Friday Featured Opportunity – MI5 Intelligence Officer Development Programme

 

No one ever got lost in the world of accountants.

As we grow up, fewer and fewer of us actually get the jobs we first dream of having. It’s why graduates across the country apply for development programmes to become management consultants, accountants and recruitment specialists. But what if you aspired for something more exciting, rewarding and impactful – like preventing acts of terrorism? Well, our Intelligence Officers do just that, playing a vital role in running MI5 investigations that help keep the country safe against threats to national security.

The Intelligence Officer Development Programme (IODP) is designed to help you learn about MI5 investigations before you lead them. And you’ll get the ultimate insight into international events and help change them for the better. It’s why we choose people carefully. As an essential part of a closely-knit team, you’ll enjoy a great mix of challenge and support and where business requirements allow, a flexible approach to working that gives you exactly the work-life balance you would hope for.

 

The Development Programme
For the first two years, you’ll be assigned to a role that will help you develop skills directly relevant to leading investigations. It could be anything from digital intelligence and analysis, to warrantry and legal casework. This will be structured as either two postings of one year each, or one posting over two years.

 

The Foundation Investigative Training course
Subject to successful completion of performance reviews, you’ll advance onto our Foundation Investigative Training (FIT) course. Lasting five weeks, it will prepare you for a direct move into one of our investigative sections as an Intelligence Officer. Upon successful completion, and subject to line management approval, you’ll also be eligible to apply for an advancement interview for promotion.

 

The future
As a fully trained Intelligence Officer, your first role could be countering threats from international terrorism, espionage or Northern Ireland related terrorism. As your confidence and experience grow, so will your responsibilities. From then on you may choose to specialise in investigations, where you’ll pull together intelligence, working with different departments to gain resources. You’ll also set investigative strategies, making recommendations based on perceived threat levels, collaborating with colleagues and the police to thwart terrorist activity where needed. Alternatively, you could move into roles managing or training new IODP entrants, or broaden your experience by taking on an operational or policy role.

 

Working culture and hours
By being part of MI5, you’ll benefit from the close support of your team, together with increasing autonomy to progress investigations yourself. While the role does have a big impact on the security of the nation, a formal structure is in place to ensure that every employee feels supported in their decision making.

There’s also a strong focus on work-life balance. Where business requirements allow it, flexi-time enables you to vary your start and finish times to fit the other commitments in your life.

 

What we look for
Safeguarding the UK against threats to national security requires intelligent, talented people, and those people aren’t found in any one particular section of society. Graduates from a range of backgrounds and degree disciplines join the Intelligence Officer Development Programme.

As a confident communicator, you can quickly establish productive working relationships with your colleagues. You’ll need to be organised, have a good eye for detail and trust your own judgement. While happy to take responsibility for your own areas of work, you’ll also enjoy collaborating to solve problems and make decisions. MI5 also expects its employees to have a high degree of honesty and integrity.

 

To apply to MI5 you must be a born or naturalised British citizen, over 18 years of age and normally have lived in the UK for nine of the last ten years. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member, providing that they are British. They should also be made aware of the importance of discretion.

 

Find out more here.

Friday Featured Opportunity – Band 5 Nurses at Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust

Vacancies with Randstad Care

 

We have around 150 shifts per week available for newly qualified nurses.

 

Ward specialisms include:

Acute medical, cardiology, gastroenterology, respiratory, elderly medical, coronary care, gynaecology, surgical, medicine, oncology, orthopaedics, stroke, colorectal and many others.

 

Benefits include: 

– Opportunity to gain experience working in a range of specialisms

​- Excellent pay rates (£1​8​ph for days, up to £28 for weekends)

– Completely flexible hours (part time or full time hours, range of 8 and 12 hr shifts, days nights and weekends)

 

For more information contact Amie Grattan on 0191 233 1381 or email amie.grattan1@randstad.co.uk

 

https://www.randstad.co.uk/care/

Why that Graduation #Selfie may not be a good idea

It’s Graduation week here at the University of Cumbria and we’d like to take a moment to congratulate everyone graduating this week – Well Done!

We know you will want to shout your achievements from the rooftops – and you should! You’ve achieved so much in your time at University, and you’ve received your reward – your degree certificate.

But stop before you snap a photo of it and upload it to Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat/Facebook.

Why? Because there is evidence that fraudsters are using social media to copy students’ degree certificates and then use them for illegal purposes.

Sellers of fake degree certificates browse the internet to find the latest designs, logos, crests, signatories, stamps, holograms and wording. They can then be easily copied from shared photos on to fake certificates and passed off as genuine to unwitting employers.

Remember that degree certificates are legal documents – just like driving licences and birth certificates. The best way to protect yourself from certificate misuse and degree fraud is to not post photos on to social media.

If you would like any additional information or would like to report a bogus institution there’s now a degree fraud line on 0845 077 1968.

