Latest Opportunities

See below for the latest employability and careers news, events and opportunities happening in the next two weeks.


  • 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

  • Alumni Careers Panel Events

Did you miss any of our previous alumni careers events? We welcomed back Kent alumni who discussed their experiences of working in the following sectors: Civil Service; Banking & Finance; Public Sector; International Relations, Development & NGO/IGOs.

Click here to view the recordings


  • Employability Points – apply for rewards before the deadline (14th March)

If you’ve been earning employability points throughout the year, don’t miss the Employability Points Rewards Pack. It is your comprehensive guide, providing information on all the EP rewards available for this summer! Get involved! Get rewarded!

Find out more and view the rewards pack here

  • Summer Internship 2022 – Deloitte Economic Advisory

Are you interested in using economic theory and analytical thinking to solve everyday business and policy issues? Deloitte Economic Advisory is looking for economics students to join their team as interns this summer.

Find out more 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

  • 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:


This week is Creative Careers Week. Please sign up to individual events.

The Moodle page for Careers in Charities, NGOs and Think Tanks in now available

Monday 7 March

Study Plus – Personal Energy Management for Optimal Workplace Performance by Ali Whelan, 10:00-11:30, Online

Moving past time management, energy management relates to understanding your optimum performance times during the day/week/month and how you can manage workloads and task prioritisation around your peak energy times.

Creative Careers: Year in Television and Online Broadcasting, 12:00-13:00, Keynes KS13 (Canterbury Campus) and Online

Do you want to create eye-catching videos for television or online? Do you dream of a career in content creation or TV? Take your first step with this unique year-long programme based at professional television station KMTV, right here at the University of Kent. Our students build careers and are appointed to non-entry level jobs in industry. They go on to work on documentaries, technical roles, presenting and even interview A-list celebrities like Will Smith and Zendaya. Join Channel Director Andy Richards to find out how KMTV could open up opportunities for you that once seemed out of reach.

Creative Careers: Creative Access Showcase, 17:00-18:00, Online

A virtual high visibility event with a panel of creative professionals and alumni from Creative Access to share their creative journeys, what their current roles entail, top tips and guidance. This will be designed to appeal to all students, not only candidates from Black, Asian and diverse ethnic groups, disabled people or those from lower-socioeconomic backgrounds. Typically, this will be speaker introductions, panel discussion followed by Q&A. Creative Access will arrange a representative to host 3 panelists including Creative Access and University of Kent alumni spanning the creative industries, with varying levels of experience.

Tuesday 8 March

Creative CVs- Careers Week Workshop, 11:00-12:00, Online

This presentation will cover the dos and don’ts when it comes to a CV for the creative industries, including what to include, how to structure a CV and how to make an impact!

Creative Careers: Writing for a Living and Getting Published – Alumni panel event, 13:00-14:00, Marlowe MarLT1 (Canterbury Campus) and Online

Join a panel of alumni to find out about their experiences of writing for a living and getting published.

Rosa Furneaux, BA English and American Literature, now working as an Investigative Health Journalist at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Luke Chapman, graduated in 2020 with a BA in Music Technology and now works as a freelance writer, journalist and digital marketer.

Jill Petts, graduated in 2015 with a BA in English and American Literature with Creative Writing, recently published her first novel, ‘White Scar’.

Jacky King, a first 500 Graduate with a BA in English and American Literature and published her first book ‘A Cake for the Gestapo’ in 2020.

Wednesday 9 March

Study Plus LinkedIn Headshots by Matt Cook, 09:30-16:00, Careers and Employability Service Building (Canterbury Campus)

A professional looking LinkedIn profile is an essential aspect of enhancing your chances of securing graduate employment. The Careers & Employability Service is offering students the chance to have a professional portrait taken by Matt Cook Photography, free of charge, which can be used for their profile.

Creative Careers: What makes a strong creative portfolio? 13:00-14:00, Online

Join Sam, Leo & Andrea in this relaxed panel chat about their experiences interviewing & mentoring entry level creative talent.

They will also share their portfolio ‘Dos & Don’ts list’ and share answers to some of the questions they get asked the most.

Study Plus BSUJ What do Investors want?  13:00-14:00, Online

Have you got what it takes to walk into the dragons’ den? Find out what investors are looking for in a start-up and how to build an investible business using real-life case studies and examples.

Study Plus BSUJ What do Investors want? 14:00-16:00, Sibson SR6 (Canterbury Campus)

Have you got what it takes to walk into the dragons’ den? Find out what investors are looking for in a start-up and how to build an investible business using real-life case studies and examples.

