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Finding part-time work #JobShop Pop-ups

If you are looking for a part-time or seasonal job you can ‘pop’ along to our Job Shop Pop-ups, taking place over the 2 weeks of welcome week. Dates are:

Ambleside: Wednesday 20 September, 10.30am-12.30pm in the Barn

Brampton Road, Carlisle: Tuesday 26 September, 11.00am-1.00pml in The Works (refectory)

Lancaster: Tuesday 26 September, 11.30am-1.30pm in the Gateway building

Fusehill Street, Carlisle: Thursday 28 September, 11.00am-1.00pm in the Learning Gateway

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to one of the pop-ups, as we also have a handy guide that you can download HERE!


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

Friday’s Featured Vacancy – People First

People First Vacancy of the week

People First have a variety of vacancies closing on 10 June for advocacy and other related posts.

People First is an independent customer-led organisation that has worked in Cumbria for over 25 years. They have a deep understanding of the area, the communities and the unique challenges.

They are the largest provider of Advocacy in Cumbria, supporting thousands of people every year to have their voices heard and helping them to live their best lives. Their independence is very important to them, they are not run or controlled by any other service.

People First are a passionate organisation which dedicates itself to representing people’s views, they are dynamic and courageous and not afraid to stand up and be counted.

Fundraising Officer – Carlisle/Workington

Book Keeper – Workington

Bank Sessional Researchers

Board Member – Voluntary

Volunteer Receptionist – Carlisle/Barrow/Workington

Volunteer Independent Advocates – Carlisle/Barrow/Workington

Volunteer Self Advocacy Support Workers – Carlisle/Barrow/Workington


For more information and to apply for these roles please visit

Friday’s Featured Vacancy: Wayfair. Entry Level – Marketing, Berlin

Entry Level positions in Marketing Team, Wayfair.

Berlin, Germany

About Wayfair:

Wayfair offers an extensive selection of home furnishings and décor across all styles and price points. With an unparalleled selection of more than seven million home items from 7,000 suppliers, Wayfair helps people find the perfect product at the right price. Our unparalleled selection and superior customer service coupled with the convenience of online shopping, makes it easier than ever before to find exactly what you want for your home. The Wayfair family of brands includes:

  •, an online destination for all things home
  • Joss & Main, where beautiful style meets irresistible savings
  • AllModern, a go-to online source for modern design
  • DwellStudio, a design house for fashion-forward modern furnishings
  • Birch Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor


WAYFAIR is looking for graduates and early career professionals on an ongoing basis to start their career in Marketing. We are building the marketing platform to run a pan-European online home & lifestyle business and replicate the success of our US parent company. At Wayfair Europe, you have the possibility to work in an exciting and rapidly-evolving startup-like environment in Berlin while being backed by the technical expertise and know-how of a large and successful US business.

Wayfair Marketing and you – data analytics or creative track?

As a graduate or early career professional in Marketing, you will closely work together with experienced Online Marketers in developing, executing and tracking Marketing campaigns.During your initial 12-18 months, you will have the opportunity to rotate within the different Marketing teams so that we together can identify the role most suitable for you. While all positions will require sound analytical skills, we offer a more quantitative data analytics track and a more creative track. Apply and we will find out what fits best to you, be it in Search Engine Marketing, Display, Social, SEO, Content Creation, Mobile App Marketing, Video, Direct Mail & Print or Data Science.

You will:

  • Quickly take on responsibility for your own initiatives, supported by an experienced marketer
  • Work with teams Company-wide including Creative, Category Management and Engineering
  • Analyze key performance metrics of your initiatives, identify root causes and develop levers
  • Become a subject matter expert on your initiatives
  • Rotate every 6 months within the team and be an early entrant in a growing company


We have a multitude of roles within our Marketing team – apply and we will find out together where you can fit in best. You should apply if you:

  • Are excited about Online Marketing, love to find out how things work in detail and solve problems
  • Like to be in the driver seat and seeing the impact of your work every day
  • Have a can do attitude and make things happen
  • Can multi-task, organize well, and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Have good analytical skills and are comfortable in a data-driven business environment
  • Have a Bachelor or Master Degree in Economics, Business, Mathematics or other concentrations with heavy quantitative focus preferred
  • Done a few internships already or have 1-2 years of professional experience


And finally, our proposition to you!

Of course the usual competitive salary, bonus, office snacks and drinks and Friday evening beers, but also…

  • An awesome, multinational team right in the startup hub of Berlin, Kreuzberg
  • A huge opportunity to be an early entrant and set the stage with us
  • Career path guidance and mentoring
  • We want to share our company with you in stock units
  • We pitch in to your gym membership and office sport events
  • Monthly team events
  • And let’s not forget: the chance to join the next global giant in ecommerce

If you are interested in applying and seeing some of the other positions that Wayfair have please follow this link. Good Luck.

Work to live; or live to work. What’s important for you?

