Diversity and Inequality in Criminal Justice Event

Unlocked Graduates is proud to be running a speaker and panel Q & A event in partnership with Clifford Chance as part of their Black History Month series.

Racial inequality is one of the most pressing issues facing our criminal justice system. Over 25 per cent of the adult prison population is from a minority ethnic group compared to just 14 per cent of the general population. In the youth estate the problem is even more stark – with minorities representing over half the children in our prison system. In this event we will hear from people on the frontline in this crisis – those campaigning for change, people with lived experience and graduates who are taking on the challenge of finding solutions within the sector.

We will be joined by Ash Prashar. Ash is a justice reform campaigner with a unique background. He’s a former young offender who went on to work for Boris Johnson, Tony Blair & VP Biden. He advocates for criminal justice reform and prison abolition in both the US & UK and has created programs for the formerly incarcerated, campaigned for bail reform, ending solitary confinement and the restoration of voting rights. Ash will present on these issues followed by a discussion with Clifford Chance partner, Matthew Newick.

This will be followed by a panel of frontline workers chaired by Stephen Akpabio-Klementowski – with professionals across the sector and from Unlocked, discussing their roles working in law, policing and prison – and how you too could have an impact by working on the frontline.

The virtual event will take place on 12th October from 12-1.45pm. You need to register in advance here.

Please note that you need to scroll to the bottom of the page and click Apply Now. The system used for registrations requires you to upload a CV but this will not be reviewed, if easier you can upload a blank word document. You need to do this in order to register.

Employability for Postgraduate and International Students

Application season is upon us, so what better time to boost your skills and get prepared for upcoming applications and interviews. Learn how to elevate your applications, develop the skills you need to succeed through the different stages of the process and know how to navigate an interview to make a positive and lasting impression.

Jake and Shelly will be answering all your burning questions, so you can develop the skills you need to become a pro at applications and ultimately land your dream grad job.

The agenda for the webinar is as follows:

  • Boosting your employability using virtual resources.
  • General application advice and how to avoid common mistakes
  • Resilience and confidence
  • 25 min Q&A with Alumni panel (Bright Network alumni, sharing their journey to securing a graduate role as an international and postgraduate student)

This is a free virtual event that you can access from anywhere with a laptop and tablet.

5th October, 4pm- virtual event. Book here https://www.brightnetwork.co.uk/graduate-events/bright-network/university-kent-boosting-employability

The 2020 EmpFest Programme is now Available!

For the first time our annual Employability Festival will be held online! This is a great opportunity for all University of Kent students from all campuses to gain insights and skills for their future careers.

EmpFest will feature events organised by the Careers & Employability Service; Academic Schools, Professional Services, Employers and Professional Organisations to offer presentations, skills workshops, guest speakers, discussion panels and industry experts.

The EmpFest programme is now available at: https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/empfest/prg.html

EmpFest: 12 – 23 October Selection of events

Monday 12th

#EmpFest20 – South East Water: The use of psychometric testing in selection, recruitment and career development – 12pm
Join Organisational Development Advisor Millie Wilson online to learn about the use of psychometric testing in recruitment and career development. This session will cover how you can prepare to take a psychometric test, how we decide who is the best ‘fit’ for a role and how you can use feedback from psychometric testing in all areas of your life. You will leave this webinar with a set of free tools to learn more about yourself and what your results may look like.

#EmpFest20 – Student Circus: Job Search for International Students – 3pm
This session will include helping international students navigate the job market. We will cover the following:
• Our journey from intl students to Entrepreneurs in the UK
• What is the current job environment (economy, sector specific)
• Timelines to follow for visas
• Tier-2 employer screening (how to find the right employers)
• Options post Tier-4 expiry (apart from Tier 2, there are many options)
• Tips & Tricks (making sure students don’t trip over simple mistakes, employer feedback & easy ways to be noticed)
• Q&A at the end

Tuesday 13th

#EmpFest20 – Civil Service Fast Stream Application Process – 11am
The Fast Stream is the Civil Service’s flagship leadership development programme, developing graduates from diverse backgrounds who have the potential to become our future senior leaders. The 15 schemes provide a breadth of opportunity to contribute to the fast-paced work that makes a difference to society. Sign up now to find out more about the Fast Stream and the application process!

