Latest Opportunities

See below for upcoming employability and careers events, work experience opportunities and also study plus workshops.


  • Working in Think Tanks – is it for me? Wednesday 23rd February 4pm

An external event hosted by a group of think tanks and similar organisations aiming to demystify the world of think tanks. There will be an introductory session giving a broad overview of the sector, followed by a series of short panels focusing on specific topics. This is a Royal Economics Society sponsored event for undergraduates interested in working in the sector.

Find out more here

  • Creative Access mentoring programme

To apply – submit this form by deadline 5pm, Monday 28th February 2022


  • Psychology students – gain work experience alongside Clinical Psychologists

The Kent and Medway Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing service is looking for volunteers to help support the promotion of staff mental health and wellbeing. You will gain experience working alongside mental health clinicians and clinical psychologists. More information here

  • Gain experience working with disadvantaged pupils through tutoring

CoachBright are looking for Kent students to work with school pupils from low-income backgrounds to help them improve their grades, confidence and access to university. As we navigate life in a post-covid world, it’s more important than ever that our most disadvantaged pupils are getting the support they need. Click here to find out more and help make education fairer!

  • NatWest Insight Weeks for Women – apply now!

Applications now open for NatWest Insight Weeks for Women. This is a great way to learn more about NatWest and a career in banking; network with colleagues to hear about their experience and get a feel for the culture. The programme will run over four days from 30th August to 2nd September 2022.

Find out more and apply here

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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 deadline: 3 April 2022


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, 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:


  • Interested in a career in surveying or planning but not sure what it involves?

Immerse yourself into the industry and enrich your CV through Fisher German’s Insight Programme

April 2022 dates: 11th to 14th April 2022 (4 days) Application deadline: 4pm on Friday 4th March 2022

  • SASIG Cybersecurity Skills Festival February 2022

Find your cybersecurity role – 22nd of February 2022, 09:00 – 17:00 GMT

The jobs fair at the Cybersecurity Skills Festival is hosting up to 40 organisations from all sectors and sizes, all hungry to find new talent.

  • Lloyds Banking Group Presents – 2022 Feel Good Fest! LIVE NOW

The Lloyds Banking Group Feel Good Fest is an online interactive festival for students to explore, enjoy and relate to. Featuring eight zones packed with articles, videos, quizzes centered around mental health and wellbeing. At the heart of this experience we want to encourage students to put themselves first as they work toward their goals and the return of campus life.
The Feel Good Theatre is a new zone for 2022, filled with exclusive content that can be unlocked throughout February and March. There is also the chance  to win an iPad and try out the Instagram filter.
The Main Stage is back, with a mix of new society performances and a selection of former featured acts who brought a smile to many. It’s not too late to be featured if your society would like to get involved! To be considered please view the requirements:

For the first time the festival can now be explored on the go, directly from a mobile device.

Connect with us live:



Below are the Careers Service events taking place in the next two weeks.

Tuesday February 22nd

Getting the most out of your careers service – 11:00 – 12:00

This session will take you on a tour of the resources and services on offer to you from the CES.

Study Plus – Navigating workplace etiquette and the importance of it for a graduate role – by Steve Haines – 11:00 – 12:00

The session shares some practical exercises that help attendees to understand how to approach new situations and tips on how to build good relationships with teams.

Virtual Assessment Centres – 13:00 – 14:00

This session will cover virtual assessment centres and how they work in practice, the types of exercises, what to expect with a case study and group tasks, and general top tips.

Wednesday February 23rd

Study Plus – Introduction to Management By Kate Gardner – 10:30 – 12:00

Learn all the ins and outs of management – from managing yourself to others, your management style and problem solving.

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.

Study Plus BSUJ Know your start up finance and how to find funding – ONLINE – 13:00 – 14:00

In this practical session you’ll learn how to build to break-even and then to profit, understand how to price your business, your start-up costs and cash flow.

CV’s, cover letters and application forms – 13:00 – 14:00

Join this information session to find out the key things you need to include in your CV, application forms and cover letters.

Do something great – volunteer! – 14:00 – 15:00

Volunteering is a great way to gain experience and develop your employability skills. This session will go through the different types of opportunities which are available and how you can make the most of them.

Study Plus BSUJ Know your start up finance and how to find funding – IN PERSON CANTERBURY CAMPUS – 14:00 – 16:00

In this practical session you’ll learn how to build to break-even and then to profit, understand how to price your business, your start-up costs and cash flow.

Academic CVs – 15:00 – 16:00

This session will cover the key components of an academic CV, including academic achievements, research interests, publications and specialist skills.

Finding a graduate job – 16:00 – 17:00

This session will focus on finding graduate work, including graduate schemes, graduate jobs and job-hunting methods, plus application tips!

Thursday February 24th

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.

Postgraduate Study – 12:00 – 13:00

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

Study Plus Sustainability Week Two – Sustainable Development: An oxymoron? – 13;00 – 15:00

Week Two – Sustainable Development: An oxymoron? (2hrs interactive lecture with exercises and group activities)

Selection Tests – 13:00 – 14:00

Find out more about the different selection tests graduate recruiters use as part of their selection process, from verbal reasoning to game-based tests.

Study Plus BSUJ Know your start up finance and how to find funding – IN PERSON MEDWAY CAMPUS – 14:00 – 15:00

In this practical session you’ll learn how to build to break-even and then to profit, understand how to price your business, your start-up costs and cash flow.

Friday February 25th

Interview skills, including video interviews – 14:00 – 15:00

This session will cover common interview questions and how to approach them, including competency, strengths based and motivational questions.


  • Convex 2022 Summer Internship

Internal Audit | Investments| Compliance | Portfolio Optimisation | Insurance Underwriting | HR | Marketing

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 23rd February


  • Savills Insight Programme 2022

All applications close at 9am on 25 February 2022.

Please find the application details here, with further explanation of our various service lines and the pathways on offer.

A bit about the programme:

Savills ‘Insight’ is an opportunity for first year students to shadow a Savills graduate for one week to learn about their chosen discipline.

Contract: 1 week work experience for 1st year students

Placement date: 28th March – 1st April 2022

Across the programme, students during the week will undertake placements in our surveying (commercial, development, residential, affordable housing, operational capital markets), rural, building surveying, food & farming, forestry, energy, sustainability and town planning teams.

  • East Sussex Social Work Recruitment Event 15th March 2022

  • 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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