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OPPORTUNITIES February 2018 Second Edition


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

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


Trainee Horticultural Technicians Closing date: 4 March 2018 Scheme starts in September 2018

Fixed term for 12 months

Each year vacancies under the Trainee Technician scheme are available for people wishing to pursue a career in horticulture by gaining practical experience. Based within the 40-acre Botanic Garden, the trainees are able to learn and perform the wide range of horticultural skills that are required to maintain a diverse collection of over 8,000 plants, which is of international importance. The scheme is demanding and is intended for those wishing to gain experience in practical horticulture, collection management and plantsmanship. Trainees are part of the staff of the Botanic Garden and receive a salary. Trainees who successfully complete the scheme will be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education in Practical Horticulture and Plantsmanship by the University Of Cambridge Institute Of Continuing Education, which works closely with the Botanic Garden. For more information on the Botanic Gardens and scheme please visit:

Assistant Gardener Apprenticeship Closing date: 25 February 2018 A great opportunity has arisen for the right person to assist the Head Gardeners in the beautiful Bedford Estates Gardens and Safari Park which are set amongst stunning surroundings in the heart of England whilst developing their horticultural skills. We are seeking to develop an enthusiastic apprentice to assist the team in creating and maintaining an environment to be proud of and assisting with the restoration and development of the gardens. The successful apprentice will be a hardworking individual who has respect for the community and the environment and has the drive to self-develop and learn. The 2

apprentice will need good communication skills, be able to fully engage with the Apprenticeship training package. They will attend training sessions as directed.

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

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Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme – Little Barford Closing date: 24 February 2018

Starting salary: £13,500

RWE Generation is dedicated to the development of highly skilled people and providing exciting career opportunities within its portfolio of power generation sites. The RWE Generation UK Apprentice Programme is a Trailblazer apprenticeship scheme lasting 4 years, in which you will gain a sound understanding of the technical and practical skills required to be one of our highly skilled craft specialists of the future. You will undertake a programme of training and development at some of the UK’s leading power generation plants and at RWE Generation UK’s dedicated Training 3

Academy at Ferrybridge in Yorkshire where you will benefit from the support of experienced power industry professionals and training specialists. For more information and to apply please visit:

Generation Technician Engineering Trainee Scheme – Little Barford Closing date: 24 February 2018

Starting salary: £19,500

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


Craft Apprentice (Airbus Defence and Space) Location: Stevenage Closing date: 9 March 2018 Airbus Defence and Space offers the opportunity to join the Craft Apprenticeship at the Stevenage site. This is a great opportunity if you have a preference for a career in a predominantly hands-on environment. For more information and to apply please visit:

Engineering Apprentice (Airbus Defence and Space) Location: Stevenage Closing date: 9 March 2018 Airbus Defence and Space offers the opportunity to embark on an exciting Engineering Apprenticeship within the space sector specifically focusing on the manufacture of satellites. For more information and to apply please visit:

Advanced Apprenticeship Vehicle Technician – Luton Our Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship scheme is a four year training programme, fully funded and organised in partnership with Warwickshire College. Being part of Fleet Solution's apprenticeship scheme enables you 5

to take advantage of continuous learning and development, as we make sure your skills are kept up-to-date with the automotive industry, all the while working towards a BTEC and NVQ level 3 in both Motor Vehicle Service and Repair. Unlike other motor technician apprenticeships in the UK, our course provides comprehensive training to maintain, service and repair not just cars but also vans, trucks, plant and anything in-between. This training allows you to become multi-skilled in the garage services.

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Advanced Apprenticeship Field Engineer – Cambridge and Northampton Engineering careers at BT are uniquely challenging, rewarding and diverse and are focused on providing a great service for our customers. As an Engineering apprentice at BT you will be joining a team of experienced engineers who will support and teach you the skills required to be successful in your apprenticeship role. The Engineering roles are both varied and interesting and offer a great opportunity for you to develop you skills and your career. If you're the type of person who likes problem solving and is passionate about customer service, then we want you to apply. We're ready to provide you with a world class training experience. You just need to be customer focused, and be willing to get stuck in.

