Exhibitors 2017 - Thursday, 26th October

Below is a list of organisations attending the Annual Recruitment Fair 2017 on Thursday, 26th October at the University of Wolverhampton and offering a range of opportunities to students and graduates.

Acorns

Opportunities Offered:

  • Volunteering


Established in 1988, Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust is a registered charity offering a network of care for life limited and life threatened babies, children and young people and their families, across the heart of England.

The children and young people that we help are not expected to reach adulthood and require specialist care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the last year Acorns has supported 876 children and 1,097 families, including those who are bereaved.

They welcome volunteers from all walks of life, and benefit greatly from drawing on their skills and life experiences and whether it be once a month, a week or an hour a day. They rely on volunteers to help in their 3 hospices, our 55 shops throughout the region, head office and of course, helping out in the community at public collections and other fundraising events.

ARK Healthcare

Opportunities Offered:

  • Part-Time Jobs

Ark Home Healthcare are looking for individuals with a real passion for making a difference to people’s lives and in return can offer a great opportunity to join a progressive and forward thinking home care company delivering quality care services across Wolverhampton and surrounding areas.

They have flexible positions for people looking for work, we have options to work weekends only, evening’s only morning only, or work between studying.

Beacon Centre for the Blind

Beacon

Opportunities Offered:

  • Volunteering

Beacon Centre for the Blind are a charity based in Sedgley offering a range of different services for people living with Sight loss. Services include an Independent living centre offering a range of life skills courses (cooking, arts and crafts, gym sessions, IT training), employment support, community groups, low vision advice, an opticians and much more. They have many different volunteer opportunities available including support in the ILC with clients with sight loss, coffee bar and catering volunteer roles, befriending volunteers, fundraising volunteers, community volunteers, retail volunteers, drivers and admin and reception roles.

Birmingham Museums Trust

Birmingham Museums

Opportunities Offered:

  • Volunteering

Interested in volunteering for Birmingham Museums? Come along and have a chat about joining their team. They have nine unique museums and heritage sites across the city of Birmingham and their volunteer team do a whole range of amazing things from conservation to welcoming visitors and working with their curators to gardening. There is always something new to get involved with, you can develop new skills and gain experience in working in museums.

Black Country Living Museum

Updated Black Country Museum

Opportunities Offered:

  • Volunteering

The story of the Black Country is distinctive because of the scale, drama, intensity and multiplicity of the industrial might that was unleashed. It first emerged in the 1830s, creating the first industrial landscape anywhere in the world. It is this that the Black Country Living Museum rejoice in and want to share with others.

Their aim is to engage hearts and minds through the best use of their collections to inspire the widest possible audience about the story of the Black Country. Their staff live in the Museum to welcome you into the inspiring stories of real people, their streets and homes, work and daily lives, so you too can see, taste, feel, smell, hear and join in 300 years of Black Country history.

Bouygues UK

Bouygues UK

Opportunities Offered:

  • Placements
  • Graduate Opportunities

Bouygues UK is a main contractor construction business. Having entered the UK construction market in 1997 with a strategy for steady organic growth, a number of acquisitions that followed further enhanced their market offer.

Today, they are a major player in the Construction, Housing and Development sectors, with a combined turnover of around £750 million, over 70 sites and 1,700 people.

Citizen's Advice Wolverhampton

 

Opportunities Offered:

  • Volunteering

Citizen’s Advice Wolverhampton are a local charity offering free, independent and impartial information, advice and specialist casework to people who live, work and study in Wolverhampton.

They can help with a wide range of problems, including debt, housing, benefits, work, family issues, discrimination, consumer complaints and many more.  They work from several locations, including Wolverhampton City Centre, Bilston and Low Hill.

They are looking for volunteer advisers to work with clients either face to face or by telephone.  The role involves assessing the client’s issues and researching relevant information in order to help them to decide what to do next.  When necessary it would include acting on the client’s behalf, making phone calls, writing letters and making appropriate referrals. 

Comprehensive training and support is provided and no previous experience is necessary.

This role gives volunteers excellent experience with a range of transferable skills.  These include working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds, using information systems and a client database, and maintaining a high quality standard of service.

 

Coventry Building Society

Coventry Building Society 

Opportunities Offered:

  • Placements
  • Graduate Opportunities

The Coventry Building Society has been providing mortgages and savings accounts to communities across Britain for over 130 years. With a £38 billion balance sheet, they’re one of the country’s most significant financial institutions – and their success is built on serving the best interests of their members, helping them to identify the products and services that are right for them. Join one of Coventry Building Society’s career programmes and you’ll get an outstanding introduction to the financial services industry with a business that is currently experiencing a period of enormous positive change. They choose their staff every bit as carefully as they choose the services they offer their Members, and they look for people who share their values and their way of doing business.

Deafblind UK

 

Opportunities Offered:

  • Part-Time Jobs
  • Volunteering

Volunteering for Deafblind UK is an exciting and rewarding way to spend your free time. You could be the only one that a deafblind person speaks to in days; you could be the difference between someone leaving the house that week or not; you could give someone the chance to do something they never thought possible – and what’s more, you don’t need any special experience or skills to do it!

Whether you have just an hour or a whole week to give us, there’s something for you. From befriending and running social groups to office work, gardening and driving, if you’ve got the time, we’ve got a role for you!

As a Deafblind UK volunteer, you will receive full training and ongoing support to help really make a difference to the people we support.

Exlibris a Proquest Company

Proquest

Opportunities Offered:

  • Graduate Opportunities

 

As one company, ProQuest and Ex Libris bring together the best talent and resources to deliver product enhancements and innovations to libraries of all types. Their aim is to:

· Maintain and enhance our existing software solutions;

· Integrate with our customers’ and partners’ workflows more deeply than ever before;

· Offer more content choices to more libraries and users around the world;

· Better meet the needs of customers in their regions, in their languages, and in their time zones.

Combining Ex Libris’ full suite of solutions and deep expertise with ProQuest’s breadth of content and innovative software solutions supports our commitment to empowering researchers and transforming research around the world.

Explore Learning

Opportunities Offered:

  • Part-Time Jobs

Explore Learning’s mission is to develop fearless learners, and be the best possible compliment to a child’s school education. They are looking for passionate and ambitious leaders to join their family and help them make a meaningful impact on both the lives of our children and the growth of our business. Explore Learning is an award winning tuition provider designed to support 5-14 year olds with their maths and English skills whilst developing their confidence, learning habits and self-belief. They’ve been doing this really well for 15 years and our success is down to their incredible people that live and breathe their vision and values, ensuring they are the best possible complement to a school education. They’ve expanded rapidly over recent years with over 125 centres across the UK and America and they’re continuing to grow.

Once you have graduated you can join them as an Assistant Director you will join a close knit management team with the ultimate aim of growing your membership and raising their profile with families, schools and local communities. It’s a unique and challenging role where you can combine your love of working in education with a dynamic and fast paced commercial environment. It’s a really varied role but broadly speaking, there are 4 key areas that you will take responsibility for; management, sales and promotion, customer service and of course teaching.

If you think you can drive performance and make a meaningful impact on these 4 areas then that’s fantastic, but they aren’t expecting you to already be an expert in all of these things.  As one of the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to work for, they deliver a vast amount of brilliant training in absolutely everything you could hope for. What they’re really looking for is for you to be willing, trainable, proactive and resilient, Explore Learning can help you to master everything else!

Express & Star

Express & Star

Opportunities Offered:

  • Part-Time Jobs
  • Graduate Opportunities

Jobs.expressandstar.com is all about joining together a jobs seekers needs with a recruiters requirements in as straightforward and simple way as possible. 

They've worked hard to bring users the best possible experience from a job board, keeping clicks to a minimum. You don't even need to register with them to setup a job alert! Unlike some job boards, jobs.expressandstar.com recognises that time is precious and job seekers want to find their next job as fast as possible. So they don't ask for lengthy forms and profiles to be completed. Nor do they ask you to build your CV on the site - you can simply upload your own. The whole site is built for job seekers first and foremost.

