First blog post

Hi! Welcome to our brand new blog.. and like you’d expect – our first blog post!

Meet the Employment Bureau Team

Helen Cann, Employment Bureau Manager


Laura Kendrick

Business Development Manager


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                                                             Cambridge Campus

Suneet Bakarania                                   Leanne Evans                                 Nikkii Hodge

Recruitment Adviser                             Administrator                                 Administrator

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                                                         Chelmsford Campus

Rachel Coward                                 Natasha Hill                                Verity Hyett

Recruitment Adviser                      Administrator               Business Development Manager

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Think of us as the University’s on-campus recruitment agency. We help students find temporary paid work whilst you’re studying and a graduate job once you’ve finished.


Here’s a sobering thought: graduate who have had no previous work experience are ‘unlikely to be successful’ during the selection process and have ‘little or no chance’ of receiving a job offer for their organisations’ graduate programmes(High Fliers 2015)

The work experience you gain whilst you study helps you to stand out in a crowd. Work experience shows prospective employers you have the soft skills to complement your academic qualifications, like good communication skills, reliability, working with others and self-management.

By registering with us you’ve made a good start, we’ll send you job alerts about the vacancies we’re recruiting for. However, the best way to apply for jobs is online. And, did you know our jobs board also has opportunities from companies and other recruiters wanting to employ students and graduates to? Visit for more information.


What sort of jobs do we have?

If you are looking for temporary work internally, then we have lots of different roles, which will all fit around your studies;

Student Ambassador                         Ruskin the Rhino                                 Digital Ambassador

Sports Activator                                 Mock Patient                                         Bar Staff

Mumford Theatre Staff                    Course Specific Ambassador             Cafeteria Staff


The list goes on …(*generally, not specifically in this blog)


How much do we pay?

Well, good news for everyone! Anglia Ruskin are proud to be living wage accredited, so the Employment Bureau will be paying the minimum of £8.75 per hour for all INTERNAL roles at ARU.



We do have some roles that will pay more, so ensure you keep and eye out for these.

We worked out that if you work with us for two 8 hour days every week for 4 weeks, it would pay your rent for one month! (Assuming you don’t live in a castle)

Or even just one hours work would pay for your Netflix subscription.


When are we open?

Open hours

Call, email, tweet, Facebook message or just come in to say hello…

There are no stupid question! So don’t be afraid to ask. We understand that this may be a whole new experience for most of the students starting at Anglia Ruskin, but we are here to help guide you through the application process, attending interviews and working. We work closely with the Employability Service who can help you create or update your CV, answer any questions that you have regarding employment, placements, internships and graduate roles. They will even conduct a mock interview with you to settle your nerves and provide some encouragement guidance.

We also offer customer service training for all of our temporary staff. It is recommended that you attend as it will help you with any roles that you undertake, whether that be internally or externally and for after you graduate. If you apply to be a Student Ambassador, we also have training to ensure that you can conduct a campus tour for visitors and gain the knowledge and confidence needed. The Student Ambassador Scheme runs throughout the year and is a great way to learn and develop skills, and will look great on your CV.


And finally… Where are we?

Cambridge Campus: Helmore 073

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Chelmsford Campus: Ground Floor, Marconi

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So, that’s us in a nutshell. We understand if you want to know more, that’s why you can contact us in so many different ways, whatever suits you.

email                           Facebook search “ARU EB”

website]#                                                            Twitter@ARUTemp

linkedin Anglia Ruskin University Employment Bureau

phone Cambridge: 01223 698 564                                        Chelmsford: 01245 683 606


In our next blog, we will be explaining about National Insurance; what it is and why you need it.

We’re looking forward to meeting you all and working with you in the future.

The EB Team


How do I register?

In order to be considered for the work we have to offer you must register with the Employment Bureau. Please see the link to our online registration:

Once you have created an online account with us you are required to visit your local EB office, Cambridge – Helmore 073 or Chelmsford – Marconi Ground floor.
UK Candidates will need to bring in either their Passport or their original long Birth Certificate, with proof of their National Insurance Number.
EU/EEA and Switzerland Candidates will need to bring either their Passport or National Identity Card.
International Student will need their Passport and Visa. Please note, that we cannot accept a visa that is in an out of date passport. We accept paper visas or Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)
If you have any questions regarding your visa and working hour’s entitlement, please email us.

When you have fully registered, you can apply for jobs through the website, we also send out email alerts and we post job vacancies to our social media pages; Facebook and Twitter and we are also on the Anglia Ruskin app 🙂 EB-app-portal-image NEW