EMPLOYABILITY & PLACEMENTS EVENTS
- Creative Access mentoring programme
To apply – submit this form by deadline 5pm, Monday 28th February 2022
- Free Excel training for students – 15th March: 11am
Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to increase your employability skills and add this important skill to your CV. Find out how to join
- Deloitte Economic Advisory is looking for economics students to join them as interns – apply by 18th April
Are you interested in using economic theory and analytical thinking to solve everyday business and policy issues? A summer internship with Deloitte Economic Advisory could be for you.
- 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.
- Are you an economics student interested in gaining work experience whilst continuing your studies?
- Go Abroad Bitesize – an 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
BOOK A 1-1 CAREERS CHAT
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:
CAREERS SERVICE EVENTS
Monday 28 February
CVs, Cover letters and Application forms, 11:00-12:00 (online)
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.
Women breaking into tech: In conversation with Sparta Global, 13:00-14:00 (online)
Technology needs more diversity. Women are still severely under-represented in the digital sector and continue to be a minority within tech leadership. This event will introduce you to the career opportunities available in technology and how you could become the next female role model. Join Sparta Global, an award-wining tech company focussed on diversity, for an informal conversation on how to land your dream digital role.
Tuesday 1st March
Using LinkedIn to support your job search, 12:00-13:00 (online)
Have you heard of LinkedIn, but you are unsure how it works? Or maybe you have a LinkedIn profile, but you would like to grow your network? In this interactive session an Adviser provide advice on creating and developing an effective profile, as well as discuss the tools you can use to expand your connections and find jobs!
ASPIRE: Female Founders, 13:00-14:00 (online)
Three inspirational women share their experiences of starting and running their own business, giving their tips for getting started, and keeping going.
#IamRemarkable, 14:00-15:30 (online)
#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings. Learn more at g.co/IamRemarkable
In this interactive session, you will participate in group discussions and exercises to develop the confidence and skills to promote yourself effectively.
During the 90 min #IamRemarkable workshop we will:
- Share data and research regarding self-promotion and unconscious bias
- Go through the main exercise to help you articulate your achievements and practice self-promotion
- Have a discussion and share take home exercises
Wednesday 2nd March
#BreaktheBias: Leading Change, 13:00-14:00 (online)
Swale Borough Council is celebrating Leading Change this International Women’s Day with your opportunity to find out more about roles in conservation, climate change and local government’s role in tackling this monumental challenge. Join Larissa Reed (Chief Executive, Swale Borough Council), Cllr Hannah Perkin (Councillor and Deputy Cabinet Member, Swale Borough Council), Nadia Ward (Swale Area Warden, Kent Wildlife Trust) and Danielle Whelan (Technical Brewer, Shepherd Neame) as they discuss their experiences in both the public and private sector.
Join Lara Cavill (Employer Engagement & Events Officer) in conversation with Christina Hughes, Honorary Professor and former Interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Student Experience) at the University of Kent and Founder and CEO of Women-Space.
We will discuss overcoming the nervousness of networking to build a community of mutual support and opportunity; LinkedIn etiquette and how to “quietly network” in your organisation.
Thursday 3rd March
How to answer interview questions – the normal, the tricky and the downright strange!, 14:00-15:00 (online)
If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be and why? … Does the thought of answering interview questions fill you with dread?! Come along to this interactive workshop, where we will discuss how to tackle basic interview questions, such as motivational questions, the trickier ones, including competency based and the unusual questions!
Building resilience for the recruitment process, 15:00-16:00 (online)
What is resilience in relation to the recruitment process? Steps to develop this vital skill and demonstrate resilience to employers
Friday 4th March
The Female Entrepreneur: Victoria Rowley, Puddle Ducks, 12:00-13:00 (online)
Victoria Rowley, owner of Puddle Ducks East Kent, North Kent & SE London will share her career journey from swimming instructor to owner of a successful franchise business. She will talk about what she has learnt as youngest franchisee across the Puddle Ducks network, top tips on running a business and how she kept her business afloat during the pandemic.
Improving your network, 15:00-16:00 (online)
Details to follow
STUDY PLUS EVENTS
Monday February 28th
2:30-4pm This 90-minute workshop is designed to give you the skills you need to feel empowered when looking for employment, handling rejections, and navigating challenges at work. It is designed to give you tools that when applied will build your resilience.