Recruiters know that finding the right individual that has the right talent and skill set is paramount. They make the whole job posting process a breeze and we offer uncomplicated cost effective solutions. 

They promote vacancies across a vast audience, not just on the job board but also across their other sites, including expressandstar.com and shropshirestar.com giving recruiters an unrivalled reach locally.

Frontier

Opportunities Offered:

  • Graduate Opportunities
  • Volunteering

Frontier is an international non-profit volunteering organisation that runs over 400 conservation, community and adventure projects in over 60 countries across the world.

Established in 1989, Frontier has over 25 years of experience in sending volunteers abroad on engaging and capacity building projects.
By encouraging the combination of travel with volunteering, Frontier inspires people to step off the beaten path and make their travel meaningful.
Frontier allow the opportunity to boost Cv’s by gaining qualifications and improving personal development; international travel, cultural awareness, team work, liaise with professionals, report writing, field research skills, to name a few. Various paid roles, internships and placements both abroad and at the London Headquarters are also an option and are listed on the website.

Guide Dogs

Opportunities Offered:

  • Volunteering

In the UK today, almost 2 million people are living with sight loss and of those, around 180,000 rarely leave their homes alone and many suffer from depression and struggle with feelings of isolation.  Guide Dogs is here to solve this problem.  They provide individual support that overcomes the emotional and physical challenges faced by people living with sight loss. They work for a world where people with sight loss are never left out of life.  They work for a world where blind people no longer feel invisible, where the quality of their eye sight is genuinely the only difference between them and the rest of society.  A world with enough support to make the challenges of sight loss no barrier to fulfilling your needs and dreams.  A world where being blind or partially sighted isn’t what defines you.  Guide Dog’s iconic guide dog service is at the heart of their charity and by partnering someone with a guide dog they help them to take control of their lives and move around freely and independently.  Other people with sight loss require different help and support and their My Guide service gives volunteers the skills to become a sighted guide and help people to get out of their homes and back into the community.

The roles available to students include speaker (going out into local schools and organisations to talk about Guide Dog’s work); fundraising (Guide Dogs rely on public donations to fund their work) and sighted guides (this requires commitment and reliability).

Healthwatch Wolverhampton

 

Opportunities Offered:

  • Volunteering

Healthwatch Wolverhampton is the independent voice for the public. Healthwatch listen to all concerns, complaints and compliments raised by the general public on their experiences within health and social care.  That could range from GP Appointments to how family members are treated in a care home.  Their job is to champion views of user’s experience across health and social care and ensure that these are heard by the right services that commission and provide the services.

Volunteers play a crucial role in helping to ensure that they can raise the profile of issues that matter when it comes to improving services within health and social care.

Highways England

Opportunities Offered:

  • Placements
  • Graduate Opportunities

At Highways England, they’re responsible for operating, maintaining and improving all 4,300 miles of England’s motorways and major A roads. They’re aiming to revolutionise the strategic road network with innovation, design and smart technology and they need resourceful, forward-thinking people to help them to drive this change. For more information about current vacancies on their graduate programmes, work experience or if you’d like to find out more about who they are and what they do, why not come and talk to them:

  • Accountancy
  • Civil Engineering
  • Project Management
  • HR
  • Quantity Surveying.

HMRC

Opportunities Offered:

  • Graduate Opportunities

HMRC are the UK’s tax, payments and customs authority, and have a vital purpose: HMRC collect the money that pays for the UK’s public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support. HMRC do this by being impartial and increasingly effective and efficient in their administration. HMRC help the honest majority to get their tax right and make it hard for the dishonest minority to cheat the system.

The work that HMRC does is vital for the UK economy. They need people with the potential to become part of the highly trained cadre of tax professionals who tackle the most challenging aspects of tax work in HMRC. The Tax Specialist Programme exists to identify and develop these people.

The programme is designed to give you a broad insight into the range of the tax work HMRC undertakes. It’s the perfect foundation for a wide-ranging career, and offers the opportunity to find your way as you develop. HMRC will encourage and support you in exploring and developing your own particular skills and knowledge.