Creative Careers: How to get a Career in Gaming, 17:00-18:00, Online

Hear from our panel of experts about how they got their careers in the gaming industry, their experiences and hear their advice on how to land your dream job in the industry.

Our panel for the event consists of three Uni of Kent Alumni – Ben, Matthew and Bradley who have worked at companies such as Nintendo, Dovetail Games, Splash Damage & Electric Square in a variety of roles from Front End Engineer, Game Designer, Software Engineer and UI Designer. Also joining us is Terry, a career changer who now works in 3D Technical Animation by day and volunteers with a gaming charity and works as a stream caster and host for the British Esports Association.

Creative Careers: How to get your first job in the arts, 18:00-19:00, Gulbenkian Arts Centre (Canterbury Campus) and Online

If you’re wondering how to get your foot in the door with a first job in the arts, come along and hear from a panel of arts employers, including Kent Music, Turner Contemporary and Curzon Cinemas, who will speak about the kinds of entry level roles available in their organisations, what they would be looking for in a candidate for these roles and some top tips and advice for applications and interviews.

Thursday 10 March

Creative Careers: How to Kickstart your Career in Digital Marketing with alumnus, Morgan Rodway-Wing, 11:00-12:00, Online

Morgan studied both her BA and MA in English and American Literature at Kent. She is currently an SEO Executive at digital marketing agency Reflect Digital, having completed an internship there in 2021 through the EP Scheme. In this session, Morgan will share how she started her career in digital marketing without studying marketing, discuss the types of roles that are available in the digital sphere, and share her top tips on how you can get into digital marketing!

N.B. Morgan has asked to be tagged in any media promotion for the talk.

Social Media: Personal LinkedIn –

Company LinkedIn –

Personal Instagram – @MorganRodway

Company Instagram – @ReflectDigital

Company Twitter – @ReflectDigital

Study Plus Week Four: Understanding Systems and alternative models – what are the systems that contribute to unsustainability and what could they look like instead? 13:00-15:00, Pears Seminar Room PSR3 (Canterbury Campus)

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.

Study Plus – FDM Introduction to Risk, Regulation and Compliance, 14:00-14:45, Online

The Risk Regulation and Compliance Programme will prepare you to work in a broad range of roles, often in Financial Services, helping clients to ensure that they comply with evermore pressing regulations from the authorities. Outside of Financial Services, Risk Regulation and Compliance Analysts help clients manage risks and meet regulatory and compliance demands. This webinar is ideal for anyone wanting to learn more about FDM’s Risk, Regulation and Compliance stream and gain an insight into a career in this field. Registration for this event will open soon.

Study Plus BSUJ What do investors want? 14:00-15:00, SCL216, Sail and Colour Loft (Medway Campus)

Have you got what it takes to walk into the dragons’ den? Find out what investors are looking for in a start-up and how to build an investible business using real-life case studies and examples.

Creative Careers: Managing a Portfolio Career, 15:00-16:00, Grimond Building GLT3 (Canterbury Campus) and Online

What is a portfolio career? When might you have one and how can you successfully manage one? In this interactive workshop we explore portfolio careers, their pros, cons and how to prepare.

Creative Careers: Careers in the Heritage Sector, 18:00-19:00, Grimond Building GLT3 (Canterbury Campus) and Online

Join us to find out from our panel about working in the Heritage Sector, how to access careers in heritage, the roles available and skills required.

The panel includes:

Rebecca Nash, Director of the Royal Engineers Museum.

Kaitlene Koranteng, graduated with a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology and is now working as an Archivist and Engagement Producer at the Institute of International Visual Arts (iniva) and is Project Coordinator at the Young Historians Project.

Alison Ray – College Archivist and Records Manager for St Peters College, Oxford and Honorary Researcher at University of Kent, Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

Kate MacCaffrey – Gradauted with an MA Medieval and Early Modern History from Kent and now works as Assistant Curator at Hever Castle.

Heather Newton – Head of Conservation at Canterbury Cathedral.

Friday 11 March

Study Plus Speaking and Public Speaking by Steve Haines, 11:00-12:00, Online

This session gets the attendees talking, with practical exercises and tips on how to structure how to speak to build teams and get things done.

Creative Careers: Freelancing in the Creative Industries, 12:00-13:00, Cornwallis North West CNWsr6 (Canterbury Campus)

There has been a significant increase in the number of freelancers working in the creative industries – from film producers, to crafters, writers to sound engineers. Join us at this workshop to find out how to set up as a freelancer, fundraising, pitching for work, developing your brand and more.


