Work Experience at The Writer

The University has been contacted by The Writer, a brand language consultancy based in London. Read on if you would be interested in a two-day work experience placement in April.


Work experience, but not as you know it

Work experience. Chances are the last time you were roped into work experience, you were at school. A week-long stint somewhere obscure that may or may not have had anything to do with your studies.

Thankfully, our work experience is a little different. It’s two days of writing exercises, fun things to get you thinking and lots more to show you that a career in writing isn’t just for journalists or publishers.

You’ll get a taste of agency life at Writer HQ, right next to London’s Borough Market. And if you’re extra brilliant, we might invite you back for a paid internship (and even a job).

It’s for you if:

  • you’re in your second year (but we don’t mind too much, if you’re not)
  • you already write for your course
  • you write in your spare time too
  • you’re a bit of a word geek
  • you’re free Thursday 12th and Friday 13th April.

Got 300 words up your sleeve?

Head to our website for all the details, put together 300 words on why we should pick you and apply here. You’ve got until Friday 23rd March.

Last, but not least, who are we again?

The Writer is the world’s largest brand language consultancy. We work with companies all over the world to get their words working harder. We help brands stand out from their competitors, improve how they deal with customers, shape their culture, and even make and save them cold, hard cash.

We’ve shown O2 how to ‘Be more dog’, come up with the latest names for the Lynx bodyspray your little brother probably wears, and helped define how Barbie should sound on Facebook. And we’ve trained over 250,000 people in how to write professionally, with personality.

Find out more about The Writer on our website, say hello on Twitter or connect with us on LinkedIn.

Looking for work or an internship? Head to the CES jobs board

The University is regularly contacted by companies and organisations and asked to advertise jobs, graduate schemes, internships, and volunteering opportunities.

These are all hosted on the University’s jobs board, at https://careers.kent.ac.uk/home.html.

Log in with your Kent IT details, and you will be able to browse vacancies, find details, and submit applications. You can also use this service to keep an eye on upcoming employability workshops and events, and book a place at any that interest you.


If you’re looking for work experience or a placement, you can also sign up to KEW-NET, the University’s e-mentoring platform.

KEW-NET allows Kent graduates to connect with current students and offer you support as you start out in the world of work. Each mentor can choose which services they offer, from speaking to you on the phone or reviewing your CV, to offering internship opportunities and work shadowing events. And if you sign up to KEW-NET as a student, you can choose to become a mentor yourself as you progress through your career.

Work Experience with Channel 4

4Talent, Channel 4’s in-house recruitment group, has contacted the University to offer a range of opportunities for anyone interested in a career in the media. The deadlines for applications are difference for each scheme, so if you are interested do make sure to check the details carefully.


Production Training Scheme

Twelve month placement opportunities are available amongst a variety of independent production companies across the UK in cities such as Bristol, Belfast and Glasgow. There are sixteen spaces available and two streams to apply for, as either a Researcher or a Production Coordinator. The scheme is particularly aimed at people with disabilities, from BAME communities or disadvantaged backgrounds, because these groups are currently underrepresented in the television industry. These are paid opportunities, and offer an entry level role for those with less than 12 months experience in production.

Applications are open until the 4th June.

More info and how to apply can be found here: http://4talent.channel4.com/get-involved/work-programmes/production-training-scheme-2016-17

 


 

Pop Ups – Apprenticeships

We will be on the road in June to talk to people about apprenticeship opportunities at Channel 4 in different departments such as Sales, HR, and IT for example. This will be a day filled with networking, workshops and opportunities to ask our current apprentices lots of questions! We will be in London on the 21st June, Manchester 29th June and Glasgow 6th July.

Applications are open until 28th May.

To apply visit: https://jobs.channel4.com/Pages/event_apply.aspx?jobId=4556&Type=3

 


 Work Experience

We run three cohorts of work experience per year, each hosting twenty individuals in different departments around Channel 4 for a week! This is a fantastic entry level opportunity to get a taster of Channel 4. We also pay all travel, lunch and accommodation costs (if necessary) to allow more people to take part!

  • Cohort 1: 17th – 21st July
  • Cohort 2: 23rd – 27th Oct
  • Cohort 3: 27th – 1st Dec

Applications for Cohort 1 will open on the 18th May, more info can be found here: http://4talent.channel4.com/get-involved/work-experience

 

The Network Television Festival

The Network is a FREE intensive introduction to working in the TV industry, run by the world’s leading TV festival. If you’re looking to start a career in television, this is the scheme for you. You don’t need to have had any experience of working in television BUT you will have to demonstrate that you LOVE TV.

Earn one of the 60 places on The Network and you’ll spend 4 days in Edinburgh learning practical TV making skills from top programme makers, giving you a taster of what it’s really like to work in television. Mingle with the cream of the British TV industry and make loads of new contacts, whilst working with the teams behind shows like A Question of Sport, Sky News, Holby City and Blue Peter. You’ll also be paired with an industry mentor, and get access to exclusive alumni events and job placements.

The Network 2017 takes place 22 – 25 August 2017. Find out more by reading our FAQs or watching the video above, then click here to start your application.