Placement Year Working to Combat Homelessness

Are you looking for an opportunity to start a career in the charity sector? We are searching for motivated and committed people to join our structured 12 month traineeship scheme.

Thames Reach is a London based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Our vision is to end street homelessness and our aim is to achieve the highest standards and effectiveness in service delivery to vulnerable people. Each member of the Thames Reach team plays a vital role in contributing and shaping the vision of ending rough sleeping and promoting improvement in people’s lives, and by joining us you can do the same.

On the Traineeship programme, you will experience a challenging yet rewarding high quality on-the-job training and the opportunity to develop the skills needed for a career in our front-line services. We also are looking to offer the same rewarding opportunities on our Apprenticeship scheme to come later in the year.

To succeed, you will need commitment, resilience, empathy towards homeless people and good basic admin and IT skills. Your programme will consist of two six-month placements at a Thames Reach Project one of which will be hostel based.

You will be required to work full time on a rota basis which involves working shifts, including evenings and weekends.

Thames Reach cannot guarantee location of placements for successful intakes.

To apply please go to our careers page to download the application pack via the ‘Apply‘ button.

London wide – Boroughs with vacancies include Brent, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Southwark

£20,573.00 pa (6.5% employer’s contributory pension)

37.5 hours per week inc. shifts

12 month fixed-term contract, starting 1st May 2020

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

For further information visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.

Closing date: Sunday 23rd February 2020

For further information drop in sessions will be held on 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th and 14th February 2020.

Interviews: Dates between 7th March 2020 and 13th March 2020

Thames Reach is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect and celebrate diversity. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history of homelessness, sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin or religious belief.

Applicants who have experienced homelessness are especially encouraged to apply.

NHS Student Placement Scheme

HEE’s Graduate and Student Placement Scheme 2020

The NHS belongs to the people and is founded on a common set of principles and values that bind together the communities and people it serves – patients and public – and the staff who work for it.

HEE’s values are those of the NHS Constitution. They are:

  • Working together for patients
  • Compassion
  • Respect and dignity
  • Improving lives
  • Commitment to quality of care
  • Everyone counts

Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.

Here at HEE, we believe that the most important resource the NHS has is its people. Without a skilled workforce, there is no NHS. There are few careers that are as rewarding as one in the NHS, or that give you the opportunity to work with such a variety of people. Everyone can make a difference to patients.

HEE is made up of 7 regions spread across the country, these are North East and Yorkshire, North West, London, South East, South West, Midlands and East of England. We also have a National team which are responsible for different functions, including Innovation & Transformation, People & Communications, Finance, Workforce Planning & Intelligence and Strategy.

About the placements

We are looking for 12 individuals to join HEE for a period of 1 year in many different areas of work and locations within the organisation. This will ideally suit those looking for a sandwich year placement, but we are also interested in people who will be graduating in 2020.

Our placements will provide you with invaluable experience of working within a national NHS organisation that is very closely linked to the Department of Health and Social Care. You will gain an insight into how knowledge gained within your studies can work in practice.

Placements are likely to be available in a variety of corporate functions eg

  • Human Resources and Organisational Development
  • Finance
  • Communications
  • IT and Information Development
  • Corporate affairs
  • Global Health Management
  • Chief Executives Office

or within our business teams in regional offices located across England.

When applying for our placements you must be willing to locate yourself in the area you are placed for the 12-month period (location preferences will try to be accommodated).

About You

This section details the personal attributes we require of you for these placements. If you feel these describe you, we would welcome your application.

Behaviours and Values

  • Proactive, enthusiastic and highly motivated
  • A willingness to challenge and to be open to receiving challenge, seeing and valuing different perspectives
  • Maintains the highest standards of integrity in all interactions being aware of the impact of own behaviour on others
  • Role models the values set out in the NHS constitution
Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent administrative and logistical skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent researching skills
  • Ability to prioritise work
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and autonomously
  • Organised with good attention to detail

Experience and Knowledge

  • Ability to use MS Office programmes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of/interest in your chosen specialism
Qualifications and Training 
  • Recently graduated in a relevant degree or currently studying at undergraduate level on a sandwich course

This post is open to all degree disciplines but would be particularly suited for the following:

  • Business Management
  • Global Business
  • Human Resources
  • Psychology
  • Law and legal studies
  • Accounting and finance
  • Economics
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Analytics
  • IT

You must also hold documentation that demonstrates right to work in the UK for the duration of the placement.

