Thursday, 31 January 2019

Accountancy Uncovered Events, February and March 2019

Please be aware of upcoming school leaver and parent events in Cambridge and surrounding areas.

The ICAEW are inviting students to their accountancy uncovered events, taking place throughout February and March, from 18:30 to 20:30. These events have been designed to help teachers, students and parents alike gain a better understanding of chartered accountancy and hear from both local and national employers.

These events are a great opportunity for students with an interest in accountancy to learn more about the options available to them, whether that’s starting straight from school; through school leaver and apprenticeship programmes, or after university as a graduate.

These highly interactive events will comprise;

·         An expert from ICAEW talking to teachers, parents and students about school leaver, apprenticeship, work experience and graduate opportunities.

·         Trainee and qualified ICAEW Chartered Accountants sharing their stories about their career, giving top tips on how to succeed.

·         A panel presentation and Q&A session with local employers offering school leaver and graduate opportunities.

·         An opportunity to have detailed conversations and develop links with local and national employers in our mini careers fair and networking session.

·         Recruitment opportunities for students interested in early career opportunities.

Please share this event with students, parents and colleagues who may be interested in attending these free events.

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Positions available for potential Actuaries, with AON


Aon's teams provide expert pensions advice. This scheme supports apprentices to study towards the Certified Actuarial Analyst Qualification and comes with a salary and benefits package. Positions are available in Birmingham, Epsom, Farnborough, Leeds, London, Glasgow, Manchester and St Albans.

Finance Trainee opportunities - time is running out!

Finance trainee 

There are two days left to apply for this finance trainee role at Hermes Investment Management, through Investment 20/20. This 12-month paid programme trains you in investment management, giving you industry skills and a professional qualification. 77% of trainees are offered a permanent position at the end of their traineeship.

Opportunities with Nestle in Food Manufacturing

Food manufacturing

Learn the ropes of food manufacturing at the world’s largest food and drinks manufacturer. NestlĂ© is looking for applicants who like testing out new ideas for this three-year programme, which comes with a Level 3 qualification, salary and lots of training. Available in Wisbech, Fawdon, Halifax, and Tutbury.

Accountancy opportunities with the National Audit Office


The National Audit Office holds the government to account and improves public services. Its successful apprenticeship equips young people with the Chartered Accountancy qualification, as well as the skills needed to become a manager and a leader. Available in London and Newcastle.

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Changes to UKCAT


UKCAT is changing to UCAT -
same test, new name!

The UKCAT has been re-launched this week under the new name of the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) to recognise that our test is now widely used in the admissions and selection process by a growing number of international universities.

The UCAT continues to be the largest medical admissions test in the UK, currently used by 30 UK universities for admission to their Medicine and Dentistry Degrees.

FAO students applying through UCAS this October who need to be aware of this mandatory part of the university application process.
Prior to 2019 the UCAT was known as the UKCAT.
Whilst the name has changed, the test content remains the same.

Friday, 18 January 2019

HM Prison and Probation Service - Operational Support Staff Opportunities


Operational Support Staff

UK Wide

Up to £19,658 (includes additional allowance and unsocial hours) +
excellent benefits

Keeping a prison running smoothly and safely takes many things. Good judgement, common sense and responsibility to name a few. Above all, though, it takes teamwork. And as part of our Operational Support team you’ll be right at the
heart of it.

We’re currently looking for individuals to join us in prisons across the UK. Working in a busy, professional environment, and operating on a shift-pattern that will include some night work, you’ll support the day-to-day running of the establishment. Unlike our prison officers, you’ll have relatively limited contact with prisoners themselves. Instead your role we see you involved in everything from patrol and gate duties to managing deliveries, supervising visitors, monitoring phone calls and CCTV.

In return you’ll receive a good salary, Civil Service pension, season ticket loan
and many other benefits. So, if you're looking for an opportunity to be part of
a friendly team that has a big influence on the day to day operation of a prison, click ‘Apply’ now.
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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Personal Trainer Opportunities with Fitness First

Interested? then keep reading to find out more about their PT52 initiative.
Fitness First are accepting applications from individuals looking to take their first steps in a fitness career, and are offering the chance to gain knowledge and experience with an industry leader.
As part of the PT52 program you will benefit from:
  • Free rent for 52 weeks, so every penny you make is yours to keep
  • Free membership and full access to Fitness First facilities and member experience products
  • Daily support from the Fitness Manager
  • Gain knowledge through our PT Certification course
  • Public Liability Insurance & uniform
If you're ambitious, driven and passionate about keeping fit, then Fitness First want to hear from you!
No experience is needed as they have teamed up with The Training Room to help you become qualified and gym-floor ready. Apply below for more information.

