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BULLETIN

THE

JOBS AND

OPPORTUNITIES Summer 2017 First Edition

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

School and College Leavers Programme Programme start date: September 2017 We’re looking for candidates who have just completed, or are about to complete their A Levels and have a keen interest in luxury retail for a unique opportunity to embark on a rewarding career in sales at Harrods. The Programme: Starting in September 2017, our 18 month programme has been designed to offer a stepping stone in to a high service selling role. You will be exposed to different areas of the shop floor, from our World famous Food halls to our high profile International fashion areas, becoming an integral part of our world – class retail theatre along the way. Attending multiple training courses and mentoring schemes during this programme, we aim to not only develop our delegates into a leading Sales Associate, working towards being a Retail Manager of the future. This is your chance to become a super seller and through tailored coaching, learn everything you need to know to excel on the shop floor. 4


Candidate Characteristics: To be successful you must be organised, confident and driven, with a visible passion for luxury retail. You must be completing your A levels or equivalent this year or have completed them in the last academic year and have Grades A*-C in GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.harrodscareers.com/school-leavers-programme/

Apprenticeships Programmes include:      

Cyber Security HR IT Finance Engineering Services Vehicle Technicians

Opportunities available nationally. Please visit the website to find out about the full range of apprenticeship programmes and to apply: http://www.btplc.com/Careercentre/earlycareers/apprentices/ourprogrammes/index.htm

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Start your career the way you start your day! Weetabix Food Company understands that its biggest asset is always its people. The Weetabix Manufacturing Apprenticeship programmes will enable you to kick start your career, working for one of the UKs must trusted brands. We are looking for ambitious, driven and talented individuals with a passion for manufacturing to join our apprenticeship programme. Our Manufacturing Apprenticeship is designed to support your development to prepare you for manufacturing leadership roles. Working alongside our experienced manufacturing teams within our factories, the apprenticeship programme will see you delivering improvement projects and develop our vital leadership skills.

You will also have the opportunity to work within various

departments within our head office to develop your core business skills. You’ll bring your enthusiasm and commitment to the programme. During the programme we will provide experience working across several of our iconic brands with rotations though a number of our Burton Latimer and Corby based factories. Qualifications on successful completion of the programme include NVQ Level 3 in Business Improvement Techniques and progression routes to further qualifications for the highest performers. Desired skills and experience: Applicants must be passionate and enthusiastic about manufacturing. Qualified to A-Level standard or equivalent. If you have a positive attitude, enjoy working as a team player and are highly driven and self-motivated we would love to hear from you.

For further details and to apply send your CV to Julie Carter at jcarter@tresham.ac.uk or 01536 413508

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Apprentice Bricklayer - Bedfordshire Kier Living Eastern is looking to recruit an Apprentice Bricklayer who will report to the Site Management. The successful post-holder will be working within a gang, ensuring Health & Safety, quality of workmanship and compliance within all company policies while on site.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://bit.ly/2w07OGh

Apprentice Carpenter/Joiner – Potton, Bedfordshire Kier Living Eastern is looking to recruit an Apprentice Carpenter/Joiner who will report to the Site Management. The successful post-holder will be working within a gang, ensuring Health & Safety, quality of workmanship and compliance within all company policies while on site.

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

Water Recycling Field Technician Apprentice – Milton Keynes or Bedford Closing date: 3 August 2017 Join our two-year Field Technician Apprentice programme and you’ll learn everything there is to know about our collection process within Water Recycling. Working under the expert guidance of an experienced mentor, you’ll be one of our front line customer service ambassadors gaining specialised skills and knowledge in operating, maintaining and working in the sewerage system, and responding appropriately to customer enquiries. You will be part of a critical team delivering exceptional customer service, whilst restoring and maintaining service of our sewerage network to homes and businesses across the region. You will benefit from two years’ learning through a mixture of classroom study and on-the-job training, as you work towards your nationally recognised qualification. Once you’ve completed the learning programme, you’ll be credited with a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Water Engineering - with a whole range of opportunities ahead of you.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://bit.ly/2ugZ2nP 7


Apprenticeships  Technical (Engineering & Design)  Commercial (Quantity Surveying & Buying)

UK wide – local opportunities include Northampton Closing date: 31 July 2017

Start date: September 2017

Once accepted, you'll join the Barratt Group on a permanent contract and commence a two-year structured Training Programme. You'll learn whilst working and attend a locally approved college on a day release basis. At the end of the two years, you will have gained experience and valuable job skills, plus a nationally recognised professional qualification. Once you've completed your apprenticeship, there are plenty more options available to you. This programme of structured learning and continuous, individually tailored development will give you the skills and professional qualifications to enjoy a career that could take you from Trainee right up to Director level.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/barratthomes/vms/e/barratt_developments /positions/drJv3r20nfMOs__o7a77MJ

Technical Trainee Programme 2017 (Engineering & Design) - Northampton Closing date: 31 July 2017 In this role, you’ll enjoy incredible variety. You’ll be evaluating designs, and making sure the technical aspects and infrastructure for new developments are in place, you’ll be at the heart of unique challenges around sustainability, materials and value. For more information and to apply please visit: https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/barratthomes/vms/e/barratt_developments /positions/dgwVzDfA5kSjYgMl4QiULJ 8


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Materials Apprentice A14 Cambridge/Huntingdon – Balfour Beatty/Carillion/Costain/Skanska Vacancy description Working within the site laboratory you will carry out site-based and laboratory testing for concrete, bituminous material, aggregates and soils. The results of these tests will be used to improve the performance of existing products, to eliminate faults with materials already in use, and as a quality control check to make sure all materials comply with customer and contract specification. This is a great opportunity to develop a career within the construction sector, offering you the chance to develop skills and specialisms that are highly sought-after. Within this role you will develop an understanding and knowledge of the implementation of various methods to examine and test materials, including non-destructive testing (NDT).

