ASPIRE is a cross-border, micro-business and graduate development programme offering graduates an opportunity to work for 12 months with local businesses to deliver a specific project on behalf of that business.
They are currently looking for:
They are offering:
Further information regarding the vacancies and how to apply can be found at http://www.aspireprogramme.com/graduates/vacancies
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What is Enterprisers?
Enterprisers is a four-day residential course aimed at ambitious and energetic individuals looking to unlock their entrepreneurial potential. It is fun, action-oriented, practical and based on experiential learning, ie learning by doing.
The programme is running from Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd May in Cambridge.
Further information about the programme is available on the CfEL website
There is a programme brochure available to download
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As the global slowdown continues, the job market is getting increasingly tougher and more competitive in all sectors.
FinanceInterns is a company which is dedicated to helping students who want to work in the world of banking and finance by providing seminars and interactive workshops, educating students about the finance industry and advising on the employment opportunities available.
Visit the FinanceInterns website for more details.
Google is collaborating with EmployAbility to offer disabled computer science students and graduates a programme of careers insight days and mentoring. The events are an opportunity to find out more about a career at Google, for those interested either in technical or business disciplines. Both events will be at Google HQ in London and are combined with the opportunity to be paired with a Google mentor for a period of 2-3 months. For details and to apply, please follow the links below:
Google TechAbility Europe - Technical
Wednesday 14th November 2012 all day
Google TechAbility Europe - Business
Wednesday 21st November 2012
Application deadline for both: midnight Sunday 21st October 2012
Google is inviting applications to their Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Immersion Program - Europe from any current students expecting to graduate in 2014.
In September 2012 selected students will travel to Google offices in their country of studies to get a rare glimpse into the online industry, career opportunities at Google and valuable professional and peer networks. Venues this year are Paris, Dublin, London and Hamburg. Full details are at the link above.
The deadline for applications is 31st July 2012.
If you are blind or visually impaired and need help to put together your application, please contact Robin Spruell at email@example.com or telephone 0207 588 1885.
This competition, created by Find Invest Grow and sponsored by RBS Group and LinkedIn, is an opportunity for students to “road-test” their business ideas while building the framework for a professional business plan. It is open to any students and graduates of the past 5 years.
Investors will review and judge entrants to decide on the 20 semi-finalists who will be selected to attend the training workshops. The 10 finalists will pitch their business ideas to a room full of investors, with the chance to win prizes of £25,000, £10,000 and £5,000.
Deadline for entries: Midnight on 15th June 2012
The Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) works with all of Scotland’s Higher Education Institutions supporting the development of entrepreneurial individuals. The SIE is currently seeking:
Student Interns - up to 10 hours/week, term time only (Wage: £7.50/hour)
One position will be available for a current student at each of SIE’s partner Scottish Higher Education Institutions (including The Open University). Successful applicants will be responsible for:
providing logistical and promotional support to SIE and institutional entrepreneurship activities
researching existing enterprise and entrepreneurship education and initiatives at their institution
acting as a student face of SIE and institutional enterprise activity
Applicants should have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work as part of a small team and on their own initiative; and a genuine enthusiasm for entrepreneurship and SIE’s goal of increasing the uptake of entrepreneurship activity and education amongst the student population in Scotland’s HEIs.
For further details including a full job description, please email Evelyn Hynan.
Closing date for applications: Friday 20th April 2012
The University of Surrey is looking for 10 unemployed graduates (from any UK university who have been unemployed for 6 months or more) who live in or close to Guildford in Surrey to take part (for free) in the annual enterprise summer school from 20th to 22nd June 2012.
This is a residential bootcamp in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts where teams of students (from undergrads to postgrads), from diverse courses such as engineering, maths and business to photography, fine arts and fashion, all collaborate to build and test ideas and business concepts for social and profit-making enterprises.
During the three days, there are a number of visiting entrepreneurs and a networking dinner with local businesses.
The reason to involve local unemployed graduates is both to help them think about starting their own business and give them links into their local (but not necessarily their alma mater) university.
The normal cost for the three days is £95 which includes all accommodation, training and meals but this will be fully subsidised this year for 10 unemployed local graduates.
Interested? Please apply in the first instance to Tracy Hampton at the University of Surrey by email: firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th April 2012.
A brand new pilot has been launched which offers a programme of support to unemployed graduates of 2011 in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to start up their own business. It is funded by JobCentrePlus and facilitated by Aspiren for Communities (a Nottingham Social Enterprise).
This is a 6 week programme with group sessions and face to face coaching
The first session starts on 1st December at 10:00am until 1:00pm at NVAC, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB (opposite House of Frazer).
To book onto the programme, call 0115 9793891
To find out more, call 0845 519 9025
or go to the Graduate Enterprise School’s website
The Explore Internship Programme is run by the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), which represents, supports and campaigns for voluntary organisations, volunteers and communities across Wales.
The programme offers a wide range of short term volunteer placements - at the moment they have over 100 opportunities in Wales.
The placements provide a meaningful experience which enhances employability and skills, complements studies and gives an insight into a challenging and rewarding sector.
The internship content differs from regular volunteering as it is designed around a specific project, for a limited period, usually 2-3 months.
The aim of the programme is to provide you with some valuable work experience whilst you deliver a project or service which enhances the work of the organisation and improves the lives of the people it supports.