Coventry University Careers Bulletin May 2017

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Do you speak Arabic, Cantonese, French, Hindi, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish?

Sitel Coventry are hiring

Postgraduate scholarship offered by Japan’s Ministry of Education (MEXT)

2018 - 2020 MEXT Postgraduate Scholarship Programme.

Application documents should be submitted by post to the Embassy of Japan in the UK, to arrive no later than Thursday 1 June 2017 by 5pm (GMT). Scholarships can start from either April 2018 for 2 years or September/October for 18 months, including 6 months of Japanese language education.

Value of award: Return air fare, school fees and a monthly grant of 143,000 yen (subject to change) will be provided.

This award is offered to British nationals who hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree, are under the age of 35 and who wish to study or do research in Japan. (Those with a nationality other than British who wish to apply should contact the Embassy of Japan in their home country.)

No knowledge of the Japanese language is necessary.

Awardees can pursue study or research in any field so long as it is related to their field of expertise or previous study. Candidates are encouraged to establish contacts with Japanese academics in their field in advance in order to be able to list three faculties of Japanese universities of their choice to work at when applying for the scholarship.

Please visit the web pages for further information

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Arts & Humanities

Job Opportunities of the Month

Overmore Ltd: Graphic Designer (closing 15/05/17)

The Graduate: Graphic web developer (closing 22/05/17)

Gordonstoun School: Theatre and Audio Technician (closing 22/05/17)

Thinking of freelancing?

IPSE (represents independent professionals across a wide range of industries) National Freelancers’ Day : Thursday 8th June London. FREE fringe events in Bristol and Manchester where the London event will be streamed live. View details here

BECTU (TV and Film) Annual Freelancers’ Fair : Friday 19th May London The Freelancers’ Fair is a high energy day full of learning, debate and networking attended by workers (mostly freelance) in TV and film. Discounted student rate of £6.44 available by emailing - .

Free training opportunity this summer with Making Creativity Work, read here for more information

Business & Law

Engineering, Environment and Computing

Opportunities of the Month

Highways, Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure - Recruitment Campaign

Hanson UK are holding a Twitter (@Hanson_UK ) Q&A session on Tuesday 9th May at 1pm. Hanson are currently recruiting for Trainee Land Manager, Cement Plant Engineer, and more

Health & Life Sciences

Opportunities of the Month

Step Up to Social Work is an intensive, 14-month, full-time programme for trainee social workers. Read more information here

FUTURE SPORT - Part Time Coach. More information here

FLEXIBLE SUPPORT WORKER: supporting children and young people with disabilities and additional needs. Recruitment day 17th May, more information here


As of 5th May there has been a total of 8,063 students register for their next academic year add+vantage module (Level 2 = 4209, Level 3= 3854).

The registration closing date is 31st May, so if you have not yet registered for your add+vantage module go to NOVA to reserve your place. Please note that modules are filling up fast!

If you have any questions or queries concerning the Add+vantage scheme do not hesitate to contact us on or telephone 02477 652011.

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