Remember that the Careers & Employability Service are here for you even after you graduate – for up to 3 years. Contact us by email careers@cumbria.ac.uk to arrange a chat.

Summer Career Fix: Update your LinkedIn profile

What are you doing this summer to help you stand out from the crowd? 

Gary’s bags are packed and he’s ready to jet off to places far sunnier than Cumbria. But he’s not off for a lazy beach holiday – he’s going to be doing one small thing each week that will help in his future career. He doesn’t know what that career is just yet, but that’s ok – most of these things can be done even if you aren’t 100% sure what you want to do. And if you need some help finding your path, you can always email the Careers & Employability service for some advice and guidance: careers@cumbria.ac.uk

So what’s Gary doing this week?

This week, Gary’s updating his LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is a great social media platform to manage your network and can help you find a job. It’s sometimes described as a more professional version of Facebook.

Keeping you LinkedIn profile updated is recomended as it acts as an ‘online CV’ – recruiters will often check out applicants’ profiles, and if they see lots of activity on your feed, it demonstrates that you are keeping up to date with the sector, and that you are actively promoting yourself and your skills.

If you don’t already have a LinkedIn profile, we have a handy guide specifically for students: Building a Student Profile on Linkedin (PDF). If you need any help with LinkedIn, you can always email us for help, too.

Come back next week for another #SummerCareerFix 

Support is available from your Careers and Employability Service with career planning, CVs and applications, interview skills, practice interviews and more. Contact careers@cumbria.ac.uk with your careers queries.

 

Friday Featured Opportunity – Cubo Talent Days

Cubo is an integrated creative agency with fifty plus marketing specialists, collaborating to produce creative solutions under one central London roof.

For over twenty years, Cubo has been finding creative solutions to their clients’ marketing challenges. Whether they’re supporting iconic luxury spirits around the world or helping universities thrive in an increasingly marketised environment, their passion and drive produces great ideas that both capture the imagination and deliver fantastic results.

Cubo is offering paid internships in design, account management and strategy and planning. The recruitment for these are through Talent Days.

Their design talent day was yesterday but there are still two more days coming up in August.

Find out more here – www.cubo.com/talentdays

Friday Featured Opportunity: part-time tutoring in Cumbria

tutors needed

Cumbria Clever Tutors is a professional provider of private one-to-one home tutors in a range of school based and professional study subjects in the Cumbria area, which includes Carlisle, Penrith, Workington, Cockermouth, Whitehaven, Kendal and the surrounding area. They are looking for tutors in a wide range of disciplines including:  Science, mathematics, English and other related subjects, and would like to hear from post-graduate students to tutor  across all levels from primary to GCSE and A-level and above.

They are looking for degree qualified people with an interest in teaching, tutoring and helping others with a passion for their subject, to deliver one-to-one tuition within various towns across Cumbria. The candidate will be degree qualified with some experience either in tutoring, teaching, mentoring, supervising, lecturing, training, or generally helping others to succeed in life. You will need to be available during or  after school hours and some weekdays.  It would be helpful if you had your own transportation to travel to pupils/students homes in the areas listed above.   However, you can offer private tuition in your own home if you choose. You will need an enhanced DBS (formerly known as a CRB)and if you do not have one you will need to cover the cost of acquiring one, although we can initiate the process for you.

The benefits are as follows: they provide part-time work on a self employed basis with a very good level of remuneration (minimum of £20-00 per hour), together with insurance cover whilst working on our behalf. This is a brilliant opportunity for the right candidates to get involved within the educational sector and really make a difference for pupils and students looking for help. PLEASE CALL DR ALAN WATSON ON 01900 608211. or E-MAIL CUMBRIA@CLEVERTUTORS .COM

Summer Career Fix: Skills Audit

What are you doing this summer to help you stand out from the crowd? 

Gary’s bags are packed and he’s ready to jet off to places far sunnier than Cumbria. But he’s not off for a lazy beach holiday – he’s going to be doing one small thing each week that will help in his future career. He doesn’t know what that career is just yet, but that’s ok – most of these things can be done even if you aren’t 100% sure what you want to do. And if you need some help finding your path, you can always email the Careers & Employability service for some advice and guidance: careers@cumbria.ac.uk

So what’s Gary doing this week?

He’s doing a quick skills audit to find out what skills he already has, and what skills he needs to develop, in order to succeed in his chosen career.

A good one to start with is the National Careers Service’s Skills Health Check. It’s quick and easy and you can save your progress if you need to.

Once you’ve identified the skills you have, add them to your CV! And the skills you need to work on? Get working on them!

 

Come back next week for another #SummerCareerFix 

Support is available from your Careers and Employability Service with career planning, CVs and applications, interview skills, practice interviews and more. Contact careers@cumbria.ac.uk with your careers queries.