Site Help

When it comes to offering opportunities, the Big Academy offers a two-tiered service. One for the employers who wish to share their opportunities and another for young people who are searching for them. Select the most appropriate option below for help concerning the Big Academy's functionality and features.

  • General
  • Young People
  • Employers

General

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    What are those little buttons next to the header for?

    The buttons which appear quite often on the Big Academy just allow you to quickly share the current page with your friends via email and popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.

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    I can't remember my password, what can I do?

    Click the "Login" link at the top of the page and then click the "Forgotten Your Password?" link. From here you can enter the email address you used to register and we'll email you with details on how you can reset your password.

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    How much does registration cost?

    Registration is completely free for both young people and employers. The way we see things, the more members who join the Big Academy the merrier!

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    How can I get in touch?

    You can get in contact with the Big Academy via our contact page. Alternatively you can email us at hello@bigacademy.org.

Young People

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    How do I register?

    Just click the "Young Person" link under the "Join the Big Academy" header at the top of the page and complete our simple registration form. Alternatively if you have a Facebook account you can click the Facebook "Register" button at the top of the page and use your basic Facebook account information to complete a part of the Big Academy's registration form without having to do squat!

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    Once I've registered, how do I change my personal details?

    If you want to change some or all of the information you supplied when you originally registered, just click the "Account Details" link under the "My Account" header right at the top of the page. From here you can change any details you like. To save your changes, just click the "submit" button.

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    How do I search for jobs?

    Check out the "Finding Work" header, from here you can either perform a custom search via the "Search for a Job" link, perform a selection of more common searches such as looking for Saturday Jobs, Apprenticeships, and Work Experience Placements. In addition you can also view all of the Big Academy's vacancies at once via the "View All Jobs" link.

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    I've found a job I'm interested in, what now?

    Only registered members can apply for jobs. When you've got that sorted, simply click the "Apply" button. The page will then expand a tad, allowing you to select a CV and Cover Letter to upload. Click the "Apply" button again to send them racing across to the employer. If you're successful, the employer will get back to you via the contact details you supplied when you registered.

    You can also keep track of your applications via the "My Job Applications" link under the "My Account" header right at the top of the page.

Employer

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    How do I register?

    Just click the "Employer" link under the "Join the Big Academy" header at the top of the page and complete our simple registration form.

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    Once I've registered, how do I change my personal details?

    If you want to change some or all of the information you supplied when you originally registered, just click the "Account Details" link under the "My Account" header right at the top of the page. From here you can change any details you like. To save your changes, just click the "submit" button.

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    How can I upload my vacancies?

    Only registered employers can add new vacancies. Once you've got that sorted click the "Add New Vacancy" link under the "My Account" header at the top of the page and complete the simple form. Submitted vacancies will appear on the Big Academy once verified, which may take up to 48 hours.

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    How much does it all cost?

    Nothing! Sharing your employment opportunities on the Big Academy is completely free. We like it that way.

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    How long will my vacancy be online?

    For as long as you like. We're not fussy. There's an expiry date field which must be completed to submit a vacancy. Once this expiry date has passed the vacancy will go offline.

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    How will I know when somebody has applied for my vacancy?

    To keep track of the vacancies you post on the Big Academy, just click the "My Job Vacancies" link under the "My Account" header right at the top of the page. From here you can see a list of all of the job vacancies you've posted. To check out what applications you've received for any vacancy in particular just click the "X Applications" link. The amount of applicants along with download links to their CV's and Cover Letters will then drop down like magic.

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    What happens if I want to change something on an existing listing?

    If you want to chance some or all of the information you supplied when previously added a vacancy just click the "My Job Vacancies" link under the "My Account" header right at the top of the page. Look for the vacancy you want to edit, then click the little hammer icon. From here you can change any details you like. To save your changes, just click the "submit" button. Sorted!

Youth Organisations

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    Why Should I Join the Big Academy?

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Employers

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    Why Should I Join the Big Academy?

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