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Q-Step Summer School

Have you thought about signing up for the 2019 Q-Step summer school?

It runs from Monday 17th June to Friday 28th June 2019 and is free to first year students in SSPSSR, Law and POLIR who have the potential to convert to a ‘with Quantitative Research’ minor degree in their second year.

You will receive free accommodation in Park Wood for the duration of the course plus two weeks’ teaching and tutoring and some meals at social events. We ask for a £50 deposit to reserve your place but this is refunded on completion of the course. If you decide that Q-Step isn’t for you, there is no obligation to convert at the end of the course.

Employers in many sectors seek graduates with quantitative skills; this course offers a unique opportunity to boost your employability. The course is a 15 credit (non-contributory) module, and it will appear on your transcripts making you very competitive on the job market.

This is a fun and challenging course. You will be working intensively alongside other students from a range of disciplines to complete a real piece of social scientific research. The topic for 2019 is Race and Ethnicity.

To register for the course, please visit the website.

Any questions, please email Dr Trude Sundberg T.Sundberg@kent.ac.uk

Fabian Womens Network MENTORING PROGRAMME

Applications for the next cohort (2019/20) are now open
Following the astounding success of the first eight years of the Fabian Women’s Network mentoring and political education programme, we are now recruiting our ninth cohort of aspiring women. If you are a woman looking to develop or further a career in politics or public life then this could be the scheme for you.

Taking part will enable you to develop your political skills and increase the impact and influence you can have on political and public life through mentoring from one of a number of highly influential women along with bespoke training and peer group support.

The scheme launched in 2011 on International Women’s Day and since then has gone from strength to strength. Nearly 200 women have now completed the scheme and each of the seven cohorts over ten months, has received mentoring as well as taking part in organised training and networking activities. The scheme includes time spent in Parliament in London, what will be the final trip to the European Parliament, a series of networking and other events and a residential weekend where mentees will take part in training and further development in the core skills required to be effective in public or parliamentary life.

The programme has already delivered some incredible results for its participants and the Fabian Women’s Network. Mentees have been selected or shortlisted as Parliamentary candidates, and as candidates for the London and Welsh Assembly with brilliant support from other mentees. Many others were shortlisted. 42 women have been elected into local government positions and subsequently promoted into cabinet positions, and a large number of women have gone on to become school governors and trustees on the boards of charities. Some have formed their own charities. The majority of mentees have gained promotion, been nominated for awards and written for or spoken in national media.

How to apply
From 24 May, the Fabian Women’s Network will be inviting applications for the next cohort of the mentoring scheme from Fabian women.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a clear interest in politics and public life and a commitment to their own and others’ development in their application. The scheme will run from 9 September 2019 to June 2020. Applicants must be free to attend induction on 9 September 2019.

The deadline for applications to be a participant on the scheme is midnight 23 June 2019.

To apply for the ninth cohort of the FWN mentoring scheme, you must submit a completed Application Form 2019, a concise CV and a Diversity Monitoring form by email to FWNmentoring@fabians.org.uk

The deadline for applications to be a participant on the scheme is midnight 23 June 2019.

For queries please contact the scheme Coordinator Christine Megson at christine.megson2@ntlworld.com

Careers in Parliament Recruitment Fair

Love working with people in a highly rewarding customer-driven environment? If so, we would like to meet you at our Recruitment Fair on Thursday 9 May 2019 between 3pm and 6.20pm.

Come and discover more about careers in the House of Commons, House of Lords and Parliamentary Digital Service and speak to staff about current and future opportunities.

There are jobs to suit everyone at UK Parliament, including in Security, Finance, Catering, Research, Heritage and Public Engagement.

There is no need for you to bring your CV on the day.

How to book your place at the Recruitment Fair

Attendance at the Recruitment Fair is free but you must book in advance. You can book your place online or by phoning 020 7219 4114.

Current vacancies at UK Parliament

Even if you cannot attend the Recruitment Fair you can still apply for roles at UK Parliament.

 

 

 

 

FCO Student Ambassador

Foreign & Commonwealth Office – Student Ambassador (Immediate Start)

If you’re a budding journalist / blogger / influencer / writer with a passion for travel, then this is definitely the role for you…

We’re looking for creative, social media savvy students to work as Student Brand Ambassadors for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. This is a really exciting opportunity to represent a government department – successful candidates will be involved in one of the FCO’s major 2019/2020 PR and marketing campaigns.

So, what does an FCO Ambassador do?

  • Raise awareness of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s ‘Travel Aware’ campaign; a campaign aimed at making sure travellers research their destination and are prepared
  • Create and publish interesting and relevant content/articles
  • Organise and run engaging events on campus that help to communicate foreign travel advice to students
  • Maximise campaign exposure by thinking of innovative ways to reach new audiences
  • Create and share travel related social media content to enhance ‘Travel Aware’ exposure and help increase the following on Instagram (+ Facebook and Twitter too).