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.youthforce.co.uk/vacancy/materials-apprentice-carilliona14-cambridge-huntingdon/

Higher Apprentice Mechanical Workshop Technician - Cambridge Closing date: 20 August 2017 We currently have a vacancy for a Higher Apprentice in our mechanical workshop. The role is workshop based and the use of machine tools is the primary skill along with computer aided design (CAD), for which training will be given. The workshop design, manufacture, and modify a wide range of complex research and teaching equipment. The many disciplines within Chemistry present a range of interesting and challenging design problems for our engineers. Some areas of interest are High Pressure Systems, Ultra High Vacuum, Low and High temperature work and Upper Atmosphere environments, making the work varied and interesting especially when combining more than one of the above. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a day release BTEC HNC Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in the first instance but could go on to take a part time degree in Integrated Engineering (optional). Ideally you will be computer literate, able to communicate 10


effectively, enthusiastic, have the ability to express clearly technical details and show evidence of practical problem-solving skills. Skills required include the ability to concentrate for extended periods, good manual dexterity and the ability to learn quickly. Applicants should hold or be expected to achieve 2 A levels at grade D or above to include Mathematics and preferably Physics or other Science subjects, or a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering or Electrical/ Electronic Engineering (MMM), and 4 GCSE's at C Grade or above (or equivalent) including Mathematics, English and a science-based subject as a minimum.

For more information and to apply please visit:

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12991/

Apprenticeships – UK wide Parkdean Resorts own and operate 73 holiday parks across the UK, selling over 500,000 holidays and short breaks. Apprenticeships are available across the company within the following sectors:  Leisure Operations  Customer Service  Business Administration  Grounds Maintenance  Food & Beverage  Retail  Marketing Services  Sales  Health & Safety For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.parkdean-resorts.com/current-apprenticeships.aspx

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School Leaver AAT Apprenticeship – Milton Keynes You'll work in the Firm's own finance team and learn from experienced mentors in areas that include; purchase ledger, credit control, financial accounting and management accounting. What we offer you We’ll make sure you have the right experience, personal development and training to make your career stimulating and rewarding. We'll carefully balance your practical experience to reinforce your professional training. Combined, these two crucial elements will help you achieve your qualification and build a career in finance. Qualifications, skills and experience Our AAT Trainees come from a variety of different academic and cultural backgrounds. We do not require AAT Trainees to have a business or financial background. However, we do ask that applicants for our AAT trainee programme have achieved or are predicted to achieve at least 112 UCAS points at A-level, or equivalent, all achieved during the same exam year and excluding General Studies.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://careers-mhllp.icims.com/jobs/1362/school-leaver-aatapprenticeship---core-finance/job

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Jobs for Summer 2017 The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these vacancies.

Recruiting now to fill vacancies in our Summer camps. Local opportunities include Bedford, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Letchworth Garden City and St Albans. Roles include instructors for arts & crafts, dance & drama, sports and lifeguards. Childcare roles include Group Assistants, Early Years Coordinators, Group Co-ordinators, Support Assistants and Roaming Staff. Management opportunities are also available.

Interested? Have a look at the range of roles that are available https://recruitment.barracudas.co.uk/roles

Kettering Currently recruiting for a range of seasonal roles. For more information and to download an application form please visit: http://wicksteedpark.org/careers/

Summer Cleaning roles - Bedford Bedfordshire Cleaning are looking for 30 people to clean University of Bedfordshire Bedford Polhill campus site and facilities during the summer break. Pay is up to ÂŁ10 (dependant on productivity). Various and hours/shifts available.

For more information and to apply please contact Nicole Goodman on 07974 307859 or by email at Nicole.goodman@bedfordshirecleaning.co.uk 14


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

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

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

Recruiting now for part time staff We are looking for part time staff to help out with a leading local inflatable hire company. 16+ for general assistants 25+ for drivers Work is mainly weekends but midweek available during the busy period of May - September. Ideal candidates will be fit and healthy as some heavy lifting is involved and have the willingness to work mainly weekends. It is essential to have good customer skills. Duties to include: - delivery of units - collection of units - supervision of inflatables at events 16


- money handling - loading of vans - cleaning of equipment Transport to Oakley is preferred but arrangements may be made in advance for successful candidates in the local area. Pay depends on age and abilities.

Interested? Please contact Did on 07775 777272 or 01234 826400 to apply.

