COGENT Industrial Placements & Internships – Current Vacancies

Competition in the science graduate job market has risen dramatically in recent years. Getting a good degree is no longer enough to secure a good graduate job.

An excellent way of standing out is by choosing an industrial placement or internship as part of your degree course.

An industrial placement involves spending a year working in industry, normally between your second and third years of study. There are also opportunities to participate in shorter summer placements or vacation schemes. These placements enhance your CV by providing you with work experience in your chosen industry and highly sought after employability skills.

During your placement you will be paid by the employer and treated as a permanent member of staff. You will also gain practical experience that is invaluable when competing for jobs. Students with industrial experience tend to not only improve their final degree performance, but also develop clearer ideas about their future career path.

We are aware that finding an industrial placement can be a step into the unknown for many students so we are here to provide support for you.

Current Vacancies

Working with cutting-edge science companies, we can offer you a range of placements and internships that will give you that competitive edge.

For some guidance on writing a winning CV and Cover Letter or for help on how to shine in an interview, view our handy guides:
CV guide
Cover Letter guide
Interview tips

If you’re looking for some advice before applying why not give us a call on 01925 515296 and we can tell you more about the role.

Volunteering Opportunities – Early Years / Positive Practice

  • Volunteering Opportunities,

Available at Lammack Methodist Stay and Play Group, Lammack Road Blackburn.

This group is for Parent / Carers, babies, toddlers and pre-school children.

The group is on a Monday morning 9.30am until 11.30 am term- time only. We are a happy,  friendly welcoming group.

There are various activities available for the children, the favourite being the craft table and snack time.

For more information please contact Fiona Moretta Family worker tel 07946085811 or email


We desperately need bi-lingual Asian Volunteers, to reach out to older, isolated, vulnerable older people. If you think you can spare an hour, between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, please get in touch.

To volunteer, or for more information, please contact the volunteer co-ordinator at Age UK Blackburn with Darwen on 01254 266620 or email



PACT – Volunteers – Criminology

Volunteer advert

Introduction to Pact

Pact is a registered charity supporting people affected by imprisonment providing practical and emotional support to prisoners’ children and families, and to prisoners themselves.

Volunteer Role

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated volunteers aged 18 plus, to work as part of a team supporting offenders and their families.

We are looking for volunteers with a non-judgemental attitude that respect confidentiality and are willing to develop their knowledge of:

  • Supporting others
  • The Criminal Justice System
  • Organisations involving offenders in the community
  • Delivering interventions

What volunteer gets

Full training is provided and reasonable reimbursements will be paid for travel costs.

Hours of volunteering

4 hours a week minimum

Location of Volunteering


  • Blackpool
  • Preston
  • Accrington
  • Blackburn


  • Barrow-in- Furness
  • Workington
  • Carlisle
  • Lancaster

South Yorkshire

  • Barnsley
  • Rotherham
  • Doncaster
  • Sheffield

Contact details

If you are Interested please email

This role is subject to DBS check and Prison Security Clearance.

Part-Time, Paid, Sports Job

Reports to: Project Co-ordinator
Responsible to: Locality Worker/Coaching Manager
Hours: Part Time – to be agreed
Base: Blackpool/ Burnley/ Hyndburn/Blackburn

Job Summary:
The Bodyfit Leaders’ pilot programme aims to encourage women (and their families) to improve their health and well-being through taking part in sport and physical activity. It will also provide opportunities for women to consider options for employment in leading physical and sporting activities.
There will be a wide offer of different activities to meet a variety of needs; therefore we will be considering low impact activities such as flat level walking, yoga and Pilates; as well as higher impact sports such as cycling, swimming, rounders and other outdoor pursuits.
Key to the success of the project will be recruiting Bodyfit leaders who have the ability to engage women to get involved, then enthuse and influence them so that they decide to take part in sports activities. We need people who are keen to develop their own skills and knowledge and who have a positive attitude to seeking employment.

Responsibilities of the Bodyfit Leader:
 Support service users throughout the programme – to get involved, attend regularly and to develop their skills and levels of confidence
 Gather informal feedback from service users regarding the activities to inform future plans and to contribute to the evaluation of the programme
 Arrange transport and expenses for service users as necessary.
 Identify and support participants who may be suitable as volunteers
 Complete records of attendance and a log of activities for each session which will assist in the evaluation of the project.
 Enter the attendance information on the VIEWs system (training will be provided)
 Ensure events and activities take place in a safe way, liaising with the Locality Worker to ensure Health and Safety at all times.
 Actively promote the services of Lancashire Women’s Centres and signpost participants where appropriate.
 Report all activities in regular feedback to the Project Co-ordinator and follow all policies including confidentiality and safeguarding, reporting all risks to management.

Skills & Assets Required for this Role:
 Enthusiasm and an ability to motivate other people
 Ability to organise events and activities for people
 Ability to communicate clearly
 Interest in sport and physical activity
 Basic literacy and numeracy
 Willingness to learn
Experience & Knowledge Required for this Role:
 Community development activities, particularly sport/physical activity
 Understanding of the needs of women attending Lancashire Women’s Centres and ability to signpost them to additional support as required.
 Volunteering/ Working in a community role previously/currently.

Samaritans – Volunteering

Are you interested in becoming a Samaritan Volunteer?

We would love to meet you.


We are holding Information Sessions


Thursday 14th January 2016 at 7.00pm

Sunday 17th January 2016 at 10.00am

Monday 25th January 2016 at 7.00pm


Our address is:- 105 New Park Street BB21DF

Volunteer Recruitment line: 01254682266

If you would like to bring a friend along they would be most welcome.