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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

Scholarship to study at a Chinese university

Chinese Government Scholarships

The scholarships cover tuition fees, university dormitory or accommodation subsidy, a monthly stipend, and medical insurance.

In order to promote the mutual understanding, co-operation, and exchanges in politics, economy, culture, education, and trade between the People’s Republic of China and the United Kingdom, the Chinese Government is offering the Chinese Government Scholarship to non-Chinese citizens.

The Chinese Government Scholarship is administered by the China Scholarship Council in association with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the UK.

The Scholarship provides an opportunity for both undergraduate and postgraduate students to spend the 2018-19 academic year studying at a Chinese higher education institution.

Full details of the scholarship can be found here:

Details of participating Chinese universities can be found on the following web pages: and

How to apply

Step One

Complete the University of Kent’s Chinese Government Scholarship application form and submit it via email to the Scholarships Unit by Wednesday 14 February 2018. On the form you will be asked to:

1. Provide a statement to explain how you would benefit from (a) studying in China and (b) from the scholarship.
2. Provide the names of your first, second and third choices of host institutions in China.

The application form can be downloaded HERE

Step Two

The applications will be assessed by a University of Kent panel to decide which applicants the University will nominate to be considered for the Scholarship.

The applicants who have been nominated will be notified by the University and will then make their application for the Chinese Government Scholarship. Full information on how to make this application will be provided at this stage.

Please note that a nomination does not guarantee that the applicant will be awarded the scholarship – this decision is made by the China Scholarship Council.

The China Scholarship Council will inform successful applicants by the end of March 2018.

Research Assistant placement opportunity

Would you like to make a real contribution to cutting-edge research whilst learning about rural and environmental issues and research methodologies?

The Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), based at the University of Gloucestershire, is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant (Student Placement) to support the research output of the Institute. The CCRI is the largest specialist rural research centres in the UK and currently employs over 20 people who work on a diverse range of social science research and consultancy projects relating to rural environment and agricultural policy; rural community and services; rural economic development; food; recreation; and access issues. For further information, visit

The successful applicant will be expected to become a fully functional team member and to make a genuine contribution to the output of the Institute during their placement.

Desirable qualities of placement student:

Good level of computer competency; particularly Microsoft Word and Excel
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
Strong interest in environmental and rural issues
Experience of using social media for marketing/networking

Opportunity Duration:

10-12 months

For more information about the placement and how to apply, visit:

Careers in politics and the Third Sector

The School of Politics and IR will be hosting the following workshops that are open to ALL students

Careers in Diplomacy: Owen Traylor Workshop
Wednesday 21st February (W18), 1pm, Grimond SR8

Careers in Charities and NGOs
Wednesday 7th March (W20), 1pm, Grimond SR8

Interested in doing a placement?

Placements provide students with the opportunity to gain skills specific to their subject or industry of choice as well as the employability skills required for real-life work. The Careers and Employability Service will be running this session, providing insights into the benefits of doing a placement and tips on how to find one!

22nd February 12.00 -13.00 KLT5
1st March 12.00- 13.00 KLT5
20th March 14.00-15.00 KLT5

Sign-up via TargetConnect

Placement opportunity at Chester Zoo

September 2018 – September 2019

The North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo) is one of the leading zoological collections in Europe with an international reputation for achieving its mission in conservation breeding programmes, research and education.

We are looking for highly committed, motivated individuals to join our animal husbandry departments for 12 month work experience/internship placements within this unique scientific/conservation environment. These Internships are practical in nature with a theoretical input but they are not designed to be ‘research’ placements as such.

These placements are demanding but highly rewarding voluntary positions and many of our past interns have gone on to follow careers in zoos.