What are the benefits?

  • Great opportunity for anyone interested in social media, marketing, writing, journalism, and/or a career at the FCO!
  • Invaluable work experience for university students
  • Highly competitive rate of pay
  • Flexible workload designed to fit around your studies

Successful candidates must:

  • Be a full-time student for the academic year 2019/20
  • Be conscientious, resourceful and organized
  • Be active on social media, and comfortable promoting the travel aware message from your personal account(s)
  • Enjoy meeting new people and be confident when speaking to large groups
  • Have an interest in travel
  • Be creative! Having a good eye for what looks great on social media is a must + you’ll always be thinking of innovative ways to spread the travel aware message
  • Have some form of journalistic experience, for example you may already write for a student media outlet, have your own blog, be an active You-Tuber or social media user

Click here for more information

International Volunteer in Development, Education and Women Empowerment

PROJECT-E is an international NGO whose mission is to provide job opportunities for young Ethiopian women from underprivileged social backgrounds through sustainable and market-oriented education in a transparent and responsible manner.

We are a group of students and young professionals looking for international volunteers to join us either in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1-Month internships) and/or as web-based volunteers based around Europe (Link to our website: https://project-e.eu/opportunities/).

Please find attached our call for applications. We would be pleased if you could share them on your university’s internal networks. 

Position: International Volunteer / Intern, fulltime
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Office: PROJECT-E Hospitality Institute
Start Date: By arrangement
Duration: Short-term: One month (30 days)
Deadline: Year-round

PROJECT-E is looking for highly motivated students, recent graduates or young professionals who are interested in the fields of NGOs, women empowerment and education, to support PROJECT-E Team in the Hospitality Institute in Addis Ababa.

About the Organisation
The PROJECT-E team consists of about twenty students and young professionals living and working all over Europe and North America. Together, they are managing the European organisation, as well as coordinating and discussing the development of the project in weekly calls. Most importantly, they all work voluntarily.
Team Europe supports the PROJECT-E Hospitality Institute in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, where 100 young women from destitute social backgrounds get the yearly chance to pursue a vocational training program in hotel operations. Furthermore, they receive social and financial support. Fourteen local staff members and several international and local volunteers run the project and its daily operations under the supervision of a project manager and a country representative.

Your Responsibilities
Responsibilities will depend on the intern’s interests and strengths. However, the general responsibilities may include:
• Supporting in daily administrative tasks
• Teaching of the intern’s native language (English or French)
• Prepare and implement social activities for the students
• Developing income generating activities to support the organisation’s funding efforts
• Preparing and implementing business/hospitality/lift skills related workshops
• Conducting research, writing reports and articles
• Coordinating between PROJECT-E and international organizations in Ethiopia and abroad
• Coordinating and communicating between the European and Ethiopian team members of PROJECT-E

Requirements
• Willingness to work full time on a voluntary basis from Monday – Friday 08:30am till 05:00pm
• Involvement as a web-based volunteer in Team Europe before your departure to understand our structures and work flow
• Excellent English writing and speaking skills
• Proficient skills in using Microsoft Office applications
• Interest in the fields of non-profit work, women empowerment, hospitality operations, development cooperation or start-up businesses
• High level of proactive and independent work style, communication skills, ability to work in a team and willingness to go ‘the extra mile’
• Open mindedness and the ability to adapt to the Ethiopian culture and lifestyle

PROJECT-E Offers
• A high level of responsibility and independence
• The possibility of making a substantial difference in the life of 40 women per year and the opportunity to give our project your personal touch
• An inspiring work atmosphere in a young and motivated team
• Practical experience in an international non-governmental organisation
• Bi-annual meet up opportunities and a chance to connect with other like-minded professionals
• Free accommodation in the heart of Addis Ababa
• Free lunch during working days at the Hospitality Institute
• Assistance with the visa application process

How to Apply
To apply for this opening, please go to apply.project-e.eu and follow the application process. In your cover letter, please indicate your motivation to volunteer and what you can contribute to PROJECT-E and your available start date. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email: talents@project-e.eu.

Privacy Disclaimer
By applying for any of PROJECT-E opportunities, you allow PROJECT-E to process your information, including your name, email address, any information in your CV and cover letter and any given information to be able to assess your application and communicate with you accordingly.

APOLITICAL – A Free Policy Resource for Students

Apolitical is a free policy resource used by public servants, practitioners and academics in 150+ countries to find and share case studies, opinion and analysis about government innovation globally. Our coverage is about how public servants and partners of government have driven public policy innovation – told from their perspective. 

