Category Archives: Final Year

Kent Open Day at Dechert

Kent Open Day at Dechert
Friday 18th January 2019

Kent-only Open Day at Global law firm Dechert on 18th January.   The Open Day will include an insight into the firm and what they do, including their training contracts; a skills session; and, networking with trainees, partners, graduate recruitment team.

This is an ordinary open day but exclusively available to students from Kent (and that includes non-law students too).

Eligibility:

  • Open to:
    • Any final year student on any degree/PG degree at the University of Kent
  • Must not be a qualified lawyer (in any jurisdiction)
  • Must be on track for a 2.1 degree and have AAB grades at A level (or equivalent).  Real mitigation for slightly lower grades will be taken into account.  If you wish this to be considered please supply information with your application.
  • Genuine interest in the type of work that Dechert does.  Some of their main areas are corporate securities, investment funds, litigation, white-collar crime.
  • You must be commercially astute.
  • International students may apply.

Your travel costs, up to £75, will be reimbursed by Dechert. (please note, transport will not be organised for you – you find your own way there and claim your costs after the visit).  Lunch will be provided.

How to apply:

If you wish to be considered for a place on this Open Day provide the following information:

  1. CV – it must include each module that you have studied and the grades achieved.
  2. Details of any access or dietary requirements
  3. In no more than 400 words explain why you wish to attend the Dechert Open Day

Email your application to Jayne on klsemployability@kent.ac.uk with “Dechert Open Day” in the subject bar.

Deadline:  Non- Law student deadline 9am, 12 December

IMPORTANT: 

The eligibility criteria will be strictly applied and the standard of applications should be the same as if you were applying directly to the firm.  Applications will not be considered until the deadline.  As such, incomplete or substandard applications will not be identified before the deadline and no second chances will be given.

 

Thinking of Postgraduate Study in Politics & IR?

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

Including presentations from our Director of postgraduate studies and programme directors, as well as the opportunity to speak to current postgraduate students – did we also mention pizza?!

Date: Monday 19 November (week 9)
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Venue: Rutherford Lecture Theatre 2

Pizza will be on a first come, first served basis – so make sure to join us if you can!

Teach First Presentation

Give every child the belief that they can achieve anything. Develop skills that can take you anywhere. Come along to our presentation to discover how Teach First can support you to become an inspirational leader both in and outside the classroom, wherever your career is heading.

Date: 24/10/18
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Grimond Lecture Theatre 1 (GLT1), Canterbury Campus
Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teach-first-employer-presentation-for-students-in-kent-tickets-50776865973

Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in this country are being let down by one of the most unfair education systems in the developed world, and the knock-on effect of this injustice lasts a lifetime. It’s a cycle we’re determined to break, but we need your help. On our ground-breaking, two-year Leadership Development Programme, you’ll have the opportunity to help end educational inequality in the UK.

Join us at this presentation to learn how our graduate opportunity enables you to make an important social impact, while also offering you a career-defining opportunity to gain a formal qualification in both teaching and leadership. You will also find out how you can get involved with our mission while you are still at university through our range of undergraduate programmes.

Refreshments will be available afterwards (juice, wine and food), along with opportunities to speak to our recruiters and individuals who have already completed our programmes.

Become part of a powerful and dynamic force for social change.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Ross Cooper on rcooper@teachfirst.org.uk

12-month placement in Human Resources

Are you looking for a 12-month placement in Human Resources for 2019/20? Do you want real responsibility with the chance to influence household name coffee brands including Tassimo, Kenco, L’Or and Jacobs?

Global Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company (FMCG) JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) are looking for year-in-industry students from all degree backgrounds to join their diverse, global team of over 12,000 coffee champions, on a 12-month placement in Human Resources.

 

Company Jacobs Douwe Egberts
Location Banbury, Oxfordshire
Roles 12-month Year in Industry Placements in Human Resources
Salary £16,000 + £1,000 sign-on bonus
Assessment dates 26th November – 7th December 2018
Start Date July 2019
Apply here www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/jde-hr/?ref=PM
Deadline 9th November 2018

 

Who is the company?

– JDE is a €5 billion global business with around 15,000 associates based in 28 different countries, selling their brands in over 100 different countries around the world.