The Internships:

  • Maximum eleven months duration (plus four weeks holiday), commencing on Monday 10 September 2018 and finishing late August/early September 2019.
  • Interns will be assigned to one of our animal keeping sections specialising in either birds; mammals; reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates, or fish and aquatic invertebrates.
  • In addition to animal husbandry duties, interns will be required to spend at least 2 weeks assisting with the production and distribution of animal feeds (including management of invertebrate colonies, forage production, browse provision etc). There may also be opportunities to assist zoo staff with collection of behavioural and clinical data and involvement in environmental enrichment programmes.
  • A limited number of places may provide the opportunity to combine the Internship with a ‘Sandwich Year’ of a University Course. If applicable to you, please ensure this is made clear in Section 4 of your application form.
  • Interns will receive on-the-job training in the husbandry of the species with which they work, and a series of monthly ‘Workshops’ are arranged to teach other animal management topics including the basics of nutrition, collection planning, breeding programmes, in-situ conservation programmes, record keeping, enrichment etc.
  • This is a full time and physically demanding position and a good level of fitness is required. Hours of work are from 7.00am to 4.00pm (birds) or 8.00am to 5.00pm daily, working ten days in fourteen, including alternate weekends, bank holidays etc as rostered.

As we are a Registered Charity, funded entirely by visitor fees and donations, we regret we are unable to offer any wages or salary for the placement.  We will provide a full uniform and luncheon vouchers for the days that you attend. No other financial benefits are offered.  However, we do offer a comprehensive practical training which  together with the monthly ‘Workshops’ covering a wide range of subjects, provides significant insight into the functioning of a successful and responsible zoological collection, the aim being to promote your future employability.

What we are looking for in our interns:

  • You must currently be studying for, or have completed, a broadly animal science related course at HND or Degree level or Level 4 NVQ.
  • You must have a genuine interest in all aspects of animal husbandry and be empathetic to the mission of the Zoo
  • You must be able to work as an individual or as part of a team, with a reliable and conscientious attitude and good communication skills.
  • Have the ability to financially support and motivate yourself for the entire length of the internship.


Application forms can be obtained from the Chester Zoo Website Please ensure you use the One Year Internship Application Form and return it by post FAO ‘Penny Rudd’, The North of England Zoological Society, Cedar House, Caughall Road, Upton-by-Chester, CHESTER, CH2 1LH.  For urgent and genuine queries only please contact Penny Rudd, Internships Co-ordinator via email at Interviews will be held for these positions in late February, March and early April 2018. Applicants from outside the UK will be offered Skype interviews but would be expected to fund their own travel and relocation costs if successful.

Closing date:  Friday 16 March 2018.

Careers with a degree in Wildlife Conservation, Biodiversity and the Environment

Careers with a degree in Wildlife Conservation, Biodiversity and the Environment

Thursday 8th February 1pm- 2pm in KLT5

Come along to this one-off session run by the Careers & Employability Service, for more information about:

* Careers open to graduates with a degree in conservation, from Ecologist to Ecotourism, Teacher to Nature Reserve Warden, Environmental Consultant to Zookeeper.
* How to choose a career
* Postgraduate study
* Sources of internships and graduate jobs
* How employers view graduates of conservation and how to develop the necessary skills for environmental jobs.
* Environmental CVs
* Taking action – when to apply for jobs, postgraduate study etc.

All welcome – this event is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students

Placement opportunity for Biological Anthropology students

Would you like the opportunity to contribute to the fight against serious and organised crime?

This role will require the individual to support the National Injuries Database team in the provision of operational support to major crime investigations. One of the main responsibilities will involve overseeing Operational Marshall (a national intrafamilial child suspicious and homicide database) by inputting new case forms onto the database, liaising with forces and checking the inbox, conducting searches of the database and formulating reports from the search results as well as performing open source research for qualifying cases. Another role will be to input triaged cases onto the National Injuries Database and conducting research to support operational cases on behalf of the NID team. Finally, the individual will provide administrative support to the team and assist with any ad-hoc duties to support live investigations and the wider Major Crime Investigative Support (MCIS) unit.

This role is only open to students enrolled on a forensics degree course that requires a placement year as part of their course.

Deadline for applications: 19 February 2018

For more information and how to apply,  click here

Interview Skills workshop

Interview Skills workshop

Wednesday 31st January, 9.30am – 11:00am in Keynes Seminar room 23

Grant Thornton will be running a workshop for students on how to feel more confident and prepared for upcoming interviews. You will also get a greater understanding of the format and content of potential interviews

Spaces are limited, so to sign up please email: