Marketing / business

Vacancy Details

Employer Vision Natural Stone
Job title Graphic Designer and/or Web Designer
Closing date 01/05/2015
No of posts 1 or 2
Job categories Advertising, Promotion and Marketing
Information Technology and Management Services
Paid / unpaid Paid
Salary range: Not known
Job description One or two persons required to update company website, and to assist in the design and compilation of a brochure. It may be that one person will focus on each area, unless applicants have abilities and expertise in both. This is a part-time role and timings of the projects will be discussed with the successful applicant/s.
How to apply Please email your CV and covering letter to Isaq Alli at
Location(s) North West England
Additional location details Fulwood, Preston
Full-time/part-time Part-time
Permanent/Temporary Temporary
Start date Now

Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service

Vacancy Details

Employer Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service
Job title High Potential Development Scheme – calling first years
Closing date 30/04/2015
Job categories Manufacturing and Processing
Physical Resources and the Environment
Property and Construction
Scientific Services
Law Enforcement and Protection
Transport and Distribution
Paid / unpaid Paid
Salary range: Not known
Job description Exciting opportunity – High Potential Development SchemeFirefighter in breathing apparatus

Are you ambitious? Talented? Looking for a career like no other?

If yes then this might be right up your street.
An exciting opportunity!

Are you enthusiastic, dedicated and keen to step into a vocation like no other? If yes, then read on – as a career as a firefighter with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service might be for you!

We are currently looking for talented first year degree students who would like to apply for our High Potential Development Scheme – a programme to develop our managers and leaders of the future.

This is your opportunity to join and Firefighters tackling a firepotentially shape one of the country’s leading fire and rescue services.

How does the scheme work?

The first step is to go through our selection process. This is likely to be challenging but don’t let that put you off – if you want it then go for it!

If you are successful we will show our commitment to you by assisting with the cost of your university fees. We will pay 50% of fees in Year 2 and 100% of fees in Year 3 subject to ongoing satisfactory results and progress.

What you will need to do is come and complete an eight-week internship with us during your summer holidays of Year 1 and 2. This will be at our Cheshire Headquarters where you will work a 37 hour week for a salary of £9.95 per hour.

On graduating from university with a minimum of 2.1(Hons) degree you will then be ready to start yoFirefighters using a hose reelur career with us as a trainee firefighter. We will then coach and develop your skills to help you reach your full potential as both a firefighter and a future manager.

Person requirements What sort of person are we looking for?We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual who wants a career that will not only change their lives but will also help save the lives of others.

You will need to be physically fit to take on the practical side of the role but you will also need the emotional intelligence and leadership skills to enable you to progress into a future manager.

How to apply So can I apply?To be eligible to apply you will need to be:

A first year undergraduate student, expecting to achieve a minimum of a 2.1 in your chosen degree

Have two references supporting your suitability for the role including a strong endorsement from your university

Have a minimum 300 UCAS points

Be physically fit as you will need to pass the firefighter selection tests.


The closing date for applications is April 30th.

You can download an application form or email for an application form or for more information about the selection process.

You could also call to speak to Lynne Roberts, our Organisation Development Advisor on 01606 868785 with any questions you may have.

Good luck and we hope to hear from you soon

Location(s) North West England
Full-time/part-time Full-time
Permanent/Temporary Fixed-term
Start date Now, Summer
Duration: 2 – 3 months

Software Developers

Vacancy Details

Employer Havas Worldwide Advertising
Job title Software Placement
Closing date until sufficient applications are received
Number of posts 7
Job categories Advertising, Promotion and Marketing
Health Care
Information Technology and Management Services
Paid / unpaid Paid
Salary paid
Job description As a healthcare communications agency, the majority of the work we do is within the healthcare and wellness sector. Across our UK offices we have a team of 200 people who produce global campaigns that enable us to enhance people’s lives whether that is by helping Patients to understand their treatment options, providing support to Carers or by helping Healthcare Professionals make appropriate treatment decisions.

We have offices based in Manchester and London. You can find out more about HAVAS LYNX on our website here.

