BKEW Global (CRCC Asia) – Applications now open!

BKEW Global (CRCC Asia)- Applications for this scheme are now open again for 2017.

This year we have funding for 3 students to go on a fully funded 1 month internship with CRCC Asia to Beijing. The closing date for applications is the 3rd April at midday.

Opportunities are available in a number of sectors including law, finance, ngos, healthcare and green technology. More details and the application form are available here https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/kewchina.html

BKEW Global (Santander) bursary – apply now!

Are you undertaking an international work placement with a UK-based Small to Medium Sized Enterprises? You could get a bursary through the Careers and Employability Service!

The following criteria for the bursaries, set by Santander, must be met:

  • The organisation offering a placement must be registered and based locally in the UK
  • The organisation must have less than 250 employees and have an annual turnover of less than £50 million. Companies, sole traders, partnerships and charities are all eligible
  • Placements must be for 4 weeks or more
  • Placements must be confirmed (and the bursary application completed and accepted) by the 31st July 2016.
  • Placements must start no later than 31 August 2016
  • Students and Employers must both register on the Santander grants website and complete any paperwork required by Santander

The University of Kent has agreed the funding will be used in the following way and this is non- negotiable

  • Bursaries will be used for students participating in an international placement
  • Placements should be unpaid
  • Bursaries will be awarded to students on a first come first served basis on completion of a B:KEW Global bursary application form which is deemed to meet all Santander criteria and will provide a valuable experience for the student
  • Bursaries will be used for expenses such as travel as outlined in our terms and conditions
  • The Careers and Employability Service decision on successful application forms is final
  • Payment will be subject to B:KEW Global terms and conditions

To apply please visit http://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/kewglobal.html

Apply for a B-KEW Santander bursary!

Are you undertaking an international work placement with a UK-based Small to Medium Sized Enterprises? You could get a bursary through the Careers and Employability Service!

The following criteria for the bursaries, set by Santander, must be met:

  • The organisation offering a placement must be registered and based locally in the UK
  • The organisation must have less than 250 employees and have an annual turnover of less than £50 million. Companies, sole traders, partnerships and charities are all eligible
  • Placements must be for 4 weeks or more
  • Placements must be confirmed (and the bursary application completed and accepted) by the 31st July 2016.
  • Placements must start no later than 31 August 2016
  • Students and Employers must both register on the Santander grants website and complete any paperwork required by Santander

The University of Kent has agreed the funding will be used in the following way and this is non- negotiable

  • Bursaries will be used for students participating in an international placement
  • Placements should be unpaid
  • Bursaries will be awarded to students on a first come first served basis on completion of a B:KEW Global bursary application form which is deemed to meet all Santander criteria and will provide a valuable experience for the student
  • Bursaries will be used for expenses such as travel as outlined in our terms and conditions
  • The Careers and Employability Service decision on successful application forms is final
  • Payment will be subject to B:KEW Global terms and conditions

To apply please visit http://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/kewglobal.html

B:Kew China bursary available!

The Careers and Employability Service are offering 5 bursaries of £2000 to students wishing to undertake a 1 month internship experience in Beijing with CRCC Asia this summer.

CRCC Asia specialises in connecting China and the global community through internships, study abroad programs and consulting services. As the leading internship provider in China they are partnered with a variety of companies in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen to provide students and graduates the opportunity to further their personal and professional development in a dynamic international setting.

Their award-winning programs run throughout the year across the most exciting international industry sectors in China including business, finance, marketing, engineering, legal, and many more. This unique international experience allows participants to gain an insight into Chinese business culture, meet industry leaders, and build business networks.

For further information, including how to apply, please visit: http://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/kewchina.html 

Taking up some unpaid work experience? Apply for a B-KEW Bursary!

The Careers and Employability Service still has a limited number of B:KEW bursaries available to students undertaking unpaid work experience. These bursaries help towards the cost of travel during the first three weeks of your work experience. This academic year students have undertaken a variety of experiences in fields such as journalism, finance, arts, teaching, charity, law, heritage, health and arts.

Here are some of the ways in which B:KEW has benefitted students

“For this placement I travel around 70 miles per week, driving to and from work as well as during working hours. When I decided to do the placement I hadn’t quite considered how expensive this would be due to the amount of petrol used. I appreciate that the University of Kent Work Experience Bursary will at least contribute to this cost.”

“My experience working with children will be very relevant for my final year of university. I feel that it will be very helpful to be able to apply theories learnt at university to a real-life setting. I would like to use this opportunity to thank the University for refunding my travel expenses as my opportunity would not be possible without this.”

“I am very grateful for the experience as I felt it restored my passion in the film industry. I learned many things and enhanced my skills but within a different area of film to what I have done before.”

“Through this internship I further developed my communication, networking, timekeeping and research skills. I have learnt a great deal about my own capabilities and how important these experiences are. I feel that I can thrive in different environments and that I am greatly adaptable.”

Research shows that you are more likely to get a graduate job offer after your degree if you have undertaken some work experience so why not take advantage of this funding to help you achieve your full potential.

The application process is easy. Simply familiarise yourself with the terms and conditions and send us a completed short application form available here