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

Apprenticeship start date: September 2018

Apprentices will work towards NVQ Level 3 diploma in Maintenance Engineering. In addition to obtaining a NVQ Lvel 3, Apprentices will specialise in one of the following:  Mechanical maintenance engineering - develop more detailed skills in the fabrication, machining & repair of complex precision equipment and systems.  Multi-skilled maintenance engineering - develop more detailed skills in the testing of electrical equipment and circuits, instrumentation, data acquisition, process control systems, programmable controllers and servo-drives The apprenticeships consists of part time study at a college provider chosen by the site and on site experience working with an experienced engineering team. Completion of the programme will ensure you have the knowledge and skills to work safely and effectively as part of a world class team preparing and operating the pilot plant and all associated rapid prototyping & precision engineering equipment and systems. It will also provide the skills for further development via higher apprenticeships that are available at Colworth, or for work in other areas of the product development process, or for a career in the full-scale food and drink manufacturing environment.

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Apprentice Network Engineer Level 4 - London Our apprentices receive mentoring and training in Network technology, to achieve their Level 4, Higher Apprenticeship – all within 24 months. Alongside this, we offer a competitive salary (£21, 500 per annum). Our Level 4 Apprenticeship is a great opportunity to start your career by working in a role whilst studying and achieving a Level 4 qualification as a Network Engineer. If you want to continue learning, but feel that university is not the right route for you, this could be a great option for you.


We are looking for self-starters with a keen sense of intrigue, a desire to fix anything and everything, great communication and team-working skills and a passion for making the experience of our customers the best in the business. You need to have a propensity to learn in technology, perhaps with a science, engineering, technology or maths focused schooling, but we will provide training to develop specific technology capabilities. What’s equally important is that you are passionate about technology, love all things digital, are self–motivated, and have the ability to learn new skills quickly. For more information and to apply please visit:

Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship – Bletchley Our full degree apprenticeship activates UK school leavers to thwart cyber-crime, decrypt data and untangle malware. The programme develops a blend of technical skills across digital security, information assurance and risk, to help apprentices onto a fantastic career path into Cyber Security. During your apprenticeship, you'll be doing a real job. Typically this will be in either our Security Operations Centre, within our security implementation teams, or with our security architects. We also have apprenticeship positions working in some of our more specialised security departments. We'll give you plenty of opportunity to take part in group projects, team building, social activities and training courses that complement your college work. A BT apprenticeship is an excellent alternative to university, and you'll have a guaranteed job at the end.

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

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

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Bedford Inclusive Learning & Training Trust

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR APPRENTICESHIP POSTS x 3 We have opportunities for enthusiastic, hardworking, flexible & well organised people to join our busy administration as apprentice business administrators. There is a vacancy at each school within our Multi-Academy Trust. The hours are 32.5 per week and may be term time only or 52 weeks. The successful candidates are required to be competent in using Microsoft Office, especially Word & Excel. The role is varied and would be of benefit to those interested in gaining skills in Finance or HR (AAT; HNC; CIPD). Some reception duties will be included. Closing date for the above posts is Friday 23rd February 2018 at 12 noon. Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 5th March 2018 To obtain an application pack or for further details of the above post please send an e-mail request to: Applicants should be prepared to work at any of the sites occupied by Bedford Inclusive Learning and Training Trust BILTT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and/or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance. Working towards equality.


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

L4 F&F Apprenticeship Closing date: 25 March 2018

Programme start date: September 2018

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


L4 Commercial Apprenticeship Closing date: 25 March 2018

Programme start date: September 2018

Salary: £20,000 Our commercial apprenticeship programme runs in both the general merchandise and food areas of the business. Each of these streams offer a different experience: in General Merchandise you'll either be a Buyer or a Merchandiser, in Food you'll be either a Buyer or a Selling expert. Whichever department you find yourself in you'll have time to study, and the support from a buddy and a mentor. You'll also have leadership training which is unique to Tesco, giving you the perfect start to your career.