We are proud to have a high intake of placement students and graduates – over 60 graduates in the past 5 years (in Manchester alone) who have come from a variety of backgrounds including Life Sciences, Business and Marketing, Graphic Design and Computer Science.

We’ve developed a set of recruitment guides, please feel free to share these with your students. The series includes; Making Job Applications, Working with Recruitment Consultants, Using Social Media in your Job Search and Preparing for Interviews.

We’re recruiting for a software student to take a placement with us
Junior Creative
Account Executive
Junior Front End Developer
Junior Interactive Developer
Junior Medical Writer
Junior Copywriter
Junior Software Engineer

How to apply the guides for you to review before you make an application are available

Email your CV and CL to
Aimee Stapleton
Recruitment & HR Administrator
Office 52 Princess Street Manchester United Kingdom M1 6JX
Email Web

Location(s) London (inner or outer)
North West England
Additional location details Manchester and London
Full-time/part-time Full-time
Permanent/Temporary Fixed-term
Start date Summer
Duration: 2 – 3 months, 4 – 6 months, 7 – 12 months

Fire Engineer

Vacancy Details

Employer Crossfire
Job title Fire Engineer/Fire Safety Engineer
Closing date 09/05/2015
Job categories Property and Construction
Law Enforcement and Protection
Paid / unpaid Paid
Salary paid plus flights
Job description We are seeking a Fire Engineer/Fire Safety Engineer to join our busy Auckland office ideally on a permanent basis but we would also consider a 1 year placement, if that was part of a sandwich degree.

The ideal candidate would be:
• Completing a BSc/BEng/MSc/MEng in Fire Engineering/Fire Safety Engineering
• Be proficient in the use of MS Office and PDF software eg Bluebeam
• Have a good knowledge of computer zone modelling (Preferably B-RISK/CFAST) and CFD using FDS and Pyrosim.
• Understanding of the IFEG
(Working knowledge of the NZ Building Code is not expected and training would be given for this area).

We work on a variety of small, medium and large scale projects and our key clients are major food retailers, universities, hospitals and property developers. Although not a large multi-disciplinary engineering firm we punch well above our weight!

We would pay an appropriate and competitive salary depending on qualification and experience, and for flights to NZ from UK. 4 weeks paid annual leave will also be provided on top of public holidays to allow our new engineer to explore and enjoy our beautiful country! We can also assist with immigration/working visa applications.

How to apply If interested candidates can send a CV & CL to me, we can take discussions from there. Jeff Parkinson Fire Engineer

40M Constellation Drive, Rosedale
PO Box 35 785, Browns Bay 0753
p: 09 948 4403 m. 021 320 207

Location(s) Rest of world
Additional location details New Zealand – near Auckland
Full-time/part-time Full-time
Permanent/Temporary Fixed-term
Start date Now, Summer
Duration: 7 – 12 months

BBC – Journalism

Employer BBC
Job title Kick Off Trainee Sports Reporter Scheme
Closing date Not stated
Job categories Publishing, Media and Performing Arts
Paid / unpaid Not paid
Salary range: Not known
Job description The BBC Kick Off Trainee Sports Reporter Scheme gives talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds the opportunity to learn and develop sports reporting skills at the BBC.

These work experience placements are two days a week for eight weeks during July and August 2015. Placements will be available at BBC local radio and online sites across the UK – the full list is below.

We’re looking for talented applicants, male or female, from a range of backgrounds and experiences.

What’s on offer?
Full training
A mentor from your chosen BBC site
The chance to learn how to interview and write sports stories for radio and online
The opportunity to go to sports events and be part of a team bringing all the excitement of sport to BBC audiences

Where are the placements?
Belfast – Radio Ulster
Birmingham – online
Birmingham – Radio WM
Bristol – radio
Cambridge – online
Cardiff – BBC Radio Wales
Cardiff – Radio Cymru
Carlisle – BBC Radio Cumbria
Chelmsford – BBC Essex
Cornwall – radio
Derby – radio
Guernsey – radio
Kent – radio
Leeds – radio
Lincoln – radio
London – Asian Network radio
London – BBC London 94.9 radio
Manchester – online
Manchester – radio
Northampton – radio
Oxford – radio
Reading – BBC Radio Berkshire
Glasgow – BBC Radio Scotland
York – radio

