Fast Stream Applications Close Thursday at Midday

Applications to the Fast Stream close on Thursday 25 October at noon.

  • 15 different Fast Stream schemes
  • Each with a career path in a government profession
  • Many offer professional qualifications
  • You can select up to 4 schemes when you apply
  • Most schemes welcome applications from those with a 2:2, as well as 2:1 and first degrees
  • The Fast Stream has no upper age limit.

Visit: www.faststream.gov.uk now to apply.

Three things we want you to know about the Fast Stream:

You can ‘Be Yourself’ on the FastStream: Whoever you are, whatever your age, background or the degree subject you studied, we value who you are when you join us and offer flexible working to ensure that you can achieve good work-life balance, once on board.

You can ‘Be a Leader’ on the Fast Stream: Our programme will help you to reach your full potential; progress to the highest levels of the Civil Service and reach the top of your profession.

You can have fun on the Fast Stream: Fast Streamers enjoy unique access to professional and social networks. They form lasting lifelong friendships on the programme whilst working in modern workplaces and contributing to solving some of the greatest challenges facing society today.

 

Teach First Presentation

Give every child the belief that they can achieve anything. Develop skills that can take you anywhere. Come along to our presentation to discover how Teach First can support you to become an inspirational leader both in and outside the classroom, wherever your career is heading.

Date: 24/10/18
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Grimond Lecture Theatre 1 (GLT1), Canterbury Campus
Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teach-first-employer-presentation-for-students-in-kent-tickets-50776865973

Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in this country are being let down by one of the most unfair education systems in the developed world, and the knock-on effect of this injustice lasts a lifetime. It’s a cycle we’re determined to break, but we need your help. On our ground-breaking, two-year Leadership Development Programme, you’ll have the opportunity to help end educational inequality in the UK.

Join us at this presentation to learn how our graduate opportunity enables you to make an important social impact, while also offering you a career-defining opportunity to gain a formal qualification in both teaching and leadership. You will also find out how you can get involved with our mission while you are still at university through our range of undergraduate programmes.

Refreshments will be available afterwards (juice, wine and food), along with opportunities to speak to our recruiters and individuals who have already completed our programmes.

Become part of a powerful and dynamic force for social change.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Ross Cooper on rcooper@teachfirst.org.uk

Innovation Hub

You may have a business, you may have a business idea, you may want to learn how to generate ideas – Hub is a dedicated base for start-up support and incubation at the University of Kent.

To talk to our professional business advisor, please sign up here.

In November we are inviting our external business mentors to come in for a day to run business surgeries.

Want to propel your business in the digital space?
Talk to our Digital Marketing mentor!

November 1st, Thur. Please, book.

Not sure how to evaluate your start-up expenses?
Come to a session with an accountant!
November 13th, Tue. Please, book.

Love the idea of making a change?
Feel like giving back to the community?
Like the idea of running a business?
Social Enterprise Conference
November 1st 2018, Thursday, 12 noon – 4pm, Free admission
A great opportunity to meet like-minded people, network and learn:
– the difference between charity and CIC
– available funding
– local and national success stories
– pitfalls of running a social enterprise
Please, register here.

This year on top of our usual business support activities we are rolling out the #DigitalReboot programme with digital start-up support.

#DigitalReboot APP CHALLENGE

Got an idea for an app?
We can help you digitalise your future!
The Challenge this year is focusing on 17 UN Sustainability Goals.
Teams of 2-4 students are welcome to apply online
Deadline for applications – November 7th.

To increase your chances of successful application we would advise you to book a free confidential 1-2-1 session with a digital business advisor.

Within #DigitalReboot we have just launched Student meet-ups at Mungo’s where students with ideas meet students will skills to create something amazing! Come along to meet entrepreneurial students, find a business partner and socialise.

So many opportunities and so little time!

An option of studying online and acquiring skills on starting your own business is also on MOODLE with Enterprise Skills Award (ESA).

The great news is that by attending all mentioned events (including online module) and taking part in all competitions you will also receive Employability Points!

Be your own boss, learn about starting a business and meet like-minded people!

For further information, please, contact the Hub

T: 01227 824641
E: unikenthub@kent.ac.uk
www.kent.ac.uk/innovation-hub

Enhance your employability 

In the graduate job market, it is now becoming increasingly essential to find ways to stand out from the crowd! Academic success remains imperative, but employers are increasingly looking for more and in particular, soft skills and relevant work experience.

To ensure you gain both these skills and experiences, the University of Kent created the Employability Points (EP) Scheme.

 

The first part of the scheme requires you to undertake co-curricular activities and some relevant examples may include:

  • Join the Current Affairs and/or Model United Nations Societies.
  • Get involved with Community Action Groups such as Girl Up and Amnetsy International.
  • Become a Student Ambassador and/or Academic Peer Mentor.
  • Get involved with Kent Union volunteering projects.
  • Attend conferences and open lectures, notably the POLIR Open Forum.
  • Attend the POLIR employability events running throughout the year.

By getting involved with these activities, you can log them on MyFolio and in turn receive ‘points’.

You earn as many points as possible whilst at you are studying at Kent and towards the end of Term Two, if you have earned enough points, you can use them to apply for EP ‘rewards’.

Rewards include internships (cost 200 points), work experience (cost 150 points), work shadowing (cost 100 points) and experience days (cost 75 points) to name a few.

Over 140 companies and organisations support the EP Scheme and for this year, we can already confirm the following rewards:

However, you may also be aware that as a Politics and International Relations student you are developing some amazing transferable skills and in the past, students have also undertaken EP rewards in project management, digital marketing, journalism and more!

