Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Cambridge University Press Customer Service Apprenticeship Vacancy

Cambridge University Press
Customer Service Apprentice (AO15/80)

Salary: £10,000

This is a fabulous opportunity to gain a great introduction into working for this well known Cambridge global business and gain an NVQ qualification in Business Administration, Level 2.

In this role your focus will be to provide a consistently high standard of service to our customers worldwide, through written and verbal communication.

You will be working in a fast-paced office and will enjoy this busy office environment.

Previous apprentices in the department have secured permanent contracts and continued with further qualifications, the opportunity to progress is there for the right individual after completion of the Apprenticeship.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Acknowledge receipt of customer orders, process in consultation with customers to ensure specific requirements are met and follow through with other
  • Distribution departments to ensure prompt supply.
  • Investigate and resolve customer enquiries using own initiative.
  • Responsibility for one-to-one workplace training to ensure consistent standards of service are achieved and maintained.
  • Represent the department, demonstrating skills to internal and external visitors, assisting with public exhibitions or conferences.
  • Continually review working practice and existing systems, recommending areas of improvement and providing feedback on system developments.
  • Detailed knowledge of electronic systems: including internet and Intranet ordering, site licence agreements, online access control, products and complex databases.
    Applicants must be A-level educated or equivalent.
    Closing date: 23 October 2015 (Application date extended beyond September)

University of East Anglia - Visitor to college

Please remember that there will be visitor from the University of East Anglia in college tomorrow, running workshops on How to Write Effective Personal Statements.  He will be here between 10.00  and 3.00, with workshops running in D3.  He will also have a stand in the LRC over lunch for anyone who wants to discuss HE matters on a 1:2:1 basis.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Inisght Day with leading local Accountancy Firm

Grant Thornton Accountants are running an insight day for anyone interested in Accountancy.  On 29th October, between 10.00 and 4.00pm
They will have their current trainees available to discuss opportunities with anyone who comes along to their office.  The address is shown below:

101 Cambridge Science Park
Milton Road

To find out more and to sign up for this event, please go to the following link:

Thursday, 24 September 2015

USA University visit to College today

Catherine Charlton of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey,
is in the LRC today taking questions about studying in the USA

She will be available from 10.00 – 12.00 and 1.00 – 2.00.

In addition, Sports students can hear her deliver a talk in S101A between 12.30 and 1.00.  (If you are interested in attending his session, please speak to Lynne Little).


Careers Department

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Learning opportunity for those interested in Business and Finance

ICAEW MOOC – The Importance of Money in Business

ICAEW are working alongside Leeds University Business School to bring your students a brand new online course. This is a free course will give you and your students the opportunity to delve into the exciting world of business and will give you an overview of the role that money plays in business success. The course is open to students studying all subjects and there are no entry requirements so you can support us in strengthening your student’s employability skills today!

How can you and your students benefit from MOOC? Studying for this course will allow students to expand the knowledge they need when considering a career in business.  Content will be delivered through video, animations, interviews, hints and tips, on-line discussions with other learners around the world with all the information your students need at their fingertips. Through this study they will be able to:

  • build skills and experience for a better CV
  • demonstrate commercial awareness to employers
  • appreciate the impact of the cash flow on a business.
  • show a greater knowledge of business in interviews

The course is running for four weeks from 28th September so it won't interrupt assessment or exam time. If you think your students would be interested in the role that money plays in a business then share this with them, or why not show some of the sessions in class!

Find out more at ICAEW MOOC and get your students to sign up today.

Staff Vacancies

Casual Waiting & Cafeteria staff

Required to work evenings and weekends. Hours will be flexible depending on the needs of the business.

The rate of pay is £8.24ph including holiday pay.

Experience not necessary as training will be given.

Must be reliable and keen to learn.

For further details contact: Ian Smith – 01223-763859 or June Webster – 01223-335945

Monday, 21 September 2015

Help with Personal Statements in September - College workshops

All students should be aware that the following universities are visiting the college over the next few weeks.  For those of you interested in getting help with Personal Statements, then workshops will be run in the rooms shown.  Anyone who would like to ask personal questions, or even general questions, then each university will be in the LRC for 1:2:1 drop-ins too (over lunchtimes).  Finally, those of you who would like to ask about studying in the USA might find Thursday’s visit useful.  See the green box below the table for more details.


D3 from 10 am
University of Hertfordshire
The State Uni of New Jersey
University of Lincoln
The Suite from 10:30-12:20 then to A203 12:20-13:55
University of Northampton
University of  Bedfordshire
Norwich University of the Arts**
Newcastle University


Clearly, all visits have yet to have a room allocated, so more details will follow in the coming weeks once these have been agreed.

Careers Department

Part-time opportunities locally at the Cambridge Building Society

Be Part of an Award Winning Employer
At the Cambridge Building Society we’re proud that Cambridge News
named us Employer of the Year 2014.  That was good news for us.  Good news for you is that we’re recruiting for the following roles:
Branch Sales Adviser – Starting Salary £7.87 per hour

Opportunities have arisen to join our branch network as a Branch Sales Adviser working on a Saturday. You would need to provide excellent customer service through matching our products and services with the needs of the customer. You will contribute to the success of The Cambridge branch network by proactively helping our customers.

Contracts for 30 Saturday’s per annum

Various locations in the Cambridge area

Hours are 8.45am – 12.00pm or 8.45am – 5.00pm / 6.00pm at the Cherry Hinton and City branches.

For more information on joining The Cambridge, and to learn more about this role, please go to or alternatively call the HR team on 01223 727703.
Please email your CV and covering letter to to apply quoting the vacancy title.