Careers in Publishing

March 29, 2010

Image courtesy of Brother O'Mara on Flickr.comHelen McGuire, Student Blogger

As someone who studies English Literature, my love for books perhaps extends beyond what is usually considered normal; so naturally a career in publishing seems like the ideal way to become a professional bookworm and maybe get to schmooze with a few authors along the way.

With this mind, I attended the ‘Careers in Publishing’ talk recently, held as part of the Creative Industries month. Read the rest of this entry »


Jobs Seen on The Street 25.3.10

March 25, 2010

Part time jobs seen this week include:

If you want to work on campus

The following jobs were recently advertised at the university

  • Casual Visitor Services Assistants, Manchester Museum
  • Airport Collection Agents, International Relations Team – 24 jobs
  • Student Ambassadors (Purple People) 2010, International Relations Team – 110 jobs!

Find these and other jobs on the Careers Service vacancy database.

Seen on the DirectGov website

Read the rest of this entry »


No idea about a career? We have loads of new books to help you get started.

March 24, 2010


Something for you entrepreneurial types, including:

  • Business start up
  • How to start your own business: for entrepreneurs

More creative options: Read the rest of this entry »


Is it too late to find a job?

March 22, 2010

There are 44 days of semester left until summer vacation starts!
(and on some of those you will probably have exams)

So what are you looking for? 

Part time or vacation work?

  • The good news is some people might be giving up their part time jobs because they are leaving Manchester or going away for the summer so keep an eye on our website and all the usual places for adverts.
  • Think about organisations that will typically need summer workers check out places where they will advertise or make speculative applications.   Read the rest of this entry »

Jobs Seen on The Street 18.3.10

March 18, 2010

Jobs of the week:

Seen by roving reporter Sarah M

  • Part time staff at Oddbins wine retailers (Didsbury, 761-765 Wilmslow Road)
    20 Hours /week – apply in store – must have a passion for wine and retail

Seen on Monster.co.uk

Seen on the DirectGov website
(Enter job ref and ‘search’ for details)


Women and banking: take part in a focus group and earn £10

March 15, 2010

Yes, if you’re a female student and you have thoughts about working in the banking industry, whether positive, negative or ambivalent, we’d like to hear from you.

The Careers Service along with a major bank is running 2 discussion groups to find out about women’s attitudes to graduate careers in banking.

To participate, you need to be available next Tuesday 23 March 2010:

  • Second and pre-final year students 12.30pm – 1.30pm
  • Final year students 2.00pm – 3.00pm

We will ask about your views on your future career and whether you think the banking sector does or does not offer good opportunities for women.

No preparation is involved — just the willingness to come along and talk openly in a group of 10 people.

At the end of the meeting you will be given £10 in return for your help.

Please provide us with:

  • Your name
  • Degree and subject of study
  • Expected year of graduation
  • Nationality
  • Contact telephone
  • And confirm that you available on 23 March at the specified time.

Apply to tammy.goldfeld@manchester.ac.uk asap or by Friday 19 March.

We will try to reply to everyone, but if you have not heard from us by Monday 22 March, then please assume that you have not been selected.


Jobs Seen on The Street 11.3.10

March 11, 2010

We found the part time jobs market to be much busier this week, which a number of jobs with potentially student friendly hours. Pick of the crop are:

Seen by our roving reporter Suzanne

Seen on the DirectGov website

Seen on the Retail Choice website

Read the rest of this entry »


Student Employee of The Year competition

March 10, 2010

The Student Employee of the Year Award is taking nominations for this year. The awards recognise the achievements of students in combining part-time employment effectively with their studies. Either students or their employers can make the nominations and the award is open until 5pm on 26th March, 2010. This is a national award across the UK. Winners could receive a cheque for £100 or £200!

For more information with details of how to nominate, please see: http://www.nases.org.uk/seoty


Charity begins at…work?

March 5, 2010

Student blogger – Angela Wipperman

Last Summer I spent ten weeks working for Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) – a leading international development organisation. The not-for-profit organisation sends professionals to developing countries where they share their skills with those working in similar capacities. Volunteers include teachers who head off to train other teachers, or accountants who teach charities working in developing countries how to finance their own organisations – all manner of qualified people helping to spread knowledge across the globe. OK, enough advertising. My experiences with VSO UK highlights two points – work experience is valuable regardless of where it is or what you do, and the charity sector is somewhere well worth looking into for employment. Read the rest of this entry »


Jobs Seen on The Street 4.3.10

March 4, 2010

Part time jobs of the week are:

Seen on the DirectGov website
(Enter job ref and ‘search’ for details)

Seen on The Jobs Mine

Seen on the Retail Choice website


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