You can also see how a number of POLIR students have benefited through the EP Scheme, for example:

It may be the case you are already undertaking co-curricular activities and if so, you just need to claim your points to get rewarded! If not, there is literally hundreds of activities available for you to get involved with, and by doing-so, you will not only enhance your University of Kent experience, but you will be recognised and rewarded by the EP Scheme.

For more information, visit www.kent.ac.uk/employabilitypoints or contact the team via employabilitypoints@kent.ac.uk

12-month placement in Human Resources

Are you looking for a 12-month placement in Human Resources for 2019/20? Do you want real responsibility with the chance to influence household name coffee brands including Tassimo, Kenco, L’Or and Jacobs?

Global Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company (FMCG) JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) are looking for year-in-industry students from all degree backgrounds to join their diverse, global team of over 12,000 coffee champions, on a 12-month placement in Human Resources.

 

Company Jacobs Douwe Egberts
Location Banbury, Oxfordshire
Roles 12-month Year in Industry Placements in Human Resources
Salary £16,000 + £1,000 sign-on bonus
Assessment dates 26th November – 7th December 2018
Start Date July 2019
Apply here www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/jde-hr/?ref=PM
Deadline 9th November 2018

 

Who is the company?

– JDE is a €5 billion global business with around 15,000 associates based in 28 different countries, selling their brands in over 100 different countries around the world.

– Formed in 2015, JDE retains a start-up feel containing some of the leading brands in the Coffee and Tea industry including – Kenco, L’OR, Tassimo and Douwe Egberts to name a few.

– JDE UK is headquartered in Banbury, Oxfordshire, which is one of JDE’s global ‘Power Plants’ responsible for producing 20,000 tonnes of coffee per year across 9 production lines.

– The UK represents a top 5 global market for JDE and continues to be a growth engine for the category, driving premiumisation by leading the single-serve partition with the Tassimo brand and premiumising the instant coffee segment through Kenco, L’OR and the Douwe Egberts brands.

– JDE believes amazing things can happen over a cup of coffee and with values including Entrepreneurship, Solidarity, Accountability, Simplicity and Discipline working at JDE offers you an exciting opportunity to make an impact in the world’s largest pure play coffee company.

– JDE’s goal is simple but ambitious: a coffee for every cup.

Everyone deserves the coffee they love.

What are the roles?

– There are 2 very different HR placements available this year at JDE.

  1. Talent, Learning and Development:

– Learning and development (L&D) are in charge of developing resources and documents, handling logistics, admin and onboarding of new staff into the business.

– Talent look at the personal and professional development of the people at JDE. You will be helping to ensure that JDE has the best people by making sure they are undertaking continuous learning and development programmes.

– You will work with leadership teams, as well as with the Irish and Amsterdam HR teams. You can also shadow other parts of the business during your placement year.

  1. Human Resources:

– You will work with the Manufacturing HR team, supporting the Senior HR Business Partner and 2 HR Business Partners with more traditional HR delivery.

– This will involve working on updating policies, employee relation cases, trade union communication, supporting change programmes, supporting engagement strategy, as well as day to admin handling such as new starters, on-boarding, updates etc.

Why should you apply?

Travel: JDE provide awesome opportunities to travel. Last year around half the placement students travelled abroad.

Fantastic perks: 25 days holiday, free hot beverages (not just coffee!) and even Barista training!

Student Charity Committee: Every Friday all the placement students get together for a fun charity meeting. Last year their charity work raised over £30,000 in total.

Culture: At JDE they have a friendly, hands-on environment where everyone is encouraged to contribute and all opinions are valued. There is also a strong mentoring programme and you will be periodically reporting to senior business stakeholders and interacting with other placement students.

Corporate Social Responsibility: From sourcing ingredients responsibly with internationally recognised standards, to partnering directly with suppliers to improve working conditions and protect natural resources, and aiming to make all manufacturing sites landfill free by 2020, at JDE they are driven by their passion for coffee & tea, care for people and respect for the environment.

Who is best suited to this role?

– Applications from any degree background are welcome.

– We’re looking for students who want to get stuck in and be proactive, who can work well in a team, are well organised and have good attention to detail.

– You must be an undergraduate looking for a 12-month Year-in-Industry placement from July 2019 to July 2020.

Click here to apply now:

www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/jde-hr/?ref=PM

It only takes 30 seconds to register your interest in these roles, and we’ll support you throughout the full application process.

Careers in Politics – Alumni Panel – 17th October 2-4pm

 As part of EMPFEST 2018, the School of Politics and International Relations is bringing its Alumni back to campus.

Hear from a panel of 5 alumni speakers who will share the secrets of their career success in Politics and International Relations…

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time:  2pm – 4pm
Location: COLT3 – Cornwallis South East (Octagon)
SIGNUP

FEATURING:

Annette Fisher
Freelance Social Accountability Practitioner &
Participatory Action Researcher

Jonathan Millins
Head of Office for the East of England European Partnership

Mitchell Adams
Content Manager, Dods Parliamentary Communications

Scott Macdonald
Deputy Head of the Iraq Team at the
Department for International Development

Sulmaan Hanif
Regional Manager, Middle East and Africa,
The Economist Intelligence Unit

Our alumni’s career experiences include the Civil Service; European Government; International Research and Global Public Affairs.

You will gain first-hand information and practical advice on various careers paths. Our alumni are able to share invaluable information through open, honest dialogue with the students who attend.

At this event, we aim to highlight unique career possibilities that exist for School of Politics degree holders, helping you envision possibilities for yourself you may never have considered. The event wraps up with a networking session where attendees can mix and mingle with all of the panellists.