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Premier Post - BMC Student Work Placement Opportunity

BMC Office - on 19 Sep 2011 - www.thebmc.co.uk
The BMC is seeking a student studying a marketing related subject (either degree or masters level) to undertake a 6 month work placement at the BMC office in Manchester.

This will be an unpaid position (with basic expenses) focusing on marketing and fundraising for the British Climbing Team and the promotion of the BMC climbing competitions. This subject matter could make for excellent dissertation projects and would be a useful addition to the candidate’s CV. The student would work closely with the BMC Climbing Walls and Competitions Officer and other BMC staff.

The student would not need to be in the office full time, as the majority of this work could be undertaken via the internet connection. An interest in climbing and a knowledge of the climbing industry is preferable but not essential. There will be an allowance of £50.00 per week to cover basic expenses.

For more information on the role and application please contact rob@thebmc.co.uk or call 0161 438 3318.
TheAvenger - on 20 Sep 2011
In reply to BMC Office:

I'm also looking for a student of architecture, although i'll consider other degrees, to build my house extension and ensuite toilet. You will of course do it for free, but it will be a good opportunity to build your CV.

Also offering positions for Gastronomy students to be my personal cook, landscaping students to do my garden, and physiotherapy students to give me massages.

I'll pay your travelcard and offer you free tea, though you'll have to bring the sugar yourself.

This is an unmissable opportunity. Please contact me in my Nigerian address enclosing your bank account details and PIN number.
Fluvial - on 20 Sep 2011
In reply to TheAvenger:
uncalled for
WJV0912 on 20 Sep 2011
In reply to fozmeister: Perhaps. Funny though..
sianabanana - on 21 Sep 2011
In reply to TheAvenger:
This what similar to my reaction on reading this post. When i went on work placement for my degree I was paid around £14k a year. I thought that was rediculous, but £50 a week!!
halo on 24 Sep 2011
In reply to BMC Office: That doesn't even meet the national minimum wage, how could you even think of offering such a low pay scale. How can you justify that?
adie84 - on 26 Sep 2011
In reply to halo: This is an 'unpaid' student placement, the money is purely to cover travel expenses.
halo on 26 Sep 2011
In reply to adie84: Do you work for the BMC?
loopyone on 26 Sep 2011 - 10.7.86.161 [v2035.eth0.proxy05.pf2.sxgfl.ifl.net]
In reply to BMC Office:
person required to be taken advantage of in every possible way........

another_mark on 26 Sep 2011
In reply to BMC Office: Some unfair comments I think.

The way I read it is that this would be good beer money and dissertation material for a student. That's assuming that this isn't a full time job, and it doesn't sound like it is.
halo on 27 Sep 2011
In reply to another_mark: Mark I agree great experience but when your tuition fees are increasing three fold, then you have to say to yourself your better off with a paying placement.
highclimber - on 29 Sep 2011
In reply to BMC Office: it's not as bad as the Centre Assistant 'job' at PyB, granted you get board and bed but for working your ass off, you get £60 pw!

you get more on the dole!
bbangbala - on 01 Oct 2011
In reply to BMC Office: I think it is shameful that the BMC would do something so exploitative - I come from an industry where unpaid placements are de rigeur to get a foot in but they offer a damn site more than something to put on your cv and £50 a week expenses. They offer excellent training, invaluable experience, great contacts and often lead directly to paid work for the right people. This offers none of those things.

The thing that really gets me though is the duration! A 'work placement' should not be 6 MONTHS LONG - that is work, not a placement and should be remunerated as such.

I'd been meaning to renew my membership but I'd rather not condone such blatant exploitation. I very much hope you do not find anyone to take up this role.
trinity - on 02 Oct 2011
In reply to fozmeister: not really have to agree with the avenger interns are basically slave labour. From the sound of the job description the individual has hours and is expected to be there at certain times that is a job! This is basically exploitation wise up BMC!!!
Rob Adie - on 04 Oct 2011
In reply to BMC Office:

This placement is a flexible opportunity for a marketing student to get some work experience and would be a good source of research/information for a dissertation project.

At the end of the day the main aim is to try to help the British Climbing Team's as much as we can by raising their profile and hopefully sourcing sponsorship for them.

This is not meant to be a job of any sort, just work experience, the finance is purely to cover the students travel expenses to and from the BMC offices when they have to come into to the office to meet with myself.

The last person we had doing unpaid work experience here at the BMC, got a job in his chosen field very soon after as a direct result of the experiences he had gained at the BMC.

We have already had several promising applications, but there is still time to apply, so if you are interested in this opportunity please feel free to contact me directly.

Cheers

Rob Adie
loopyone on 04 Oct 2011 - 10.7.86.161 [v2035.eth0.proxy05.pf3.sxgfl.ifl.net]
In reply to Rob Adie:
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> The last person we had doing unpaid work experience here at the BMC, got a job in his chosen field very soon after as a direct result of the experiences he had gained at the BMC.

Nothing to do with his/her degree, natural talent, obvious ability at the job or interview technique then?

The BMC - helping climbers (and marketing execs) all over Britain
KTT on 05 Oct 2011 - host81-136-188-241.in-addr.btopenworld.com
In reply to Rob Adie: So why can't the BMC pay them a minimum wage? What if the student lives in London, Bristol etc?

I ahve to also ask why isn't the BMC doing this already? How much do you earn and why couldn't you do this?

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