Christmas is coming…

Normally, you probably wouldn’t want to hear about Christmas in September, but if you’re job hunting for vacation work, you may be interested to hear (courtesy of HR Grapevine)…

  • Amazon is set to hire 15,000 extra staff across the UK for seasonal roles
  • John Lewis are due to take on 2,000 temporary sales assistants for the festive period.

Which all goes to prove, now is the time to start looking for part-time/temporary work for the Christmas vacation. Have a look at our information sheet, Finding part-time and temporary work in the UK for vacancy sources and information about employment issues.


Global York Week – Case Study 1, Jasmine

As part of Global York Week 2012 we asked York students to tell us about their experiences of working overseas.  Today’s case study is from Jasmine who spent 5 months teaching children in Ghana.   You can read about her experiences here.

If you want to find out more about opportunities to get work experience, volunteer or study overseas please come along to our International Work Experience, Study & Volunteering event on Wednesday to meet organisations with opportunities abroad.


International Work Experience, Study and Volunteering event – Wednesday 9 November

Physics P/T/006  5.15pm – 7.15pm

Find out about overseas opportunities to study, gain work experience or volunteer from a number of providers, and gather information on what to look for when selecting activities or placements.

This is an information event and there will be organisations present to provide further information on different types of volunteering and study options overseas.  You can also pick up important information from the Foreign  & Commonwealth Office stand about staying safe while you prepare to travel overseas and during your trip.

For further information on the types of organisations attending please visit:

Guardian Careers Q&A forums – 4 and 5 May 2011

Some more interesting topics coming up tooday and tomorrow on the Guardian Careers Forum.

Vacation Schemes and Placements: How to boost your CV over the long summer break. Join the Guardians live Q&A on vacation schemes and placements, Wednesday  1-4pm

Tomorrow (Thursday) attention turns to the CV itself, with the next popular CV clinics.  An  expert panel  will answer all your CV-based questions and ensure that yours stands out from the crowd.

Also on Thursday – The Guardian CV Clinic is back. Get help with yours with the help of the experts in our live Q&A, Thursday 1-4pm

IPA Summer School

We are pleased to announce that the IPA Summer School 2011 has now officially launched and students can now apply here

For those that are not familiar with the IPA Summer School, it is now in its 5th consecutive year. Students are given the opportunity to spend a summer in a leading advertising agency where they will gain first hand experience of agency life and will take part in a series of evening sessions where leading industry practitioners share their experiences.

Candidates can enter for the client services/planning programme (10 weeks) or the creative programme (5 weeks).

Deadline for applications: 5 April 2011