What we can offer you

  • One-year placement starting from July 2020
  • Annual salary of £17,820 per annum
  • 37.5 hour working week (Monday – Friday)
  • Employee Benefits package including; 27 days annual leave allowance, eye care vouchers, health service discounts and more. Additional information can be found here
  • A full induction programme, with involvement from the HEE Executive team and Board.
  • An opportunity to work in a busy but rewarding environment.
  • Regular conversations with a dedicated manager to track progress and explore potential future development opportunities.
  • A friendly and helpful team who will support you throughout your placement, as well as support offered by your own mentor and through a graduate network.
  • A written placement development plan relevant to your role
  • Graduate/placement student training sessions throughout the year
  • An opportunity to present to the HEE Board on the conclusion of the programme

Application Process

1.Complete the application form by Sunday 1st March 2020. Please ensure that you download and complete the additional application form and when prompted (to attach a CV) attach this form instead.

We do understand that you may not have a wealth of work experience to draw on for your application form so please do draw on other experiences and skills that you may have gained elsewhere. In the application form, please use the supporting information section to explain why you would be an excellent choice to join our graduate scheme using the person requirements above.

2.Your application will be reviewed and if you are successfully longlisted, you will be invited to the 2nd stage assessment (which will be completed remotely) during March 2020.

3.If you are successful at 2nd stage you will be invited to attend an assessment centre in April 2020 (location to be determined – likely to be in London, Birmingham or Leeds).

https://www.hee.nhs.uk/about/work-us/hee-graduate-student-placement-scheme-2020

Mayor of London – Media & Marketing BAME Internship

Mayor of London
Media & Marketing BAME Internship

Grade: 1
Contract type: Fixed term (11 months)
Reference:  MEMA2020
Interview date:  between Monday 23 March – Friday 3 April 2020
Application closing date:  Sunday 23 February 2020 at 23:59 GMT

 

The Mayor of London Media & Marketing BAME Internship is aimed at students from BAME communities who are interested in pursuing a career in PR or marketing.

 This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the high-profile work of the press office, marketing and digital communications teams for the Mayor of London. You’ll gain in-depth experience of working in a fast-paced press office, delivering campaigns and engaging with Londoners via a range of digital platforms.

You’ll develop essential skills, from writing press releases, dealing with journalists and managing media events to planning creative marketing campaigns and developing content for City Hall’s social media channels. The internship will provide a supportive environment to learn and hone your skills, including internal and external training opportunities.

You’ll need excellent communication skills, the ability to manage your time effectively and work as part of a team. We’re looking for candidates with real enthusiasm who can demonstrate an interest in media, PR and marketing and are committed to developing a career in these industries.

You must be an undergraduate or graduate of BAME origin (African, African-Caribbean, Asian or Chinese origin, or a combination of the above) and on track to receive, or has already received, a 2:2 in any degree or who has one year’s experience in media, PR, marketing or other related field.

There are two internships will commence in September 2020 and will be for a duration of 11 months.

The Greater London Authority’s BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) Media & Marketing internship scheme is a diversity initiative targeted at students and recent graduates of African, African-Caribbean, Asian or Chinese origin. These groups are under-represented regionally, and nationally, in PR which is why this scheme was created (in accordance with s.158 of the Equality Act 2010).

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. This may include remote working, compressed hours and flexibility on start and end times.

The job will be based at City Hall (near London Bridge station and Tower Bridge)

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave per annum (pro rata), interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference MEMA2020

 

Trainee Army Intelligence Analyst Applications Open

Naturally curious? Spot things others miss? Then a job as a Trainee Intelligence Analyst could be the perfect role for you. As a full-time Trainee Intelligence Analyst, you’ll collect information that could be vital to operations – and could save lives. To get it, you need to speak to local people, look at pictures from satellites and spy planes and listen to radio messages – spotting and responding to security threats without blowing your cover. You’ll then present what you find to commanders, intelligence services and government leaders, helping them to keep our nation safe from sabotage and terrorism. It’s your chance to reach heights you never knew existed and learn vital skills that’ll set you up for life. To build bonds that’ll never break and do things you never thought possible.

Working in intelligence is a big job, with a lot of responsibility. But this is your chance to do something that really matters.

Find where you belong.

WORLD-CLASS TRAINING

Join us and you’ll start by learning the soldiering skills common to every member of the British Army, like outdoor survival and the safe handling of weapons. Then you’ll undertake your specialist training at Chicksands in Bedfordshire for about 20 weeks. In that time you learn all the skills an intelligence expert needs for standard warfare and counter-insurgency situations.

