Job of the week! Graduate/Student Intern: ZuZa Trading

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Graduate/Student Intern: ZuZa Trading

140 hours total, to be completed by 30/09/2019
Starting Salary: £9.00 per hour (UK living wage)
Closing date: Monday 7th May 2019 at midnight

This is an exciting opportunity for a graduate or current student of the University of Cumbria to gain valuable work experience through an internship with a local employer. You will be employed by the University, but work with Claire Shepherd from ZuZa Trading on a project to research the waste (such as plastic) discarded from events or other organisations and using current company know-how, explore further opportunities to recycle this into new products.

We are looking for someone who is creative, proactive, self-motivated, with good communication skills and interested to collaborate with other relevant people and organisations, including designers/craftspeople, about recycling waste and developing new products. This may also include contact with designers and makers based in South Africa- where the concept of this company originated from.

For the full job description and to apply, please click here:

For more information about ZuZa Trading please click here:

Need support with your application? There’s loads of useful resources available to help you apply for jobs at and you can also request feedback from the careers service via My Career Enriched:


Happy ‘long-weekend’ from the careers team!

Just a reminder that the Careers and Employability Service will be closing at 5pm on Thursday 18 April, and we will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 23 April. 

Although the office will be closed, you can still access My Career Enriched to search for jobs, book appointments, send us queries and request feedback on your CV, application or personal statement. We always aim to respond within 5 working days.


There is also loads of useful information and advice for your career available on My.Cumbria, including job search skills, interview skills, networking skills and further study advice. You can also find lots of information about setting up your own business and self-employment here too.


If you are in your final year, you may find the Graduate Success Guide helpful. It contains information and articles about life after university, on topics such as money, housing, finding work, further study, travel and wellbeing.

Vacancy: Crew Members – KFC Carlisle




A new branch of KFC is opening in Carlisle, and they are looking to recruit full and part-time Crew Members

Salary: From £4.35 to £8.21 per hour

Job Type: Crew Member, Full Time and Part Time Hours

How would you like to be part of something great? Did you know KFC has been voted Britain’s Top Employer for the last 2 years plus in the top 50 Great Places to Work?

At KFC, we are always looking for the right people to help grow our business. We offer outstanding opportunities for ambitious individuals who want to build a career with a major KFC franchise.

Our Team Members are the heart of our business. Our restaurants are run by people who know and love the restaurant business. We are looking for leadership at every level and as a Team Member you will carry out a variety of duties such as serving customers, till and cash handling and preparing and cooking food.


  • World-renowned training
  • 28 days holiday (pro-rata)
  • Free staff meals
  • Company pension scheme
  • Excellent career prospects
  • Flexible working hours

Previous experience of working in a fast-paced customer focused environment if preferable but not essential.

Apply here:

ICAEW 100 Reminder!

Remember that the ICAEW 100 Competition is Closing on the 15th April 2019!

“ICAEW, the world leading professional qualifications organisation, is searching UK universities to find the brightest 100 students with the potential to be the next generation of business leaders and inviting you to take part!

This inclusive competition is open to all current students who are keen to undertake a short exercise with the chance to advance their career. Test your skills against your peers, and students with the top 100 scores by the time the competition closes at noon on the 15 April 2019 will be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes and exclusive opportunities.

The student with the highest overall score will win:

  • A £5,000 cash prize to be used for personal development towards your future career!
  • A one on one employability skills session with a member of our student recruitment team. You will learn how to improve your interview technique, create an eye-catching CV and increase your commercial awareness amongst other skills.

Through a short online application and a quick exercise, students from all years and disciplines have the potential to win this fantastic prize as well as the opportunity to add exceptional extra-curricular experience to their CV.


Take part here:

Good luck!

The ICAEW100 UK Team”

XUK Camps, UK Summer Camp Opportunities.

Did you know that USA style camps exist in the UK?


XUK Camps have been running American style summer camps in the UK for over twenty years and there is a summer job waiting with your name on it…

Come and join the team this summer – it will be one you won’t forget. Be part of a legendary team, make friends for life and ensure our campers have the best summer ever! XUK Camps are particularly keen to hear from Sports Coaches and students with supervisory or management experience!

All positions earn a minimum of £400 per week and all team members are provided with three meals a day and accommodation. There are no fees or expenses to pay!

Working at a summer camp looks great on your CV and will count towards your Career Ahead award. You will pick up so many transferable skills – communication, problem solving and leadership skills. There’s no time to get bored with every day being so different!

So, what are you waiting for? Apply today for the summer of a lifetime! We advise going through your application form with the careers team to ensure you have demonstrated all of your relevant skills and qualifications, you can upload your application to My Career Enriched for review

Find out more:

My Career Enriched – XUK Camps

XUK camps – Why us


And Remember if you would like support with your application you can book an appointment with the team through My Career Enriched.


Make great memories for you and them!

The Degree Explorer Tool

Hello everybodyTarget Jobs have created a Degree explorer Tool. Which they have been showing off around the country. From Plymouth to London to Manchester, speaking with thousands of students, mostly school and college leavers at Careers fairs.

The Degree Explorer Tool is to help people to decide on their next step: work, apprenticeships or university. After completing an assessment it will show you relevant degrees and courses linked to your answers. A bit how I imagine aptitude tests work in America. But in a less stressful manor.

Seems like a great tool, but don’t just take my word for it go use it yourself here.

And if you become a future student here with us at University of Cumbria Remember that the careers team can help guide you through to the next step with our; Career Hub My Career Enriched, Employability Award Career Ahead, Graduate Success Guide and A friendly team here to help and support you.



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Greetings Everyone, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Are hosting a UK competition. Open to UK students.

“ICAEW is searching UK universities to find the brightest 100 students with the potential to be the next generation of business leaders”

THE ICAEW 100, has been run in multiple countries and regions. It’s now being run for a UK demographic to find the best 100, this is open to all students who are studying in the UK.

Opportunities and prizes await those who what to prove they have what it takes.

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“ICAEW is searching to find the brightest students who have the potential to be the next generation of business leaders. Test your skills against your peers by taking a short online exercise and the students with the top 100 scores by the time the competition closes will be in with a chance of winning unique opportunities and prizes! ” – Taken from their completion flyer.

This Completion closes at noon on Monday 15 April 2019.

Submissions can be found here.

Use these links to find out more about the ICAEW100 and read completion FAQ’s.

And for information about the ICAEW as a company look here.

To all the hopeful future Business Leaders out there I wish you Luck!

And to those who need an extra hand looking for what to do or how to fill out job applications remember you can always book an appointment through My Career Enriched.