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Graduate Working Hours… What To Expect

For graduates starting their first jobs, it can be difficult to imagine what full time working life will be like… from new colleagues to a whole different set of targets and pressures. One important aspect of any new job is the average working hours you will be expected to fulfil, however some graduates may feel uncomfortable asking about work-life balance during interviews – perhaps worried that it may give off the ‘wrong impression’.

The JobCrowd has been examining their graduate review data, and identified the average working hours you can expect from each of the main sectors, along with the average work-life balance rating (top five sectors with the longest average working hours are in bold)…

Here are their findings….

Career Average Working Hours Work-Life Balance (/5.0)
Accounting 8am – 5pm 3.9
Administration & Customer Service 8am – 5pm 3.9
Advertising, Marketing & PR 8am – 5pm 4.0
Banking & Finance 8am – 5pm 3.9
Charity & Voluntary Work 9am – 5pm 3.7
Construction & Civil Engineering 8am – 5pm 3.8
Consumer Goods & FMCG 8am – 5pm 3.9
Creative & Performing Arts 8am – 5pm 3.9
Education 8am – 5pm 3.9
Energy & Utilities 8am – 5pm 4.0
Engineering & Manufacturing 8am – 5pm 3.9
Government, Public Sector & International Development 8am – 5pm 4.0
Health & Social Care 8am – 5pm 4.0
Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism 8am – 6pm 3.7
HR & Employment 8am – 5pm 3.9
Information Services & Research 8am – 5pm 4.0
IT & Telecoms 8am – 5pm 3.9
Insurance & Pensions 8am – 6pm 3.9
Journalism & Publishing 8am – 5pm 4.1
Law 9am – 7pm 3.4
Management Consulting 8am – 6pm 3.8
Media & Broadcasting 9am – 5pm 4.2
Property & Housebuilding 8am – 5pm 3.8
Retail  8am – 6pm 3.8
Science & R&D 8am – 5pm 4.1
Transport, Logistics & Distribution 8am – 5pm 4.0


To find out more about TheJobCrowd’s graduate insights, say hello at








Friday Featured Vacancy: Forestry Student Placement, Corby

Lockhart Garratt has developed into one of England’s leading consultancies providing expert, independent, high quality and professional advice with a focus on all matters relating to trees, woodland and forestry. They manage approximately 8000ha of woodland throughout Central England and East Anglia with offices in Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.

Last year the careers and employability team placed James Broom on to a placement with them. Now he’s coming to the end of his placement he’s reflected on his time with the company.

“My placement year in industry with Lockhart Garratt has provided me with an extensive and working knowledge of lowland forestry within England. My time has primarily been assisting the senior forestry staff with grant applications, woodland management plans and contractor management. There has been the constant opportunity to branch out into the other business units of the company. This is a unique aspect of Lockhart Garratt as it is a multi-disciplinary consultancy. This has resulted in a very unique view and understanding of broader land management aspects within lowland England. There has been the opportunity to continue and expand my working knowledge of ArcGIS throughout the year. There has been consistent external training provided covering a multitude of aspects from productive broadleaves to sawmill and nursery excursions. There is wide representation within the forestry industry of staff at Lockhart Garratt including Confor, ICF and RFS. I have been able to attend events and meet people alongside my colleagues. Finally there is a great mix of men/women and younger/older people which has made the year a lot more enjoyable and sociable!” 

James Broom/Undergraduate at University of Cumbria

From James’ success University of Cumbria have been asked to advertise the placement again. Lockhart Garratt has a proven track record in coaching and mentoring recent graduates and new entrants to the industry. They ensure that a variety of new skills and work experience is provided over the year.

For full detail please see below or the Lockhart-Garratt website:


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Friday Featured Vacancy: Production Trainee Scheme – BBC, Salford

Production Trainee Scheme – Recruiting now

To be a great Production Trainee you need to be creative, have lots of fresh programme ideas and have the desire to make great television, radio and online content. If you have something to say and can bring a different and fresh perspective to our programme-making teams then we want to hear from you.

We’re looking for people who:

  • Are passionate about television, radio and online and keen to develop a career at the BBC
  • Are creative and have strong programme ideas
  • Are great team players and happy to muck in
  • Demonstrate audience awareness and have opinions about what makes good video and audio content across the BBC and on other channels and platforms
  • Can work flexibly and move around, working in different BBC bases across the UK
  • Have some relevant experience in a creative environment but please don’t apply if you have had continuous paid production work in the media industry or at the BBC for longer than 12 months
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK

We want creative and passionate people with great ideas, but not necessarily people with academic qualifications. So don’t talk yourself out of this great opportunity.

The Production Trainee Scheme is the BBC’s fast track traineeship

If you gain a place on the Production Trainee Scheme you will be given an 11 month contract, and during that time we’ll train and develop you for a career in the media. You’ll be given three different work placements across the UK, in Radio and Television. You’ll be mentored by a senior BBC Manager and, by the end of the scheme, you’ll have the skills to turn creative ideas into brilliant programmes.

Past placements have included EastEnders, Doctor Who, Radio 1, CBBC, The One Show, Woman’s Hour, The Chris Evans Show, Radio 4 Documentaries, The Culture Show, Crimewatch, Coast and the Natural History Unit – to name but a few.