The Tax Specialist Programme is an intensive 3-year programme designed to equip you with both technical (tax) knowledge and the professional skills you will need to apply that knowledge when dealing with your customers.

On successful completion of the programme, you will be promoted to a Grade 7 post as a senior tax professional. You might take on a technical/investigative role, a customer relationship manager role or be involved in formulating tax policy. Wherever you find yourself, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills essential to deal with anything from international issues or large companies to fraud, policy development or managing cases.

JN Bentley

Opportunities Offered:

  • Placements
  • Graduate Opportunities

JN Bentley is a rapidly expanding organisation with a turnover of £169 million. This is generated from projects within the building and civil engineering sectors and has seen a 26% increase on the previous year. This also resulted in their reaching the 1000 employees milestone for the very first time in December and to continue to build upon their recent successes, they have invested over £1 million and 17,600 training hours into their most valuable asset – their employees.

They are currently looking to employ several Placement and Graduate students across their organisation in various roles, including: Quantity Surveying, Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering. They are also looking to recruit students across a number of support platforms.

KEEN

 

Opportunities Offered:

  • Graduate Opportunities

 KEEN to kick start your career?

Yes? Then KEEN, via the University of Wolverhampton, is just for you!

Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise Network (KEEN) is a three-way relationship between a graduate (or affiliate – that’s you!), a company and the University and can last between 6 – 18 months.

KEEN gives you the chance to get hands-on work experience all whilst earning a regular competitive salary!

For more information or to register for job alerts, visit: imkeen.co.uk

 

Magical Maths

Magical Maths

Opportunities Offered:

  • Part-Time Jobs
  • Volunteering

Magical Maths is an afterschool maths programme exclusively for local primary schools. They offer mind blowing assemblies which they then follow up with their UBER fun-afterschool clubs.

Magical Maths are always looking for Afterschool Club Leaders and Assistants who are passionate, enthusiastic and excited about working with young people! They will provide you with their Magical Maths secret training and provide you with all the resources you need to run Magical Maths programmes.

Afterschool Club Leaders and Assistants must:

Be over 18 years of age

Have experience working with children

Be passionate, enthusiastic and excited about working with young people.

Be willing to travel to schools around your county (access to a car is preferable).

Ideally be available at least two afternoons a week.

Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate (formerly CRB) is required (we can arrange this on your behalf)

Have fun helping primary children with maths after school and get paid really well for it…..their pay starts from £15 a session.

This is maths, but not as you know it...so be prepared to have some serious fun!

Marstons Plc

 

Opportunities Offered:

  • Graduate Opportunities

Marston’s beer company is the UK largest cask ale supplier and owns the UK’s biggest premium bottled beer. Their Head Office is based in Wolverhampton however they have national coverage with our 6 breweries and sales teams covering off trade and on trade sales.  They will be discussing roles they have within the business such as brewing roles, sales roles, customer service roles, marketing and head office functions such as HR, IT and finance.

Moog

Opportunities Offered:

  • Placements
  • Graduate Opportunities

Moog is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision motion control products and systems. Their motion control technology enhances performance in a variety of markets and applications, from commercial aircraft cockpits, to power-generation turbines, to Formula One racing, to medical infusion systems. Their environment is built on collaboration and open communication. It’s a place where talented and enthusiastic people work together to solve complex and difficult technical challenges. It’s what attracts the best to their company and it’s the reason they stay with them.

My Brink

 

Opportunities Offered:

  • Placements
  • Part-Time Jobs
  • Graduate Opportunities
  • Volunteering

 Mybrink.com is a specialist platform focused on graduate jobs and careers. They are much more than a job board; they offer tailor-made innovative solutions to recruiters and an invaluable resource to students.  

Students can find jobs, learn about companies and showcase their skills through an extensive personal profile. They can also chill out in our virtual Career Café; a haven of advice, quality features and access point to expert help. 