Summer ‘17 Internship in Digital Marketing and Social Media Hi, we’re DAD.info, the UK’s largest website for Dads, providing support for dads and their children. Whether it’s family issues or lifestyle hints and tips, from parenting and relationships to cars and days out, we provide a host of information, advice and support through our website, social media, emails, live chat and an online forum with 30,000 registered users. To support our growth we’re offering a summer internship which has the opportunity to turn into a paid position from October. It’s a great opportunity to develop your experience in social media, marketing, content production and editing, as well as develop softer skills such as team work, organisation and prioritisation. We can also be flexible on the days and hours worked if you have other commitments you need to juggle. We would be willing to cover travel expenses during the internship. It would be perfect for you if are looking to potentially to go into digital, marketing or journalism based industries and want some demonstrable work in this area on your CV. Equally, if you would like to be part of a charity helping others, and enjoy the idea of working in a small team in a rural setting where you can input into various activities and use your creative skills, we think you’d like it here  We’re based in the grounds of Moggerhanger Park near Bedford - a Grade 1 listed house with an onsite restaurant, 33 acres of gardens and woodland - a popular venue for weddings and functions.

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How to apply In the first instance, we’d love to have a chat and learn a bit more about each other. Please email us at lauren.ray@familymatters.org.uk and let us know why you’d like to join us and what skills you have that you think would be useful. If you can attach your CV, even better! Thanks, we look forward to hearing from you. The DAD.info team

Website: www.dad.info

OPERATIVES/BUTCHERS/FLTS DRIVERS Coming to the end of your studies? Not planning on going to university? Wondering what to do next? Wanting to start work locally? Why not think about joining Dawn Meats? We are a large local company in Bedford, looking for people to join an ever growing, exciting, fast paced business. We have full time, permanent positions available at our site in Cardington, Bedford for Operatives, butchers and FLT drivers. No skills or qualifications are required for entry level positions and there is potential to grow for the right candidates. We are just looking for people with a positive attitude and who are not afraid of hard work. If you are interested please send your CV to angelika.koszynska@dawnmeats.com or call Angelika Koszynska on 01234 832925 for an application form or to find out more.

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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.

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

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

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

Trainee Animal Technician - Huntingdon It's an exciting time to join our growing team as a Trainee Animal Technician at our site in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. We are the largest employer of Animal Technicians in the UK and we look for people who enjoy working within a team, show empathy and respect for the animals in our care and who are looking for a rewarding career working with a broad range of species including rodents, rabbits, dogs, farm animals, primates and birds. We support our Animal Technicians through a structured training and development programme which includes gaining accredited Institute of Animal Technology qualifications at our onsite “school” and structured career progression. As your career with us progresses you will take on more responsibility to include the supervision of junior staff members and more complex studies. As a Trainee Animal Technician at Envigo your main responsibilities will be: 19


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

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

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

Sales Assistant (Part time) – Stevenage Due to our on-going expansion, we are continually looking for highly motivated, determined and committed team players to join us. What are we looking for? We are seeking people with a fun personality. You should be great at interacting with pets and people. Enjoy the challenges of a fast paced workplace. Ideally, you’ll have experience in a similar, fast-paced environment and a hands-on approach. Most of all, you must be able to offer the highest levels of customer service. A high level of flexibility is required. For more information and to apply please visit:

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

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Superviser (Part time) – Bedford Due to our on-going expansion, we are continually looking for highly motivated, determined and committed team players to join us. Your role will be to assist the Store Manager and Assistant Manager to maximise the potential of the store by providing exceptional customer service, promoting responsible pet ownership and maximising the potential of all staff through good management and leadership skills. For more information and to apply please visit:

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

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

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

Trainee Recruitment Consultants Newstaff is in its 11th year now and we currently have 2 offices, Luton and St. Albans, however, we will be opening a third, in Milton Keynes, this year in September so it’s a great time to join us. We have 14 recruitment consultants in the business with our top earners over £50k/annum and cover areas from North London to Leicester so there is plenty of opportunity with us. At Newstaff our business model has always been to take on trainees and develop them into independent consultants. We tend to look for people that have previous Sales experience, whether it be in retail, tele sales or the like, and/or qualifications that show a certain level of education. We have a training scheme implemented over a 2 week period by our training manager with regular follow-up meetings to ensure continuity and help nurture our trainees through their first few months. All of our new employees complete their training in our Luton branch which is also our Head Office. Once completed trainees will join the office of permanent placement with all of our offices having managers with huge experience in our sector. We are hoping to find about 6 new consultants by the end of the summer. Further information on the company is available via – www.newstaffemployment.co.uk

To apply please email your CV to Alex Phillips at Alex.Phillipps@newstaffemployment.co.uk Please add the Reference (Bedford College) in the subject line of the email.