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Retail Apprenticeship Level 2 Locations: Luton, Milton Keynes, Wellingborough Our Retail Advisers have one thing in common – they genuinely want to help customers get the most out of their technology. Some customers know exactly what they want. Others don’t know where to start. You’ll connect with them by asking the right questions. Listening and then explaining things in just the right way. We’ll teach you key sales techniques to understand and sell to customers’ needs and how to sell ethically & responsibly. What we will be looking for in you: Joining Vodafone means we’ll support and encourage you every step of the way here. If you have sales and retail experience great - but don't worry if you don't - what's most important is your attitude and drive to deliver personal & store targets through a brilliant customer service - we can train you in everything else. We’re looking for people who are excited about providing great customer service and want to pursue a career in Retail. It’s important that you are a great listener and communicator - as that’s what excellent service is all about. You’ll be a team player and have a real passion for making a difference, both in your development and within the business.


Bring all of that, and you can look forward to a competitive salary along with stacks of other great benefits and discounts. All this and you’ll get a formally recognised qualification when you complete your 12 month apprenticeship. For more information and to apply please visit:

Higher Laboratory Science Apprenticeships Closing date: 19 March 2018 Apprenticeship start date: September 2018 Our laboratory science higher apprenticeship will equip you with the skills and knowledge to tackle a variety of scientific challenges working in our research and development or manufacturing laboratories – the heartbeat of our company. You have the option to join us in either a chemistry-based laboratory apprenticeship where you will study for a Foundation degree (FdSc) in Chemical Science or join us on a biology-based apprenticeship to gain a Foundation degree (FdSc) in Applied Bioscience. Whichever route you chose, you will be based in a lab environment with one day per week to dedicate to your studies.

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

Apprenticeship start date: September 2018

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

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

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Senior level mentor from within the business and access to external development coaches and experts. Ownership of bespoke projects which will challenge skills and develop learning.

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

For more information and to apply please visit:

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Front of House Service Assistant Reporting to: Front of House Manager / Owner Job Type: Seasonal – Full Time Hours: 40 per week - Split Shift – as defined by line Manager DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Generally to assist in all operational aspects of the hotel, restaurant and bar and to assist in the smooth running and exceptional levels of service to our customers. More specifically:  Setup and maintenance of restaurant service areas  Assistance in the receipt of goods deliveries  Stock taking and ordering  Preparation of restaurant prior to start of service  Meeting, greeting and welcoming guests whether in the restaurant, at the bar or reception when they check-in  Escorting guests to tables - presenting menu and answering questions about menu items and making recommendations and explaining specials of the day  Serving of food and drinks to guests  Liaison with the kitchen staff regarding orders, special dietary requirements etc.  To be familiar with menu items, their preparation and service procedure  To listen to guest comments and feedback and, where possible to rectify issues and problems or to inform Front of House Manager  To provide support in the kitchen as and when required  To provide support during peak times and to undertake any operational duty which might be reasonably required to ensure customer expectations are met  To maintain excellent levels of service for customers  Other ad hoc duties as required SKILLS / CHARACTER  Good command of English and preferably one other language  Clean, smart, presentable  Friendly, warm and helpful nature 16

Flexible and enthusiastic

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

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

Pay: £8.27 - £8.77

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





FULL & PART TIME SEASONAL JOBS We are now recruiting for the following vacancies: Front of House Catering Assistants Kitchen Porter Cleaner Programme Sellers Retail Assistants General Event Support Waiting Staff Night Porters We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team at Shuttleworth. The positions are within our catering and events department, working within our busy on site restaurant, outside catering units, and/or our bespoke event venue, The House. Working in our team you will be part of our catering and event delivery operations, to assist with the daily restaurant service, and/or the delivery of event catering for weddings, air shows and corporate bookings. Previous experience of a similar environment would be an advantage however more importantly a positive ‘can do’ attitude together with a willingness to be flexible and work as part of the team are equally valuable. Working hours are primarily between 8.30-5pm (extending to later in the evening for bespoke House events) including some bank holiday and weekends, there is opportunity for additional hours during our busy summer season for all part-time staff. 21