Think talent. Think support. Think mybrink

Opportunities Available:

Media & Journalism, IT & Telecommunications, HR & Recruitment, Consultancy, Engineering, Accounting & Finance, Automotive, Legal, Energy & Resources, Construction & Property, Charity & non profit, Science & Research, Legal, Logistics & Support, Advertising, PR & Marketing.

POhWER

Opportunities Offered:

  • Volunteering


POhWER are a charity that provides information, advocacy and advice services across England, offering direct and local support via Professionals and Volunteers. Their independent, free services reach individuals struggling with particular challenges in their lives.

Community Champion – Support with promotion and awareness of the service within Wolverhampton

Community Explorers – Support Community Development Worker – Networking, building relationships and directory of services and organisations available to support clients and staff.

Rider Levett Bucknall

Opportunities Offered:

  • Placements
  • Graduate Opportunities

Rider Levett Bucknall is a global, independent property and construction consultancy with offices across the UK and Globally.

Their reputation for providing consistently high levels of consultancy services, at all stages of the property life cycle, rests entirely on our ability to recruit and develop the highest calibre staff.  They recruit Quantity Surveyors, Building Surveyors and Project Managers to join their Graduate Programme.

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Opportunities Offered:

  • Graduate Opportunities

At Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust everyone matters, and their patients matter most. As one of the largest provider organisations in the NHS, with an annual income of over £500 million, they employ 7,200 colleagues. The Trust provides community and acute services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality. They do many things well; the Trust has won awards for staff engagement, has strong staff-side partnerships, and is developing a consistent model of triumvirate multi-professional leadership across six clinical groups.

Their vision is to be the UK’s best integrated care provider by 2020. They’re already on our way to achieving this. They’ve trebled their training budget, enhanced the way they recognise their people and are constructing career pathway frameworks. Bring your dedication and determination here, and you’ll be surprised by just how rewarding your career can be. Sandwell NHS like to think they offer you the best of both worlds. They’re a welcoming and friendly place that’s devoted to their community.

You’ll help them achieve their ambition to become the best integrated care organisation in the NHS. So they’ll help you achieve your ambitions too. Wherever you want to go in your career, they’ll help you get there with dedicated training and bespoke development programmes. As an integrated Trust, the scope to grow is broad. From hospital wards, to specialist departments, to community teams or even rotation between different areas, they aim to give you the flexibility to shape your destiny. You can build your career clinically, managerially or educationally. They’ll support you to develop anything from occupational competencies to leadership skills. You can also enjoy opportunities to gain qualifications - from apprenticeships to Masters level degree courses.                                                                                                                                        

They have opportunities across a range of healthcare professions.

Smile Education


Opportunities Offered:

  • Part-Time Jobs
  • Graduate Opportunities

Smile Education is a West Midlands based recruitment agency with a difference. They don’t just place teachers and support staff into schools but they are passionate about finding the very best staff for their schools and the perfect job for their teachers, teaching assistants and cover supervisors. Treating people like people, supporting the local economy and communities and putting family and children at the focus of everything they do. Smile is here to help NQT’s and newly trained teachers. They aim to find their Newly Qualified Teachers long-term assignments to complete their indulction period in as short a time frame as possible. They recruit for permanent teaching roles, long term contracts and day to day teaching positions which often lead to permanent roles. Supply teaching with Smile can give you the flexibility and opportunity to try out different schools and key stages and help you direct your career. They also have numerous opportunities for Teaching Assistant and Cover Supervisors.

Smile Education are also looking for Graduates to work for them internally! Education recruitment is a rewarding but demanding role and Smile is committed to giving you all the tools you need to be successful and a fun environment in which to do it!

They offer tailored career progression which includes internal and external sales training and the opportunity to apply for their management trainee scheme after one year as a consultant. They offer the best uncapped commission in the business, up to 42 days holiday and promotion every 3 months. As well as competitions and prices including holiday vouchers, meals out, early finishes and lots of other exciting incentives.

Staffordshire County Council Libraries

Opportunities Offered:

  • Volunteering

Staffordshire Libraries offer many volunteering opportunities in County Managed and Community Managed libraries. Volunteering in libraries is a great way to meet new people, learn new things and get valuable work experience. There are many roles on offer including IT Buddy, Home reader delivery, walk leader, event supporter and behind the counter support at Community Managed Libraries.

