, drink and hotel accommodation 46


whilst not at work -Paid Holiday -Free Shares At JD Wetherspoon we like to keep it simple, our bar team members are the front line in our pubs for our customers, ensuring that everyone has the best experience and customer service. We open our doors early in the morning and don`t close them until late at night, so we offer great flexibility. The Bar Role As a part of our bar team you will have to work hard and engage with customers and keep up as our pubs can get pretty busy in peak times. You will need to ensure that the bar, front of house, toilets and other areas of the pub are cleaned and maintained in accordance with Company guidelines throughout the day, adopting the Company`s Clean As You Go (CAYG) philosophy. Your role will be unique and you will get to interact with a variety of different people, both customers and our great teams, therefore a good level of conversational English is essential. Working for Wetherspoon is rewarding, and are teams our consistently maintaining our high standards and 5 star health and safety ratings but with the right attitude we know you can climb our career ladder pretty quickly! The Floor role As a member of our customer-facing team, you will be responsible for delivering top quality service and ensuring all front of house areas are maintained to our high standards. Wetherspoon has built its success on delivering the best CQSMA standards. This means Cleanliness, Quality, Service, Maintenance, and Atmosphere. Ensuring the highest standards of CQSMA are achieved, you will provide excellent customer service by keeping up-to-date with current promotions and new products. You will need to ensure that the bar, front of house, toilets and other areas of the pub are cleaned and maintained in accordance with Company guidelines throughout the day, adopting the Company`s Clean As You Go (CAYG) philosophy. With excellent customer service skills, you should be professional and well presented - able to communicate clearly with people at all levels. You should be a self-motivated team player able to work unsupervised in a busy environment. Conversational English is essential and you`ll have to be confident, friendly and reliable to succeed with us.

To apply please visit https://www.jdwetherspooncareers.co.uk/ or https://www.indeed.co.uk/jobs?q=wetherspoons&l=Biggleswade%2C+Bedfordshire

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Part time Bar Staff – Bedford Rowing Club Experience preferable. Please email the social chairman at social.chairman@bedfordrowing.co.uk

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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.

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

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

Assistant Reserves Officer Closing date: 24 July 2018 This new role will help to protect local wildlife by carrying out practical nature reserve management across Herts and Middlesex. Based from St Albans, the Assistant Reserves Officer will carry out practical habitat management on our nature reserves, lead volunteer tasks, survey trees and infrastructure and help to look after livestock. They will raise the profile of the Wildlife Trust through guided walks and events. For more information please visit: https://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs/assistant-reserves-officer

Maintenance/landscape operatives Want to work with an award winning, local business? Then you could be just what we’re looking for! Winners of Leighton Buzzard Business of the Year in 2017 and finalists again in 2018, Millstream Estate Services Ltd are a rapidly expanding grounds maintenance and building maintenance company. Our commercial client base spans a wide area from Lincolnshire to Hertfordshire and covers almost everywhere in between. We are looking to recruit hardworking, enthusiastic grounds maintenance/landscape operatives join our team. Experience isn’t essential however, motivation, reliability and 53


a can-do attitude are. We expect our staff to go the extra mile to deliver a first-class service to our clients so we’re looking for excellent people, with the right attitude. Essential requirements of the role:  Self-motivation  Reliability  Attention to detail  Ability to work in a team and take instruction The following would be highly desirable but are not essential:  Grounds maintenance experience  PA1/PA6 certificates  Chainsaw ticket  First Aid certificate  Horticultural qualifications This is open to both full time and seasonal operatives. Give us a call on 0800 043 4063 and ask for Duncan? In return we offer a competitive salary depending on experience, company uniform, and 20 days paid holiday plus Bank Holidays.

Part time Gardener – Hertfordshire I am looking for someone a couple of days a week to take care of our garden (which is in Ashwell). It’s about 3/4 acre, it would not include mowing but planting, watering, weeding, hedge trimming etc. It’s a professionally designed garden and needs someone with experience to bring out the best in it. For more information please contact Julian on jchall001@gmail.com

Part time Gardener - Hertfordshire Keen gardener required for 1.5 acre garden in Ashwell. Mixed beds, hedges and lawns. 10hrs per week.

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Please apply with details of experience to Olivia at oliviahall100@gmail.com

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

Part time Gardener - Bedford Part time gardener required to help with small gardening business Anther & Style Gardening doing mainly garden maintenance and soft landscaping. The work is mostly locally in Bedford but also in Harpenden.

