Got a bright idea? Enter the Kent App Challenge!

The Kent App Challenge is a competition open to ALL students at the University of Kent.  No coding or technical knowledge is required to enter.

Students have 6 weeks to create an exciting and innovative app idea, which provides a solution to a global problem. At the end of the 6 weeks, students have the chance to pitch their idea to a panel of judges.

Each student in the winning team will receive a cash prize of £200 (up to a maximum £800 prize for the whole team) and all students who participate in the competition will be able to collect Employability Points.

Check out the website for more information:

and come along to the launch event on the 11th October 2017 at 1pm  in  the Jennison Lecture Theatre


Become a Stage 1 Student Rep

Nominations are now open for the Stage 1 Student Rep Elections!

Student Reps are a vital link between the student body, Kent Union and the University. They are volunteers which are elected by their peers to represent them and act as the first port of call for any suggestions, comments or queries about the course/s they represent.

  • Develop Leadership, Communication and Meetings Skills.
  • Network and meet new people.
  • Log your volunteering hours on Kent Student Certificate in Volunteering (KSCV) award.
  • Help to shape the development of HE at Kent and make a real difference to the student experience of yourself and your peers.

Monday 25th Sept at noon: nominations open

Wednesday 4th October at 4pm: nominations close

Wednesday 4th October at 5pm: voting opens

Monday 9th October at 4pm: voting closes

Login to the Kent Union website and check out the Representation pages to nominate yourself or vote:

CV Competition – enter for the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher!

The Careers and Employability Service are running the CV Competition 2017 from the 2nd October – 15th December 2017.

Apply with a CV and cover letter for your dream job, for a chance of winning one of five £50 Amazon vouchers.

This is a great way to hone your CV writing skills and put them to the test!

How to enter 
1)      Find a job advert for your dream job
2)      Create a CV and cover letter for the role
3)      Submit your CV, cover letter and the job advert to , adding ‘CV Competition 2017’ in the email subject header

Good luck!


Latest internships and graduate opportunities

Check out these exciting opportunities and more on the Careers and Employability Service website:

Title Organisation Name Link
NATO Parliamentary Assembly Research Assistant Programme NATO Parliamentary Assembly
PR & Online-Marketing HAPPYCAR GmbH
Customer Support and Sales Internship HAPPYCAR GmbH
Renewable Energy Project Analyst JobLab
ABA Tutor BeyondAutism
1 year industrial placements in HR for global FMCG JDE Sanctuary Graduates
European Placement 2017/2018 – Content Development Placement SuperBath
European 2018 Placement – Business Development SuperBath
Wates Commercial (Quantity Surveying) Year Out Programme Wates Group
Nomura 2018 Industrial Placement Programme – London Nomura
Nomura 2018 Summer Internship Programme – London Nomura
Nomura 2018 First Year Insight Programmes – London Nomura
Communications – 12 Month Placement/Internship General Electric (GE)
Business Operations Management – 12 Month Placement/Internship General Electric (GE)
Environment, Health and Safety – 12 Month Placement/Internship General Electric (GE)
Human Resources – 12 Month Placement/Internship General Electric (GE)

Careers & Employability events

Get the new academic year off to a great start – check out these upcoming events run by the Careers & Employability service

Week 2

3 October 2017

KLT5 13:00-14:00 CVs & Covering letters The do’s and don’ts when it comes to creating a great CV and covering letter

4 October 2017

KLT6 15:00-15:30 Finding a part-time job Need to earn some cash whilst you study? Want to gain some work experience? Applying for part-time jobs can be daunting but in this 30 minutes session you can learn everything you need to know about how to maximise your success rate in finding a part-time job.



5 October 2017

KLT5 13:30-14:00 Navigating the graduate recruitment cycle This session will cover the timeline for graduate recruitment and the assessment methods used by recruiters.  It will also cover factors you should consider when applying for roles.

5 October 2017




14:00-15:00 We’ll get you noticed! Simple steps to help you find a job while you study – A session for EU and International Students Presented by Kent Union JobShop, this session will explain why working part-time during your studies is a great way to develop your skills and confidence and add experiences to your CV.   Get some advice about how to find work part-time in the UK, find out what UK employers are looking for and how to make yourself stand out amongst the competition ahead of meeting employers and organisations at the International Student Experience Fair on the 20th October in Darwin, or the Kent Union JobShop Part-Time Jobs Fair on the 2nd November in Keynes Atrium.

Latest placements, internships and graduate jobs

Want to work for Mumsnet, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly or an exciting London start-up?

Check out these exciting opportunities and more on the Careers and Employability Services’s website:

Title Link
Internship – Mumsnet Influencers’ Network
Graduate Compliance Intern – SANDOZ
Campaign Developer
Paid Graduate Teaching Internship (Primary and Secondary) (1.2k-1.5k per month)
Funded Volunteering Overseas – Raleigh ICS
Placement Students 2018-2019 – AMGEN Statisticians/Statistical Programmers
NATO Parliamentary Assembly Research Assistant Programme
Sales Development Intern
Data & Insights Internship
Paid internship opportunities for BAME applicants (11.08.17)
Marketing Graduates
REED Undergraduate Placement Year
Publishing Manager / Media planning
European Placement 2017 – Business Development – Italian native speaker
European Placement 2017 – Content Development Placement
European Placement 2017/2018 – Content Development Placement
European 2017/2018 Placement – Business Development
European 2018 Placement – Business Development