Are you ready to fail and learn from the experience?

Loughborough are running a day to celebrate Failure and eradicate the negative stigma that is attached to it. The day will be all about embracing pitfalls, sharing stories and considering how we can use these experiences to empower us to be better, bolder and brighter.

On the 15th of March 2014, 10am – 4:30pm,  Fail Forward will host its first Failure Day event at Loughborough Students’ Union, with support from NACUE and Loughborough Students’ Union. Inspirational speakers will share their personal journeys of failure and discuss how this has paved the way to success. The event will be incredibly interactive with a range of practical workshops and the chance to experiment with some of the newest technology including 3D printers.

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch EmployAbility Summer First-Year Insight Programme 2014

Are you in your first year of university, graduating in 2016 and considering a career in banking?

Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s first-year programme offers the opportunity to do just that-apply for the Insight Week programme to kick-start your relationship with Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The Summer Insight Programme offers you the chance to discover the world of banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. This programme is designed for students who are in their first year of university. You will join Bank of America in their London offices to gain in-depth exposure to their key lines of business, experience the thrill of the trading floor, increase your knowledge of the financial markets and spend time talking to senior leaders in the business.

By the end of the week you will have gained an invaluable insider’s view of what it’s really like to work at one of the World’s leading investment banks, leaving you better informed when deciding whether or not a career in banking is for you.

To apply to the Summer Insight Programme, please visit hereand click ‘apply now’.

Creative Industries Showcase at Channel 4

Creative Access will be hosting two FREE Creative Industries showcase events for BAME students and graduates considering a career in the creative industries.

Both events will be held at the Channel 4 studios in London and take place on Monday 31 March & Wednesday 30 April 2014 from 6 – 8pm.

This is a unique opportunity for BAME students graduating in 2014 and recent graduates to learn more about working in the creative industries from some senior leaders in the sector.





EUROCONTROL is currently looking for talented  university graduates (Master) with excellent qualifications, who have already completed a course of study in Engineering/Aerospace/Aeronautics Air or Economics (Political Science specialization) or Law or Human Resources.

Candidates can join our online event on 18 March, attend an online presentation and an interactive chat with EUROCONTROL representatives and learn more about their experience in these Graduate Programmes.

For more information, please click here!

Oxylane (Decathlon) Recruitment Event

Oxylane (Decathlon) recruitment event held at Loughborough for international students (China, India, Russia, France, Brazil, Pakistan & Vietnam)

Please see the Loughborough University press release about the previous Oxylane/Decathlon recruitment event held in October 2012

Background to the roles at Oxylane(Decathlon)
Oxylane, the parent company of the international sports retailer Decathlon is recruiting the following roles for their expansion of Decathlon stores and Oxylane operations in China.

  • Store Department Manager (China)
  • OnLine Project Leader (China)
  • Retail Supplier (China)
  • Product Engineer (France, Brazil, India, Russia, Pakistan)
  • Component and Technology Engineer (France, Brazil, India, Russia, Pakistan)
  • Production Leader (China, Vietnam, Pakistan)
  • Supply Production Leader (China, Brazil, India, Russia, Pakistan)
  • Quality Production Leader (China, Brazil, India, Russia, Pakistan)

Oxylane brings together two different activities, creating international sports products and brands and local on-line retail.

These two areas of expertise, along with all the brands, are united behind a common purpose: to create the desirability and make the pleasure and benefits of sport accessible to all.

Oxylane controls the whole of the product development chain : from Research & Development to the sales floor, including design, production and logistics.

Please also find attached an overview of the company and details of their many business units and brands. Oxylane is committed to ongoing professional development of its staff, and a wide range of roles are open in the future to successful candidates in Oxylane.

Oxylane welcome students from any discipline, in particular Sports, Sports/Technology, Business/Economics, Engineering and Materials.

They will be delivering presentations about opportunities in their global company at 6pm on 4th March, in the Bridgeman Building 2.08– please see below.

Successful candidates will then be offered the chance to undertake a short internship at Oxylane HQ, Lille, France, or UK Decathlon stores for training purposes before fulfilling their ultimate post in China/home country etc.

Event Details
Tuesday 4th March – Company Presentation – Bridgeman Building 2.08 on the top floor (report to reception)
Oxylane Presentation 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Wednesday 5th March – Recruitment Events – Clyde Williams / The Netball Centre
Group Interview 9 am to 10.30 (Clyde Williams Building HE26)

Basketball 11 am to 12 noon (The Netball Centre)
Lunch 12 – 1pm (Lawn Tennis Room – Towers)
Interviews 1pm onwards (Clyde Williams Building HE26)

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Do you have a GREAT business idea?

£350 prize and a 3 month summer internship

Submit a written business plan detailing all the information in 3 pages

  • Present your innovative business idea to an expert seasoned business professional panel.
  • The winner will have the chance to watch their plans develop into a real business.
  • The more convincing, commercially realistic and credible the plan, the more likely it is to win…

Application form on Molewood Consulting website before 30/04/2014

Welcome to the China UK Entrepreneurship Challenge!

  • Do you have an idea for a business venture involving the UK and China?
  • Do you want a share of the £5,000 in cash prizes?
  • Do you want expert advice and comments on your business idea?
  • Do you want to build your international network of contacts?

Then join the China UK Entrepreneurship Challenge 2014!

The China-UK Entrepreneurship Competition aims to encourage new business ventures between China and the United Kingdom and is intended to simulate the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early-stage investors and venture capital firms. The competition is part of the PMI2 (Prime Minister Initiative II) Connect project, supported by British Council and the Confucius Institute programme funded by Hanban.

The competition is open to university teams – students and post docs – both in the UK and China. Teams will be selected to participate in this competition for:

  • £5,000 cash prizes
  • An investment opportunity of £250,000 for the best business plans

Initial registration, proposal submission and selection deadline is 5pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Loughborough University Think Big Business Ideas Competition

THINK BIG 2014 – simple ideas can make a BIG difference

Do you have a great idea then don’t forget to enter the Think Big Competition!

Our Business Ideas Competition can help you turn your great idea into an even greater business whether you’re just starting out, already trading or just dreaming big!!

With cash prizes and free advice there is no better time to Think Big!

The competition is open to ALL students – Undergraduates, Postgraduates and also Graduates from 2013

The Application Deadline is on 28th February 2014

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