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The role would be 3 days per week normally Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, throughout the summer till October. For further information please contact William Cayax on 07748 677253 and to apply please email your CV to William at william@antherandstyle.com

The Practical Gardening Company

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

Own transport and own tools

Freelance paid by the hour

Hours/days to suit

Based in Wendover/Tring and surrounding Villages

Mature applicants very welcome.

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

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Gardener Closing date: 23 July 2018

We are seeking to employ a full-time Gardener to join our Grounds Team. The candidate will be responsible for the beds and boarders across the school, along with providing support to the grounds and garden team across the site. For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.heathmount.org/school-careers/

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

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

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

Farm worker Cambridgeshire based farm estate seeking a hardworking and enthusiastic individual to join our team on a full time basis. The farm grows combinable crops and sugar beet alongside a contract beet harvesting operation. The chosen candidate will be able to work to the highest standards and work well as part of our close knit team. The job requires an individual with excellent communication skills, flexibility and a willingness to learn. We operate modern equipment including 2 x Lexion, 770 combines, 2 x Quadtracs an Agrifac self-propelled and Horsch trailed sprayer. The role will include combine driving and a shared responsibility for spraying and fertilising applications along with relief driving within other areas of the farming business. Remuneration will include a competitive wage, pension and accommodation at a competitive rate. Please email your CV to Jason@bartlow.u-net.com 61


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

Skilled tractor driver/mechanic: The skills required for this job are:  experience of tractor driving  good mechanical skills  good approach to customers  interest in agriculture (especially soil and crops) How to apply - candidates should email their CV to mlaw@lawfertilisers.co.uk. For more information about Laws please visit our website at http://www.lawfertilisers.co.uk/newsletters.htm

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Assistant sales manager The skills required for this job are:  interest in agriculture especially crops and soil  good approach to customer  soil sampling of fields  some assistance with production at Wimlington  training available  previous tractor driving experience useful This is a full time role with good competitive rates for the right person. How to apply - candidates should email their CV to mlaw@lawfertilisers.co.uk. For more information about Laws please visit our website at http://www.lawfertilisers.co.uk/newsletters.htm

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

Customer Experience Centre Representative We are looking for brilliant people to join our talented team here at Autoglass® & Laddaw® You’ll be playing a vital role in our busy call centre, playing a vital role in making a difference to our customers, by solving people’s problems with real care. You will be at the start of our Customer’s journey, using your excellent customer service skills to identify our customers’ needs at their point of initial contact with us. Our representatives are pivotal in making it the best and easiest customer experience, exhibiting our company values at all times. 63


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

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

Part time Customer Assistants Locations: Biggleswade, Luton Airport 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.

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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: 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

 Customer Sales Consultants  Sales Consultants  Instore Service Pro Location: 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 65


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

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

Lots of part time opportunities for Sales Support and Stock Room Assistants in the following locations:  Bedford Midland Road  Milton Keynes, Kingston Retail Park  Hitchin For more information and to apply please visit: http://careers.next.co.uk/

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

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

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

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

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

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

Support in controlling access into the splash park

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

Monitoring suitable water quality of the splash park

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

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

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

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

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Casual Warehouse Operative - Biggleswade The Kramp Group is the leading European distributor of Spare Parts to the Agricultural, Forest/Grass care and OEM markets through the dealer network. Working at Kramp means working with more than 3000 international colleagues and despite our size we have retained a strong family culture which is warm, friendly and informal. Entrepreneurship is in our DNA and we are always on the look-out for driven and talented individuals. During our busy summer period we are keen to employ causal summer pickers and packers, aged 18 or over, to work in our warehouse in Biggleswade. We offer a very competitive salary well above minimum wage and a great team to work with. We are always interested to speak to individuals looking for regular, full time or part time work between now and September, typically working afternoons or/and evenings. We are also happy to speak to students who are not necessarily looking for full time, long term or even regular employment but who have the flexibility to work as and when required at very short notice, again in the afternoon and/or evening. How to apply - If you are looking for casual or ad-hoc work locally over the summer months please contact our HR department at uk.hr@kramp.co.uk. You will be fully trained and treated as one of our own, so if this appeals please do get in touch by sending your contact details and quoting “Warehouse Operative Casual� to the above email address. Thank you!

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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

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

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

Volunteer Estates Ranger Placements Nene Park, Peterborough These placements offer the opportunity to gain experience of working in a busy country park setting. You would be working alongside our skilled team of rangers and volunteers undertaking a range of maintenance, conservation and visitor related tasks throughout Nene Park. 72


You will need to show:        

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

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

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Any PPE (personal protective equipment) required Uniform Safety information and equipment as required Support and mentoring from Park staff

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

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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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