  • 11 March 2022: IT’s not just for the boys!

IT’s not just for the boys! That’s why targetjobs has created this employability insight event where you can find out how to secure a graduate job in the tech industry, fast-track your application and network with other women who have a passion for tech.

Meet with some of the best tech employers in the UK who are championing gender equality. Boost your skills in interactive workshops and panel sessions and meet leading women in tech who will be sharing application tips, the stories behind their career paths, industry trends and much more.

IT’s not just for the boys! is an all-day virtual event. All of the sessions are interactive and have been thoroughly planned out to give you the best experience, so you will need to attend them all. Click above to register, then you may be invited for a quick chat over the phone before attending the event – we look forward to speaking with you soon!

  • The Adobe Digital Edge Awards

an industry-recognised award, which credits the best student examples of digital literacy in the country. This is a fantastic opportunity for students who are applying to placement or grad roles, to demonstrate desirable employability skills such as creative thinking and communication.

From engineering to geography, business to architecture, the Digital Edge Awards are open to all UK university students. To enter, students should submit coursework where they’ve showcased digital literacy skills – that’s work that shows off creative problem solving, critical thinking and visual communication! The awards are judged by a panel of experts, including

the founder of RateMyPlacement, Oliver Sidwell!

As well as the opportunity to receive an accolade for their CV, two winners will receive a £9,250 cash prize, alongside six runner-up prizes of £1,000!

You can find out more about the awards here. Entries close 31 May.  

  • National Film and Television School – Creative Careers Clinics

These sessions will offer current undergraduate students insight into how they can establish a career in the film, television or games industry after their degree, how their skills are adaptable and what potential career pathways are available to them.

  • Monday 7th March, 4:30pm – Model Making for Animation

 Have you got the creativity to build new worlds and bring new characters to life? Learn about the exciting career paths available in creating professional models, sets, props and puppets for film and television.

This event would be suitable for undergraduates currently studying hands on arts-based courses, including illustration, design, sculpture, filmmaking and textiles.

 Book at:

  •  Tuesday 8th March, 4:30pm – Production Design

The production designer plays a vital role in creating real or imagined worlds on the screen, responsible for the visual concept of a film, television or theatre production. Learn about this exciting and creative role within the industry.

Production Designers come from a wide variety of visual backgrounds including theatre, architecture, illustration, fine art, digital design, interior design and 3D design.

Book at:

  • Thursday 10th March, 4:30pm – Marketing, Distribution, Sales and Exhibition

What’s the point of a great film if no one gets to see it? Find out why marketing is such a key part of the film, television and games industry and the different roles within it, including sales, PR, distribution and exhibition.

This would be suitable for undergraduates studying a range of courses including marketing, business, media studies, film, television, communication, public relations, journalism and advertising.

Book at:

  •  Tuesday 15th March, 4:30pm – Games Design and Development

The games industry is booming with more people than ever before consuming video game content. How can I be a part of creating this? There are a huge range of entry routes into the games industry and this session will cover a variety of these options.

Games designers come from a wide range of backgrounds and prior experiences, with qualifications from across the arts, sciences and humanities.

 Book at:

  •  Thursday 17th March, 4:30pm – Directing and Producing Television Entertainment

 Are you interested in pitching, producing and directing your own TV shows? Could you create a hit format like Strictly Come Dancing, The Apprentice or Gogglebox? Would you like to direct a rock band in a multi-camera studio or shoot a show on location?

Join NFTS Head of TV Entertainment, David G. Croft, who will introduce you to the range of careers available within television.

This would be suitable for your students studying courses such as media production, television production, digital media, journalism, media studies, television studies, communication, visual arts and moving image.

Book at:

  •  Monday 28th March, 4:30pm – Cinematography

 Cinematography is an essential part of filmmaking – visual storytelling is emphasised alongside the art of creating mood and evoking emotion through the right combination of composition and lighting. Join the NFTS to learn about cinematography within the film and television industry and to find out more about this exciting and creative career path.

This session would be suitable for undergraduates currently studying relevant courses including photography, filmmaking, documentary, film studies and photojournalism.

Book at:

Each session will include talks from the relevant NFTS Head of Department who have several years of industry experience. There will also be the opportunity for your students to ask any questions that they may have about their own future plans.

Please note that these events are free of charge.

  • Exciting opportunity for students to become a Debating Tutor and help deliver the Kent Outreach Debating Programme to Kent and Medway secondary schools and FE colleges:

  • 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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