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Placement – Events and PR Assistant 15h per week

Gain professional experience – Build your knowledge and confidence in the real world of work - Doing a work placement is a fantastic way to learn about the professional world. It will build your confidence and look great on your CV. Employers look for it, so it will give you the edge when it’s time to start your career and it can lead to job offers in the future.  

This micro-placement is available to 2nd or 3rd year students who may not have had relevant work experience related to their studies.  

The placement will be based within Solent University for the equivalent of 2 days (15 hours) a week (7.5 hours per day) for up to 10 weeks.  

You will need to register with Campus Jobs if you are successful at the interview.  

Students may wish to use this placement towards a placement requirement of their course or outside of their course.  

I’m interested, can and how do I apply?  

The placement is only available to Solent undergraduates who meet the following criteria:  

  • Studying towards a Bachelor’s degree at Solent University  
  • Studying towards their 2nd or 3rd year 
  • Have not taken part in the Micro –placement scheme June – July 2018   
  • Have no work experience in a professional office environment  related to their studies  
  •  Students holding a visa will need to check their Biometrics Residence Card (BRP) for work conditions

If you are unsure if you meet the criteria above, please e-mail campus.jobs@solent.ac.uk .  

To apply please complete the attached application form and attach it after you click the ‘Apply’ button of this advert.  Applicants who don’t complete the application form will not be considered for this post. You may apply for up to three roles part of this placement scheme. If you apply for more than three roles, we will only consider you application for the first three roles you have applied for.

About the role  

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Management, Tourism and Events team within the School of Business, Law and Communication for a 10-week placement 

Responsibilities

  • Assisting in the  management of the student-led Event company "Solent Works" - planning “The Oscars”, planning and  developing employability events and getting involved with the range of trips that the students go on as part of their tourism courses
  • Liaising with teams to arrange course team and student representative meetings
  • Assisting with research for course review & collating good news stories for promotional purposes
  • This post will be a real mix to enhance your working practice and skills: some admin and some self-directed  activities, but all under supervision from the Course Leaders, and the Head of Management, Tourism and Events 

About You

  • You will be enthusiastic and, although formal qualification/experience within this area is not a requirement preference will be given to those able to demonstrate a keen interest in management, events management and/or business
  • You will be familiar with the expectations of professional conduct and correspondence, and be able to work independently when required
  • You should be confident with using MS Word applications and able to think creatively  
  • Strong communication skills are expected 
  • No experience in an office environment is required, but willingness, positive attitude and can-do approach are all very welcome

Timings of the scheme  

Please apply by midnight of Sunday 18 November. Interviews will take place between 28 November and 7 December.  

You will need to be available to attend an on boarding (induction) for this placement on Wednesday 9 January, 2018, which will take place at Solent University. 

Solent Futures can support you   

Solent Futures, Solent University’s employability and enterprise service advises that you ensure your application is the best it can be before you submit it. Look at our online guide or email solent.futures@solent.ac.uk for feedback. You might want to visit us in RM 001 11am – 4pm to get your application checked and, if you are invited for interview, to arrange for a mock interview.    

Location: Southampton

Salary: £8.25 per hour

Posted: 09/11/2018

Closes: 18/11/2018

Contract Type: Temporary, Work Placement, 0-3 months, Jobs on campus

Hours: Part Time, Flexible

About Campus Jobs

Campus Jobs is the University’s student recruitment service for opportunities on campus. There are a great variety of jobs, from administration to manual work, in the library, helping at events, in finance, marketing and media resources.

Please note, if you are a holder of a Tier 4 visa you will have certain conditions and working restrictions attached to your visa. Generally, students studying towards a degree level qualification (NQF6) or above are restricted to a maximum of 20 hours work per week during term time, which is reduced to 10 hours per week for students studying below degree level. Please check your visa for more details. It is a criminal offence to breach the conditions of your visa, and anyone found doing so by UK Visas and Immigration is likely to have their permission to stay in the UK cancelled.

If you are already working elsewhere at the time of starting a Campus Job, please notify your line manager and email campus.jobs@solent.ac.uk immediately.

For more information about working on campus please look on the Solent Portal.