Category Archives: careers

Paid Work Experience Opportunity: Teaching in FE

Talent to Teach in FE

This is a government funded supported work placement which aims to raise the profile of FE and teaching in FE as a career option amongst the graduate population.

Cognition have run this programme over the last 12 months, and due to the enormous success (we have placed nearly 300 students to date) we have now been asked to run the programme nationally across all of England.

Please do read the points below – as this provides more information including the restrictions on who can apply/geographical locations etc.

  • Placements are only open to home or EU final degree or post grad students studying at an English University.
  • We are running the programme nationally, therefore students are welcome to apply from all locations across England.
  • We are keen to encourage applications from students who have never thought of teaching, or indeed teaching in FE as a career option. Students who are taking teaching qualifications (such as PGCE) are not those we wish to encourage to apply as they are already actively considering teaching and on this career path.
  • We are keen to place students now (over May and June) and potentially over the summer with Independent Training Providers, as this time tends to work very well for final year students given they have mostly completed exams/dissertations, and are able to complete the work placements over a week or so.
  • Placements are for 40 hours, students are supported as they will have a mentor and will have time to complete a reflective journal. Students are also paid a £300 tax free bursary and will receive a Certificate of Completion which they can use as evidence for their CV etc.
  • Students who are interested in applying, need to complete a very short application form which can be found on by clicking on the following link T2TFE.
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VACANCIES: Paid Internships

Graduate/Student Internships

Rosehill Arts Trust

Part Time, Fixed Term until 31/07/2019, based in Whitehaven

Starting Salary: £9.00 per hour (UK living wage)

Closes: 19/05/2019

This is an exciting opportunity for a current student or recent graduate of 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 the Rosehill Arts Trust, on a key project to analyse customer engagement and booking trends. We are looking for someone who has excellent analysis skills. You will be creative and self-motivated with the ability to create an engaging customer survey and encourage responses.

The post is part time for a total of 140 hours and the project is to be completed by 31st July 2019. You will be based at Rosehill Theatre, Moresby, Whitehaven, CA28 6SE.

There is the opportunity for the successful candidate to apply to the University of Cumbria’s Bright Futures fund for a travel bursary to help with travel expenses if required (up to £100 allowance available).

For the full job description, please click here: https://cumbriajobs.engageats.co.uk/

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Part Time, Fixed Term until 31/07/2019, based in multiple locations

Starting Salary: £9.00 per hour (UK living wage)

Closes: 09/05/2019

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 IUCN Committee on Ecosystem Management (CEM) Rewilding Task Force (RTF) team. We are looking for someone who is proactive, logical and self-motivated with the ability to undertake desk-based research and present results. We expect you to have strong communication skills.

The post is part time for a total of up to 140 hours and the project is to be completed by 31 July 2019. This role will involve remote working with occasional funded travel to Ambleside and Leeds. There is also the opportunity for the successful candidate to apply to the University of Cumbria’s Bright Futures fund for a travel bursary to help with travel expenses if required (£100 allowance available).

For the full job description, please click here: https://cumbriajobs.engageats.co.uk/


The Careers and Employability Service can help you with your job application and interview skills. Contact un on My Career Enriched: https://mycareerenriched.cumbria.ac.uk

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.

Benefits:

  • 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: https://mycareerenriched.cumbria.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=2637&service=Careers+Service

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.

 

Hadfield Trust Travel Fund

The Hadfield Trust have generously provided support to fund up to six Creative Travel Awards to enable IoA students to undertake a period to travel that will enhance their learning opportunities as they prepare for their final year of study and beyond.  Applications are invited for single awards up to £500 each to fund (or part-fund) activities.

Please see below for the application form for the Creative Travel Awards.  Closing date for receipt of submissions this Friday 15 March 2019 with interviews taking place on Wednesday 27 March 2019.

Hadfield Trust Creative Travel Award Application Form

Further details about the fund, eligibility criteria and all forms can be found on our webpages here. If you should require any further information please contact karen.jones@cumbria.ac.uk.

Career Ahead Workshop

Last week we ran a Career Ahead workshop with first year students in Lancaster. Career Ahead is the University of Cumbria’s Employability Award and it is designed to help you recognise and develop your employability skills, providing you with a greater opportunity to get the job you want when you graduate. Workshops are run throughout the year for current students with a variety of cohorts, each focusing on one of the three levels of the award.

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This was a ‘Bronze’ level workshop and was the first one in a series helping these students complete the award. In this workshop we discuss career planning, career pathways, motivations, transferable skills, finding opportunities and developing employability skills.

 

The Career Ahead award is available to all current students though it is not possible to run workshops for every class. Please use the links below and on Blackboard to find all the information you need to complete the award in your own time, and get yourself career ready.

Think ahead of the game, Think Career Ahead.

Here are the links to Career Ahead: for general information on the award here, and current student can use the link here.