Syspal Ltd

 

Opportunities Offered:

  • Graduate Opportunities

SYSPAL Ltd is a stainless steel manufacturer proud to design and manufacture all of their products in-house at their purpose built 100,00ft² facility in Broseley, Shropshire. They regularly recruit for a wide range of positions including apprenticeships. If you’re passionate about British manufacturing, have plenty of enthusiasm and sparks of innovation and are looking for a career at a forward thinking company with limitless potential, then SYSPAL Ltd might be the company for you.

Founded over 40 years ago, SYSPAL Ltd is a producer of market leading products for various industries including food, pharmaceutical, medical, veterinary and animal welfare housing. Their products genuinely change lives; from helping children with cerebral palsy to walk for the first time unaided in their underwater treadmill, designing animal housing for charity homing centres, overhauling food production efficiency processes, to their sink range manufactured in partnership with the Dyson featuring the Dyson Airblade Tap Hand Dryer.

With nearly 200 highly skilled employees, including over 25 designers using the latest 3D software and an international sales and distributor network in more than 35 countries. They recruit apprentices, graduates and people with experience in the following areas: marketing, finance, internal sales, customer service, warehouse operatives, laser operators, design engineers, sales and project engineers.

If you would like to come and work for a company with plenty of history and a great future ahead as a market leader in British manufacturing then they would love to hear from you!

The Way Youth Zone

The Way Youth Zone


Opportunities Offered:

  • Placements
  • Volunteering

The Way is more than just a name, it is a brand that reflects the values their new Youth Zone represents. They worked closely with young people from the city to understand what they wanted to get out of the Youth Zone.

They’re somewhere to go, something to do, someone to talk to.

UTC Aerospace Systems

Opportunities Offered:

  • Placements
  • Graduate Opportunities

UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. They are also a major supplier to international space programs.

In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems was formed by combining two industry leaders, Hamilton Sundstrand and Goodrich, creating an organization with key positions on a wide range of aircraft flying today and substantial content on various UAVs, satellites and ground and naval vehicles.

Their customers include original equipment manufacturers that build aircraft and helicopters, engine manufacturers, and airlines, as well as defense agencies and contractors. Their commitment is to help them develop and maintain safer, lighter, more reliable and more efficient aircraft and other platforms.

UTC Aerospace Systems is part of United Technologies (NYSE:UTX), a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries.

UTC Aerospace Systems employs approximately 41,000 people worldwide with approximate annual sales of $14 billion.

 

West Midlands Fire Service

 

Opportunities Offered:

  • Volunteering

The West Midlands Fire Service is looking to promote the roles of Volunteer Visitor Guides and Community Volunteers to educate the community and assist with their prevention based activities.

Volunteer Visitor Guide

Their fully trained volunteer guides take primary school children around their life-size scenario-based Safeside Safety Village providing them with an innovative, enjoyable learning experience that inspires them to think and act safely. If you enjoy working with children, can communicate effectively and are willing to develop new skills, this could be the role for you.

Community Volunteer

Their community volunteers deliver key safety messages to new comers to the community and support operational crews in delivering local safety initiatives and activities. If you are looking to get involved with the local community, help promote safety and wellbeing, and do something worthwhile, this could be the role for you.

West Midlands Police

Opportunities Offered:

  • Placements

Project Blue Line is an exciting opportunity for students to experience working life as a full-time Special Constable, working with West Midlands Police as part of a 12-month placement year. Students will receive full training and experience a wide range of operational uniformed policing activities, working as a police officer, over a 12 month period. Following the 12-month placement, students will have the opportunity to continue their work with West Midlands Police on a part-time basis.

West Midlands Police is a modern and progressive organisation at the forefront of modern policing, this programme is a unique opportunity to work within an exciting, modern and forward-thinking policing. West Midlands Police is an equal opportunities organisation and is keen to represent the communities we serve. They are currently under represented by female, black and minority ethnic communities, they particularly welcome applications from these groups.