SEO Summer Launch Pad 2015

SEO London we will be holding an exciting range of events this summer for students in all years.

Through the SEO Master Class series you can complete exclusive summer workshops and/or work experience with partner firms in the industry or industries you may be interested in interning/working in next year to determine where you best fit.

Most of the SEO Master Class events will take part in late August or September. The SEO Academy Training and Summer Schools will take place from late July to September.

Travel Costs:
Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed for students from outside London attending partner firm events

Applications for the Summer Launch Pad close on Sunday 19th July but places will be confirmed sooner for early applicants. After the 19th July students can still apply to SEO for any of our general industry programmes which include being fast tracked for partner firm intern and graduate schemes.

See for further details and to apply

Volunteering opportunities from VAL

 Children and Young People

Volunteer Cook / Chef
TwentyTwenty need a volunteer to prepare hot lunch meals for students to eat within the Lifeskills Centre. Find out about this role.

 Health & Social Care

Carers Telephone Befriender
A great opportunity from Voluntary Action South Leicestershire to support carers and to help alleviate the loneliness that they can feel. They are looking for friendly and empathetic individuals to volunteer as telephone befrienders. Find out more.

 Education and Learning

Podcasts in the Park (Leicester)
Led by interns, you will assist in the creation of podcasts based on the histories of Victoria Park, Abbey Park, Spinney Hill Park, Braunstone Park, Evington Park or Shady Lane Arboretum. Learn more.

Family History Volunteer
Learning for the Fourth Age currently need a volunteer to work one to one in Quorn helping with researching a family tree. An interest in fashion and sewing would be a bonus! Find out more.

Bottersford Learning Mentor – Dementia Support
Learning for the Fourth Age are looking for a volunteer to work one to one and in small groups with older people enabling them to keep learning and enjoying their interests and hobbies. Find out more.


Melton RSPCA Shop Volunteer
The RSPCA is looking for a volunteer to help in a thriving and busy Melton charity shop. The volunteer will assist the managers of the shop and provide cover during managers’ absences. Read more about this vacancy.

Volunteer Photographer
Woodside Animal Centre need a photographer to take high quality pictures of the animals in the centre for the website to enable them to be re-homed successfully. Learn more.

Event Volunteer (Music Festival)
Volunteers will be required to undertake a variety of tasks such as: manning the box office, wristband-checking, artist liaison, selling raffle-tickets, and customer service. Learn more.

Sport Volunteering Opportunities – Sport@VAL

Hot opportunities

Walk of Life Volunteers Needed
Location: Loughborough
Rainbows’ Walk of Life raises the funds the charity needs to help  Rainbows offer the very best care and support to children and families from across the East Midlands. The group is looking for volunteers to help with the running of the day. Jobs include manning stalls, car parking and/or marshalling Parks. Learn more

Support Visually Impaired Athletes
Location: Coventry
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, British Blind Sport is staging a Festival of Visually Impaired Sport. It is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is blind or partially sighted to try new sports, learn new skills, gain confidence, make friends and above all, have fun. Volunteers are needed on the day for a variety of roles. Learn more

Latest Opportunities

Football Managers and Coaches
Location: Melton Mowbray
Mowbray Rangers junior FC currently has 12 teams from the age of 7 – 17 but could have more if there were willing volunteers to manage and coach additional teams. As a result, the club is seeking volunteer coaches and managers and would support any willing volunteer and help them achieve FA coaching badges. More information

Run Marshals
Location: Market Harborough
Parkrun Market Harborough is a free, timed 5k run or walk that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am in Welland Park. Volunteers are needed to carry out tasks ranging from directing participants so that they don’t get lost to assisting with the timing system. Find out more

Assistant Coaches
Location: Leicester City
The Active Sports School is focused on providing children with the opportunity to make new friends through the alliance of sports. The group is looking for enthusiastic and motivated volunteers to assist the head coaches with running an exciting project aimed at children 6-16 years old. Learn more

European Wheelchair Basketball Championships
Location: Worchester
Applications are now open for volunteers for the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships, taking place in Worcester from 28 August to 6 September 2015. The Championships provides an exciting competition of twelve men and seven women’s teams fighting for the European Title and for highly coveted qualification places for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Find out more

