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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: http://ow.ly/oS7250qIMV9

For more information about ZuZa Trading please click here:https://www.zuza-trading.co.uk/

Need support with your application? There’s loads of useful resources available to help you apply for jobs at https://my.cumbria.ac.uk/Student-Life/careers/ and you can also request feedback from the careers service via My Career Enriched: https://mycareerenriched.cumbria.ac.uk/

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Jobs of the Week – Paid Internships – MORE OPPORTUNITIES!

Would you like a PAID, flexible internship with any of these local employers?

You will be paid £9/hr for up to 140 hours work, and all projects end in July 2019. You can apply for as many internships as you like. Working with any of these local businesses will give you real-world experience and be excellent for your CV.    

The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven – Project to assist with their digital media. The museum and art gallery tells the story of historic Copeland, which boasts two world heritage sites set amongst the Lake District’s dramatic mountain and coastal landscapes – working with them will give you real-world experience and be excellent for your CV.  Apply online here, closing date 25/03/2019.

Twoey Toys – Project to review their product range. Twoey are an award-winning supplier of educational resources – working with them will give you real-world experience and be excellent for your CV.  Apply online here, closing date 25/03/2019.

Ullswater Yacht Club – Project to research an extension of their season and an increase in visitor numbers. Ullswater Yacht Club has a strong membership base and is an established sailing school – working with them will give you real-world experience and be excellent for your CV.  Apply online here, closing date 25/03/2019.

Flame Concept – Project to research block-chain technology to complement their current offers. Flame Concept focuses on ticketing and event registration and is a multi-award winning provider, shortlisted in 2 categories in the 2019 Festival Supplier Awards for Best Festival Technology and Best VIP/Backstage Access Supplier.  Apply online here, closing date 25/03/2019.

Cumbria Tree Services – Project to research the feasibility of using the off-cut wood chippings to make an eco-efficient fuel product. Cumbria Tree Services provide a tree surgery business within the Northern Fells of Uldale, Caldbeck and Wigton areas. Apply online here, closing date 25/03/2019.

My Way Code – Project to create an interactive desktop application to enable a user to proactively manage their mental health & wellbeing. My Way Code is a new non-profit mental health programme for young people and adults to help build emotional resilience, autonomy, personal responsibility and identity.  Apply online here, closing date 25/03/2019.

Eclipse Office Technologies – Project to update their brand and marketing materials. Eclipse offer businesses a range of office communications including telecoms, CCTV & broadband services.  Apply online here, closing date 25/03/2019.

Encounter Eden Ltd – Project to create a visual conceptualisation of a proposed new visitor attraction. Encounter Eden is a social enterprise that was established in early 2017 to bring new life to the economy of south east Cumbria. Apply online here, closing date 28/03/2019.

Bownessie – Project to research why Chinese and Japanese tourists visit the Lake District and their buying behaviour whilst there. In addition, you will research the possibility of overseas manufacturing of the Bownessie product range. Apply online here, closing date 08/04/2019.

The Woolly Rug Company – Project to research available information on the respective advantages and disadvantages of natural vs chemical dyes for use in dyeing woollen yarn. Apply online here, closing date 15/04/2019.

Once you have entered all of your details on the system it will remember them for any subsequent applications, and you will need to upload your CV as well as answering some questions.   If you have any queries about any of this or need a hand with the application process please contact kathy.woods@cumbria.ac.uk.

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Job of the Week – Paid Internships

Would you like a PAID, flexible internship with:

The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven assisting with their digital media? The museum and art gallery tells the story of historic Copeland, which boasts two world heritage sites set amongst the Lake District’s dramatic mountain and coastal landscapes – working with them will give you real-world experience and be excellent for your CV.  Apply online here.

Twoey, reviewing their product range? Twoey are an award-winning supplier of educational resources – working with them will give you real-world experience and be excellent for your CV.  Apply online here.

Ullswater Yacht Club, researching an extension of their season and an increase in visitor numbers? Ullswater Yacht Club has a strong membership base and is an established sailing school – working with them will give you real-world experience and be excellent for your CV.  Apply online here.

You would be paid £9/hr for up to 140 hours work and deadlines are midnight on Monday 25th March, you can apply for as many internships as you like.  Once you have entered all of your details on the system it will remember them for any subsequent applications, you will need to upload your CV as well as answering some questions.   If you have any queries about any of this or need a hand with the application process please contact kathy.woods@cumbria.ac.uk

We will have more exciting opportunities coming up, to be notified of these directly please enter your details here.

Job of the Week: Paid Internship with Cumbria Tourism

JOB OF THE WEEK!

