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Friday’s Featured Vacancy: Enterprise Rent-a-Car: Graduate Employer of the Year 2016

Enterprise

Not secured a Graduate Job yet?

How about working for the the Graduate Employer of the Year 2016?

Enterprise Rent-A-Car offer a Graduate Management Trainee Programme Scheme and currently have vacancies across Cumbria with an immediate start.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car started in the US in 1957 as a small, family run business with 7 vehicles, and now have a turnover of over $19.4 billion, over a million vehicles on fleet, and employ more than 90,000 people across the UK, Ireland, Germany, USA, Canada, France and Spain.

Where can you go? 

On the Enterprise Graduate Management Trainee Programme, you will join one of our branches and learn all the business necessary to run it as your own business. This gives you the chance to experience all areas, from sales and marketing to customer service and finance.  At Enterprise, 100% of our promotions are from within, so our Graduate Trainee Programme is the fast track into a diverse management career.  In as little as two years you could be running your own business, recruiting your own teams, and earning your share of the profits!

What makes the perfect Management Trainee?

At Enterprise you’ll need to be comfortable balancing business-minded entrepreneurialism with the empathy and care needed to understand and meet each and every customer’s requirements. If you are motivated by identifying and engaging with customers’ needs and can deliver new and creative approaches to attracting new business, then this is the business for you.

Along with an aptitude for sales, team work and ability to deliver excellent customer service, our team show genuine appreciation for the hard work of others. There’s nothing we love more than someone who can motivate the people around them while gaining the loyalty and support of a team through an inclusive and inspirational style of leadership.

Ask yourselves – do I have a “yes” mentality? Am I driven by the desire to achieve results? If the answer to both these questions is yes, then a graduate career with Enterprise beckons.

A few key traits and skills they look for….

  • Current and valid UK/EU driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record                                                                                                                                            
  • Aged 21 years or over (for insurance purposes)
  • Legally eligible to work in the UK 
  • Basic IT skills
  • Experience with customers and working in a face-to-face customer environment
  • Sales orientated: knowledge of sales techniques
  • Good work ethic and ability to work independently and as a team
  • Great communication skills and ability to adapt communication style
  •  Leadership skills and ability to manage a project or team
  • Problem solving and initiative driven

 £21000 first year OTE

 Send your CV NOW to bethany.j.jackson@ehi.com to fast track your application…

Beth Talent Acquisition Specialist North East and Cumbria

Unit 1A Seacroft Industrial Estate Coal Road Leeds LS14 2AQ

  • 07436 790186 mobile

  • 0113 301 8900 telephone

  • 0113 301 2355 fax

http://www.enterprisealive.co.uk/

 

 

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Friday’s Featured Vacancy: Trainee Accounts & Adminstration @ Bimson Haulage Ltd

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Job Title: Trainee Accounts & Administration

Employer: Bimson Haulage Ltd

Location: Carlisle and Wolverhampton Offices

Job description:  The role will provide a structured and comprehensive introduction into Accounts & Administration. The company offers full training and support to ensure the individual can maximise their potential. The training is constantly reviewed at regular intervals, and based on the applicants understanding, new tasks and challenges are continuously added. It is expected the candidate will progress through to Managerial level.

Person requirements: The successful applicant will enjoy working as part of a friendly team and possess a professional approach to their work. We are seeking candidates who are self-motivated, conscientious and pay attention to detail. Strong organisational skills with an eye for detail are essential. We require a versatile candidate to support the Accounts Team in all areas of accounts using both Sage and MS Excel.(Training provided). This position offers an excellent opportunity for someone to work in a professional, positive environment whilst advancing their own career aspirations.

Company information:  BHL is an innovative and progressive national logistics company that has established itself as a market leader within its specialist field. As a company we have enjoyed consecutive growth for the past ten years, and are looking to build on this success with recruitment for the following position.

How to apply: Please send your CV and a cover letter to Jobs@bimson.co.uk. Within the cover letter, please offer an examples of where you have shown the following traits:

  1. Accuracy

  2. Attention to Detail

  3. Organisation skills

 

 

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 http://www.peoplefirstcumbria.org.uk/our-vacancies

Friday Featured Vacancies – IT Manager / Communications & Marketing Intern

cumbria community foundationCommunications & Marketing Intern

Cumbria Community Foundation is looking for a dynamic and motivated person to help with their communications and marketing needs. The full-time role will be for 12 months based at their office in Dovenby.

The position provides an opportunity to further develop experience in marketing, communications, research and events management as well as gaining experience of social policy, grant making and community philanthropy.

The aim of the role is to provide support to staff members across a range of activities and functions. The position will be packaged as support to a range of projects to ensure effective management of the intern’s time.

The Community Foundation exists to improve the quality of the community life in Cumbria by making grants to voluntary organisations and individuals and managing grant making funds on behalf of individuals, companies and government organisations.

Established in September 1999 the Foundation has given out almost £30 million in grants to more than 4,000 groups and 4,000 individuals.

