Two great opportunities to share with you today!
Do you want a behind-the-scenes look at how a TV show is put together? Channel 4 are currently filming a new prime-time show on Magic & Illusions and require participants to take part in one of the amazing tricks planned for this Saturday 9th March! Sounds like fun but also a great opportunity to see how a TV show is filmed. If you’re interested email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tiffany Moore on 0207 151 0131
If magic isn’t your thing, how about being a Blue Peter presenter? Come on, who hasn’t fancied a go at that!? Later this year the BBC will be running an original new series, So You Think You Can Be A Blue Peter Presenter, where some of the country’s best new presenting talent will compete to join Barney Harwood and Helen Skelton as the third member of the Blue Peter gang. In a first for the world’s longest-running children’s TV show, the next lucky presenter to join the Blue Peter team will compete through challenge-based heats to reach a final where the winner will be chosen by the CBBC audience. Click here for more info and details of how to apply. If you make it through, I want a BP badge!
Two years after graduating with a degree in Politics from University of Salford I found myself still there, working in the library. I re-shelved books, got involved with projects and helped with student enquiries. Forced out in the big wide world when my project funding was cut I started temping as a Clerical Assistant in the HR Department of an engineering company. Demonstrating that I was enthusiastic and prepared to get stuck into anything thrown at me, saw a 12 week temp placement become a 2 year job full of opportunities. I learned employment law, how to recruit and even got involved in setting up a new business site in Dublin. Realising I wanted to develop my career in HR I found a role at University of Manchester initially as a Recruitment Assistant and then, in order to undertake a wider variety of tasks, as HR Assistant. I discovered a talent for training and jumped at the opportunity to undertake a placement in the Staff Training Unit to develop these skills. After 9 years in HR and training roles, the post of Careers Consultant seemed the perfect mix of using my HR/Recruitment experience and my interest in learning and development activities to support students as they find their own way into the world of work.