Friday’s Featured Vacancy 19/09/2014 – The Nicest Job in Britain


National Philanthropy Manager (The Nicest Job in Britain)

We’re looking for a special kind of person.

A willing, enthusiastic philanthropist with a passion for helping others. Someone who will be an active ambassador for UA as well as all things good, travelling around Britain and lending a hand to a different charity or third sector organisation each week for a year.

Spreading our ‘Do More Good’ ethos far and wide and making real difference to those who need it most.

Variety is the spice of life and with this role every day will be different. You will spend four days a week at a different charity or third sector organisation; carrying out whichever tasks they require help with. As well as keeping a weekly online blog to raise awareness of each charity or organisation. To document the experiences of the role and to inform the world of your on going good work

From marketing, to fundraising, to decorating; your mission will be to help them out however they require. Helping them to do more good.

The Good stuff.

Apart from helping to promote doing more good and getting to positively impact a great number of people in need, there are some excellent benefits to this position:

  • A generous salary
  • A Company car to take you on your travels across the country
  • Comfortable accommodation for the duration of your stay in each area
  • Return flights to a destination of your choice plus sufficient holiday allowance
  • A change-making £2,500 donation to your chosen charity
  • The ultimate experience, media training and added support to send you on your way

To apply for this position, submit a short video entry along with an online application stating why you would be the best person for the job to the website below.

Get your CV ready for the #UoCJobsFair


It’s nearly time for the part-time and seasonal jobs fair which is being held at both the Lancaster and Carlisle campuses! So now is the perfect time to have a look at your CV and make sure that it is up-to-date and fit for purpose.

Are you looking for a part-time job to help fund your studies? Want a bit of extra cash for Christmas? There will be loads of local employers at the jobs fairs, and if you can leave them with a copy of your CV it could really help with your job search.

Here are the careers team’s top tips for an effective part-time CV:

CV’s are used to demonstrate to employers what knowledge, learning, skills, competencies and experience you have. An effective CV will not only show your current abilities, but demonstrate the potential you have to be successful in a working environment.

How long should a CV be?

Ideally, a CV should be no longer than two sides of A4. CVs that exceed this may not be read to the end or at all. For part time work (during studies), a one page CV is sufficient.

Do I need to include a personal profile?

It’s not essential to produce one, but some may like to use this as an opening introduction. If you do decide to include one it should be only around a couple of lines long and follow immediately after your personal details at the top of your CV.

Personal summaries should introduce who you are, what skills you can offer and generally what you are looking for in your next role.

Do I list work experience or education first?

This depends on the type of CV you are creating and how much work experience you have. If you have recently graduated and don’t have much work experience it is probably best to start with your education.  For part time work, employers will be looking at what key skills and experiences you have in a working environment (customer service skills, teamwork etc)

Should I include my interests?

It’s not necessary to include interests in a CV. If you do, use them as examples of specific achievements, such as teamwork roles, personal achievements, leadership roles etc.

How should I present my CV?

Ideally, aim to put your strongest and most recent qualification/experience towards the beginning of your CV, where it will be noticed by an employer.

Avoid cramping your CV with irrelevant information. Instead, concentrate on what important aspects need to included, backing it up with experience. It is always important to remember where you are applying and for which position. Keep your information short, snappy and to the point.

It is important to have your CV proof read for spelling/ grammar mistakes by someone you trust. Bad spelling or simple errors can often put an employer off instantly by demonstrating lack of care/attention.

Do I need to add references?

It is not necessary at this point to provide details of references, but mention that you have references “ available on request”.


Remember that you can book to see one of the careers team at your campus for some feedback on your CV. We don’t offer a proofreading service but we can advise on areas that could be improved. Email or enquire at the library desk. 

An introduction to the digital sector – free guide!


Bubble Jobs: Introduction To The Digital Sector is a new download from the popular job site, who have created a useful guide for anyone thinking of moving into the digital sector.

The guide has been designed to act as an introduction to the many different jobs that are available in this area, as well as the skills and education you need in order to secure these roles.