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

For Harvest jobs please see page 39

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

Part-Time Pig Stockpersons/Boar Technicians Due to considerable expansion - Hermitage Ai Ltd are looking to recruit Part-Time Pig Stockpersons to work in a busy technologically advanced AI Centre. The role will include general Animal care and collection of semen. These positions may suit Students looking for additional income, and will be primarily to work on Saturday, and Monday’s. Must be confident working alongside large animals and flexible to help in other areas of the unit if/when required. The boar unit is located in Willingham near Cambridge so own transport is necessary and reliability is essential. Additional hours to cover sickness/holiday cover may also be available, immediate start preferred. Training will be provided, although experience with livestock would be an advantage. Excellent rates of pay.

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Part time Store Colleagues Locations: St Neots, Milton Keynes, Letchworth Garden City This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for a company voted in the top 10, in the Great Place to Work (Best Large Workplaces) awards 2017 for the second consecutive year, and Number 15 in Europe in 2017! We have over 430 stores and over 280 Groom Rooms and are the UK’s number one pet care retailer. Reporting into the Store Manager this is a Part time position where you will be responsible for exceeding our customers' expectations by delivering Pawsitively Outrageous Service throughout the store, ensuring that you always deliver the very highest standard of pet care and build strong working relationships within the store team and with our customers. For more information and to apply please visit:

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


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

Ward Assistant – Queens Veterinary School Hospital - Cambridge Closing date: 4 March 2018 The role purpose is to assist veterinary nursing staff in basic duties so that the Small Animal Wing inpatient department runs smoothly with high levels of cleanliness and patient care. The role holder will assist Veterinary Nursing Staff in basic animal care of inpatients and their environment. This is achieved by carrying out cleaning of corridors, animal housing and treatment rooms, kitchen cleanliness, laundry duties, assisted feeding, exercising inpatients and basic administration to predetermined standards set by the Senior Nurse. No formal qualifications are required, although Animal Care or Nursing Assistant certification would be an advantage, however previous experience of working in a Small Animal Hospital is not essential as full training will be given. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the ability to clean to an excellent standard and that they are able to maintain high standards of cleanliness. You should be familiar and comfortable with levels of animal contact. The ability to communicate well with all levels of staff and to work as part of a team is essential.

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

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

For more information and to apply please visit:

Part time Pottery Assistant – Woburn Forest We are currently looking for a Pottery Assistant with strong communication skills to join our team.

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

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

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


Part time Immunisation and Vaccination Administrator – Bedford Closing date: 6 March 2018 An opportunity has arisen for a competent administrator to join our School Aged Immunisation and Vaccination team. The post holder will be responsible for assisting with the planning, co-ordination and administration of the school Aged Vaccination programme across Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes. For more information and to apply please visit: ef=914926268

Part time Secretary – Woburn Forest An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Secretary to join our busy Food and Beverage team. Reporting to the Food and Beverage Line Manager, you will be required to provide a professional front line first image and offer full Secretarial support to management and the associated Senior team helping to ensure the division runs smoothly and efficiently. For more information and to apply please visit: q9dIPJoHhlUsLIO


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

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


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:

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

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

Shared Lives Carers – Bedford Shared Lives is a scheme which links up adults with learning disabilities with families. This can be for short community access session, a short respite break or a long term placement.


Shared Lives Bedford is looking for people to provide a family environment which can help someone who needs extra support to get the best out of life. Carers work on a self-employed basis. The role can fit around your studies and is suitable for those returning to study, retraining or looking for a career change. For more information please visit: mily_and_carers/shared_lives_bedford.aspx Or contact Sue Belton, Shared Lives Officer on 01234 228426 or

We are a rapidly expanding company with aim of respecting the choices and preferences of our service users within the comfort of their own homes and providing a high standard with a personalised service. Due to demand, we are currently looking to recruit support workers who are passionate about the welfare of their service users, who can demonstrate a high degree of commitment and reliability towards their duties. We work with vulnerable adults and children of all ages. Experience is preferred but not essential as full training will be provided in order to develop your skills within mandatory elements and QCF’s. A competitive rate of pay between £7.50-£10.50 per hour, together with benefits is offered to successful candidates. 30

