Wednesday, 27 June 2012

WRVS Voluntary Opportunities

Next week, Richard Clark of the WRVS will be setting up a stand next to Reception on 3rd July.  He is happy to answer any questions about volunteering and will gladly take names/contact details for anyone interested in working with the WRVS.  Remember, anyone who  joins their programme will also have the opportunity to offset their work against credits that contribute to UCAS scores.

Careers Department

Careers e-magazine

Click below for the latest Careers e-magazine from Careers World.  It covers useful information for this summer in the East of England and has lots of examples of insights into jobs, apprenticeships, university, case studies and useful facts about industry sectors...

Click here

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

New opportunities with BT

Click the following link to find out what opportunities are currently available at BT and where they are recruiting...

Click BT

New Opportunities via Twitter link

New opportunities for students leaving college in the summer @CDeptmgr.

Opportunity tweets today include:
  • Fully-funded, 10 week European internships
  • information for aspiring accountants
  • Opportunities for apprenticeships

Flood Risk Management Foundation Degree Trainee - Engineering

How would you like to be paid whilst studying, gain valuable experience, and help to protect the planet?!  Click below to find out more about nationwide opportunities with the Environment Agency and its Engineering Foundation Degree in Flood Risk Management.

Environment Agency

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Information for budding Engineers

For any of you who are interested in Engineering as a potential career in the future, or perhaps simply finding out more about what this sector can offer, click on to the link below for a useful website with films and information.

Click Engineering

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Cambridge Job Vacancies

Please note that Jolene has sent out a vast list of job vacancies to all student email accounts.  Check it now for summer opportunities.

Careers Department

Research indicates resilience in UK job creation

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is based on responses from 2,100 UK employers. It asks whether employers intend to hire additional workers or reduce the size of their workforce in the coming economic quarter. The national Seasonally Adjusted Net Employment Outlook of +1% indicates that the jobs market is still in positive territory, having shown similar promise in the second quarter of 2012 with an Outlook of +2%.

Firms are still looking to hire albeit at a weaker pace than before but the sort of hiring that is going on is where you’d least expect it. Take the Finance and Business Services sector for example, which is +13%. We’ve all heard about banks shedding thousands of jobs, but the banks are also hiring thousands of temporary workers to deal with the fallout from the misselling of Payment Protection Insurance. Whilst these jobs aren’t for life, a number of the banks have announced recently that they are setting aside more money to deal with the claims. As a result, the finance sector- so critical to the UK economy - is going to need to hold onto these workers for some time to come,” said ManpowerGroup UK Managing Director, Mark Cahill.

The Utilities sector continues to hire apace as well. In fact with a runaway score of +16%, the sector sits at a 5 year high. Cahill adds: “The Utilities sector has been consistently strong in recent months. You’ve only got to look at the recent decision by EDF Energy to build a power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset. Not only will this deliver secure affordable low carbon energy to around 5 million homes in the UK, it’s also creating 5000 jobs in the South West.”

There is also an interesting split between large and small employers in terms of attitudes to hiring. Big businesses are more optimistic (+8%) than at any time since 2010. However, when it comes to firms employing fewer than 10 members of staff – so-called micro businesses – are feeling the pinch at -2%.

Visitors in college today

Please remember that we have two lots of visitors in college today.

Firstly, we have Sport Lived, a Gapyear organisation who integrate sporting activities into their projects. They will be based near to Reception and will happily speak to anyone who wants to find out more.
Secondly, we have the Anglia University Roadshow Bus in college, fielding questions regarding university, and running 3 workshops; the first two are on Business Enterprise and are more or less fully booked. The third session that still has space (students/staff can just show up) is on HE Finance. The bus is situated between D and G blocks and they will welcome anyone who has questions to ask.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Summer Jobs at Cambourne Leisure Centre

A whole range of jobs are on offer at the Cambourne Leisure Centre. Gain experience and money (between £7.50 and £10 per hour).

More Details:
Thursday 21st June at Long Road Sixth Form College in ROOM G2, 10:00 - 1:00

The recruitment session will take place in an informal and relaxed environment. It will start with a presentation from Fit For Sport staff on the job opportunities available during the holidays working with young children on summer activity camps at Cambourne Leisure Centre, Great Cambourne.

A series of fun, interactive workshops will allow participants to prove their leadership availability and interaction skills.

The final part of the day will involve students having one to one interviews with Fit For Sport staff in relation to jobs on offer.

The recruitment day provides an opportunity to work flexible hours for good pay in a supportive and well facilitated environment.

If you wish to attend, email to secure a place, and please ensure that you bring an up to date CV with you.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Apprenticeship Showcase Evening

Thursday 14th June 2012       6.30 - 8.00pm

G’s Social Centre, Barway, Ely, Cambs, CB7 5TZ

Join us to explore our wide range of career opportunities including
  • Engineering,
  • Sales,
  • Logistics,
  • Farming,
  • Marketing,
  • Quality,
  • IT
  • and many more.
Discuss your future, and see how you can earn while you learn

For further details contact:

Project Trust in College today

Please remember that Project Trust are in college today, answering questions on gapyear activities.  You will find Declan near to Reception.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Addenbrookes Work Experience Opportunities

Addenbrookes currently have places available on the following programmes:

• Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering Day: 9th July
• Caring in the NHS Programme: 17th – 18th July
• ARU Nursing & Midwifery Day: 18th July
• ARU Healthcare Science & Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) Day: 24th July

Further details of the programmes can be found on Moodle. If you are interested in attending any of the above programmes, please reply and complete and return the application form (on Moodle). Please note that remaining places will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

Please do not hesitate to contact our team with any queries.

Jolene - Careers

It's not too late for some people to apply for Uni via EXTRA!

What is Extra?

If you have applied through UCAS, used all five choices on your application and aren't holding any offers, you might be able to apply through Extra for another course. In Extra, you can apply for any course with vacancies. Extra is open between the end of February and early July. In Extra, you apply for one course at a time using Track.

Click here for a short film explaining about EXTRA on the UCAS website.  It is also explained on the text of that page.

Careers Department

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Twitter for updates

For all students who prefer to source their information in a more compact size, please be aware that Andy Goodwin, the college Careers Manager, is now Tweeting @CDeptMgr

ARU Roadshow Bus in college 19th June

If any of you listen to STAR Radio, you may have heard Anglia Ruskin University advertising their Roadshow Bus which is currently touring around East Anglia, helping to answer questions that students or parents might have about going to university.  We are delighted to say that this bus will be in our college grounds on 19th June, to offer support and answer any queries that you may have.

In addition, Dr Deprey, a lecturer at the university will be delivering two workshops to students on Business Enterprise.  These are now fully booked, however, a third workshop on Student Finance will be available on the day in room D107 A/B at 2.35. Just turn up to take part.

Careers Department

Project Trust in College, 14/6/12

Heads up! Project Trust, a gapyear organisation, will be in college Reception on Thursday. Can they help you with your plans for next year?

Monday, 11 June 2012

University Finance Film

If you have been struggling to get your head around financial matters for university, perhaps even wondering about whether you want to take on such a burden, click on the link below to watch a short, explanatory film about university Finance. 

It might help you to understand things a little better.

Click here