Placements

Placement Title Company Business Location
E-Curation project This is a new and innovative project in the East Midlands funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to provide professional development for staff and volunteers at heritage sites, so that more sites reach a standard set by the Sandford Award for their learning programmes.

A major element of the project is the development of a range of e-learning resources, and the intended curation of a digital archive generated by project activities to act as good practice 'case studies' for other sites.

We are now looking for an E-Curator to work alongside a number of East Midlands heritage sites to collate and present their to collate and present the relevant documentation and resources for sharing across the Sandford learning community via an online learning portal.

Key placements outcomes are:
- The development of a suite of 'e-portfolios' generated from the projects from at least 12 heritage sites in the East Midlands. These could include images, video, lesson plans, leaflets, evaluations, quotes and so on.
- These e-portfolios should reflect the interests of the Sandford Cascade learning community, and will be used to share good practice.

The successful candidate will be able to access the Sandford Cascade's Professional Development programme, have access to an i-pad and will be invited to contribute to the e-bulletin to share any good practice visits to key heritage sites. The successful candidate will also be asked to attend the Sandford Award Ceremony as well as having input into professional development workshops to showcase their work.

Candidates are expected to have:
  • Experience of using a Learning Platform, ideally Canvas
  • Experience of content management and creating dynamic and user-friendly web content
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexibility around working hours and project activities
  • Flair for presenting information in a creative and engaging way
  • Access to their own vehicle, as some of the sites are not accessible by public transport

  • It would be desirable if the successful candidate has a broad knowledge of software and applications.

    Successful candidates will gain practical and demonstrable experience in the following key areas:
    - Development and e-curation of 12 projects from a range of heritage sites across the East Midlands.
    - Working with heritage sites within a community of good practice.
    - Ways in which the heritage sector can utilise learning platforms and web presence.
    - Presenting to representatives from the Sandford Cascade learning community.

    More information about Sandford Cascade and their projects (specifically SAIL for this placement) please go to their website: sandfordaward.org/cascade

    Further placement information:
    - Placements are flexible and the project hours can be worked to fit around your studies over the course of the placement period.
    - Some remote working will be possible but access to a car is essential. Travel costs will be reimbursed.
    - This placement is being offered by Sandford Cascade therefore the successful candidate will be able to access the Cascade CPD programme. More details will be shared with the successful applicant.
    - Interviews will be on Tuesday 6th February at the University.
    Lincoln
    Energy Usage Assessment Project Analysing the Performance of Completed Buildings by Assessing the Energy Usage at Design Stage and comparing it with Real Performance.

    We are based in Nottingham and have been designing sustainable residential properties for the last twenty years. These have been constructed from various construction methods, lightweight and heavy weight structures with passive and active solar collectors. We aim for a fabric first approach to reducing energy in use and then look to generation to bring the houses closer to zero carbon and are members of the AECB.

    Within the industry there has been very little cataloguing of the performance of heavy weight structures and passive solar collectors. We are keen to assess our output in this area to give a baseline of performance. There is already a reasonable amount of analysis of lightweight structures by the specialist manufacturers.

    The project will involve creating simple models of the differing typologies from the completed house designs to see how they should perform and comparing the predicted energy use with actual energy in use.

    Key Areas of Work & Outcomes of Placement:

    Summary of research & Baseline Report including recommendations for Future Clients. Preparation of Marketing Information (this may also involve some presentations to peers).

    Skills required:
    • Good communication skills verbal and written.
    • Ability to analyse the design of the houses, pick out the relevant passive and active sustainable criteria and create a predicted energy assessment. This could be production of a sketchup model and analysis in Sefaira (our in house software) or other software as agreed.
    • Ability to create and manage the information in spreadsheet format.
    Nottingham
    Event Administration Project We are the national membership organisations for Medics, scientists, pharmacists, radiographers, technologists and nurses in the field of nuclear medicine. We have approximately 500 members, produce a medical journal and biannual international educational conferences. Our head office is on the University of Nottingham Innovation Park

    We are have an opportunity for the right candidate to assist in the preparation and organisation of the BNMS Annual Scientific Meeting.