#EmpFest20 – CII: Careers and Opportunities in Insurance and Financial Planning – 12pm
Are you looking for a rewarding career utilising your degree? From cyber risk, helping people manage business and finances; risk including catastrophe, driverless cars and much more; Insurance and financial planning have significant influence in the economy and international reach – this could be your passport to success.

#EmpFest20 – Marsh & McLennan Overview – 2.30pm
Please join Marsh & McLennan for an overview of their opportunities and how to get ahead with your application! Risk, strategy, management consulting

Wednesday 14th

#EmpFest20 – Paragon Law: Securing work in the UK. Advice for EU and International students – 2pm
Paragon Law will provide visa and immigration updates for international and EU students looking to secure a graduate role or set up in business. They will provide an overview of the current situation and changes post December 2020.

#EmpFest20 – Careers in Accountancy Panel – 3pm
Are you thinking about a career in accountancy? It’s not all about numbers! Accountants are financial specialists at the heart of all areas of business. Hear from a panel of accountants and professional bodies, working in a range of areas from tax, audit and assurance, in small, mid-tier and top-tier firms. They’ll share their career backgrounds, qualification routes and tips for entering the career sector, with Q&A.

#EmpFest20 – Introduction to Frontline Graduate Programme – 3pm
Frontline is a social work charity working to ensure that all children in England have a safe and stable home, and that their life chances are not limited by their social or family circumstance. We create social change for these children and their families by developing excellent social work practice and leadership through our programmes and by building a movement of leaders in social work and broader society as part of our Fellowship. In order to achieve this, we aim to have 4,000 impactful fellows by 2025.

#EmpFest20 – The University of Law: Careers in Law for non-Law Students – 4pm
If you’re considering a law conversion course, we’ll talk you through the courses, what you’ll study and take you through the route to becoming a Solicitor or Barrister.

Thursday 15th
#EmpFest20 – Leyton UK: How to get the right job for you, and keep it – 10am
Antoni Peychev, Kent Law Alumnus and current Global Business and Digital Transformation Manager for an R&D Tax Consultancy, will be covering How to get the right job for you, and keep it!
Antoni has worked within a range of sectors, including Media, Banking, Legal, Publishing, Digital Consulting, R&D Tax Consulting, Data Science & AI, in roles such as, Journalist, Private Banker, Litigation Executive, Legal Product Specialist, Business Analyst, Project Manager and Lifelong Student and Mentor, building up a wealth of knowledge, which he is ready to share! If you are thinking What do I want to do once I graduate? What do I do if I don’t know? How do I go from student to a trusted professional? What if I have no talents? What if I work hard instead? How do I succeed in today’s fast-paced world? – then this session is for you! Let’s chat!

#EmpFest20 – School of Economics: Working in Finance – 6pm
Come and hear Economics graduates talk about their career paths to a graduate job in finance, how they secured their roles and what it is like to work in the financial sector. This will be followed by networking opportunities.

Friday 16th
#EmpFest20 – Step into working with offenders – 4pm
Meet Olivia Ross who graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology earlier this year. She now works as an offender resettlement worker for Penrose, helping offenders find housing, employment and support including mental health services on their release. In this session she will talk about how she got her job and her experiences so far. This will be followed by a question and answer session.

….. WEEK 2 ……

Monday 19th
#EmpFest20 – Unlocked Graduates: Alternative Careers: Career in Criminal Justice – 1pm
Want a graduate job that makes a difference? Unlocked Graduates aims to change the prison system through rehabilitation. Our participants work on the front line to impact society every day with their outstanding work. Find out how YOU could be part of the movement by tuning in to this presentation!

#EmpFest20 – APM: Project Management Insight – 2.30pm
An insight into project management from a project professional, Daniel Pollitt. Find out more about the Association for Project Management, the professional body that represents the profession and Daniel’s experiences so far.

