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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”



ICAEW100 logo

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.



Future Legal Mind Competition 2019

Photo of previous Future Legal Mind winners Gbemisola Obolo, Hana Kapadia, Tom Phillips

L-R, previous Future Legal Mind winners Gbemisola Obolo, Hana Kapadia, Tom Phillips


Aspiring lawyers are being urged to submit their entries into a competition which will give a career boost to the country’s brightest Future Legal Mind.

The deadline is approaching for law students and those in the early days of their legal career to enter the Future Legal Mind Award.

The competition, now in its fifth year, is run by National Accident Helpline to give a boost to the fledgling careers of the nation’s most promising legal talent.

Aspiring lawyers have until 28th February to enter for the chance to receive a prize package including the opportunity to receive valuable mentoring and networking experience by meeting with a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice.

The winner will also receive mentoring advice from experienced lawyers within the National Accident Helpline team, the chance to star in a showcase film highlighting their skills, and £2,000.

To enter, students and recently-qualified law professionals can submit a short essay to be reviewed by a judging panel, from which 10 entries will be shortlisted.

The shortlisted entrants will then each submit a short video to support their written response, which will be used by the judges to choose their Future Legal Mind 2019.

This year the entry criteria has been widened to enable those in the early days of their legal career who have achieved a legal qualification within the past two years to enter, as well as current law students.

Simon Trott, Managing Director of National Accident Helpline and chairman of the judging panel, said: “It has been heartening to see the impact which winning Future Legal Mind has had on the career paths of our previous champions.

“The prize package for 2019 offers our winner great opportunities to meet with experienced lawyers and kickstart their own career, so I’d encourage law students and those in the early days of their legal careers to submit their entry before 28thFebruary for the chance to be our next Future Legal Mind.”

To enter the competition, entrants should submit a personal response of between 500 and 650 words to a short statement which can be found at

Prize structure

The winner will receive:

  • A meeting with a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice
  • Mentoring from National Accident Helpline Legal Director, Jonathan White, and Partnerships Director, Adam Nabozny – both qualified lawyers with a wealth of experience
  • A starring role in a professionally produced video which the winner can share to help raise their own professional profile
  • A £2,000 cash prize.


Entries are invited from:

  • Those who are currently working towards a nationally-recognised law or legal services qualification
  • Those who have achieved a nationally-recognised law or legal services qualification within the last two years.

The competition is open to UK residents studying at educational institutions in the UK or working at a UK-based company.

Full terms and conditions are available at


About National Accident Helpline

National Accident Helpline is the UK’s leading provider of personal injury advice, services and support. With 25 years’ experience, we have helped more people injured in accidents than anyone else. We have never placed a single cold call and are proudly rated 5 out of 5 on Trustpilot for customer recommendation. For more information, visit


Get some feedback/Give some feedback!

Terri Moore. LISS Pic: 09/4/14

Are you applying for a job or for postgraduate study? Would you like some feedback on your application? The Careers and Employability Service can help!

We offer a service to all University of Cumbria students and Alumni (for up to three years after graduation) whereby we can provide feedback on your application, CV, personal statement and teaching letter of application. Please note that this is not a proof-reading service – instead we can offer advice and guidance on ways you could improve or extra things you could include.

If you would like to take advantage of this service, just email with your application/CV/letter etc. along with the person specification for the role (if available). We aim to respond to all emails within 5 working days.

As an added bonus, when you get your feedback there will be a link to the Careers and Employability Service Impact Survey – this is your chance to let us know what you thought of the service you received, what we’re doing right, and what you would like us to improve. If you enter your email address at the end of the survey, you will be entered into a prize draw to win a £10 gift voucher! Terms and conditions can be found HERE.

What can the Great British Sewing Bee teach you about careers?

what can the great british sewing bee teach you about careers

The careers team love the Great British Sewing Bee (GBSB) – the Carlisle (Fusehill St) team also enjoy a crafting lunch time once a week, referred to as ‘Woolly Wednesday’ – open to all.

The show, if you’re not familiar with it, is a sewing contest pitching amateur sewers against each other to create and adjust items of clothing set by the judges. The whole ethos of the show is to encourage you to give crafting a go, much like the Great British Bake-off is for baking.

Sewing has a plethora of transferable skills such as planning, organisation, resource acquisition (shopping for the correct items and having enough), patience and is a great example of lone working and motivation. Other elements that can be brought in is research, especially if you are trying out new techniques or want to find a particular pattern.

Putting craft skills (not of the Fairuza Balk kind) on a CV is a good way to show you are creative and have ingenious ways of thinking. Crafting can generate interesting analogies about difficult tasks and planning that can be interesting and memorable at interview.

Back to the GBSB! It is a contest which shows competitive edge and the entrants push themselves and take risks to try to gain an advantage. Like all competitions, you see people leave. Losing isn’t a failing – it shows resilience if you continue with your hobby after a set-back.

Post written by Sarah Burrough, GBSB superfan.

My Dream Job – Winning Blog Post: Create. Write. Work.


John Sharp won the blogging competition which was part of our recent Create. Write. Work. employability event for English and Creative Writing students back in April. Here is his winning entry:

I followed a Facebook advert a while back, which led me to an “author’s” Amazon page.  He had released about 40 books on kindle.  They were £3.99.  I read a few of his many reviews.  They said the same.  Good quality, but £3.99 was too much for 80 pages of story.  And that was when I realised there was a market for novellas in Genre Based fiction, advertised using social media.

The idea.  I write a novella, every month, sell it on Amazon for £1 (first one is free, of course) and pay for a Facebook advert.  Could that work?  What difficulties might I face?  Content – can I write enough, to a high standard?  Yes.  I write well, and am disciplined.  The Fickle nature of Facebook – and the inconsistent advertising capability – a real problem, but one that can be mitigated through networking with reviewers and other self-publishing kindle writers.  Snobbery – its kindle, advertised on Facebook – Definite problem, but one that is mitigated by the fact that I only need a small fraction of people seeing the advert to click.

Self-employed life as a writer beckons, so long as I remain committed.  So I shall.

Friday’s Featured Vacancy – Marketing, Technology and Entrepreneurship scholarship opportunity

Marketing, Technology and Entrepreneurship students – fancy winning a £800 scholarship prize? Signal, global leader in real-time people-based marketing are calling on British university students who represent the next generation of tech-savvy marketers, to explore how mobile technology trends will impact marketing strategies in the future. They will award a scholarship prize of £800 to the aspiring technology, marketing and/or entrepreneurship student who best answers the following questions:

  • What impact do you expect mobile technologies like ad blocking and speech recognition software to have on marketing in the next five years?
  • How will these technologies influence global business practices?
  • How have mobile technologies already influenced the economy?

To apply for our scholarship, please write an essay of 800 words or less, in response to the aforementioned questions. Be sure to support your answers with specific examples.

Submit your essay to with the subject line, “Signal Scholarship Entry-Great Britain.”  Make sure to include your full contact details, the name of your university, and your CV.

Deadline for submitting your entry is August 31, 2016.

Signal’s team will choose the winners after the deadline and announce them on September 30, 2016. No payment or purchase required to enter.

For complete details, please visit: