Latest Opportunities

Read on for the latest employability and career related events and opportunities happening in the next two weeks!


  • CAREERS IN NGOs – Wednesday 9th February – 17:30

Interested in an international career focused on the common good? Then join us to hear from Kent alumni now working in multi-lateral organisations such as the United Nations, NATO and the World Economic Forum. For more information about our guest speakers and what they will be discussing click here!


Need some advice on your CV or future career? Book a one-to-one appointment with our Employability Officer who can support you with your job and work experience search, as well as help you look for and secure work (we review CVs, applications, and offer interviews and assessment centre training and advice). Use the link below to make an appointment:


  • Study or work abroad with the Turing Scheme

The Turing Scheme was launched in 2021 by the UK government to support international study and work abroad. It was launched to replace the Erasmus+ programme and provides funding to the University of Kent to offer grants to students to carry out an approved study or work placement anywhere in the world!

Find out more about the Turing Scheme here

  • Also see Go Abroad Bitesizean exciting new initiative supporting global opportunities for Kent students! 

Current Kent students can now apply for funding to carry out short, extra-curricular placements abroad.  These could be anywhere in the world and could involve studying (for example a summer school), working (summer internship) or volunteering.

To find out what opportunities may be available, how much funding you could get, how and when to apply, please visit the Go Abroad Bitesize webpage 

Funding application deadlines: 6 Feb; 3 April 2022

  • Are you an economics student interested in gaining work experience whilst continuing your studies?

Compass Lexecon are hiring Research Analysts as part of a 2-year Master’s Apprenticeship Programme with Queen Mary University of London launching in September 2022. Find out more!

  • Ecology Summer Placement (Bath) 2022 – deadline 28th January

Join the Ecology Team at Buro Happold (part of their Environment Team) and gain experience in a range of environmental and ecological disciplines with a view to protecting and enhancing the natural world.  Click here for full details

  • Summer Internships 2022 – Financial Planning & Wealth Management – deadline 31st January

Get paid this summer whilst gaining experience of the Financial Services industry – specifically, you’ll be involved in and learn more about financial planning, wealth management and financial coaching. More information here!

  • Paid conservation internship with ZSL – deadline 6th February

Are you passionate about wildlife and conservation? This is your opportunity to inspire, inform and empower people to stop wildlife going extinct. As an intern, you will create engaging stories and content for ZSL blogs, websites, social media and Newsletters. Find out more and apply!

  • Charityworks – Leadership Programme – deadline 24th February

Charityworks is a paid, 12-month talent programme which gives you all the tools you need to build a career in the UK Non-Profit sector. Click here for further information

  • Calling all Conservationists and nature loving students – Volunteer Pond Officer for an 11-week project in Spring 2022 – deadline 28th February

Would you like some hands-on experience of e-DNA pond water sampling, with the opportunity to learn about Natural England’s pond restoration and creation scheme for Great Crested Newts? The e-DNA monitoring runs from 15th April until 30th June when ponds are most active and we envisage needing help 2-3 days per week during this time.

Find out more


Monday 24th January

Gradcracker: careers for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) students – 12:00 – 13:00

Gradcracker is the UK’s careers website for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) students. It has more STEM employers, work placements and graduate roles than any other careers website – and it also provides a wide range of resources, tools, and advice on careers in STEM. In this webinar, Gradcracker Director Jessica is going to talk us through the website and its features to help you become a successful job hunter and navigator of the application process. Jessica will cover things like key competency skills, important deadlines, and ways to make your application stand out. The webinar is also a great opportunity to discover STEM employers and the different industry sectors you can work in.

Career Management – 14:00 – 15:00

Looking at 4 stages to help you plan your career; self-awareness, explore opportunities, decide what to do and take action.

Tuesday 25th January

How to get started with LinkedIn – 11:00 – 12:00

Not joined LinkedIn? It is one of the most useful places to network. Find out to get started with the basics.

Building Resilience – 13:00 – 14:00

What is resilience in relation to the recruitment process and steps to develop this vital skill.

Study Plus: Understanding stress and self-care – 14:00 – 16:30

This two-hour webinar will be a whirlwind tour of free resources and signposting to help you think about your wellbeing and resilience during isolation.  There will also be time for Q&As at the end of the session so attendees can share best practice and ask questions about their specific challenges.

Wednesday 26th January

Volunteering in the Kent Community Oasis Garden – 12:30 – 14:00

Come along and join us at KentCOG every other Wednesday. You will meet fellow students, learn new skills and get the most out of gardening, socialising and wellbeing opportunities. We also aim to run workshops supporting the local wildlife.

Interview skills including video interviews – 13:00 – 14:00

This session will cover common interview questions and how to approach them, including competency, strengths based and motivational questions. The session will also look at steps to take to prepare for an interview, helping you to feel more confident for the real thing!

Study Plus How to Build Your Business Plan Start-up 2022 Virtual event – 13:00 – 14:00

Virtual Online event from 1-2pm,  in person event 2 – 4pm  

In an in-depth practical workshop you’ll be guided in how to put together a compelling business plan with the ASPIRE Business Model Canvas focussing on sustainability and inclusion.

Study Plus How to Build Your Business Plan Start-up 2022 In person event – 14:00 – 16:00

Virtual Online event from 1-2pm,  in person event 2 – 4pm  

In an in-depth practical workshop you’ll be guided in how to put together a compelling business plan with the ASPIRE Business Model Canvas focussing on sustainability and inclusion.

Year In Information Event – 14:00 – 15:00

This event is taking place online and also in KLT1.

The University of Kent provides exciting opportunities for students to broaden their degree experience by adding an additional ‘Year In’ to their degree. One of these additional years can be taken between stage 2 and 3, or after you have completed stage 3, and the programme will be added to your degree title, letting employers know about your increased employability. From 2-3pm we will hear short introductions to each of the options from the academic staff who deliver these programmes, as well as input on tuition fees, visas and application processes to get onto the programmes. After this, you will have the opportunity to join a subject specific introduction to find out more about the programmes.

Individual Introductions 15:00 – 16:00

Individual Introductions 16:00 – 17:00

Thursday 27th January

CV’s, cover letters and application forms – 12:00 – 13:00

Join this information session to find out the key things you need to include in your CV, application forms and cover letters. We will cover the do’s and don’ts and ways to tailor your documents to make you stand out.

Selection Tests – 13:00 – 14:00

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.

Friday 28th January

Postgraduate Study – 14:00 – 15:00

Are you considering postgraduate study? Find out about how to find courses, the application process and how to write a personal statement.

Saturday 29th January

Study Plus BSUJ BK 2 – Build a business plan – 10:00 – 15:30

This 6 hour hands-on workshop will take you through the stages of building your business plan, including understanding The ASPIRE Business model Canvas.

Other information and events

Accenture Graduate Schemes – Empowering Female Future Events in Software, Technology and Cyber Security on 17th and 22nd February

Accenture are looking for female-identifying STEM students graduating in 2022 for their Technology Architecture, Software Engineering Graduate and Cyber Security Graduate programmes. They’re running a series of Empowering Female Future events for students interested in finding out more about life at Accenture, and applying to their programmes.

Technology Architecture: the chance to explore technically complex solutions this scheme is for female identifying students studying STEM or business-related degrees, graduating in 2022.

Apply before 10th February
Event date: 17th February

  1. Software Engineering: a chance to design, build, and support the innovative technical solutions this scheme is for female identifying students studying STEM, graduating in 2022.

Apply before 10th February
Event date: 17th February

  1. Cyber Security: a chance to design, build and implement pragmatic security solutions this scheme is for female identifying students studying a degree in Cyber systems, Information Security, Engineering, Computer Science or a STEM degree with information security subjects or relevant work experience. Graduating in 2022

Apply before 15th February
Event date: 22nd February

To apply, students must complete the relevant 5-minute application form above. If their application is approved, they will be invited to complete a short online assessment.

Following this, successful candidates will be invited to attend the Empowering Futures Technology / Software event on the 17th of February or the Empowering Futures Cyber Security event on 22nd February.

At the online session students will hear from female technology leaders and graduates at Accenture, learn about the roles on offer, the application process, and the amazing technologies Accenture work with. There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Students will then be able to progress through the Accenture Graduate Programme application process for the scheme they have applied for.


Slaughter & May – Innovation Competition 2022

open to all students.

The Slaughter and May Innovation Competition is an exciting opportunity for law and non-law students to develop their creative thinking skills by considering what the future might look like for the legal sector and what the next big disruption might be.

Applicants are asked to submit a response, in any format they deem appropriate (for example video, podcast, blog post), to one of two set questions by 4 April 2022 for a chance to win £1,000 cash prize and a work placement within the Knowledge & Innovation team at Slaughter and May. The applicants who come in second and third place will win £500 and £250 respectively.

Applicants are asked to submit a response to one of the following two questions:

How can law firms innovate to ensure that environment, social and governance (ESG) goals are met internally and for their clients?


What can law firms do to help individuals maintain and develop personal relationships in the hybrid/virtual world of work?

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