The Foundation has a strong donor base and is held in high regard by key stakeholders.  As an organisation committed to the local community and a track record of delivery they are looking for a key member of the team to contribute to the exciting development of the organisation.

Salary £14,000 – £16,000 per annum

For further information including the job description and application form, visit their website http://www.cumbriafoundation.org/

Closing date 9.00am Monday 16th May 2016

Interview date 24th May

 

 

logoIT Manager

Carlisle Brass is looking for an IT Manager. This role offers the opportunity to travel, locations include Carlisle, Blackburn, Kirkham and Dubai.

To apply send a CV and covering letter to cgraham@carlislebrass.com.

Find out more about Carlisle Brass on their website – http://www.carlislebrass.com

Closing date for applications is 10 May 2016.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title:                     IT Manager                        

Reports to:         Head of Finance

Dotted line to:  CBG MD / Divisional FD

Location:            Carlisle

Sites:                     Carlisle, Blackburn, Kirkham, Dubai

Salary:                  £40-45k (37.5 hour week with out of hours and weekend work required occasionally to meet business continuity needs)

Benefits:             3% pension contribution, DIS 2 x’s salary, 23 days holiday                               

 

Background

The role arises as a result of the need to strengthen the IT function within the business, in the light of increased growth and technology dependence as well as the increased complexity arising from a proposed ERP replacement in 2017.

The hardware infrastructure for the current systems is largely based at Carlisle, with remote servers at Blackburn and Kirkham.

The parent Group’s IT infrastructure will also continue to evolve towards consolidation and standardisation of solutions for its other UK businesses based in Daventry, and this role holder should therefore expect to collaborate with other parts of the Arran Isle group in achieving  realistic synergies. It is likely that this would comprise further virtualisation of storage and servers, as well as a roll out of virtual desktop technology

 

Job Purpose      

Deliver an infrastructure which continues to support the growth of the organisation and become knowledgeable about all its aspects to ensure continuous support for the operational hours of the business.

Provide day to day management and leadership of support staff making sure that appropriate skills are in place and effectively deployed in order to meet the function’s responsibilities to its users at all sites.

There will also be scope to provide forward looking guidance and strategy on where the Group can deliver more through IT, as well as responding to and developing ideas arising in the business units.

 

ERP replacement

Carlisle Brass currently operates a range of software applications to control the business, largely based around a bespoke database (Corserine), and developed in .NET from an original Phoenix database. Much of this development has been undertaken in house by the current IT manager. Corserine has in turn has been integrated with Sage 200 to provide the financial reporting and analysis. It is intended that the IT Manager will remain within the business focussed mainly on support of the legacy systems and immediate development requirements of these.

Carlisle Brass is currently planning to replace its existing legacy  systems with a fully integrated ERP solution in 2017. It is highly likely this will be based around a MS Dynamics Navision solution already developed for other businesses in the Arran Isle group, and being implemented during  2016.

The successful candidate will play a key role in supporting this project from the early stages through to post completion support.

The business does not currently have Navision experience available, but this will be supported by other sites and experienced third party implementers.

 

Key responsibilities and Standards of Performance

  1. Helpdesk resources and performance including reporting and improvement programmes
  2. Allocation of support resources and software resilience as agreed with business units including up time
  3. Coordination with external support providers which includes managing their performance and negotiation of contracts to support the operational requirements of the business
  4. Developing business specific Service Level Agreements (SLA) for each business unit and subsequently ensuring that IT service meets or exceed agreed targets
  5. Contribute to the development of the IT strategy encompassing hardware, software, security, resources and other aspects that support the achievement of the business plans of each business location
  6. Project planning and management of infrastructure maintenance and development projects including engagement and management of 3rd party contractors and service providers as and when required
  7. Creation of Disaster Recovery plans covering all aspects of IT resources and service for each business including periodic testing and subsequent updating. This includes from minor incidents such as theft of mobile phones to larger scale issues such as downtime on main systems
  8. Managing the hardware estate for the business units including:
    1. Physical servers, switches, firewalls and other associated hardware at Carlisle and other UK locations
    2. Local PC’s, photocopiers
    3. Telecoms: fixed line, broadband, mobile phones & devices, wifi, scanners
    4. Video conferencing assets
  1. Development and roll out of IT policies across all locations, periodic maintenance and enforcement
  2. Overall management of website hosting for all business units including the development and monitoring of service level performance from 3rd party resource providers
  3. Management of all aspects of IT security for all locations including PCI compliance, hardware and software integrity and resilience
  4. Contribute to wider company projects that require IT input such as new process planning, new functional specific software such as demand planning or business reporting
  5. Form part of the wider Group’s IT resource by working collaboratively with other IT professionals in the business and contributing to the IT Board
  6. Keep up to date with new software and technologies that can make our business better and build competencies within the IT team

 

Other Relationships

Coordinate with Divisional Finance based in Daventry, UK.