Apprenticeship Opportunities with BAE

Apply your talent where it counts – apprenticeships at BAE Systems in Portsmouth


BAE Systems Maritime apprentices work with some of the world’s most complex warships and submarines and deliver maritime services such as training and modernisation of ships and equipment. As one of our apprentices, you could be part of the team working on our world-leading radars, for example, or supporting the Royal Navy’s Portsmouth-based fleet, including the new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers or working on our Naval Ships Combat Systems or Submarines Complex Systems and Solutions.
If you’re over 16, are thinking about an engineering or project management apprenticeship, our award-winning programmes may be the career option you’re looking for.  Our apprenticeships offer:
  • a good salary;
  • paid-for qualifications;
  • full training and support;
  • proper work where you can make a real contribution;
  • social and development activities to help you build a strong network with others.

We’re an inclusive employer and particularly welcome applications from women and people from black, Asian or minority ethnic communities.
You can find out more about our apprentice and graduate programmes at open evenings at Portsmouth Naval Base on 16 and 17 January from 5pm to 7pm. Portsmouth Naval Base is a working defence establishment, so you must register through the links if you want to attend.
For more information about our apprentice, graduate and undergraduate opportunities see our website.

Rotary Young Leaders Award - would you like to try for this?

Why not recommend someone in your company to take part in the Rotary Young Leaders’ Award (RYLA)?

The Rotary Club of Cambridge sponsors young people (age 18-26) to take part in a RYLA course.

RYLA is a Rotary program to encourage the development of young people as future community and business leaders. The courses are a week long and take place at Grafham Water Centre, near Huntingdon, in early September. Participants take part in a residential programme that includes team exercises, physical activities, personal presentations and discussion. The aim is to create a testing, but supportive, environment where they challenged both physically and mentally, encouraged to step outside their comfort zone and learn more about themselves and their potential.

By combining the finest of outdoor development activities with current best practice in leadership training, the course helps candidates to:

- work effectively in a team, even when tired and stressed

- discover the benefits of delegation

- recognise and utilise skills in others

- work to tight deadlines

- understand the challenges of leadership

 - learn from their own mistake

Some comments from recent attendees: "Life changing” "Challenging & Exciting”, “Absolutely unforgettable”, "Understand myself more and my impact on others”, “Made life long friends”, “ Great fun”, “A fantastic experience”.

Find out more about the RYLA experience at

Applicants for sponsorship will be asked to complete an application form, and then attend for interview. For selected candidates, the full cost of the week’s course is covered by The Rotary Club of Cambridge. (For more details see )

If you are interested in proposing a candidate, please contact Rotarian John Barrett (

Addenbrookes and Rosie Hospital Open Day: Saturday 9/2/19, 9.30 - 3.30

There are a number of work opportunities available including full time, part time, flexible Bank work (temporary work) and gap year opportunities.

This day will be of interest to anyone who may be considering a career within the healthcare or medical fields.

Nursing, Midwifery & Healthcare Support Worker Open Day

Saturday 09 February 2019

The day is open to everyone, no booking is required -  just drop in at any time during the day!

Support Workers

  • Healthcare Support Workers
  • Maternity Care Assistants
  • Theatre Support Workers
  • Nursing Apprenticeships

Qualified Nurses and Midwives within the following specialities:

  • Adults
  • Paediatrics
  • Emergency Care
  • Critical Care
  • Medical, Surgical and Neuro
  • Oncology
  • Theatres and Recovery
  • Midwifery
  • Research
  • Specialist Nurses/Midwives
  • Return to Practice
  • Overseas and EU
  • Newly Qualified
  • Current Nursing & Midwifery Students

Who will be there?


  • On hand to offer advice will be nurses, midwives, Healthcare Support Workers, Theatre Support Workers, Maternity Care Assistants from all specialities along with representatives from a number of other Trust departments including Recruitment Services, Preceptorship, Apprenticeships, the Staff Bank (temporary work) and Staff Benefits.

Tours & Demonstrations

  • There will be a number of departmental tours including our operating departments with a number of hands on demonstrations and  workshops taking place. Find out from cardiology what an abnormal heart rate looks like, ‘gown and glove up’  with our operating  theatres, see some of the bespoke equipment used to help patients in oncology, learn how our paediatric teams use ‘playing’ as a way to help our younger patients through their treatment and get your arm plastered with the emergency team! These are just a few of the activities that will be taking place on the day.


As Royal Papworth will be joining the biomedical campus in the next few months, they will also be in attendance at this event.


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