Interested in marketing, teaching, environmental research, HR or finance? Want to work for the NHS, Sony Europe, Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, an arts charity in Tanzania or an exciting start-up in the City?
Check out the latest placements, internships and graduate opportunities from the Careers and Employability Service:
For further opportunities, visit Target Connect through the Careers and Employability Service:
This scholarship fund is aimed at budding researchers with creative and open minds towards the challenges of applied research, including:
• Undergraduate and graduate students
• PhD students
• Everyone with a genuine interest in cultural anthropology
• Previous participants of the project
We offer a unique learning opportunity in a multidisciplinary research project on the isle of Gozo, Malta. Expeditions and the University of Leuven offer a 20.000 euro scholarship fund to cover part or all of the tuition fees for the 2018 Malta Summer School.
Selection is not based on academic merit, originality or complexity – instead we look for enthusiasm, dedication and creativity! Candidates are invited to propose two or more creative research concepts that can be built upon fieldwork performed during one session of the summer school on Gozo (Malta). From these proposals, the scholarship review board will select 15 candidates to work out a more detailed research plan within a deadline of two months (January/February). These 15 proposals will be ranked and scholarships will be divided according to this ranking. The top ranked proposals will be granted a full scholarship, others will receive a partial scholarship. None of the scholarships include airfare from and to Malta.
How can I apply for this initial selection?
• Send us two or more research concepts
• 150-250 words per research concept
• Submitting can only be done through this online form
• The deadline for submissions (first stage) is January 5th
• Please visit our website for more detailed information
Please note that the number of students accepted in the program is limited. Scholarships will be granted only after the completion of the selection procedure, while registration is open to non-scholarship participants.
The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust is pleased to offer a number of placement year opportunities to students for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Zoo-based research placement
Based at one of our three zoos in Devon/Cornwall and suitable for students studying subjects such as Biology, Zoology, Animal Behaviour, Conservation or any biological science-related subject. These posts are for 10-12 months starting in September. Some 6 month posts are available and may start at other times.
Ecology research placement
Ecological research at one of our nature reserves in South Devon, suitable for students studying subjects such as Ecology, Biology, Zoology, Conservation, or other biological science-related subjects. These posts are for 6 months beginning in Feb/March until the end of August.
Advocacy research placement:
Exploring and encouraging positive attitudes and behaviours towards nature conservation and environmental sustainability, suitable for students studying subjects such as geography, psychology, sociology and environmental studies. These posts are for 10-12 months starting in September. Some 6 month posts are available and may start at other times.
For further information abut these opportunities, please visit TargetConnect: https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=17863&service=Careers+Service
Interested in a career in the Civil Service and thinking of applying for the Fast Stream graduate programme?
Fast Stream Your Future is a FREE coaching programme aimed at helping students from either BAME (black, Asian or ethnic minority) backgrounds or those from under-privileged backgrounds with their applications for the Civil Service Fast Stream. The programme is open to eligible undergraduate students from any discipline, who are keen to work for the Civil Service.
Fast Stream Your Future can help:
Final year students to apply for the Fast Stream (the Civil Service graduate programme)
By applying to the Fast Stream Your Future programme, you will receive one-on-one support throughout the application process, which will include:
Guidance for the online tests
Help with the application form
A bespoke one-to-one mock assessment centre
Who can apply?
In order to be eligible for the Fast Stream Your Future coaching programme, you must be:
An undergraduate student
A British citizen, EU citizen or commonwealth citizen
From a lower socioeconomic group – this might include eligibility for free school meals, means-tested grants and bursaries, or the experience of other forms of social disadvantage
Or from a BAME (black, Asian, ethnic minority) background
How to apply:
If you would like to find out more or to apply, please click here or contact Rachael Gourley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fast Stream Your Future will be assessing applications on a rolling basis as places are limited, so be sure to apply as soon as possible.
This year, the Graduate School and Kent Innovation and Enterprise are launching a new placement scheme for postgraduate researchers.
The scheme will enable postgraduate researchers to:
• Undertake a full or part time opportunity working with a business or organisation
• Bring their expertise to a discrete project or problem
• Extend their skills, knowledge and experience in a commercial environment
• Take part in a programme supporting knowledge transfer and University-business engagement
Placements will also provide an excellent opportunity for academic schools to deepen their relationships with employers. Enquiries and applications will be welcome from businesses, organisations and postgraduates following the launch until the closing date of 14th February 2018.
Come along to the launch event on Wednesday 15th November 12.30-2.00pm in the Graduate School Training Room (Cornwallis East) to find out more.
Listen to presentations from people who have benefited from taking part in a placement or fixed term role with an organisation or business. Presentations will take place 12.30-1.15pm followed by a light lunch and networking.
This launch event is open to both staff members and postgraduate researchers. Book your place today by completing the doodle poll
In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate School with any queries: email@example.com
Receive 10 Employability Points, a FREE Lunch, and the chance to ‘have your say’ about student employability support at the University of Kent.
Tuesday 14th November
Either 12pm or 2pm (lunch served at 1pm)
Rutherford Cloister Rm 15 (R.Cl.15)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Focus Group’ to register your interest by Friday 10th November
Thinking about your career path after university or where to
start when it comes to employability can be a daunting prospect.
Especially if you are dealing with mental health difficulties,
including anxiety, depression and stress. In order to support your
employability development whilst at university, a range of small,
relaxed sessions will be running, which address any concerns
or questions you may have surrounding employment.
These sessions aim to offer:
• Employability advice in a supportive environment – with refreshments!
• Informal small discussion groups with tailored sessions to your
• Topics may include career planning, support from your employer,
CVs and applications and your rights in the work place
• Option to receive one to one guidance
If you would be interested in finding out more and getting involved,
Liz Foden email@example.com
Employability Adviser (Social Sciences)
Kick-start your career with this challenging and fulfilling experience of a lifetime in one of the world’s most rapidly developing economies and societies.
The 12 month Teach China Graduate Programme combines an insight in to this fascinating country with teacher training, mentoring and access to the Opportunity China support network.
Enhance your global and cultural awareness, hone your presentation and leadership skills, while learning Mandarin.
Applications are now open for both the February 2018 intake, and September 2018 intake.
For more information and how to apply, please visit: https://www.opportunity-china.com/TCGP/