Colour Blast Dash
Location: Melton
The Laura Centre offers a wide range of bereavement services to help people cope with sudden death. On 29 June, the centre will use ‘Colour Blast Dash’ to raise funds. Volunteers are needed to support the event by becoming marshalls or by joining the Colour Blast Regiment and showering the runners with paint. Learn more

Girl’s Team Manager
Location: Hinckley
Hinckley Rugby Football club is looking to establish a U14 or U16 Girls XV as part of its existing Mini-Junior section. As part of that process, the group wants to identify a female team manager to help develop and manage the team in association with an already identified team coach. Learn more

Volunteering opportunities from VAL

Health & Social Care

Befriend a Person with Mental Ill Health
Network for Change provides supported housing, outreach and day services to adults with mental health problems living in Leicester and Leicestershire. The group is seeking volunteers to befriend adults with mental ill health. Full training will be provided. Learn more

Day Centre Volunteers
Age UK is seeking volunteers to help with a variety of tasks in its Oadby and Wigston day centre. Volunteers will help with tasks like games, making tea and lending a listening ear. Find out more

Education and Learning

IT Trainer
Cooke e-Learning provides informal and accredited courses for local people to help them understand how to use a computer, improve their basic skills, gain qualifications and find work. The group is looking for volunteers to help deliver basic IT courses to residents living in Beaumont Leys who have limited IT experience and are keen to learn how to use the internet. Learn more

Help Develop and Deliver Training Programmes
The Get Set project develops unique and diverse voluntary work experience placements across departments in Leicestershire County Council for young people. The project is seeking a Learning Support Assistant who will help develop and deliver a range of training programmes such as safeguarding adults or interview skills. Learn more

Children and Young People

Warning Zone Guide
Warning Zone is a safety education centre that aims to provide every Year 6 child with an awareness of how to stay safe and an understanding of the consequences of offending.The group is seeking guides who will take small groups of young people around the Waning Zone. Learn more

Help Develop Young Volunteers
As a Youth Action Team Volunteer you will be involved in a range of activities and projects that will support the development of young volunteers aged between 13 and 25. Find out more


Newsletter Volunteers
South Wigston Community News is a community newsletter for people of South Wigston to advertise their events, offers and news to the local community. The group is looking for volunteers to help set up the new South Wigston Community News. More information

The Writer – two-day workshop

Word Experience is back and we’re ready for your applications.
Here are some details about how you can get involved.

Hello, we’re The Writer (, the world’s largest language consultancy.

The world’s best (and most humble) language consultancy is running a two-day workshop on 26th and 27th March 2015. We’re looking for 20 undergraduates who love writing to come and get inspired to write for a living. And if you’re really good, we might ask you to be one of our two paid apprentices.

We’ll show you how you can make a career out of writing for business. There’ll be plenty of writing exercises, linguistic brainstorms and home-made pecha kuchas* to get your teeth into.

(*Google has the answer.)

Keep reading if:

You already write for your course

Maybe you study English, journalism or creative writing. Or maybe you just write a lot of essays.

You write in your spare time too

You might write for your student paper, a blog, or fiction. It doesn’t matter as long as you write.

You’re a bit of a word geek

You have a tendency to get excited or properly riled up by all kinds of writing. From tube ads to tubes of toothpaste, Booker Prize winners to Charlie Brooker.

Yes that’s me. What do I need to do?

Send us 300 words telling us why we should pick you (and a way for us to get in touch with you) to Make sure ‘Word Experience’ and your name are in your subject line. And get it to us by 1st March 2015.

Sports Presentation Volunteer

Loughborough Sport has put together a bespoke Sport Presentation Training Program and would like to give all Loughborough Students the opportunity to access. The Sport Presentation training program has been written to give students the opportunity to train and learn the skills required to be an MC, a presenter, an announcer, lighting engineer, sound engineer, show caller, producer, sports presentation assistant; and most importantly – how all of these people work together to deliver a first class show.

Sport Presentation is about communicating a brand, an idea and a story. It creates unforgettable moments and highlights the theatre, excitement and anticipation around a sporting event. Sport Presentation was designed, and still exists, to enhance the experience of fans and athletes; to elevate the spectacle that is the main event. Sport Presentation is more than just the MC! Core elements of Sports presentation include – music; video boards; MCs; announcers; vision, audio and lighting; sponsor activations; special effects; sport protocols; and cultural nuance will always be the backbone of a professional package.