#EmpFest20 – Bright Network: Tackling Virtual assessment centres – 4pm
Assessment centres can be daunting, especially if you’ve never attended one before and with the shift to a more digitally focused world, recruiters are also moving to digital platforms to assess their candidates. Our careers experts Jake and Shelly are here to give you their top insights on how to successfully navigate the different tasks you’ll face during virtual assessment centres. In this session you’ll gain the key skills to tackle these tasks confidently, learn how to maintain professionalism and impress firms (virtually!), as well as boost your overall employability.

Tuesday 20th
Virtual Careers Fair, 10am – 4pm

Wednesday 21st
#EmpFest20 – SSPSSR: Year in Professional Practice (Placement) – 12.00
This session is to introduce students to the Year in professional practice. It aims to equip students with all the information they require to help them make an informed decision about undertaking a placement year and the support available to them.

#EmpFest20 – School of Politics: Alumni Careers Panel – 2pm
A panel of Kent Politics Alumni will talk about their careers followed by a Q&A session with students.

#EmpFest20 – The University of Law: Solicitor Series – 4pm
Our Solicitor Series workshop will help you stand out in Vacation Scheme and Training Contract applications.  We’ll cover questions including, what type of firm is right for me? What type of Law would I enjoy practising? And What types of tasks would I expect as a trainee Solicitor?

Thursday 22nd

#EmpFest20 – L’Oreal Virtual skills session – 11am
In this event we will cover information about L’Oreal as a company and an employer, how the current climate has affected the wider business as a whole and everything in regards to what employers look for at Assessment Centre’s and how you can stand out from the crowd.

#EmpFest20 – Uptree: Interview skills – 12pm
Interactive workshop for all students who want to develop their employability skills, particularly for an interview. We will look at interview technique and how to sell yourself to an employer, applicable to all industry types. Uptree partner with a wide range of different companies to give you the most up-to-date career information. Join this event to hear about upcoming opportunities and events from top companies such as PwC, Clifford Chance, IBM and GSK.

#EmpFest20 – Bank of England: Virtual Assessment Centre Skills Session – 1pm
This skills session will cover all of the skills required from an ideal candidate applying to any of the Bank of England Future Talent programmes. We will be running through a typical application process and any hints and tips for completing a virtual assessment centre. https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/careers/early-careers/our-programmes

#EmpFest20 – Marketing and Business Alumni give their experiences – 6pm
Hear from four Marketing or Business Alumni who graduated in 2019 about their experiences in the following work places:
Harvard Communications – Marketing Executive for the technology and media industry https://www.harvard.co.uk/
Nomad Foods – Europe’s largest Frozen food company – Consumer Insights analyst role https://www.nomadfoods.com/careers/
L’Oréal Paris – 6 month internship
Ogilvy – who work with one in five of the UK’s top 100 brands – Brand Strategist and Planner – https://ogilvy.co.uk/have-career

23rd October

#EmpFest20 – FDM: Top tips for virtual and video interviews – 12pm
With more and more businesses utilising online platforms to conduct interviews, we have created a session with helpful tips to help with your success!
In this session we will cover the FDM onboarding process, what a strength based interview is and what it looks like and how to prepare for a virtual/video interview, this will be followed by a Q&A to answer any questions you may have.

#EmpFest20 – Step into social and market research – 12pm
Meet Hollie Gibson who graduated last year with a masters in Sociology. She now works for BMG, a social and market research agency that predominantly works with public sector clients. Her role as Graduate Research Executive involves assisting with all elements of research, including fieldwork, analysis and report writing. Her aim is to uncover the story behind data! In this session she will talk about how she got her job and her experiences so far. This will be followed by a question and answer session.

#EmpFest20 – Selection tests – 3pm
Often referred to as Psychometric tests, graduate recruiters often use verbal/numerical/logical reasoning, situational judgement, personality and game-based tests as part of their selection process. Find out more about these tests and to learn about Graduates First, an online facility where Kent students can practise them.