Summer ‘17 Internship in Digital Marketing and Social Media Hi, we’re DAD.info, the UK’s largest website for Dads, providing support for dads and their children. Whether it’s family issues or lifestyle hints and tips, from parenting and relationships to cars and days out, we provide a host of information, advice and support through our website, social media, emails, live chat and an online forum with 30,000 registered users. To support our growth we’re offering a summer internship which has the opportunity to turn into a paid position from October. It’s a great opportunity to develop your experience in 24


social media, marketing, content production and editing, as well as develop softer skills such as team work, organisation and prioritisation. We can also be flexible on the days and hours worked if you have other commitments you need to juggle. We would be willing to cover travel expenses during the internship. It would be perfect for you if are looking to potentially to go into digital, marketing or journalism based industries and want some demonstrable work in this area on your CV. Equally, if you would like to be part of a charity helping others, and enjoy the idea of working in a small team in a rural setting where you can input into various activities and use your creative skills, we think you’d like it here  We’re based in the grounds of Moggerhanger Park near Bedford - a Grade 1 listed house with an onsite restaurant, 33 acres of gardens and woodland - a popular venue for weddings and functions. How to apply - In the first instance, we’d love to have a chat and learn a bit more about each other. Please email us at lauren.ray@familymatters.org.uk and let us know why you’d like to join us and what skills you have that you think would be useful. If you can attach your CV, even better! Thanks, we look forward to hearing from you. The DAD.info team Website: www.dad.info

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Client Relationship Specialist - Bedford Verifile Limited is the UK's leading provider of global CV verification and background screening services. We provide a comprehensive range of screening services to help our clients verify vital personal, professional and educational facts about each candidate, before making a recruitment decision. The aim is to help employers make the most informed and rewarding long-term recruitment decisions. An opportunity has been identified for a Client Relationship Specialist to ensure provide guidance and support to clients, ensuring that the background screening of their candidates is carried out efficiently and accurately Role Overview: The Client Relationship Specialist will have the following key responsibilities: • Email new clients explaining the Verifile background screening process • Receive and respond to enquiries from clients (via email and the telephone) • Carefully check online screening forms and notes recorded by all Verifile teams in order to ensure that clients are only chased for necessary information • Proactively chase clients for any further information required of their candidates in a professional and tactful manner • Obtain the relevant information from clients and communicate this to other Verifile teams • Ensure that clients have a good understanding of the complexities involved in the background screening process • Update clients on progress made with their screening orders • Use Excel spreadsheets to produce reports on online screening orders and highlight any further information required • Ensure that the clients have ordered the background checks most appropriate to their needs, and amend orders if necessary • Accurately record all communication with clients in order to facilitate effective information sharing across the Verifile teams Skills and Experience Required: • Customer Service experience • Excellent analytical skills – the ability to review a completed screening form and identify gaps, trends and issues in information provided by candidates • Excellent organisation and interpersonal skills • Confident, professional and tactful phone manner • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to record information quickly and 28


accurately • Able to troubleshoot and think outside the box in order to obtain information from candidates • Accurate note-taking skills • Good computer skills with experience of using email, the internet and Microsoft Office • Fluent English spoken and written skills • Foreign languages desirable (French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese) • Knowledge of HR industry also desirable A full background check is required for this position. This advert is not intended to discriminate on any grounds.

For further information please contact Paul Lindley-Cox on 01234 339369 or by email: paul.lindley-cox@verifile.co.uk

Candidate Relationship Specialist - Bedford Verifile Limited is the UK's leading provider of global CV verification and background screening services. We provide a comprehensive range of screening services to help our clients verify vital personal, professional and educational facts about each candidate, before making a recruitment decision. The aim is to help employers make the most informed and rewarding long-term recruitment decisions. Key responsibilities: The Candidate Relationship Specialist is responsible for liaising with candidates undergoing pre-employment screening by Verifile such that their background checks can be completed quickly and accurately. Using your excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, you will evaluate candidate screening forms in order to identify and interpret any missing or further information required. You will then use your professional and confident telephone manner to obtain the appropriate further information from candidates and update Verifile’s in-house records accordingly. The Candidate Relationship Specialist also provides guidance and support to candidates completing their Verifile screening forms; therefore a confident and articulate person who enjoys providing excellent customer service to a diverse range of individuals would fit well in the role. You will also undertake any other responsibilities depending on the requirements of the business. 29


Day to day this person will: • Conduct “courtesy” phone-calls to candidates commencing their online screening process and introduce and explain the online screening form • Receive and respond to incoming enquiries from candidates (both via email and on the telephone) • Provide basic level IT support to candidates in completing the online screening form and troubleshoot any difficulties with the Verifile system they may be experiencing • Carefully analyse completed screening forms in order to identify any further information that may be required of the candidate • Check that the information provided by candidates is in accordance with client policy • Request any necessary further information from candidates (via telephone and email) and ensure that information is obtained as quickly as possible • Identify the need for and order new background checks for candidates when appropriate • Record all correspondence with candidates such that accurate and comprehensive information sharing is facilitated across the Verifile teams Essential skills/experience: • Customer service experience • Excellent analytical skills – the ability to review a completed screening form and identify gaps, trends and issues in information provided by candidates • Excellent organisation skills • Confident, professional and tactful phone manner • Excellent interpersonal skills • Excellent attention to detail • Questioning mind • Able to record information quickly and accurately • Able to troubleshoot and think outside the box in order to obtain information from candidates • Able to multitask • Proactive • Team player • Good typing speed and data entry skills • Accurate note-taking skills • Good computer skills with experience of using email, the internet and Microsoft Office • Fluent English spoken and written skills Desirable skills/experience: • Foreign languages (French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese) • Knowledge of HR industry Training/benefits: Full training is provided. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and to build a career in a professional office environment and in a fast growing industry. 30


A full background check is required for this position. This advert is not intended to discriminate on any grounds.