A Workshop has been arranged with Alan March Sport Ltd, who have been involved with Sports Presentation at some of the World’s premier sporting events: Olympic & Paralympic Games, Commonwealth Games, FINA Diving World Series, Handball World Championships and Invictus Games to name a few.

The workshop will be of two parts:

  • Part 1 – Introduction to Sports Presentation – Friday 6th February – Either 1.00 – 5.00pm or 6 – 10pm
  • Part 2 – Practical Session (incorporating Loughborough Lightning match) – Monday 9th February – 4pm – 10pm (Some flexibility available for those with lectures until 6pm)

Volunteer Experience and Expectations:

  • Once you have attended the sessions there will be a range of events available to work at. In return for the opportunity we would expect commitment to a minimum of 4 events

At present the available Loughborough Sport events are:

  • Saturday 21st April     Lightning Netball
  • Monday 9th March     Lightning Netball
  • Saturday 21st April     Lightning Netball
  • Friday 27th March       Lightning Netball
  • Monday 6th April         Lightning Netball
  • Saturday 11th April     Lightning Netball
  • Monday 27th April       National Badminton League

There will be further events available, both internal and external, and those with appropriate experience from the above will be offered these opportunities.

If any students are interested in taking up this opportunity please email Sam Rouse (Volunteer Coordinator) directly to find out more on

Morgan Stanley Technology Spring Insight Programme


YOUR FUTURE STARTS HERE. Aimed at 2017 graduates, our three day-long Technology Spring Insight Programme provides you an overview of our Technology department and the different areas that comprise the division. Through a mix of lecture-based sessions, projects, shadowing a variety of desks and networking with employees at all levels, you’ll gain a sense of whether a career in Technology at a global Investment Bank is right for you.
At Morgan Stanley, solving complex challenges and fueling economic growth across continents is what we do. We offer you a career path to success, providing you with the training, mobility and responsibility to make a real difference.
Click here for more information about the Technology Spring Insight Programme or email:
To learn more about career opportunities at
Morgan Stanley, please visit

Study abroad – UNITECH Programme

UNITECH Programme

  • Are you on-track for a first class MEng degree?
  • Do you aspire to a senior position in a global engineering company?
  • Would you like to experience another culture and study for a semester at a prestigious European university?
  • Are you interested in a work placement with a top European engineering company?

If so, this exclusive programme could be for you.

UNITECH International is an international association based in Zurich, Switzerland. Its aim, together with leading European universities and companies, is to prepare qualified engineering students for their professional future, as it is formulated in the core values statement: UNITECH is a community that connects corporate and academic talent to develop technical students across borders and cultures to jointly face tomorrow’s business challenges.

See for further details

Summer Internships with FDM

Are you analytical, creative and passionate about technology? Are you inquisitive, ambitious, motivated and eager to move up the career ladder quickly? If the answer is yes, then you need to work for a global company and a top graduate employer.

Operating in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia-Pacific, FDM is the UK’s leading IT graduate employer and one of Europe’s fastest growing companies. In 2014 we launched the IT and business careers of more than 600 graduates through the award-winning FDM Graduate Programme.

An internship with FDM is a great way to start your career and make the most of your summer, whether you’re looking for a career in IT or exploring options within wider business operations. We have a variety of different internships available including opportunities in IT Support, Marketing, Sales, HR and People Development to name a few.

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£4,500 HDC Bursary now open for applications

  • Applications for bursaries now open from undergraduate students on courses involving a placement year in industry 2015 – 2016
  • £4,500 per student is available from Horticultural Development Company (HDC)
  • Placement year in industry must be strongly horticulture related

A generous bursary scheme from HDC is open for applications from undergraduates on courses ranging from agriculture to zoology to chemistry. Any undergraduate can apply as long as their course incorporates an industry placement year during 2015 – 2016, and the placement taken up is in a horticultural business, research establishment or advisory company.

The HDC will award up to 10 bursaries in any year, currently set at £4,500 per student. Deadline for applications is 31 March 2015.

This year six final degree year students from Harper Adams University and University of Sheffield, all taking a range of qualifications that incorporated a horticultural placement, benefitted from the scheme.

Any student on a UK based undergraduate degree that includes an industry placement linked to horticulture is eligible to apply. Visit for more information.