Kent Student Union Nominations Open Now!

It’s that time of year! Kent Student Union are now open for nominations and elections to their Student Networks!

Student Networks are student-led spaces where students who share an interest or identity can discuss issues relating to their group, and collectively work on events and campaigns to build a community of students and make change to your student experience and beyond. Networks exists to represent and act as the voice for all defining students, to feedback key issues that affect their student experience to both the University and Kent Union, and to lead campaigns to affect positive change for students at Kent and beyond.

Students can get involved with running this student network, by standing in this election to become part of this student network team.

Each network is led by a team of up to five elected students, with a designated chair who is a member of the Union Executive Committee.

If you are interested in running for the network teams then you can nominate yourself here: https://kentunion.co.uk/studentvoice/elections

On Behalf of Kent Student Union – all enquires and replies to kentunion@kent.ac.uk

 

Civil Service Fast Stream Event, Thursday 1st October at 3pm

Current Fast Streamers on the Civil Service Fast Stream graduate programme will be giving a talk about their experiences both applying for and being on the Fast Stream.

Join their webinar at 3pm on Thursday 1 October to hear from current Fast Streamers and find out more about the Civil Service, the graduate programme and how to apply.

The Civil Service Fast Stream is an accelerated career path to leadership with supported development. They are a graduate employer that is consistently ranked in the top five of The Times Top 100. The Civil Service is looking for graduates with the potential to progress to the most senior levels of the Civil Service and become our future leaders.  By ‘potential’ we mean graduates who have the motivation and ability to progress to the highest levels of our organisation. We are seeking the widest range of people, who can bring differing life experiences to their roles, enriching our organisation and helping us to better represent the whole of the society that we serve. There is no typical Fast Streamer. We believe that people perform their best when they can be themselves at work. We value who you are before you join the Fast Stream and ensure that through flexible working you will still have time for the things that matter the most to you outside work.

Booking link: https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/event.html?id=6531&service=Careers+Service

MEP Internship Offer

Would you like to find out more about the dynamic working environment of the European Parliament? Do you want to take part in important political negotiations and explore every activities of MEP?

Czech MEP Tomas Zdechovsky (EPP) is looking for an intern for period 7 September 2020 to 30 April 2021.

Requirements:

  • finished university education
  • native English speaker (French or other languages welcomed)
  • research and analytical skills
  • excellent communication and organisation skills
  • proactivity and flexibility

Your main tasks will include mainly following relevant parliamentary committees, back office support for MEP and his team, communication with stakeholders, public and media.

The internship is paid and can be possibly followed by a full-time contract.

Your CV and motivation letter should be sent to sabina.vanderlande@europarl.europa.eu  until 26th June 2020. Please do not forget to mention why are you particularly interested in working in our office and what are you expecting from the traineeship.

Careers Advice during the Corona Virus Outbreak

Throughout the ongoing Corona virus outbreak we can support you in a variety of different ways.

Please email me at aspirations@kent.ac.uk for careers advice, guidance, CV, application and interview assistance via email; or to arrange an appointment via telephone or online (Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp etc).

The Careers and Employability Service are also here to provide support to all students. You can find detailed information on how they can do this on their website: https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/advice.html

You can also find frequently asked questions on COVID-19 and employability here:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/what_do_we_offer.html

Graduate Roles at Sanctuary Graduates

Graduate Roles available at Sanctuary Graduates

Company: Sanctuary Graduates
Location: London
Roles:
  1. Client Campaign Manager – Search Team
  2. Campaign Manager – Consultancy Team
  3. Client Account Manager – Rotational Graduate Scheme
Salary: £25,000
Start Date: Summer 2020
Degrees Accepted: Any Degree
Apply here:
  1. https://sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/client-campaign-manager-2020/?ref=DEPT
  2. https://sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/campaign-manager-consultant/?ref=DEPT
  3. https://sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/rotational-grad-scheme/?ref=DEPT
Deadline: 20/03/2020

Client Campaign Manager – Search Team

As a client campaign manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of our newest and most innovative product – our on-campus brand ambassadors! You will manage the client relationships with top law firms, investment managers and leading technology sales firms, giving you responsibility from day one, as well as maintaining relationships with 100+ brand ambassadors

Campaign Manager – Consultancy Team

As a Campaign Manager, you will be helping our clients hire the graduates they need. Our sales team deliver you the clients, and then you will be solely responsible for the entire lifecycle of the campaign, work on numerous projects at once and gain exposure to a variety of companies, spanning industries and regions. Your role is to place the right candidate with the right company, and you will earn commission every time you do this!

