Wednesday, 30 September 2009

New Connexions Location in Cambridge

The Connexions centres have free access to the internet, comprehensive information on work, training, education and lifestyle issues. Connexions Information Advisers can help you with applying for jobs and signpost you to lots of very useful information. You can visit other Connexions centres during college holidays, but Long Road students are advised to see the Long Road Connexions Advisers.

New Connexions Location in Cambridge

Cambridge’s Connexions centre has now moved back into the Central Library from its temporary base at Shire Hall. Connexions will be open for business as usual from 29 September on the third floor of the library.

The phone number for Connexions within the library will be 01223 728 500.

Drop-in times: Monday - Friday 1:30 - 4:30
  • nearest public car park Grand Arcade
  • Public transport
    Bus Station in Drummer Street/Bus Stops in
    Emmanuel Street, 400 yards. Railway Station 1 mile
  • Public toilet
  • fully accessible for all. Escalators (up only within the building) and 2 lifts to all 3 floors
  • Photocopier- 3 self-service black and white photocopiers. 1 on 2nd floor near the newspapers and magazines; 2 on 3rd floor - one near the CDs, DVDs and games and the other in the Cambridgeshire Collection ; 1 self-service colour photocopier on the 1st floor near the welcome desk
  • Fax - Staff-operated fax from 2nd floor welcome desk
  • Computers - 42 computers. 5 children's computers. 21 Learning Centre computers. 6 accessible computers. Use of the computers is available to library members and is free of charge, usually limited to 1 hour per day.
  • Printer - A4 colour on each floor. Printing charges can be found here Microfiche and microfilm reader printers - on 3rd floor in the Cambridgeshire Collection
  • Note/ coin change machines on 3rd floor

USA College Day – 3 October 2009 from 10 AM – 3 PM

If you have not yet registered for College Day and are interested in undergraduate study in the US, this is the last week to register!

USA College Day – 3 October 2009 from 10 AM – 3 PM

At College Day, nearly 100 universities and educational service providers will be on-hand to answer your questions about the application process, funding and US student life.

Remember to register online in advance to take advantage of free entry to this unique event! Registration is available on the door at a fee of £5/person (cash only).
If you have enquiries related to the event, please email:

If you are interested in undergraduate study in the US, then this event should not be missed!

Monday, 28 September 2009

Occupational, Speech and Language Therapy and Physiotherapy

For those considering going to university when they leave college the University of East Anglia (UEA) are holding an Open Day on 3rd October.

At the Open Day students will get the chance find out information about subjects like Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Physiotherapy.
The 3 films on the right will give students a feel for these courses and you can click here to view an online programme of the day and find out full details of the event.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Carrersbox Films Update

Careersbox, the UK's free careers film library, now has over 350 job profile films and the collection is still growing. This month they have added some new job profile films, showing real-life experiences.

New films
After a number of enquiries for a film about veterinary practice Careersbox is pleased to announce that they now have a fantastic Vet film in the library. They also been busy in Wales working on a collection of Welsh language films, all of which are available in English too. Don't forget that you can download any of their films by joining Film Club which will also means you receive updates every time they add new films to the library.

Pre-school & Fitness Professionals Required

One of the UK's leading deliverers of high quality sports provision, Sports Xtra, are looking to recruit for various positions in Cambridgeshire.

As well as the opportunity to work with the most innovative and progressive company in our sector, we will offer you excellent rates of pay, an industry-leading professional development and training program as well as the chance to build a career in professional sports coaching. You'll need to be reliable, committed to delivering to the highest standards, suitably qualified yet keen to progress and very good at what you do.

Due to a high demand for our services, we have opportunities and suitable hours to suit most people's circumstances and availability whether full-time or part-time. We are currently looking for coaches to deliver the following sessions:

Gymnastics & Dance: We have several opportunities for specialist dance and gymnastics teachers. In terms of dance styles we are particularly seeking street dance and cheerleading instructors.

Sports Coaching: We offer various sports coaching sessions in schools, on Saturday mornings and in school holidays. All our coaches must be capable of delivering high quality sessions in a range of different sports.

Funfit: A programme that brings health and fitness alive to schools. We are seeking quality coaches and fitness professionals to deliver these sessions.

Funfit Pre-School: Movement and physical activity-based classes for children under five. We provide a fantastic programme for this age-group including a variety of themes.

Holiday Camp: Our Sports Xperience offers children a full day of activity in holiday times these fun interactive days require coaches who are passionate about sport whilst in a fun environment.

Positions are available with an immediate start, so please submit a CV and covering letter for consideration as soon as possible.
Apply now:
Mobile: 07711 653916
For more details:

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Film and Media Technician New Entrant Scheme opens for applications

Applications are now open for The Film and Media Technician New Entrant Scheme a 12-month training and work placement programme. This national scheme provides an opportunity for 10 successful applicants to gain the knowledge and skills required to establish a career in the technical areas of film and television media libraries. Available for new starters in the industry, it is delivered by FOCAL International, Film London, and the Hertfordshire Skillset Academy.

Potential applicants must be over 18 and new entrants to the industry and demonstrate a commitment to working in the film archive and library sector. Applications are now available at; the deadline is Friday 30 October 2009

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Get careers moving with

Find out about
• the types of jobs available in passenger transport
• the people who work in the sector
• potential career development and progression

Developed by GoSkills, the sector skills council for passenger transport, provides the latest information on working
in the sector, including an in-depth suite of job profiles and access to a range
of case studies. The site will enable you to see the wide variety of roles and
opportunities offered by this interesting and diverse sector.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Design Event & Compose Event

Design Event
An opportunity to help you decide what and where to study within creative areas in a lively, stimulating exhibition.

London: Excel
17-18 November 2009

Manchester: Manchester Central Convention Complex
30 November-01 December 2009

Compose Event
An opportunity to help you get in touch with higher education institutions offering performing arts, music, dance, drama, broadcast and multi-media production related courses.

Manchester Central Convention Complex
13 October 2009