Tuesday March 1st
10-11:30am To understand what we mean by leadership style, the importance of knowing your preferred style but when and how to use alternative styles. Also covered would be how to work effectively with your managers leadership style and the importance understanding leadership preferences and styles can help aid resilience.Study Plus – Top tips on productivity at work – by Steve Haines
12-1pm This session is about turning up, doing a great job and how to deliver your role to the best of your ability (and then going home!) The session includes practical exercises on how to prioritise, shares tips on how to get the best out of others and how to maintain a good work/life balance.
Wednesday March 2nd
11am-12:30pm This workshop can help with situations as varied as gaining confidence in writing, exploring personal challenges or keeping organised. This workshop explores a variety of techniques that you can take away and use immediately, designed to support self-care, creativity and life management skills. A variety of practical exercises and readings will be provided. It is suitable for all standards of writing.
2-3pm Discover World Languages Taster Sessions are for beginners who would like to have a taster session of the Arabic language. No previous experience with the Arabic languages is required. Through an introduction of the habits and culture, you will gain some understanding of key traditions, learn and pronounce a range of simple key words, engage in basic everyday communication, introduce yourself in the target language, learn simple greetings and farewell phrases.
3-4pm Discover World Languages Taster Sessions are for beginners who would like to have a taster session of the Mandarin language. No previous experience with the Mandarin language is required. Through an introduction of the habits and culture, you will gain some understanding of key traditions, learn and pronounce a range of simple key words, engage in basic everyday communication, introduce yourself in the target language, learn simple greetings and farewell phrases.
4-5pm Discover World Languages Taster Sessions are for beginners who would like to have a taster session of the Japanese language. No previous experience with the Japanese language is required. Through an introduction of the habits and culture, you will gain some understanding of key traditions, learn and pronounce a range of simple key words, engage in basic everyday communication, introduce yourself in the target language, learn simple greetings and farewell phrases.
5-6pm Discover World Languages Taster Sessions are for beginners who would like to have a taster session of the Spanish/Italian language. No previous experience with either language is required. Through an introduction of the habits and culture, you will gain some understanding of key traditions, learn and pronounce a range of simple key words, engage in basic everyday communication, introduce yourself in the target language, learn simple greetings and farewell phrases.
Thursday March 3rd
11am-12pm Interested in learning more about FDM? Join this session to gain an insight into the company and the many opportunities we offer as part of our award-winning Graduate Programme. We will be joined by some of our very own Consultants who have completed their training and are now working on client site. Hear about their journey going through the programme and ask all of your questions.
1-3pm Understanding sustainability and the problems and opportunities that surround it helps to build a number of key employability skills that will translate in your future career and enable you to embed sustainability into wherever your future takes you. It is a strategic objective of the University to ensure that all students have access to learning, teaching and research that enhances understanding of sustainability.
Friday March 4th
10:30am-12pm By the end of the session you will have: Identified the characteristics of a great team; Explored the stages in team formation; Examined the roles people play in teams; Looked at things to do to encourage team performance
1-2pm The move from university to work is a huge shift in culture, expectations and measures of success. This session is about starting out in work. The session shares tips on receiving feedback and how to action it, advice on how to be yourself at work and evidence based approaches to supporting your wellbeing. It also includes some practical exercises on how to plan your first three months and get ready for your six month probation.
OTHER INFORMATION AND EVENTS
|· Opening Doors: Virtual Careers Fair 2022
Are you an undergrad, graduate or young professional interested in kickstarting your career in International Development? Do you wish to pursue a career in policy, advocacy, campaigning, research and more? The ‘Opening Doors’ Virtual Careers Fair could be for you! This event was created to support young people who come from backgrounds that are under-represented in the international development sector.
- 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
More information file:///C:/Users/nm586/Downloads/April%202022%20Insight%20Programme.pdf
April 2022 dates: 11th to 14th April 2022 (4 days) Application deadline: 4pm on Friday 4th March 2022 fishergerman.co.uk/careers/earlycareers/insight-programme
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: https://explorelbg.co.uk/feelgoodsubmission
For the first time the festival can now be explored on the go, directly from a mobile device.
Connect with us live: https://explorelbg.co.uk/festival/home
- East Sussex Social Work Recruitment Event 15th March 2022
- Slaughter & May – Innovation Competition 2022
open to all students. https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/getintolaw/prizes/
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?