– Formed in 2015, JDE retains a start-up feel containing some of the leading brands in the Coffee and Tea industry including – Kenco, L’OR, Tassimo and Douwe Egberts to name a few.

– JDE UK is headquartered in Banbury, Oxfordshire, which is one of JDE’s global ‘Power Plants’ responsible for producing 20,000 tonnes of coffee per year across 9 production lines.

– The UK represents a top 5 global market for JDE and continues to be a growth engine for the category, driving premiumisation by leading the single-serve partition with the Tassimo brand and premiumising the instant coffee segment through Kenco, L’OR and the Douwe Egberts brands.

– JDE believes amazing things can happen over a cup of coffee and with values including Entrepreneurship, Solidarity, Accountability, Simplicity and Discipline working at JDE offers you an exciting opportunity to make an impact in the world’s largest pure play coffee company.

– JDE’s goal is simple but ambitious: a coffee for every cup.

Everyone deserves the coffee they love.

What are the roles?

– There are 2 very different HR placements available this year at JDE.

  1. Talent, Learning and Development:

– Learning and development (L&D) are in charge of developing resources and documents, handling logistics, admin and onboarding of new staff into the business.

– Talent look at the personal and professional development of the people at JDE. You will be helping to ensure that JDE has the best people by making sure they are undertaking continuous learning and development programmes.

– You will work with leadership teams, as well as with the Irish and Amsterdam HR teams. You can also shadow other parts of the business during your placement year.

  1. Human Resources:

– You will work with the Manufacturing HR team, supporting the Senior HR Business Partner and 2 HR Business Partners with more traditional HR delivery.

– This will involve working on updating policies, employee relation cases, trade union communication, supporting change programmes, supporting engagement strategy, as well as day to admin handling such as new starters, on-boarding, updates etc.

Why should you apply?

Travel: JDE provide awesome opportunities to travel. Last year around half the placement students travelled abroad.

Fantastic perks: 25 days holiday, free hot beverages (not just coffee!) and even Barista training!

Student Charity Committee: Every Friday all the placement students get together for a fun charity meeting. Last year their charity work raised over £30,000 in total.

Culture: At JDE they have a friendly, hands-on environment where everyone is encouraged to contribute and all opinions are valued. There is also a strong mentoring programme and you will be periodically reporting to senior business stakeholders and interacting with other placement students.

Corporate Social Responsibility: From sourcing ingredients responsibly with internationally recognised standards, to partnering directly with suppliers to improve working conditions and protect natural resources, and aiming to make all manufacturing sites landfill free by 2020, at JDE they are driven by their passion for coffee & tea, care for people and respect for the environment.

Who is best suited to this role?

– Applications from any degree background are welcome.

– We’re looking for students who want to get stuck in and be proactive, who can work well in a team, are well organised and have good attention to detail.

– You must be an undergraduate looking for a 12-month Year-in-Industry placement from July 2019 to July 2020.

Click here to apply now:

www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/jde-hr/?ref=PM

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

EMPFEST 2018 Alumni Careers Panel Event

 As part of EMPFEST 2018, the School of Politics and International Relations is bringing Alumni back to campus.

Hear from a panel of 5 alumni speakers who will share the secrets of their career success in Politics and International Relations…

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time:  2pm – 4pm
Location: COLT3 – Cornwallis South East (Octagon)
SIGNUP

FEATURING:

Annette Fisher
Freelance Social Accountability Practitioner &
Participatory Action Researcher

Jonathan Millins
Head of Office for the East of England European Partnership

Mitchell Adams
Content Manager, Dods Parliamentary Communications

Scott Macdonald
Deputy Head of the Iraq Team at the
Department for International Development

Sulmaan Hanif
Regional Manager, Middle East and Africa,
The Economist Intelligence Unit

Our alumni’s career experiences include the Civil Service; European Government; International Research and Global Public Affairs.

You will gain first-hand information and practical advice on various careers paths. Our alumni are able to share invaluable information through open, honest dialogue with the students who attend.

At this event, we aim to highlight unique career possibilities that exist for School of Politics degree holders, helping you envision possibilities for yourself you may never have considered. The event wraps up with a networking session where attendees can mix and mingle with all of the panellists.