    Key Objectives and Outcomes of the Placement

    Establish marketing of meeting at all stages of development via relevant contacts and platforms and engaging in Social Media platforms providing an online presence and increase awareness of the Annual scientific meeting. Ensuring communication of information is accurate, timely to Invited Speakers, Exhibitors and Delegates.

    Monitoring the online registration system, ensuring that the system is up to date and working correctly at all times. Liaising with the scientific committee and delegates, dealing with issues as they arise.

    Liaising with outside companies and co-ordinating activities to ensure the smooth running of the BNMS annual scientific meeting and to arrange travel arrangements and accommodation of invited speakers as necessary. To ensure that actions required following meetings are carried out in a timely manner and are followed-up to completion. Prepare holding slides and rolling programme in Microsoft PowerPoint for the meetings.

    Coordinating student volunteers, establishing a timetable for volunteering. Monitoring lists/subscriptions for dinner tickets, party tickets and training sessions.

    Skills required:
    • IT and communication skills
    • project management and excellent English
    • Accuracy, reliability
    • adaptable to learn new skills and procedures
    • customer service
    Nottingham
    Market Research and International Market Intelligence Project - USA and Canada we operate within the water & low pressure gas market segments. They also manufacture a range of specialised valves for the water sector and valve keys for the water and low pressure gas market segments. They are now looking at international expansion and would like a Postgraduate to help research potential markets in;
    • USA
    • Canada

    Research tasks would include looking at market size, growth prospects and barriers to entry, with particular emphasis on finding suitable partners, probably distributors, in country.

    A focus would be on providing significant market intelligence on a range of sectors and markets both new and emerging in the chosen geographical areas.

    As well as having language skills for one of the stated countries, the ideal candidate would have an understanding of the business culture in these regions, although this is not essential.

    Key Areas of Work & Outcomes of Placement:

    Key outcomes would include a series of reports and growth prospects for specific countries and markets. Reports on potential partners and distributors and horizon scanning of potential opportunities.

    Skills required:
    • Excellent research skills
    • Excellent report writing skills and the ability to synthesise complex information and provide coherent recommendations
    • Proactive and confident
    • Knowledge of business culture within some of the above regions would be advantageous
    • Language skills for one of the above regions would be advantageous

    Successful candidates will gain practical and demonstrable experience in the following key areas:
    • Research scoping international markets
    • Commercial awareness
    • Languages skills
    • Written and communication skills
    • Stakeholder engagement
    • Evaluation

    The placement offers the opportunity to develop the research skills you have gained during your degree in a workplace, at the same time using your language and/or cultural awareness to help a local business to grow and expand.
    Mansfield
    Market Research and International Market Intelligence Project - South East Asia we operate within the water & low pressure gas market segments. They also manufacture a range of specialised valves for the water sector and valve keys for the water and low pressure gas market segments. They are now looking at international expansion and would like a Postgraduate to help research potential markets in;
    • Malaysia
    • Thailand
    • Philippines
    • Vietnam

    Research tasks would include looking at market size, growth prospects and barriers to entry, with particular emphasis on finding suitable partners, probably distributors, in country.

    A focus would be on providing significant market intelligence on a range of sectors and markets both new and emerging in the chosen geographical areas.

    As well as having language skills for one of the stated countries, the ideal candidate would have an understanding of the business culture in these regions, although this is not essential.

    Key Areas of Work & Outcomes of Placement:

    Key outcomes would include a series of reports and growth prospects for specific countries and markets. Reports on potential partners and distributors and horizon scanning of potential opportunities.

    Skills required:
    • Excellent research skills
    • Excellent report writing skills and the ability to synthesise complex information and provide coherent recommendations
    • Proactive and confident
    • Knowledge of business culture within some of the above regions would be advantageous
    • Language skills for one of the above regions would be advantageous

    Successful candidates will gain practical and demonstrable experience in the following key areas:
    • Research scoping international markets
    • Commercial awareness
    • Languages skills
    • Written and communication skills
    • Stakeholder engagement
    • Evaluation

    The placement offers the opportunity to develop the research skills you have gained during your degree in a workplace, at the same time using your language and/or cultural awareness to help a local business to grow and expand.
    Mansfield