If you believe that you can make a positive difference to service users in your community and are looking for a fresh challenge working within a friendly environment, then we would like to hear from you. For an application pack please contact: 01234 910400 or by email:

Part time Nursery Nurse – Woburn Forest We are looking for a Nursery Nurse to join the team in our Activity Den. Different from a traditional nursery, our sessions will see you spark the imagination of younger guests by delivering mini-adventures, sometimes in character, and create memories that last a lifetime. Our Activity Den provides childcare sessions and activities for our guests and on occasion our own staff. We cover a range of ages from 0-14 and our staff are trained to work positively with all children regardless of their physical, emotional, intellectual or cultural needs. You will have a naturally outgoing personality and enjoy working as part of a team to deliver a range of interesting, entertaining and challenging activities whilst providing a high standard of childcare within a safe environment.

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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.


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

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

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

Part time Beauty Therapists Various hours/contracts available at Champneys Day Spa – St Albans Beauty therapists required to provide consultations and treatments in a professional manner. Maintaining and improving services to clients, providing a range of face, body, massage, mechanical and electrical treatments. For more information and to apply please visit: 33

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

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

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

 Housekeeping Assistant Supervisor Kitchen Assistant/Commis Chef Kitchen Steward/Porter Bar and Waiting Team Members Housekeeper/Cleaner Events/Waiting Staff Hosts Starbucks Barista

To apply for any of these roles please visit:

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

For more information and to apply please visit:


Part time staff needed at:     

Bedford Interchange Wyboston St Neots/Caxton Gibbet Baldock Services Hitchin

For more information and to apply please visit:

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

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

For more information and to apply please visit:



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

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

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

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



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

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

Accommodation available nearby and decent rate of pay. How to apply - Please email CV to or call 07970 549009.

P R FARMING Ltd – Dunstable HARVEST WORKERS An exciting opportunity, commencing July through to September for three students on a progressive, family run arable farm. We require one student to join our cultivations team, operating a Cat Challenger using heavy cultivation equipment. We also require two students to join our harvest team, working closely with our assistant manager, carrying out harvesting tasks and light cultivations. For both positions there will be time spent in our new well equipped workshop, learning the importance of machinery maintenance and preparation. You will need to have:    

Attention to detail Basic mechanics Strong communication skills Full UK driving licence 39

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Forklift certificate would be preferable GPS experience advantageous

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

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

Gardener – Wrest Park Closing date: 2 March 2018 Would you like to use your passion for gardening to nurture one of the country's most prestigious gardens and inspire visitors from across the world? Then join us as Gardener at Wrest Park, Bedfordshire, brimming with historic character and exciting gardening opportunities, offers a remarkable setting in which to take the next step in your career. We're looking for someone who is qualified at least to an NVQ level 2 in amenity horticulture and ideally hold PA1 & PA6 spraying certificates. Previous experience of working in a high quality horticultural establishment ideally open to the public would be beneficial and it would be great if you have had some experience of working alongside volunteers. You should be enthusiastic, have the ability to work to high standards and be effective and efficient when working on your own or as part of the wider team. For more information and to apply please visit:



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

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

For more information and to apply please visit:

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

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


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

For more information and to apply please visit:

Part time Sales Assistant – Bedford Closing date: 11 March 2018 Our Sales Assistants are enthusiastic, friendly people who love to help others and believe that going the extra mile for their customers is what real service is all about. Previous retail experience would be an advantage, as would a passion for the outdoors. We don’t expect you to be an expert in everything right from the start, but we would expect that you’ll be keen to learn and driven to make your store a great place to work and shop. We’ll offer you lots of product training to fill any gaps. You’ll also be able to take advantage of our generous staff discount and find out for yourself just what all those products really do! We currently have a number of fixed-term contracts available working over our busy Spring/Summer period, contracted to 8 or 16 hours per week working on our Cycling or Camping departments.