To be a Production Trainee, you must be able to work flexibly. You’ll be required to move productions every few months, and spend at least one of your work placements in a BBC production centre outside London in either Cardiff, Bristol, Belfast, Glasgow, Birmingham or Salford.

For all extra information please follow the below link to the BBC pages:


Friday Featured Vacancy: BOSCH; Student Administrator in the Training Department, Liverpool

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. Bosch employs around 50 undergraduates in Denham, providing an active support network amongst both staff and interns.

The Shared Service Centre Training Department is based at Denham, although we work closely with all sites across the UK. Together we cover all UK training requirements and organise training at various locations throughout the UK.


Your responsibilities may include:

  • Preparation of training course material packs and support of trainers on site.
  • Advertising training courses.
  • Managing the training evaluation process.
  • PA Team Support (travel bookings, admin support).
  • General Office Organisation
  • Involvement in various departmental projects as required.
  • Cooperating with and supporting the training administration team based in Liverpool.


To work within our team you should fit the following criteria:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office – Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
  • Advanced in Excel would be advantageous.
  • You should have a very good understanding of written and spoken English.
  • Good attention to detail and the ability to prioritise your workload.
  • You should be able to multi-task…
  • …and be a friendly individual who gets on well with others in the team and is polite and customer focussed.
  • It is advantageous if you have a good, clear telephone manner. We would like you to start in July 2016 for a 12 month placement.Before applying for this vacancy, you must inform your Faculty/School Placement Officer. If your Faculty/School does not have a Placement Officer, you must inform your Course Tutor. This is important because there may be the need for the employer to be verified by the University to ensure that, where applicable, the position can be credited to your degree. Application Deadline: 29th February 2016 Please send your CV, Covering Letter, and completed Student Internship form to quoting Reference Number TRA1.

Employer Focus: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


At Sussex Partnership we have a number of nursing vacancies across our services in both mental health and Learning disabilities, we want to offer University of Cumbria students who are graduating this year the opportunity to come and join us!

Who are we?

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is 5,000 passionate and dedicated clinicians, support staff and managers, working hand in hand with partners in the community to care for and support vulnerable people.

Together, we provide mental health, learning disability, substance misuse and prison healthcare throughout Sussex, along with a range of specialist services across the south east of England and beyond. We’re now one of the most influential and most well respected mental health trusts in the country and, as a teaching trust of Brighton and Sussex Medical School, we’re developing a national reputation for leading-edge research.

We are optimistic about the future for the NHS and social care, and our place in that future. Join us!

Nursing at Sussex

As a Sussex Partnership Nurse, you will be part of a nursing workforce of over two and a half thousand. Our services as I am sure you know are provided right across Sussex, with specialist services in Hampshire, Kent and Medway and Lewisham. We pride ourselves on being a Teaching Trust; and value our nurses by encouraging them to continue their training and development by;

  1. Supporting completion of a structured preceptorship period for newly qualified staff
  2. Funding short and longer programmes of study including brief courses, internal and external conferences and postgraduate study.
  3. Developing new roles and career paths including non-medical prescribing, non-medical approved clinicians and clinical academic posts.
  4. Providing opportunities to engage in research through membership of the Sussex Partnership research network

What can we offer?

We currently have a number of Band 5 Nursing opportunities available across our services.

Salary for Band 5 Staff nurses:
Band 5 (£21,478 – £27,901) in addition we are paying our nurses a £2000 Golden Hello (retention clause applies)

Relocation support?
We will pay £500 towards helping you relocate to Sussex

View our current vacancies: NHS Jobs website

Visit our website for more information about the Trust:

Relocting to Sussex:


Friday’s Featured Vacancy – 20/03/2015


The successful applicant will win:

   A VIP tour of the Swizzels factory in Derbyshire including travel expenses and accommodation.

   A tasting session of new Swizzels products

   Involvement in future development of Swizzels sweets.

   A year’s supply of Swizzels goodies.


Apply online with either a written or video application. Visit the website for more details:

Friday’s Featured Vacancy – 13/03/2015


St Benedict’s Catholic High School, Whitehaven, Cumbria
Required for September 2015

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, inspirational and talented teacher to work alongside our experienced team of specialist teachers.

This is an opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic candidate to assist direct the future of a key department at a time of significant development for the school as a whole. We are looking for a colleague who has the drive, passion and a proven track record within the subject from Key Stage 3 through to A level, and who has the vision, commitment and determination to help raise standards across all levels and abilities.

St Benedict’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students. All applicants are subject to the requirements of the Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education guidelines. This will include checks with past employers and the need for the successful applicant to hold or undergo a suitable enhanced DBS disclosure. This is a permanent post.

For further information, please download the relevant information package and application form from our website at Email enquiries to J E Green, PA to Executive Headteacher, at or tel 01946 692275.

Closing date for applications: 9.00am on Friday 27 March 2015
Interviews will take place week beginning 13 April 2015