Client Account manager Rotational Graduate Scheme

As a client manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of campaigns for several of our key high-profile clients. This graduate role will allow you to rotate through three teams (search, screen and consultancy), giving you the chance to see how each area of the business works. At the end of the two years you will move into the team that best suits your skills.

Who is best suited to this role?

We are looking for those that have:

– Completed their degree by summer 2020

– Excellent interpersonal skills, great initiative and a strong sense of ownership

– You must be kind, driven, hard-working and love problem-solving and fantastic attention to detail

– The ability to think outside the box, be upbeat and have an excellent and confident telephone manner

– The ability to work to tight deadlines and be truly invested in the work they do

Click here to apply now:

  1. Client Campaign Manager – Search Team: https://sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/client-campaign-manager-2020/?ref=DEPT
  2. Campaign Manager – Consultancy Team: https://sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/campaign-manager-consultant/?ref=DEPT
  3. Client Account Manager Rotational Graduate Scheme: https://sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/rotational-grad-scheme/?ref=DEPT

 

Upcoming POLIR Careers Events

The School of Politics and International Relations has a number of exciting careers events and opportunities coming up this term.

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Careers in Diplomacy with guest speaker Owen Traylor
5th March 2020  * 11am – 12pm * GS6
There’s no such thing as a typical Diplomatic career. You could be based in London or working in one of the Foreign Office’s small, challenging or remote embassies, or working on global issues in one of our large embassies in Washington and Paris. Find out more at our Careers in Diplomacy Event. Guest speaker Owen Traylor, former Deputy Ambassador at the British Embassy in Israel will speak about his career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Service. Owen served for more than three decades in the British Foreign Service; including on the Cabinet Office Committee on Northern Ireland in the run-up to the Good Friday Agreement; in Turkey; Japan and Israel.

Brussels Trip to the European Parliament
13th- 15th March 2020
PolIR, EUROSOC, the Global Europe Centre and CAS are organising a student trip to Brussels. It will include a guided tour of the European Parliament, other Brussels-based institutions, museums and the city highlights. If you are interested, please sign up by Thursday, February 27th. The estimated price of the trip is £120 and includes a return bus from Canterbury and 2 nights in a central Brussels hotel with breakfast.

Women in Politics – Careers Panel  – 20th March 2020
From 6pm – 7pm in GLT3 with a reception in the Grimond Foyer
To celebrate International Women’s Day we have invited a panel of accomplished women with careers in a wide range of Political fields. Hear them speak about their career journeys followed by a networking reception with refreshments. CANCELLED 

Careers in International Affairs Forum
POLIR Fully Funded Field Trip – 30th April 2020
Careers in International Affairs Forum is an annual meeting in which students, graduates, recruiters and experts will network, share their offerings and exchange insights in the field of international affairs. Young people interested in pursuing their careers in foreign relations and diplomacy will have a chance to meet and hear from key employers such as think tanks, NGOS and humanitarian organisations. 

POLIR Brussels Trip to the European Parliament

 Date: 13th– 15th March 2020

PolIR, EUROSOC, the Global Europe Centre and CAS are organising a trip to Brussels, taking place on 13th – 15th March. This will include a guided tour of the European Parliament, other Brussels-based institutions, museums and the wonderful city settings.

The estimated price of the trip is £120 and includes a return bus from Canterbury and 2 nights in a central Brussels hotel with breakfast.

Click here for more information and to register!

Please register by Thursday 27th February.