For further information please contact Paul Lindley-Cox on 01234 339369 or by email: paul.lindley-cox@verifile.co.uk

Customer Advisor - Bedford Verifile Limited is a leading provider of global CV verification and background screening services. We provide a comprehensive range of screening services to help our clients verify vital personal, professional and educational facts about each candidate, before making a recruitment decision. The aim is to help employers make the most informed and rewarding long-term recruitment decisions. Key responsibilities: Working in a dynamic and fast-paced team environment, you will be responsible for obtaining and recording accurate employment, education and character references for candidates undergoing Verifile’s pre-employment screening process. As an assertive, confident and energetic individual, you will use your professional phone manner and investigative skills to follow up reference requests and conduct reference interviews within tight timescales. This will involve speaking to a diverse range of referees on a global scale; it is therefore essential that you have excellent interpersonal skills and an outgoing, friendly personality. You must be able to think on your feet and outside the box; a pro-active, questioning individual keen to achieve a result is most suited to this role. You will also undertake any other responsibilities depending on the requirements of the business. On a daily basis this person will: - Use the telephone and email to chase reference requests previously emailed to employment, education and character referees - Deploy their ability to probe and investigate in order to obtain information as quickly and accurately as possible - Accurately and fully record verbal references - Analyse completed candidate references in order to identify any missing or ambiguous information, and request clarification from referees accordingly - Multi-task; type information quickly whilst speaking on the telephone and deal with a high influx of information/phone calls at any one time - Record accurate notes regarding progress made in obtaining information in order to provide Verifile’s clients with an up-to-date overview of the employment screening’s progression and facilitate effective information sharing between all Verifile’s internal teams 31


Essential skills and experience: - Confident, professional and friendly phone manner - Proactive individual who is able to think on their feet and outside the box - Persistence and tenacity - Excellent investigative skills - Motivated by results - Excellent problem solving skills - Able to work well under pressure - Able to multitask - Excellent attention to detail and the ability to record information accurately and fully - Questioning mind - Excellent team player - Good typing speed - Good computer skills with experience of using email, internet and Microsoft Office - Good written and verbal English language skills Desirable skills and experience: - Customer service or call centre experience - A foreign language Training/benefits: Full training is provided. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and to build a career in a professional office environment and in a fast growing industry. A full background check is required for this position. This advert is not intended to discriminate on any grounds

For further information please contact Paul Lindley-Cox on 01234 339369 or by email: paul.lindley-cox@verifile.co.uk

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SEO Executive Digital Marketing – Flitwick Closing date: 1 September 2017 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, starting at 9am and ending at 5pm each day. Dress code is casual. Brief description of role Receptional are an award winning digital marketing agency. The company consists of an expanding SEO team dedicated to working with clients in search engine optimisation. The team specialises in gambling clientele and is looking for a new SEO Executive to join. As an SEO Executive, you will be responsible for: 

Creating imaginative and engaging content (articles, Quizzes, guides etc) for placement on relevant websites

Analysis of publishing websites to determine their authority in a niche, relevancy to your client’s brand as well as to the campaign goals.

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Outreach for campaign for placement of material Analysis of keywords, on page SEO, and to contribute to campaign strategy planning and creation, from the creative conceptualisation to the logistical planning of the components of the campaign.

Conduct research and ideas generation

Conduct health check for sites SEO to check links, page set up, content and usability

Attend conferences on behalf of clients when needed, writing and tweeting on their behalf

Write monthly reports for clients on the progress and activity on the account

Essential Skills & Experience  Computer literate, experience with Office 365, Word, Excel etc 

Experience and ability to write both advertorial and editorial copy for client campaigns

Knowledge of Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools, and other SEO tools

Interest in digital marketing in particular SEO

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Good communication skills

Experience in writing good quality content, preferably with examples currently online

Ability to meet deadlines, work on their own initiative and manage workload

Desirable Skills & Experience  Experience using Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop. 

Experience in an agency setting

Understanding / Experience in SEO and Link Building

About Receptional - Receptional is an award-winning digital agency, with a 20-strong team. We are innovative, creative and passionate about digital. We appreciate good ideas, intelligence and the drive to get things done. Working alongside a team of experienced marketing consultants, you’ll learn about the latest techniques in digital marketing. Every Friday we hold training sessions to help staff learn about upcoming trends and refresh current skill sets. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn from experts in their chosen fields. We also hold regular social events including days at the races, meals and outdoor activities. There is also fresh fruit delivered weekly to our office. Salary dependant on experience. Who to contact for more detailed info if required: Gina Hutchings, Senior SEO Consultant at ghutchings@receptional.com

To apply send your CV and a covering email to Gina Hutchings, Senior SEO Consultant at ghutchings@receptional.com; or call on 01525 715520

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

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

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

Carers required To support people in their own homes with personal care, cooking and cleaning etc. Experience is not essential as full training will be given. Hours to fit around your studies. Please contact us on 01234 930024 or email rekhakara@first2care.co.uk

Community Care workers We are currently looking for Community Care workers in and around the Bedford area. In our work Candidates will visit clients in their own homes to provide them with help & support with different activities. We have capacity for both male & female Candidates. We can offer part time hours i.e. evening or just hours over the weekend as well. Although transport is an important factor in the job role as a Community Care Worker, we do have capacity for non-driver /walkers, as long as you have a good range of availability.

