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Interested in marketing, woodland management, human resources, teaching or publishing? Want to work for John Wiley & Son, Transport for London or Deloitte?

Check out the latest placements, internships and graduate opportunities from the Careers and Employability Service:

Title & Organisation Link
Assistant Ranger @ Wyre Forest District Council
Conservation Internships on UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve @ Action for the Wild
Forensic Science Placement @ Imperial Tobacco
Stuart Ross BAME PR Internship @ Transport for London
Summer internship @ John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Assist. Events Prog. Coordinator (China Internship)
Summer Camp Jobs in Canada
HR Administrator @ Eg+ Worldwide
Human Resources Internships in Paris @ Babylangues
HR Administrator @ Delphi Technologies
Communications Consultancy Trainee
Digital / Social Media Intern
Social Media & Digital Campaigns Internship
Marketing Intern @ King Edward’s School Witley
English Teacher in Shanghai, China
English teaching assistant in Bilbao
2018 Summer Vacation Scheme – Financial Advisory – Real Estate @ Deloitte UK
Business Administrator & Researcher @ Intotec
Communications & Marketing Internship in Paris @ Babylangues
PR / Marketing Assisant @ Concorr
Marketing Executive – Multimedia Producer @ NDL Software Ltd
UK Sales Assistant Manager @ Easyvoyqge-Webedia Group
Full-time Native-level English Teachers (NET) @ Hong Kong Tutor Centre
Trainee SEN Teacher @ Jigsaw Trust
Intern @ Jigsaw Trust

Volunteer on an advisory committee with the National Trust

The National Trust at  Bodiam Castle  are looking to recruit a couple of Kent students to participate in, or simply attend on a short term basis, the Bodiam Castle Advisory Committee.

The committee was originally set up as part of Lord Curzon’s gift to the National Trust in 1926, to ensure that the Castle was looked after ‘by learned people’ in perpetuity. The committee is there to help the National trust protect Lord Curzon’s gift to the nation and are very keen to recruit informed representatives of the younger generation to it.

Bodiam is a fascinating site, which, as well as being a fourteenth-century moated castle, includes within its landscape evidence of a key Neolithic, then Roman, then Medieval, cross roads; a Roman Fort; and evidence of medieval fish and Mill ponds. It’s wharf area was once a thriving port and it is still possible to travel by boat to Bodiam Castle.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for one or two interested students to enrich their knowledge and understanding of how museums or heritage bodies work. Sitting on the Bodiam Advisory Committee means having a role in decision making about the Castle going forward and also experiencing first hand how the National Trust works with such inherited bodies. Bodiam’s General Manager of Portfolio is always on the committee and senior members of Bodiam staff regularly attend to give presentations and updates.

Any student interested in a future within museums or heritage will gain enormous insights into the way heritage charities work with trustees and similar bodies. You will gain first-hand understanding of the pressures to conserve and protect the built and landscape environments, whilst also raising necessary funds to carry out such work.

If you are interested, please contact Dr Michele Moatt with your CV and a brief explanation of why you would like to volunteer on the committee:

Less than 2 weeks to log your Employability Points

Get involved, get rewarded!

Don’t forget to…

  • Log your employability points by Monday 19th March
  • Check out the EP rewards pack for 2017-18 to see what opportunities and rewards are available
  • Apply for the EP rewards you are interested in between Wednesday 21st March – Tuesday 3rd April

Throughout April, the EP team will shortlist students for rewards. If you have applied for a work-based reward, you may be invited to attend an interview. Interviews will be held in mid-May and all reward winners will be  confirmed by the end of May.

If you have any questions about the application process or the range of rewards available, please email:

Internship/placement opportunities at the RSPB

RSPB Blean Woods and Seasalter Levels

Practical Conservation Volunteer Internships 2018-19

The reserves

RSPB Blean Woods and Seasalter Levels nature reserves comprise over 750 hectares of SSSI habitat on the outskirts of Canterbury and Whitstable in East Kent.