Paid Internship with Cumbria Tourism for University of Cumbria Students or Graduates.
Fixed Term, based in Kendal. 140 hour contract to be completed by 31 July 2019. 
Starting Salary: £9.00 per hour (UK living wage) 
Closing date: 18 February 2019
 

Vacancy Description

The multi-award winning University of Cumbria is a wonderful blend of old and new, founded on a rich educational history with institutions dating back more than 150 years.  
Having recently celebrated our 10th anniversary, we have a fast growing research reputation, increasing profile and place alongside national and international employers as well as multi-million-pound campus investments and exciting ambitions for the future.
You will be employed by the University, but work with Cumbria Tourism on a key project to add value to the membership offer by creating new on line resources.
This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable work experience through an internship with a local employer.
We are looking for someone who is proactive, creative and self-motivated with the ability to undertake desk-based research, present results and develop creative copy.  We expect strong communication skills.
The post is part time for a total of 140 hours and the project is to be completed by 31 July 2019.
Based at Cumbria Tourism Offices at Staveley near Kendal; LA8 9PL.
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. 

Informal enquiries: Rachel Lowthian 01228 888730,  Mobile: 07718 191151
Starting Salary: £9.00 per hour (UK living wage)
Closing date: Monday 18th February at midnight
Interview date: Tuesday 26th February at Carlisle or Ambleside.
Reference:  179498
For more information about the University of Cumbria please click https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/about/job-vacancies/

For more information about Cumbria Tourism please click
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Unpaid Internships – Know the Facts

With competition for jobs fiercer than ever, the benefits of internships are hard to ignore. Not only do they provide students and graduates with vital skills, they can lead on to full time positions. It’s no wonder then that in the last ten years, unpaid internships have boomed with companies enticing prospective candidates with valuable experience but no money. But are these positions legal? Are they right for you? And how can you make the most of them? Here’s everything you need to know.

Know Your Rights

Under minimum wage legislation, unpaid internships are illegal. If the position requires you to attend for specific hours and complete designated tasks, you are working for that company and as such they must adhere to the National Minimum Wage (£5.90 per hour for 18-20 year olds, £7.38 for 21-24 year olds, and £7.83 for over 25s).

Back in February, business minister Andrew Griffiths admitted that more needs to be done, saying, “Employing unpaid interns as workers to avoid paying the National Minimum Wage is against the law and exploitative.’’

So if you are offered an unpaid internship, you can alert HMRC. You can either do this before you begin or once you’ve finished, claiming back the money you’re owed retrospectively.

There are some internships that are not obliged to pay National Minimum Wage but these are made clear on HMRC’s website.

Balancing the Benefits

In notoriously competitive industries like media and the performing arts, unpaid internships, though still illegal, can be hard to turn down. So if you are contemplating a position, ask yourself a few key questions.

Can they be flexible? Internships, by nature, should be looser than fixed term employment so it’s worth asking your company if you can work flexibly. The extra time may allow you to subsidise your internship by working another job on the side.

Will they pay expenses? The Sutton Trust social mobility charity recently calculated the price of doing an unpaid internship as more than £800 a month in Manchester and even more in London, so cutting costs in key. Ask your company if they can cover travel, accommodation or food expenses.

Will it lead to a full-time job? Read the job description thoroughly to check if a permanent position is tenable. Some companies will state the scope for progression but others can be vague. If there is no mention of potential future opportunities, there’s no harm in asking.

 

Do What’s Best for You

Remember, if a company is not paying you, you have no formal obligation to them. So if you feel you are not gaining the necessary skills, contacts and prospects, you are well within your rights to leave. Alternatively, you can ask to perform more challenging tasks, take on more responsibility or even shadow a more senior figure in the company. If you are not being paid, you have to make the internship work for you.

As Mr Griffiths said, ‘’No one should feel like they have to work for free to get the skills and experience they need to get ahead.’’ If you’re contemplating an unpaid internship, know the facts first.

This article was written by Ed Jones who writes for InspiringInterns.com.

Paid Placements: Eco Innovation Internships

Paid internships with local businesses

The Enterprise & Business Development team at the University of Cumbria are running two business support programmes that are recruiting students to work with local businesses on innovation research projects.

Opportunities

  • We are recruiting for short term internships – 20 days (140 hrs) maximum
  • You will be paid @ £7.90/hr

The type of project will depend on the individual businesses and will give you the opportunity to focus on a new idea or particular issue that a company has. You will be supported by an academic and someone in the business.

Benefits

  • Get paid for conducting a research based project with business
  • Link it to your dissertation
  • Apply your learning and demonstrate your creativity
  • Gain insights into business challenges and how to respond
  • Enhance your business skills working alongside and learning from colleagues in the workplace
  • Further develop your employability skills such as communication, team working and organisational skills in the workplace
  • Develop your network and get connected by collaborating with local businesses

How to apply

Current Opportunities: 

Undergraduate Internship with Modular Build Solutions (MBS) – closes midnight, Monday 15 January 2018. Download the MBS Application Pack which includes advert, job description and application form.

Undergraduate Internship with Twoey Educational Resources – closes midnight, Friday 26 January 2018. Download the Twoey Application Pack which includes advert, job description and application form.