Person requirements What we’re looking for:
You’ll need to be aged 18 or over on 1st July 2015. There are no other age limitations
A proven passion for sport
A willingness to further your career in sports journalism
You don’t need to have any prior journalism experience or training to apply

Many previous Kick Off trainee sports reporters have gone on to work full time in sport for the BBC across the UK, from local radio to BBC Sport in Salford. Don’t miss out on your chance to follow in their footsteps!

How to apply Apply online at:

Cantonese speaking volunteer required – AGE UK BwD



We  urgently need a Cantonese speaking volunteer, we have an elderly gentleman who lives in Darwen, he is very lonely, completely isolated through his lack of English and has a history of health problems and he is also housebound. We would pay your travel costs or you would be able to come into our office to speak to him by phone. So, If you can speak Cantonese, spare an hour a week to chat with him on the phone or visit with him for an hour a week we would love to hear from you.


You could make such a difference to the quality of this man’s life – give us a call or drop us an email, contact Linda on 01254 266620 or email


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Re-Blogged from University of Leeds

How to become a Social Worker: Summary of panel event

What is social work?

Social work is any work carried out by a qualified person which sets out to support and help people who are suffering in the community.  It aims to contribute towards the safeguarding of vulnerable people, while improving the quality of their lives.  Issues can be around anything including; finance, substance abuse, old age, isolation, mental health, abuse, housing, abandonment and so on.

The panel was made up of representatives from Think Ahead and the University of Leeds’ BA and MA in Social Work programmes, as well as a Leeds alumnus who is a Social Worker working at Wakefield Children’s Services.

Range of roles and typical entry points for graduates

The typical role people think about when looking at this sector is that of a Social Worker.  Social Worker is a graduate profession and is a protected title which means you must have completed an accredited qualification(undergraduate or postgraduate) and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in order to use the title or become a Social Worker.

There are two main routes to qualification; the academic route and routes which combine work and study.

Academic route:

You can take an undergraduate or a postgraduate programme approved by the HCPC to qualify as a Social Worker.  You can find the HCPC’s register of approved programmes here.  For entry onto a postgraduate course, you will need a minimum of a 2:2 degree. Many institutions (including Leeds) require a minimum of a 2.1 for entry onto the postgraduate programme. Most course providers will also want to see evidence of previous relevant experience.

Combining work and study:

There are a number of paid routes combining the academic study with on the job training which enable you to train for certain areas of social work.

  • Think Ahead is a relatively new organisation offering postgraduate training to graduates from any degree discipline, on a 2-year fast track course which will see them become qualified in mental health social care.
  • Frontline is a similar organisation which combines on the job training and academic study over a 2-year period to become qualified in children’s social work.
  • The government’s Step up to Social Work programme offers a similar route to Frontline over 14 months.

Other areas of social care include counselling, psychotherapy, probation work, careers guidance, equality and diversity, asylum and youth work.  You can find links to more information about these, and other related careers, in the ‘Sources of further information and support’ section at the end of this post.

Skills and experience needed

All of these roles will require experience in areas relating to social care – this can be personal as well as with an unconnected organisation.   Experience of working with vulnerable individuals or groups will be particularly useful.

These roles involve almost continuous contact with people who are some of the most vulnerable within our societies.  Life experience, resilience, a passion for the role and empathy, all backed with academic knowledge, is how the Social Worker on the panel described the skills required!

General tips and advice

Often, areas of the community seen by professionals in this sector can be extreme and far removed from their own lives.  It is imperative that a non judgemental, unbiased and emotionally unattached approach is used when supporting these individuals. Gaining experience working with vulnerable people or those affected by the issues you are likely to encounter as a social worker will help prepare you and give you a greater chance of success.

Keeping up to date with legislation is essential due to the complexity of issues and governing laws affecting the social care sector.

Sources of further information and advice