Blean Woods is a fascinating semi-natural, ancient woodland with areas of high forest, coppice, glades and heathland, linked together by an extensive ride network. The reserve is home to the nationally scarce heath fritillary butterfly as well as rare birds including, nightingale, lesser spotted woodpecker and nightjar.

Seasalter Levels is an extensive wet grassland and represents an exciting new project in its development stage. The reserve hosts breeding birds such as lapwing and redshank, as well as harvest mice and many dragonfly species.

Practical Conservation Volunteer Internships

Why?: This internship is ideal for those looking to start a career in the conservation sector. It’s an excellent way to get practical, hands-on experience in managing land for the benefit of wildlife whilst working for the UK’s largest nature conservation charity.

What do you get?: Working closely with the reserve warden team you will help deliver the winter work programme where you will develop leadership skills by running volunteer work parties. You will receive in-house training, including machinery use, and also participate in ecological survey work. You will have a dedicated mentor who will help develop your skill set and support you in application writing and interview practice.

Commitment: The internship is a flexible programme. As it is a part-time, 3 days a week commitment it enables participants to maintain part-time employment.

Travel expenses: covered within a 25 mile radius of sites.

Dates: mid-August 2018 – 1st March 2019

Come along to our special session with Sam Richardson from the RSPB on Wednesday 14th March at 2pm in DLT2  to find out more about these exciting opportunities!

Interested in volunteering abroad?

Wildlife Sense presentation

Thursday 1st March 6.15pm
Keynes Lecture Theatre 2

SAC’s Conservation Society will be hosting a session with Wildlife Sense, a science-based conservation project to protect sea turtles and their habitats. Volunteers from around the world join Wildlife Sense each summer to help survey nesting beaches and protect sea turtle nests, research their behaviour in the wild, and raise public awareness.

Come along to find out about:

• The sea turtles of Kefalonia, Greece
• Research and conservation practices
• Volunteering to help protect turtles and gain hands on experience in the field


Volunteers needed – improve your CV and earn employability points

 Smart Eco City: Canterbury 2050

Monday 14th May 2018, 8.30-17.30, Sibson Building

Volunteers needed to help at this special one-day workshop.

Volunteer opportunities include: assistant producers, photographers, film crew, event technicians and digital editing assistants

This event will bring together multi-disciplinary representatives from the public and private sector with academics from the Universities of Kent, UEA and Essex to share new developments, research and best practice in the Smart City and Eco City space.

There will be 5 key themes:

 – Food and Ecology Network

– Energy and Circular Resource Use

– City Transport Network

– Community Health and Wellbeing

– Culture, Heritage and Economy

Take part in shaping the future and either volunteer or come along to this event as an attendee. Places are free but are limited in number.

To apply as a volunteer, or to reserve your place, please contact Rufus Howard

Assistant Ranger – placement opportunity

A nine month placement opportunity has arisen to join the ranger team as an Assistant Ranger; working within the experienced team you will learn countryside management skills as well as practical management solutions. You will be required to help with the day to day management of the district’s Nature Reserves. Placement to start in September 2018.

Required Skills

  • Driving license
  • Enrolled onto a relevant course


  • Day to day practical management of nature reserves
  • Assisting with the conservation grazing of cattle and sheep
  • Assisting with the delivery of environmental education projects
  • Ecological monitoring of sites


  • Training offered in the form of on the job training and professional qualifications e.g. Chainsaw, pesticides and or specific ecological/wildlife training.

For further information about this opportunity, visit:

Apply by sending your CV and cover letter to: by 22nd March 2018

Careers and Employability events this week

Careers in Diplomacy: An Introductory Workshop with Former UK Ambassador, Owen Traylor

Wednesday 21st February 1pm, Grimond Seminar Room 8

Are you interested in a career in diplomacy or international affairs? The School of Politics and IR is delighted to welcome former UK Ambassador Owen Traylor to co-deliver a workshop introducing this fascinating field – he will also be available to answer your questions about the life of a diplomat! All are welcome.

