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Friday’s Featured Opportunity: Student Mentoring Scheme

The UK Recruitment team are currently looking for confident, enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed students, who are interested in enhancing their CV, having the opportunity to participate in training and development activities and experience the satisfaction of helping young people to develop and achieve their goals, whilst being paid for doing so.

Student Mentors are University of Cumbria students who mentor learners in secondary schools in Cumbria and North Lancashire at a key stage in their educational journey.

We are looking to recruit Student Mentors for the academic year 2017/18.  They would be required to attend all five sessions in their allocated school plus a campus visit – with the approximate dates as follows:

Option 1 week beginning 26 February; option 2 week beginning 23 April.

The deadline for applications is 22 January 2018.

Any student interested in applying can do so HERE, and for more information email alison.otto@cumbria.ac.uk


Friday’s Featured Opportunity: Graduate Opportunities with Civil Service Fast Stream



Realise your potential in a place where talented people do brilliant things. The Civil Service supports the government of the day to implement its policies and deliver the public services that we all rely on. Our Fast Stream graduate programme develops people from all kinds of backgrounds, to be our leaders of the future.

We’re looking for visionaries. People with the imagination to see things not just as they are, but how they could be. Creative thinkers who can flex and adapt to a limitless range of situations. Innovative people who want to be challenged. Those with the intellect and the emotional intelligence to motivate and inspire. People who want to make a real difference to the world.

Whatever your talent, Fast Stream offers a dynamic career path, with a variety of opportunities in 15 schemes across the UK. Wherever you join us, you’ll thrive in a supportive environment, with excellent training, flexible working arrangements to ensure work/life balance and real responsibility from day one. Whoever you are, whatever your background, you’ll help to shape the decisions that touch everyone’s lives.

We’re changing along with British society, to reflect the communities we serve. In the Fast Stream, talented individuals living with a disability or health condition are supported during our assessment process, and throughout their Civil Service career.

In addition, we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you have a disability and meet the minimum qualifying criteria for your chosen scheme, you may choose to skip part of the first stage of the assessment process.

To learn more and apply, visit www.faststream.gov.uk
Closing date: 26 October 2017.
Where will you lead?


Support is available from your Careers and Employability Service with career planning, CVs and applications, interview skills, practice interviews and more. Contact careers@cumbria.ac.uk with your careers queries.22

Friday’s Featured Vacancy – Enterprise Rent-a-Car Graduate Scheme

Not secured a Graduate Job yet?

Do you want to work for the Graduate Employer of the Year 2016?


About Us…

Enterprise Rent-A-Car started in the US in 1957 as a small, family run business with 7 vehicles, we 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 yourself – 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 we 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 

Send your CV to bethany.j.jackson@ehi.com to fast track your application… Immediate start vacancies available across the Cumbria area!

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

Friday’s Featured Vacancy: Chunky Wombat Media

Chunky Wombat Media are a small team who’ve all graduated from the University of Cumbria in the last three years. We launched our studio last October and are getting busier and busier every week.

Find out all about Chunky Wombat and the services they offer here: www.chunkywombatmedia.co.uk 

One element missing at the moment is a more dedicated web developer to partner up with our resident designer. To help find someone, we’ve put together a job listing on our website here: www.chunkywombatmedia.co.uk/careers/


Friday’s Featured Vacancy: Graduation Ceremony Work


Graduation Ceremony work

Ede & Ravenscroft are looking for ceremony workers at upcoming ceremonies on the 18th, 19th and 20th July. The work is customer facing, and duties will include:

  • Meeting/greeting customers
  • Queue Management
  • Dressing Graduates
  • Advising on photography packages
  • Some cash handling may be involved

If you are positive, reliable and would relish the opportunity to work as part of a team in this exciting fast paced environment, please contact:

01223 205 636 or info@graduation-services.com

Due to the length of the ceremony this may not be appropriate for those on an international working visa with restricted weekly allowances.

Pay is £72 – £81 per day plus overtime.



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 Featured Vacancy: Research Assistant at Blackpool Council

blackpool councilAn exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious person to join an established research service in an award-winning local authority. The position would be an ideal first step into research and/or working in the public sector for a recent graduate.

Close to excellent travel links, you’ll be situated in Blackpool’s brand new £200m central business district, with the opportunity to work flexibly from home. Famous for its Tower, Promenade and seven miles of golden beaches, the town is a warm and friendly place and a sought after location for professionals from across the UK.

As demand for our market research, insight and consultation services continue to grow, there’s never been a better time to come on board as part of our consultancy, delivering professional services to councils and public sector organisations across the North West.

You must have a degree in a social science discipline (or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate knowledge of research methods. You will also have analytical, report writing and presentation skills, be able to work using your own initiative and demonstrate excellent organisational skills.

This position is temporary for two years.

For a casual discussion regarding this post please telephone Adam Pearson 07788 353506.

For full details please see the job description on

Blackpool Council welcomes applications from all the community.