Jobs Seen on the Street 27.5.10

May 27, 2010

Part time jobs seen this week are:

Seen on Employment 4 Students website

Seen on The Jobs Mine

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


Being proactive – the key to selling yourself

May 27, 2010

Pharmacy student Habiba Ahmad found that self advertisement and a proactive approach were the keys to impressing her employer. These qualities have landed her valuable work experience and then a paid job with Wilkinson’s Pharmacy, and led to her being named The University of Manchester’s ‘International Student Employee of the Year’ in a national competition run by NASES.  

We talk to Habiba to find out how she did it.

Habiba, how did you first find this job? 

A speculative inquiry for work experience.

What did you have to do to secure two weeks of work experience? Any CV/interview required?

A brief phone interview in which the employer merely wanted to ascertain whether I was seriously considering Pharmacy as a career.

Was the two weeks work experience unpaid?

Unpaid, but the manager gave gift vouchers to me at the end of two weeks.

How did you approach this two weeks of experience? Did you feel you had to prove yourself? 

I approached the two weeks with a view to learn about pharmacy as a profession. I tried to gain as much experience as possible relating to different tasks that are carried out in a community pharmacy as well as shop floor.   

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Jobs in retail

May 21, 2010

A quick report on some interesting facts and figures for those wanting to apply for retail graduate schemes:

AGR (Association of Graduate Recruiters) Retail insight day, hosted by the Co-operative in Manchester. There were 13 graduate recruiters present including: The Arcadia Group, M & S, Waitrose, John Lewis, Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Boots, Enterprise Rent a Car, Barclays , RBS and HSBC .

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Stand out from the crowd

May 20, 2010

If you are looking to do something worthwhile that will help your applications stand out and give you something to talk about in interviews, why not consider the MLP.

The Manchester Leadership Programme (MLP) combines academic credit bearing modules with volunteering so its a win win situation for you and the community!  You get to learn about important issues in the world today as well as gaining skills through group work and volunteering.

This is how it works:

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Jobs Seen on the Street 20.5.10

May 20, 2010

Part time jobs of the week are:

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

Seen elsewhere

Internship and graduate scheme vacancies at Ernst and Young still available

May 19, 2010

Internships and graduate schemes in Audit, tax, corporate finance and advisory are still open for applications.
Locations vary but some roles are available in Manchester.
Apply at

Get your applications in as soon as possible, you can also talk to them at the  Manchester Graduate Recruitment Fair on Thursday 17 June.

Quick update on IAPT for Psychology students

May 19, 2010

The long awaited IAPT posts are now open for applications!

The North West IAPT Recruitment team are delighted to announce that the High Intensity trainee and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners trainee posts will be advertised on Friday 21st May 2010. These positions will be advertised on NHS Jobs, and will close on Sunday 6th June 2010 at midnight.

To apply please visit  and type in “IAPT” in the Keyword Search.

East Cheshire NHS Trust is the organisation responsible for the recruitment of these posts and is therefore quoted as the employer.

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