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Do you love working with children? Do you want to earn some extra money or even start a career? Studying childcare and need experience within the sector?

We Are Recruiting!! Who are we? We are a Childcare agency that provide full and part time temporary staff to nurseries throughout London, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. We supply to a range of large nursery chains, one of which being 21st on the ‘Sunday Times top 100 companies to work for’. Qualified or Unqualified? If you are Qualified Level 2 or 3 in childcare that’s great!! But don’t worry if you are unqualified as we also look at what experience you have in the sector as well. Health and Social care qualifications are not classified in the childcare sector but we do take into account that you have done placements in schools and nurseries. What do we pay? Pay starts at £6.95and goes upwards. Your individual pay rate depends on a number of things such as availability, qualifications and experience.

Contact or send your CV to: Olivia Steed- Consultant: 07984323856 Olivia.steed@wizardstaffsolutions.com Frankie Wyld - Resourcer: 07961736634 Frankie.wyld@wizardstaffsolutions.com

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CASS Community Access Support Services Limited We provide support for adults in Bedfordshire with mild to moderate learning disabilities and difficulties and we are looking for experienced, enthusiastic and committed

Individual Support Assistants To provide one to one community support during the Summer holidays 2017 o You must be a car driver with your own car o You must have access to the internet and email No personal care or administering medication involved Applications welcome from both males and females Excellent rates of pay and flexible working pattern

For further information and an application form please email:

info@casswellbeing.co.uk

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Care Assistants – Milton Keynes & surrounding areas Active Assistance is currently recruiting for Support Workers, Care Assistants and Bank Registered Nurses to work with Adult and Child Clients with Physical Disabilities in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. Full, specialist training is provided therefore no previous experience is necessary. If you are looking for a flexible and rewarding new career in care, please get in touch today!

COMPETITIVE RATES OF PAY Must have full UK driving licence & own transport. For more information or to apply; please phone Recruitment on

01732 749175

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Construction and Building Services The Job Shop would be happy to support you with your application for any of these vacancies.

Commercial Trainee - Tempsford Kier Living Eastern are looking for a Commercial Trainee to join the Commercial Team for our Eastern region based in Tempsford. Responsibilities: ·

As a Commercial Trainee you will learn and develop skills within our commercial department that will lead to a professional role in Quantity Surveying. You will be supported by a structured in-house training programme and we will also support you through a relevant qualification, you will experience on-going Manager interaction, mentoring and regular progress meetings. In return we require you to be eager to learn and keen to get ahead. This is a great opportunity to earn a salary and gain on-the-job work experience whilst obtaining a qualification. Individual:        

Able to work within a team Self-motivated Good attention to detail Ability to communicate at all levels Strong communications skills, able to liaise professionally with clients and colleagues A positive and proactive attitude Flexible and adaptable approach to work Excellent timekeeping and flexibility to support the business needs

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Minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade C or equivalent to include Maths, Science and English

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Full UK driving licence

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For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.kier.co.uk/careers.aspx About us: Kier Group plc is a leading property, residential, construction and services group which invests in, builds, maintains and renews the places where we work, live and play. We operate (globally) across a range of sectors including defence, education, health, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, we are a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. With a head office at Tempsford Hall in Bedfordshire and a network of 88 UK offices (105 globally) Kier offers national coverage across all of its core activities. Employing 22,000 people, with a turnover of over ÂŁ4bn and an order book of ÂŁ9.5bn, Kier has the financial strength and technical expertise to undertake some of the most significant construction, civil engineering and service (or asset management) contracts in the country. Kier is an equality and diversity employer.

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

1st Line Service Desk - Bedfordshire Looking for high level of customer service as supposed to technical skill set. To receive and accurately log IT Service issues and requests from users, ensuring all are responded in a timely manner within agreed procedures and service level targets. To act as single point of contact for IT Service issues and requests, liaising with resolving support teams and third party suppliers. To follow agreed procedures and processes to respond to issues and requests for assistance, by using appropriate tools and IT technical knowledge to help resolve the user's problem, in accordance with agreed targets and performance. For more information and to apply please visit: http://bit.ly/2h2JxN9

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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.

Mechanical Asset Technician – Leighton Buzzard/Bedford Closing date: 9 August 2017 The role would suit an Electrical or Mechanical technician with the ability and ambition to train in all aspects of water treatment works operation, maintenance and optimisation. Carrying out planned maintenance and responding promptly to issues and incidents, you’ll keep all kinds of equipment at our Water Treatment Works operating correctly and reliably. You’ll also need to learn how to operate a complex water treatment plant and manage water quality at the sites you look after. We’ll expect you to investigate and diagnose complex faults and to carry out repairs as well to maintain and optimise our assets for peak performance. At Anglian Water we believe that nothing is so important that we can’t take the time to do it safely, so you’ll make sure health and safety is at the heart of everything that’s done while you keep things flowing at the best possible value for our customers. Requirements - To join us, you’ll need to have completed an appropriate electrical or mechanical apprenticeship and have appropriate qualifications such as: NVQ 3, City & Guilds 1 & 2, or a relevant ONC / BTEC. You’ll be organised, a team player, and will have good communication skills and of course, you will be keen to develop a rewarding career and be the best you can be. For more information and to apply please visit: http://bit.ly/2uXbCeP