GAIN QUALIFICATIONS

When your specialist training is complete you’ll have the opportunity to take on a civilian recognised undergraduate degree in subjects such as Security Management or Intelligence. Later on you could study for a Masters with one of several of our partner universities.

There are also opportunities for further training at your unit in other military skills – like commando or parachute training. You could also become a military training or Adventurous Training instructor, or a sports coach.

SHOW PEOPLE WHAT YOU’RE CAPABLE OF

We’ll be with you every step of the way as you move up the ranks. From the moment you begin your training you’ll get all the support and encouragement you need to make a success of your career. Work hard and you’ll soon get promoted, which means more responsibility and extra pay.

Become a Trainee Intelligence Analyst and you’ll:

  • Earn a starting salary of around £15,600 during Basic Training which will rise to £20,000 after completing 26 weeks’ training or after completing your Initial Trade Training, if less than 26 weeks-Receive subsidised accommodation and facilities, increasing your disposable income
  • Receive free medical and dental health cover
  • Have the continuous access promotional opportunity and to continually progress your career
  • Be sponsored to earn valuable civilian-recognised qualifications
  • Take part in Adventurous Training and be able to play your favourite sports.

BELONG TO SOMETHING THAT MATTERS

You should be:

  • Regular Army age: 16.6 – 35.6 years
  • Army Reserve age: 17.9 – 49.11 years

Qualifications you’ll need:

  • Regular: GCSE Grade A – C/9-4 in at least English Language and four other subjects. You must have at least Numeracy Level 2.

Fitness requirements:

  • Mid-thigh pull of 46kg
  • Medicine ball throw of 2.9m
  • 2km run in 11min 15 sec (11 min 30 sec for Junior Entry)

Interests you’ll have:

  • Decision making & responsibility
  • Technology
  • Photography
  • Working outside
  • Office work
  • Risks and adrenaline
  • Leading & managing people
  • Outdoor activities
  • Driving

Our next deadline for application is 31st March 2020, with further opportunities ongoing throughout the year.

FIND WHERE YOU BELONG

Get Career Ready! Careers Service Workshops

The Careers Service are hosting a number of small workshops this term to assist students to Get Career Ready!

Click here for more information and to book.

Get career ready! – Finding experience (All students)

Are you looking for work experience opportunities either in the UK or abroad?

Join this informal group Q&A to discuss ways of gaining relevant experience, job hunting resources, and how to talk about your experience.

Get career ready! – Succeeding in applications (Finalists)

Are you struggling to get through the application process?

Join this informal group Q&A to discuss the various methods used in selecting and recruiting candidates and some of the techniques that can be used to maximise application success.

Get career ready! – Where to find jobs (Finalists)

Do you have questions about where to find graduate jobs?

Join this informal group Q&A to talk to us about job hunting resources, networking, social media recruiting, speculative applications and how to focus your job search.

Get career ready! – Interviews & Assessment Centres (Finalists)

Are you getting to interview or assessment centre but not getting selected, or would you just like to know how to prepare for them?

Join this informal group session to share and learn from the experiences of others to better prepare yourself. We can suggest how to research formats of interviews and assessment centres, and how to identify likely questions you may be faced with.

Civil Service Fast Streamer: Ask me Anything!

Civil Service Fast Streamer: Ask me Anything
19th February 2020, Keynes S6

Have you been considering a career in the Civil Service?

Whether delivering the agenda of the government of the day is your life-long dream, or whether you just want to find out a little bit more about what the Civil Service is, book now for a 1-1, face to face session with a Civil Service Fast Streamer.

The Fast Stream is an award-winning leadership development programme that will expose you to a variety of roles across government departments, developing you to become a future leader of the Civil Service.

What?

1-1, face to face appointment with a Civil Service Fast Streamer

When?

19th February, 10:00am – 12:00pm
by appointment only – click here to book)

or 1:00pm – 3:00pm
drop in – no appointment needed!

Where?

Keynes S6

Why?

Because the Fast Stream is The Times TOP graduate employer of 2019, because your work will impact upon the whole of society, because you can choose between 15 different schemes that offer roles across the country, internationally and across government departments…come and find out more for yourself!

The National Student Survey

What is it?

  • High profile annual census of all final year students in the UK. (You will be contacted if you are eligible to complete the survey.)
  • 27 Questions about the teaching on your programme and your overall experience at Kent.
  • The key measure of student satisfaction used to rate universities.

How do I do it?

  • Go to http://www.thestudentsurvey.com/
  • Enter your student number (this is on your Kent Card) and other information as requested to confirm your eligibility to complete the survey.
  • Answer the questions (<10 minutes!).

Donations to Catching Lives

  • For every completed NSS survey, the School will donate £3 to the charity Catching Lives (https://www.catchinglives.org). Catching Lives is an independent charity supporting the rough sleepers, homeless and vulnerably housed in Canterbury and East Kent.
  • If by 28 February our response rate is at 75+%, the School will ‘round up’ the donation to £1000.

Future Charity Leaders Programme & Internships

upReach welcome interest from those who are passionate about social mobility and are interested in working for us. Many of our current team joined after a successful career in another sector, and we greatly value the experience this can bring to the students we support. For further information, please email humanresources@upreach.org.uk.

Future Charity Leaders Programme

upReach’s Future Charity Leaders Programme (FCLP) is a unique 2.5 year graduate scheme combining work with our Associates and learning about all aspects of charity management. The FCLP is for high-calibre graduates from any university, academic subject and background.

Applications are now open for the upReach Future Charity Leaders Programme.  Click here to begin your application.

upReach also run a 4 week paid internship starting in June or July 2020 for those graduating in 2020 or 2021.

If you would like to register your interest for future start dates on the FCLP, or express interest in any other capacity, please email humanresources@upreach.org.uk

Internship Competition

upReach, the 2019 Charity of the Year (<£1m), are running a competition to identify future leaders in the charity sector.

The winner receives a paid internship, with fast-track to an Assessment Centre for the upReach Future Charity Leaders Programme (FCLP).

 

Investment Management Insight Day apply now!

Investment Management Insight Day Coach Trip
Limited places, apply now!

Are you a final year student, aspiring to enter a career in Investment Management? Would you like to network with global investment firms and hear about careers in Investment Management? Apply for a place onto an exclusive insight day with Investment 20/20 and Barings! You’ll have the chance to meet with Investment Management firms and hear from recruiters at Investment 20/20, hosted at Barings; an international investment management firm in London.

What is Investment 20/20?

Investment20/20 is the careers site where you can learn about the investment management industry and all its opportunities. We provide access to school leaver and graduate trainee programmes across our 42 partner companies. We run a vibrant Investment20/20 network for all our trainees with regular events and a trainee forum.

Schedule: Tuesday 25th February 2020

07.45 PROMPT         Coach departure from Keynes College bus stop, Canterbury Campus

08.45 PROMPT         Coach departure from Gillingham Building bus stop, Medway Campus

10.45 – 11.00           Registration and refreshments

11.00 – 11.25           Welcome & Introduction to Investment Management

11.25 – 11.40           Introduction to Cambridge Associates – What the firm does, the culture and what it’s like to work here

11.40 – 12.30          Interactive session – get ready to network!

Meet people who work in different Investment management jobs, interview them and report back to the group

12.30 – 13.00          Preparing for the recruitment process                          including applications, identifying key skills and LinkedIn

Coach travel included. Return to Medway campus 15.00/15.30. Canterbury campus 15.30/16.00, traffic permitting.

Refreshments will be available, but lunch is not provided, however you can bring a packed lunch.

How to apply?

This is a free event, open to final year University of Kent students only. Any degree subject.

– Submit 150 words about ‘Why you would like to attend the Investment Management Insight Day’

– Please send your submission to Liz Foden; e.r.foden@kent.ac.uk by 9am on Monday 3rd February

– Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so get your application in soon!

*If you have any special access requirements or airborne allergies, please email e.r.foden@kent.ac.uk

* By applying for a place on to this trip, you are agreeing for your full name to be shared with Barings and Investment20/20, for registration purposes, if you are successful

If you are a Canterbury student, please find details here: https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/event.html?id=5539&service=Careers+Service

If you are a Medway student, please find details here: https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/event.html?id=5537&service=Careers+Service

 

Women in Academia Careers Event 23rd January

As part of the panel series “Female Leaders” this careers event introduces successful women pursuing a career in the highly competitive field of academia.

The event aims to inform and motivate women and to encourage building effective networks. The speakers will share their career path, challenges and advice in moderated rounds.

We welcome questions for these rounds in advance via the following email: aspirations@kent.ac.uk.

The session will conclude with an open Q&A session and networking with refreshments afterwards.

Date: 23rd of January 2019 at 5:30 – 7pm
Location: Templeman Lecture Theatre

Panellists:
Dr Nadine Ansorg, Senior Lecturer in International Conflict Analysis
Dr Heejung Chung, Reader in Sociology and Social Policy
Dr Andrea den Boer, Senior Lecturer in International Relations
Dr Harmonie Toros, Reader in International Conflict Analysis