The guide can be found here.

If you are interested in working in this area, but aren’t sure where to start, why not make an appointment to speak to a careers advisor, either by phone, email or face-to-face? Just email or enquire at the library desk at your campus.

Friday’s Featured Vacancy – 12/09/2014





The biggest public sector employer offering permanent graduate jobs.


Given the size of the civil service, there are an unparalleled wealth of roles and experiences on offer. There are lots of different routes to choose – just click on the links below for more information:

The deadline for most Fast Stream programmes is 3 November 2014. The deadline for the Commercial and Finance Fast Streams and Analytical schemes is 30 September 2014.

Participate in a usability study and receive a £20 Amazon voucher!


Graduate Prospects is recruiting individuals to participate in a website usability study:


The study will be conducted remotely. This means you can choose where you want to be. You will need to have access to a computer with internet connection and a telephone.


Mid-September, we will arrange a time and date to suit you. This will take no longer than an hour.


You will be invited to an online meeting, you’ll need your phone as well (we will ring you), then you’ll just be asked to look at a section of a website, use it and tell us what you think.


If you are interested please email by 12th September with the following information:

    • Your name
    • Which university or institution are your currently studying at?
    • Whether you are an undergraduate/postgraduate
    • Whether you are an international or home student.
    • Year of study
    • Subject of study
    • Daytime phone number
    • Email address
    • Have you been to any careers events/fairs?
    • Have you sought any careers advice?
    • Have you sought advice on CV writing, application forms, interviews?
    • A sentence or two about career plans you have (if any).


Please note that the sessions will be recorded for internal use at Graduate Prospects and viewed by Higher Education Careers Advisers to allow us to improve the user experience of the website.

Your details:

Please indicate in your email if you’re happy for us to keep your details for any future website usability studies.

The 5 job seekers you don’t want to be!

There’s plenty of advice out there about what to do to land your dream job – but here’s a list of 5 things not to do! Make sure you follow this advice from to ensure that all of your hard work doesn’t go to waste!



Follow the careers team on Twitter @UoCCareers and on Facebook at for more fun careers-related infographics!

Friday’s Featured Vacancy – 05/09/2014

We have a couple of exciting graduate vacancies for you today!


Honda Graduate Development Programme

Closing date 26 September 2014

Do you believe in the Power of Dreams?

At Honda we have a dynamic past, would you like to be part of the exciting future?

What is your Passion? Ours is for Honda customers to have the best experience available, join us on The Honda Graduate Development Programme and be a key part of delivering that experience.

We are seeking to recruit a number of outstanding graduates to operate in exciting, customer focused roles located in Honda UK head office, currently near Slough and relocating to Bracknell in late 2014.

Person requirements

To be successful you will have…

  • Graduated from university with at least a Second-class honours degree
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • A high level of personal motivation and flexibility to progress in the Honda business culture
  • A “can do” attitude and passion to succeed by taking all available development opportunities
  • The ability to work as part of a team to achieve common business objectives

In return you will enjoy the benefits of the Honda Graduate Development Programme, including;

  • The opportunity to progress both your personal development and career prospects
  • A salary of £22k p.a, plus a retention bonus opportunity at the end of the programme
  • Additional competitive benefits package, including pension and life assurance
  • An initial fixed term contract of 18 months

How to apply

If you are interested then please…

Forward a CV (max 2 A4 pages) together with answering the two questions below (max 1 A4 page)

  • Why are you interested in this particular opportunity with Honda?
  • What is the one attribute or skill you have to offer that is essential we know about before inviting you for an interview, and why you have selected this specific one?

Please quote reference: HONGRAD01/2014 in the subject header of your email and send to; (autopeople (uk) ltd are the managing agents and your employer during the Honda Graduate Development Programme contract period)


Graduate Intern – Lifestyle – New Balance – Warrington

Closing Date 12 September 2014

New Balance is one of the world’s largest sportswear companies and the only privately held sports footwear manufacturer in the world with more than 100 years of heritage. They are currently recruiting for a Graduate Intern.

For more information and to apply, please email