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Field Service Engineer – St Neots Closing date: 10 August 2017 A. M. J. Maters are looking for a full-time, multi-skilled, field service engineer, to work in the food-processing and packaging machinery industry. The candidate should be electrically biased with some knowledge of PLC programming. The successful candidate will be responsible for attending customer’s sites, responding to breakdowns as well as general service requirements and machine installations. The ideal candidate will be able to work on their own initiative, and experience of the food-processing and packaging machinery industry would be an advantage, but full training will be provided. The successful candidate must have a full, clean driving licence, and the right to work in the UK. He/she should be willing to work occasional weekends, and there will be occasional overnight stays away from home. Some foreign travel will also be required. Please submit your CV via email in the first instance to: claire@maters.co.uk

Technical Service Assistant (Bedfordshire) From Pepsi to Tango, J2O to Robinsons, Britvic's brands have all become truly household names. On the back of recent major contract wins, we are looking to recruit an additional Field Service Technician/Assistant, to support the installation and commissioning of Britvic equipment in the Bedfordshire and surrounding areas. Role Details: The type of equipment that you will be working on is really varied, including vending equipment, chillers, cabinets, drink dispense systems, pumps and pointof-sale. You will partner with our Service Engineers, across all aspects of taking 46


existing equipment out, collating orders and ensure the correct parts are available, installing the new equipment, services, testing and training staff. You will work to really high standards and provide excellent customer interaction and care. Requirements:   

You will live ideally in the Bedfordshire area or within easy reach. You will have a full driving licence. We are looking for you to have good customer facing skills, able to work quickly, tidily and efficiently. You don’t have to have had experience of our equipment or even in a field service type of role, but you will have had some basic exposure to a repair or installation type position – whether that be electrics, carpentry, domestic plumbing, mechanics, handy work, production assembly or something similar, we’re flexible.

What we offer: We offer you a great opportunity to really develop your technical skills, and progression yourself in Britvic with the training we offer. You will receive a very competitive basic salary, working pattern premium, a company vehicle and overtime. Our package on top is very good, including enhanced Britvic pension contributions, healthcare, bonus scheme, shares and a whole host of flexible benefits. For more information and to apply please click on the below link to our careers portal and apply online: https://careers.britvic.com/job/Field-Technical-ServiceAssistant-%28Bedfordshire%29/346667901/

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

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

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.wybostonlakes.co.uk/beauty-therapist-weekends.aspx

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Full and Part time Beauty Therapists – Woburn Forest Closing date: 1 August 2017 We are looking for qualified, highly professional and ambitious Beauty Therapists to join our award winning Health and Beauty spa. Here, you will join like-minded colleagues providing an extensive range of treatments and therapies to our guests in the most beautiful of settings. Benefiting from innovative treatment partners, you will work with some of the best products in the industry, including Elemis, Decléor, Bliss and many others. Regular training and beauty brand updates will be provided, so this could also prove to be a unique opportunity for you too. Using your knowledge, you will assist our guests to select the perfect items from our comprehensive retail offering so excellent communication skills will be required.

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

Spa Receptionist – Lotus Spa, Bedford Recruiting for a spa receptionist to work the following:  Alternate Friday’s 3.30 till 7pm  Every Saturday 10 till 4  Alternate Sunday’s 9.30 till 4pm This role would suit someone who has excellent customer service, a can do attitude and willing to learn, who has or studying towards a L2 or L3 qualification.

For more information and to apply please contact Angela on 01234 369910 or email: lotus.spa@bedfordswanhotel.co.uk

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Part time Hairdresser - Bedford I'm looking for someone with preferably a few years’ experience in hairdressing that may be looking to return to work after a break. The hours would be around 23 per week at a basic of £8 per hour, plus easily achievable generous bonus and 10% commission on products sold. The successful person would be working with a small team in a Bedford Salon.

Interested? Please contact Caroline Bygrave on 07525 346998

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

CHEF WANTED - Sharnbrook We are looking for a chef to join our small friendly team here at The Millhouse Hotel and Riverside Restaurant, Sharnbrook. The ideal candidate will be passionate, ambitious, hardworking, a strong team player and preferably have experience working with fresh food or work doing large functions. We can offer the right candidate, competitive rates of pay, flexible hours including no breakfast shifts and no split shifts, share of monthly tips and the opportunity to progress within our team. We also offer great training and the opportunity to get further qualifications.

If this sounds like you or someone you know then please send CVs to ryan@millhouse-riverside.co.uk

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

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

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

Part time staff needed at:     

Bedford Aspects Bedford Interchange Wyboston Caxton Gibbet Baldock Services

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

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Part time/Casual - Waiting staff Part time/Casual - Housekeeping staff For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.wybostonlakes.co.uk/current-vacancies.aspx

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

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

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

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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.