Liaise with other IT professionals around the Group

IT of customer/supplier functions around the UK

 

IT / Business systems

Sage 200 accounting software used for financial reporting

Interfaced with internally developed Corserine / Phoenix operating systems

Local IT hardware infrastructure includes virtualised servers and remote servers at business locations in Kirkham and Blackburn.

 

Background, education and experience 

Extensive 1st/2nd and 3rd Line support for a variety of infrastructure & application environments (pre-dominantly MS focused)

Extensive Design and deployment of Windows/PC based hardware

Management of an IT function within a larger multi-site SME or

Management of teams within an outsourced IT services environment

 

Qualifications

Good general education with at least strong A level or equivalent education.  Degree level education likely.  Appropriate technical certifications to demonstrate technical areas of expertise.

 

Technical Experience

  • LAN/WAN Network
  • MS Server platforms
  • Full and Thin client architecture including Citrix
  • Hardware performance monitoring and improvement
  • SQL
  • Business Continuity, backup & recovery
  • VMware
  • Antivirus, Anti-spam & Firewall management
  • PCI compliance
  • Website/Ecommerce/EDI
  • SQL
  • Programming, e.g. Linux, .NET
  • Video conferencing (Lifesize)
  • Support ERP and Business Intelligence tools

The template for the future ERP system is  based around MS Dynamics NAV 16 (Navision) with extensive use of  Phocas (BI) and Jet Reports (BI)for much of the reporting requirements. Experience in any of these would be advantageous

 

Organisation Structure

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Friday featured vacancy – join an established occupational health team based at the Cumbria Fire and Rescue Headquarters in Penrith

cumbria county councilAn  established Occupational Health Team based at the Cumbria Fire and Rescue Headquarters in Penrith are looking to recruit to the following roles:

  • Occupational Health Advisor (£34,746 to £35,662) – A registered nurse, with post graduate specialist qualification to degree or diploma level and ideally be registered on part 3 of the NMC register with relevant experience in the delivery of occupational health activities.
  • Part-time Occupational Health Nurse (£27,123 to £27,924) – A registered nurse, who would ideally have some experience in the delivery of occupational health activities, or who is currently going through or willing to undertake an occupational health qualification.

As valued members of our multidisciplinary occupational health team, you will play an important role in the undertaking of manager referrals, pre-employment health screening and medicals, health surveillance, immunisations and the delivery of health promotion programmes.  You will assist the Occupational Health Service Manager and other members in the team in the on-going provision of a comprehensive and pro-active Occupational Health Service to our customers.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established occupational health team based at the Cumbria Fire and Rescue Headquarters in Penrith, however work locations may be flexible.

The successful candidates will benefit from the flexible working opportunity offered which acknowledges that flexible working and work-life balance is important to employees and the organisation.  We would welcome full-time or part-time applications.

For an informal discussion, please contact Sharon McAdam on 01768 812557.

Closing date 5pm on 22 April 2016.

 

 

 

Have you considered a graduate Internship?

Inspiring Interns

 

In the clamour to get graduate jobs after university, many graduates are left unable to make the career start they wanted to. Step in, graduate internships.

Rate My Placement define an internship as “a period of paid work experience between one and four months, usually taking place during the summer.” (RateMyPlacement, 2016).

However, not all graduate internships are like this. In fact internships after graduation not only give you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an industry you’re interested in, but will often lead to much longer term employment.

So what are the advantages of an internship after university?

A Graduate Job Afterwards

Recent High Fliers research suggests that amongst the UK’s top 100 graduate employers, almost a third expect to fill their graduate positions with people who have already interned specifically for that company. So while internships might appear to be a short term prospect, or simply an opportunity to gain experience, it could well secure you a full-time graduate job.

Get Experience

Of course, one of the main motivations to apply for internships is the opportunity to gain some work experience in a certain sector. As they are employing fresh graduates, many companies looking to hire an intern will provide a lot of training. As a result you’ll have the opportunity to gain experience in certain procedures and technical areas, as well as the type of soft skills you generally gain from being in a professional environment.

Build your Network

Doing an internship at a top company can also be a great way to build your business network. Even if you don’t secure a job afterwards, you can use it to establish relationships with certain people in the business as well as outside of it. They might not have a role available for you, but they may know someone who does. At the very least you’ll have a contact book who you can call on for advice or mentoring.

Not Sure What to do?

While internships are often seen as an opportunity for employers to assess candidates before they decide to hire them full time, this works both ways. If you’re unsure about exactly what area you want to go into, you can take a plunge into an internship in a sector you might be interested in working in and assess whether it’s right for you. As much as they have the option to not offer you a full-time job at the end, you’re not obligated to take an offer if it’s given.

Matt Arnerich is the content writer over at graduate recruitment agency Inspiring Interns, writing about all things graduate recruitment and graduate careers advice.

 

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

Entry Level positions in Marketing Team, Wayfair.

Full-Time
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:

  • Wayfair.com, 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.