 

We’re a mission driven organisation, keen to support those looking to move into careers in policy as well as supporting career development of those already working in policy roles. 

 

For those who would like to work in government, have an interest in policy, or are researching topics such as Gender Equality, Digital Government, or Clean Energy and Environmental Policy, Apolitical offers a wealth of free-to-use resources.

 

Find out more on our collection of solution articles.

Thinking of Postgraduate Study in Politics & IR?

Tuesday 26 March (week 23), 12:30 13:30. Cornwallis East 329

Join us for a slice of pizza and a chat to discuss our range of postgraduate programmes.

Meet our Director of postgraduate studies as well as our admissions team and ask any questions you might have about post graduate study. You will also have the opportunity to speak to current postgraduate students. And did we also mention pizza?!

12-month London Based Asset Management Placements

12-month Placements/Graduate Roles with London-based asset manager,  BlueBay – One of Europe’s largest Fixed-Income Managers

Are you looking for a placement or graduate role with real responsibility from day one? Do you want invaluable experience and knowledge of the inner-workings of an industry-leading asset manager? Do you want the opportunity to work for a highly regarded, well-established firm? BlueBay are looking to hire placement students and graduates from all degree backgrounds across many areas of asset management….

These roles are open to graduates and placement students from any degree subject, however you must be on track for or achieved a 2.1. You will receive support throughout the entire application process!

Company: BlueBay
Location: Mayfair, London
Roles: Graduate Roles and 12-month placements in:

1. Operations 2. Client Operations 3. RFP (Request for Proposal)

Salary: £24,000
Assessment dates 1st – 10th May
Start Date: Week Commencing 8th July 2019
Degree: Any degree
Apply here: https://www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/bluebay-generalist-19/?ref=PM
Deadline: 08/04/19

Who is the company?

– With around $50 billion under management and offices across the globe, BlueBay is one of Europe’s largest specialist fixed income managers

– Established in 2001, BlueBay is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada, with full investment autonomy and substantial operational independence

– Located in beautiful, modern offices in Mayfair, BlueBay pride themselves on their core values of integrity, transparency and respect, taking a collaborative and innovative approach with their clients

 

What are the roles?

  1. Operations

– The operations area is the ‘engine room’ of the business, ensuring smooth running of trading processes

– Within operations you will rotate across 3 areas: security operations, derivative operations and mixed treasury, exposing you to all areas of financial services

– In each area you will be ensuring that trades are running smoothly by liaising with other teams, researching and writing reports and digging into why a trade may have gone through incorrectly

Is this role right for me?

– You must have an aptitude for accuracy, analysis and drawing hypotheses

  1. Client Operations

– Client and regulatory reporting is for those with outstanding communication skills, providing both clients and external bodies with the information they need to make decisions

– You will get the chance to work with the sales team to pull together reports to provide to clients, as well as the regulatory team to submit data to governing bodies

Is this role right for me?

– You must be proactive, willing to learn and possess great written and verbal communication skills

  1. RFP (Request for Proposal)

– You will be creating and collating content for client proposals, which is great for those who enjoy researching and writing

– You will be working closely with the sales team to put together proposals to send to new clients

– This role is different to the client operations role as you will be filling in questionnaires about BlueBay for new clients, rather than helping to source information for existing clients

Is this role right for me?

– You must have great researching and writing skills, attention to detail and be able to work efficiently and independently when required

You can apply to these roles with any degree, however you must be on track for or achieved a 2.1!

Why should you apply?

– These 12-month placement and graduate roles offer an entry-level route into this exciting firm, with hands-on experience in a specialist department

– You will gain invaluable experience and knowledge of the inner-workings of an asset manager

– You will have the opportunity to work for a highly regarded, well-established firm who are experts in their area of fixed income

– You will have the opportunity to be part of a sociable graduate community that spans across many different teams who often work together

– You will be offered training in all areas of financial services, providing you with great exposure to the asset management industry

– You will have the chance to attend hedge fund events to broaden your knowledge of the asset management industry

 

Click here to be considered – Apply now:

https://www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/bluebay-generalist-19/?ref=PM

It only takes 30 seconds to register your interest in these roles, and you’ll receive support throughout the full application process.

 

FDM Group Event – Graduate Opportunities for Students

FDM Group invites you to drop in and speak to them and grab a free hot drink between 11:30am – 2:30pm on Thursday 14th March in the Sibson Atrium.

“Come and chat to us about the opportunities that we have for final year students seeking a Graduate role and, our industrial placement vacancies for first and second year students.

This is a great opportunity to meet some of the team in a more relaxed environment.

We look forward to meeting you then!”

Read more about the FDM graduate programme here.

There will be a competition running on the day for the post on social media by a student with the most likes/retweets about the event and the prize will be an insight day at the FDM offices.

Sign up here