For more information and to apply please visit:


Lots of part time opportunities for Sales Support and Stock Room Assistants in the following locations:  Huntingdon  Luton, Airport  Milton Keynes, Kingston Retail Park, Silbury Arcade For more information and to apply please visit:

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

Weekend Sales Advisers - Bedford Join Warren James to serve their customers during the busy weekend period. If you’ve got what it takes for retail and are passionate, friendly and enthusiastic, they would love to hear from you. Jewellery knowledge isn’t essential as on the job training is provided.

How to apply - Pop in store in the Harper Centre to find out more. 44

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

For more information and to apply please visit:

Part time Retail Assistants Locations: Milton Keynes and Stevenage For more information and to apply please visit:

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


Part time Colleague – Bedford Closing date: 25 February 2018 Our Colleagues main role is to provide assistance and excellent customer service to our customers. As a Colleague, you will need to have excellent communication skills as well as being a good team member. You will enjoy dealing with customers and assisting your colleagues. For more information and to apply please visit:

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

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

For more information and to apply please visit:


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

For more information and to apply please visit:

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

Support in controlling access into the splash park

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

Monitoring suitable water quality of the splash park

For more information and to apply please visit:

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

For more information and to apple please visit:


Part time Spa Life Guard – Woburn Forest Closing date: 27 February 2018 We are looking for a qualified Lifeguard to join our award winning Health and Beauty spa. As an Aqua Sana Spa Assistant you will provide a safe, clean and luxurious environment for our guests. You will be responsible for engaging with our guests and exceeding their expectations by providing excellent service. Lifeguard duties and maintaining the relaxing ambience of the Spa will be a priority. Sustaining excellent standards of the Spa through general maintenance and stringent cleaning procedures is a daily requirement of this role. The successful candidate will be engaging and naturally helpful with excellent communications skills. You will work well on your own initiative as well as within a close team environment.

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Part time High Ropes Instructor – Woburn Forest Closing date: 27 February 2018 If adrenaline-fuelled activities sounds like your idea of heaven, the Action Challenge team could be perfect for you. Action Challenge offers a wide range of exciting and extreme activities for all ages and abilities. Guests can take to the sky and tackle High Ropes or explore the forest canopy in Aerial Adventure, before whizzing through the woodland on a zip wire. Tree Climbing and Mini Trek are perfect for little ones wanting their first taste of adventure, all guided by our expert team. You will be responsible for instructing sessions such as; high ropes, indoor and outdoor climbing, abseiling, tree trekking and Aerial Adventure. You will set up and maintain equipment ensuring all safety checks are carried out in accordance with company guidelines.

For more information and to apply please visit: VnaYzTZaGFjNBlk



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

Part time Retail Travel Adviser Locations: Bedford, Biggleswade, Hitchin, St Neots Joining the TUI Retail Team as a part time Travel Advisor, we will help you become destination expert so that you can recommend and sell holidays and additional products such as airport hotels, parking and excursions to enhance our Customers experience. You will put all customers at the heart of our business and constantly ‘go the extra smile’ by creating unforgettable holiday experiences that make us famous for service and create customers for life. This role has variable shift patterns each week which include Saturdays In return for your flexibility you’ll usually know your shift pattern 4 weeks in advance.

For more information and to apply please visit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information and to apply please visit: 50

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

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



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

Please contact Catherine Fairholm for more information on 07518 795370 or email: Please note: there may be other volunteering opportunities available, please enquire for more information.

Email: Tel: 01480 700517 / 07518 795370 13 Foundry Way, Eaton Socon, St Neots. Cambs. PE19 8TR, Loves Farm House, Kester Way, St Neots. Cambs. PE19 6SL Switch Now Community Interest Company No: 9703159 UKPRN no: 10054960 Registered office: 20 Sadlers Way, Hemingford Grey, Cambs. PE28 9EW



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Jobs & Opportunities Bulletin 2 (Feb18)  
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