Careers in the Public Sector (drinks and networking to follow)

Wednesday 21st February 6pm – 8pm, Mooting Chamber 

There are 1000’s of rewarding roles in the Public Sector that allow you to develop and improve the lives of people in the UK and around the world. The event will look at the variety of roles, tips to succeed in application and give real life experience in working across the public sector from Kent Alumni who have pursued careers in the Public Sector.

Speakers include:
Daniel Malynn – Generalist Fast Streamer in the Civil Service
Lucie Broad – Adjudicator at the Financial Ombudsman Service
Daniel Pollitt – Scheme Project Manager at Network Rail

FDM  drop-in event

Thursday 22nd February 11am – 2pm, Caffè Nero

Find out more about FDM’s Business Consultant roles and the recruitment process from current consultants. This is a fantastic opportunity for those of you thinking about a career in Business to gain an insight into FDM’s current and long term career opportunities. The event will include networking opportunities, FDM consultants on campus to talk about their careers, top tips for the application process, as well as the chance to ask any questions you have over a FREE  Caffè Nero coffee!

New Employability Points internship with ecological consultancy

Collect at least 200 Employability Points by the 19th March to be able to apply for this exciting opportunity!

Bakerwell is a leading ecological consultancy in the South East. They are offering a paid, 10 week internship for a Kent student who is studying  an ecology, conservation or environmental degree.

Dates are to be confirmed, but the internship will take place between June and September.

If you would like the opportunity to undertake ecological surveys focused on local wildlife in Kent and Sussex then keep earning those Employability Points for the chance to apply!

Opportunity details: The chance to undertake ecological surveys, report writing and plan production (using QGIS) focused on Kent-based wildlife, including various protected species.

Company profile: Bakerwell provide ecological surveys on local wildlife in Kent and Sussex.

Location: Office work to be undertaken in either Ashford or Folkestone, and field work throughout Kent.

Date(s): Dates to be confirmed between student and sponsor. Work to be undertaken between June – September 2018. The internship is for 10 weeks.

Additional criteria: The student must be studying an ecology, conservation or environmental degree. Some surveys will be undertaken outside or normal working hours. For this reason, access to a car would be beneficial, but if needed, car sharing will be possible. Relevant legislation and GIS experience would be beneficial but if needed, training will be provided. For field work only, travel will be reimbursed (0.45p per mile).

For more information about Employability Points, visit:


Interested in environmental research, forensics, marketing and communications, TV production or teaching? Want to work for the National Crime Agency,  TUI, The Body Shop, the National Citizen Service or the NHS?

Check out the latest placements, internships and graduate opportunities from the Careers and Employability Service:

Title & Organisation Link
Placement – Research Assistant  @ Countryside and Community Research Institute
12 Month Placement- Serious Crime Analysis, Behavioural Investigative Advice and Missing Persons @ National Crime Agency
12 Month Placement- National Injuries Database @ National Crime Agency
TUI Placement Scheme – Commercial Placement
NHS Business Function Roles (non-clinical) @ Graduates into Health
Executive Assistant @ King’s Head Theatre
Junior Researcher Trainee
Trainee Production Assistant
Customer Experience Placements @ Vauxhall Motors
Customer Relations Management 12 Month Industrial Placement @ The Body Shop
12 Month Placement -Marketing @ The Body Shop
PR and Communications Internship @ The Body Shop
PR and Communications Placement @ Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Sales, Bid and Marketing 12 Month Placement/Internship @ Enterprise Rent-A-Car
NCS Mentor (Team Leader on the National Citizen Service)
Graduate Assistants for Prep School
Senior Assistant @ Châteaux des Langues
Teaching English in China
Become TEFL Certified in Spain or Germany with an Erasmus funded teaching internship
Summer Vacation Scheme 2018 @ Shoosmiths Solicitors