Work at Hope with Hope Works

Hope Works is Liverpool Hope University’s on-campus jobs portal. A wide range of jobs are available on both campuses. You could be showing prospective students around on Open Days, or working regular shifts in Our Place – a great way to earn a little extra money and gain valuable work experience while you are here on campus.

To register and apply you need to log on to Hope Works via MyHope, create a profile and then submit your right to work document (passport OR birth certificate with document evidencing your National Insurance number) to our team in the Employability Hub at Hope Park.

There are Hope Works Registration Days every day from 10am-4pm in the Employability Hub from 30th September – 11th October 2019. 

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There are regular jobs throughout the year and one-off projects, all of which will build your professional experience and grow your skill set. Check out Molly’s experience below and get registered to see where Hope Works could take you…

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Looking for a part-time job?

If you’re looking for a part-time job to fit alongside your studies then look no further! Here’s our essential guide to finding a part-time job.

 
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Graduate Access to My Careers Centre

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Calling all graduates…if you didn’t know already graduation isn’t the end of your relationship with Liverpool Hope University.

You have access to careers and employability support for the next three years as part of our Three Year Promise. The most useful features of the Promise for you are:

  1. Access to careers appointments (one-to-one, telephone, video call);
  2. Email support;
  3. Careers and employability workshops; and,
  4. Access to My Careers Centre resources

Access to My Careers Centre as a Graduate couldn’t be simpler. Log into My Careers Centre through Moodle. Click on My Profile at the top right-hand side of your dashboard and then click on the Graduate Access panel on the left-hand side of the page.  Lastly, you will be asked to provide a personal email address. Once you have followed these steps you will recieve a web-link to continue use as a Graduate (see below).

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If you encounter any issues with Graduate Access or would like to talk to a Careers Adviser please contact us either by phone or email below.

 

careers@hope.ac.uk                                                               0151 291 2032

 

Graduated, now what?

Congratulations Class of 2019!

It’s a week after our wonderful graduation ceremonies, I really enjoy the effort we put into our graduations at Hope. The whole University comes together to make those days special for everyone.

I hope every one of you take some time to relax and recharge your batteries, you deserve it.

I know from our exit surveys that many of you have plans for next year, progressing to further study, travelling or starting a new job.

For those who are not yet sure about your next steps or want to just talk through your plans, Liverpool Hope Careers and Employability team are here for you. Our team offers support for up to 3 years after graduating.

You can email careers@hope.ac.uk to arrange an appointment with one of our advisers, we can be flexible with timings and the method of appointment either in person, telephone, skype or an email conversation.

We are running Next Steps sessions across the summer:

Next Steps is fast-track careers suite that aims to equip graduates with:

– knowledge of occupations and professions related to their course;

– knowledge of job-search sites and sources of employment; and,

– practical techniques on CV writing and application forms, along with interview technique.

These sessions are course specific and intended for recent grads – however, other levels are equally as welcome.

The workshops will run between 10:00-13:00 (see dates below) and will be held at the Employability Hub.

To attend, either book your place through Events on My Careers Centre or email the Careers Team directly – careers@hope.ac.uk

05/08/19 – Next Steps in Geography and Environmental Sciences

06/08/19 – Next Steps in the Arts

07/08/19 – Next Steps with Alternatives to Teaching

08/08/19 – Next Steps in Teaching

12/08/19 – Next Steps in Law and Humanities

13/08/19 – Next Steps in Maths and Computing

14/08/19 – Next Steps in Business and Marketing

16/08/19 – Next Steps in Psychology and Social Sciences

Your university email will be yours for life but access to Moodle, My Hope and My Careers Centre will be turned off shortly so, don’t forget to register your personal email in My Careers Centre to access it as an Alumni. When in My Careers Centre click my profile in the top right and then graduate access.

Also, please don’t forget to take part in the Graduate Outcomes Survey 15 Months time! 

I hope this helps, any questions email us on careers@hope.ac.uk

Chris Biggs

Senior Careers Adviser

The roller-coaster of an accountancy placement… yes I said roller-coaster!

Jon Davies Accountants recently sponsored a prize at the Liverpool Hope University Insight to Business Awards. Amongst the likes of Lloyds Bank, Vodafone and Everton FC,

Patrick Bolton secured the two-week placement at Jon Davies Accountants and here are his reflections from the experience:

“I arrived at this placement, fairly confident that I as an ‘accomplished’ student of Accountancy, had a firm grasp of the principles going in. After a rude awakening, I have spent the majority of my time being led by the nose by the far more capable and infinitely more knowledgeable members of the team here. I didn’t know what to expect when granted this view behind the scenes but, by far my biggest takeaway from this experience is my respect for the amount of work and time the team here puts in every day. A special mention must be made for Billie Arnold, my neighbour throughout the week, and without whom, I fear I would still be reeling in confusion and looking for the nearest escape route. I’m incredibly grateful for her tutelage over these past two weeks but I’m sure she will be welcoming an end to the unceasing entreaties for help.  

It is in many ways unbelievable to me that I have only been here for two weeks. I don’t imagine that rollercoaster and accountancy often appear in the same sentence together however, for my time here it feels appropriate. I have truly run the gamut of emotional reactions at Jon Davies Accountants. The hair-ripping frustration of numbers not balancing, mitigated only by the savage joy of solving the mystery of missing figures. The overwhelming resentment you feel for inanimate pieces of paper, followed later by the weary satisfaction as the last receipt is inputted. I have learned a great deal during my time here, perhaps too much. I worry now that when I return to my classmates, they will recognise this knowledge within me and will be apprehensive in approaching the poise and mastery with which I return.

I said to Jon in our first interview that I wasn’t overly enthused about the faceless aspect of accountancy when it comes to firms like the Big Four. He assured me at the time that his firm was entirely different, that there was nothing faceless about it and he has been proved right time and time again. The atmosphere in the office is entirely different to what I (and I’m assuming everyone) imagines when thinking about an Accountancy firm. There are no grey men in grey suits and no dingy lifeless cubicles. There are times when you walk into this office, where you would be forgiven for thinking that you have unintentionally interrupted a family reunion. There is a closeness here that seems to extend to the clients as well. Often when overhearing phone calls around the office, a conversation could start with a business inquiry but by the end sound like two old friends catching up after some time apart.

I’ll close by thanking Jon for the opportunity to work at his firm and to every member of the team, for making me feel as welcome as I did and for all the time and help they’ve given to me. As a poor student, it is unlikely I will be requiring Jon’s services any time soon, but, in the event of a lottery win or the surprise discovery of a priceless antique, there is no team I would trust more with my finances.