Groundsman - Kempston Full time Groundsman required. You will be designing and maintaining Private Gardens and public spaces at the Park. Will need to be self-reliant. For more information on Box End Park please visit http://www.boxendpark.com/ For further information on the role please contact James Barbour – 01234 852623 or james_barbour@btconnect.com

Part time Temporary Livestock Assistant – Northamptonshire Closing date: 6 August 2017 We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to assist with the management of our flock of rare breed sheep and cattle across our nature reserves in Northamptonshire. The Temporary Livestock Assistant will assist with the care and welfare of the Trusts livestock in Northamptonshire, assisting with the management of our flying flock of rare breed sheep and cattle to a high welfare standard.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/jobs/temporary-livestock-assistantnorthamptonshire

Ranger – Northamptonshire Closing date: 6 August 2017 We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to take a significant role within the Northamptonshire Reserves Team to assist with 53


the management of nationally and internationally designated wetland nature reserves within the Nene Valley Living Landscape.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/jobs/ranger-northamptonshire

Game Department Support – Southill Estate, Bedfordshire We are looking for a keen person to help within the game department. The job is mainly dealing with our extensive habitat programme so ideally someone with farm/tractor skills but also knowledge of gamekeeping.

Please contact Paul Dunn on 07791 885962 or by email at pdunn@southillestate.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Customer Assistants – Bedford, Sandy, St Neots Café team member - Bedford Various shifts and hours available, including just weekends and evenings. If you are interested in any of these vacancies please apply as soon as possible.

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

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

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

Trainee Necropsy Technician - Huntingdon It’s an exciting time to join our growing Pathology Department team in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. We are looking for a Trainee Technician to work in the busy Necropsy team This role is the introduction and basic training in necropsy, working under supervision of Senior technicians. The Trainee will receive training and work towards gaining competency in routine necropsy techniques, ensuring compliance with GLP (Good Laboratory Practice), SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), Health and Safety and Study Plans. The skills and experience we’re looking for are:  Demonstrates an ability to learn  Good manual dexterity and attention to detail  Ideally 5 GCSE level passes (C or above or equivalent) including Maths, Science and English. If you are professional, forward thinking, enthusiastic and highly motivated, then we want you to join us and help us achieve our mission – to be the best company to work with and the best company to work for.

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

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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.

High Ropes – Woburn Forest Closing date: 1 August 2017

We are now looking to recruit Action Challenge Instructors to join the Outdoor Pursuits department until September 7 2017 on a fixed-term contract. You will meet and greet our guests at Action Challenge and you will coach and supervise them in a range of exciting activities in a manner that allows them to have great fun whilst feeling safe and secure. Your engagement with our guests will enrich their holiday experience, encouraging them to return and tell their friends. 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: https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/centerparcs/vms/e/careers/search/edit

Recruiting now for part time staff We are looking for part time staff to help out with a leading local inflatable hire company. 16+ for general assistants 25+ for drivers Work is mainly weekends but midweek available during the busy period of May - September. Ideal candidates will be fit and healthy as some heavy lifting is involved and have the willingness to work mainly weekends. It is essential to have good customer skills. Duties to include: - delivery of units - collection of units - supervision of inflatables at events - money handling 59


- loading of vans - cleaning of equipment Transport to Oakley is preferred but arrangements may be made in advance for successful candidates in the local area. Pay depends on age and abilities.

Interested? Please contact Did on 07775 777272 or 01234 826400 to apply.

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

For more information and to apply please visit: http://tuijobsuk.co.uk/work-at-tuitravel/thomson-retail/

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

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

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

Part time Customer Service Adviser - Luton Closing date: 8 August 2017 To operate as part of a wider Customer Service Centre team providing excellent customer care to both internal and external customers in line with SLA’s to ensure Monarch Airlines service standards are consistently achieved. Handle all customer and trade partner enquiries, predominantly via the telephone but also via other multimedia methods. Provide up-to-date product and service information, capture accurate customer data and strive for first contact resolution.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://bit.ly/2u1jHut

Cabin Services Operations Team Administrator - Luton Closing date: 4 August 2017      

Manage crew debrief submissions. Maintain accurate data on debrief submissions. Monitor debrief pages as required to ensure procedures carried out correctly. Monitor the data from cabin service trials. Manage ad hoc flight administration as required. Work with the Operations Team Leader and/or Procedures Coordinator to ensure communication methods to cabin crew remain current and on message.  Publish all flight specific information & destination guides for the cabin crew

For more information and to apply please visit: http://bit.ly/2v0Nbx4

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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 Shop Assistants - Bedford A new branch of ‘Mercy in Action’ (a charity working with children in the Philippines) is opening a new shop in Bedford in late February. If you would like to be involved with all aspects of running a shop including designing displays and window displays please contact Caroline on 07724 064957. Further information on the organisation can be found at http://www.mercyinaction.org.uk/

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

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ZSL Animal Careers Conference – 29 August 2017 This is a one-day conference hosted at ZSL London Zoo and aimed at people aged 16+ who are interested in pursuing an animal based career. The conference will begin with a talk from a keynote speaker to tell you the story of an exciting career. There will then be four sessions throughout the day where ZSL speakers from different departments will give you short insights into their careers and how they got there. There will also be four short, practical activities to consolidate your knowledge of each theme of work. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and you will be able to access the zoo at lunch time and after the conference has ended. This conference will be most useful to students aged 16+ who know they would like to work with animals, but are not sure what direction to go in. There are many diverse and varied animal careers and this event will aim to give you an overview of some of them.

For more information and to book your place please visit: https://www.zsl.org/education/careers-and-courses/zsl-animal-careersconference

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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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