House of Commons 12 Month BAME Internship Programme

House of Commons BAME Graduate Internship Programme: Three 12-month paid internships starting November 2018. 

Application Deadline: 13th July 2018

As part of the House of Commons’ efforts to reflect the diversity of the UK’s population, the House is offering an internship programme for recent graduates from BAME backgrounds. The aim of this 12-month programme is to provide work experience, employability support and guidance to individuals from communities that are currently under-represented in the House of Commons’ graduate level workforce. The programme is advertised under section 158 of the Equality Act 2010

Recruitment Timetable
Closing Date 13th July
Telephone interviews: w/c 23rd and w/c 30th July
Panel Interviews at the house of commons w/c 20th and w/c 27th August
Internships begin 1st November 2018

The Programme is designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to secure full-time graduate level positions in Parliament on completion of the Programme. You’ll be performing public administrative duties that require a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge and above all passion for public service and government.

While you may feel that you do not have direct experience of the types of work described in the job descriptions, your particular experiences may be highly relevant if they have given you the capacity to develop the required skills. If appointed, you will be supported in developing specific skills and knowledge that are required for these roles. You are not expected to know everything about the work of Parliament or know how to perform unfamiliar tasks without some training, support, and supervision in the early stages.

There are three, 12-month, paid internships on offer starting on 1 November 2018.  Two will be based in the Chamber and Committees Team (CCT), supporting the work of Select Committee inquiries. These roles will require well-developed research and report writing skills as well as the ability to learn and adapt to procedures.  The other role will be based in the Members’ Hub which supports MPs by providing corporate services (e.g. HR, facilities, transport, expenses etc). This role requires someone with an interest in public administration, HR, Change Management or Project Management.

Application Process

Step is managing the application and initial selection process on behalf of the Authority. Interested candidates will need to register with Step and then apply to one of the internship roles being offered through the Programme.   

Each role is very different and is looking for a different skillset. Your application will only be considered for either the Inquiry Manager OR the Hub Manager, not both. Please read the person specifications fully and ensure that your application addresses the skills required.

The closing date for applications is Friday 13 July 2018, although you should submit your application as early as possible.

Successful candidates will need to complete a comprehensive security check in order to gain full access to parliament.

Follow the links below for further details on each of the roles.

House of Commons BAME Graduate Internship Programme – Inquiry Manager

House of Commons BAME Internship – Members’ Hub Role

To register and complete your profile with Step click here 

For further advice on how to apply for one of these positions please contact HofC@step.org.uk

Kent Union Graduate Intern Opportunity

Kent Student Union
Graduate Intern Opportunity
Volunteer Management & Graduate Employability
12 Month Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £16,216
35 hours per week
37 days annual leave

Thank you for your interest in the position of Graduate Intern (Volunteer Management and Graduate Employability). Kent Union is a successful, vibrant and exciting organisation with a bright future ahead of us. We have achieved a great deal in the last few years, more than doubling in size to our current £11million turnover, 500 employees and 2,000 volunteers. We were re-accredited with Investor in People Gold status in December 2014, and were accredited with Leaders in Diversity in 2013; we were the first student’s union in the UK to achieve Investing in Volunteers status and we have been included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For, for 9 years, placed 38th for 2018.

The position of Graduate Intern (Volunteer Management and Graduate Employability) is based within our Volunteer Management and Graduate Employability Department. The post holder will be required to support the delivery of Volunteer Management operations, ensuring that best practice in volunteer management is championed and embedded across the organisation, so that volunteers feel aligned behind Kent Unions charitable purpose and have an exceptional volunteering experience. The post holder will also support the departments Graduate Employability functions. Key duties will include overseeing Kent Unions’ Volunteer Reward and Recognition programme, supporting our annual Volunteer Satisfaction Survey and assisting with Graduate Employability initiatives, as well as providing day to day support to the Head of Volunteer Management and Graduate Employability.

You will be a self-motivated, flexible individual, who can work well within a team or independently. You will be able to multitask, have strong IT skills, as well as excellent communication skills.

The position provides an ideal opportunity for a recent graduate from the University of Kent to learn and gain valuable practical experience in the field of volunteer management, working for a charity which has over 2,000 volunteers. This will provide the post holder with many transferable skills and valuable training, as well as excellent prospects for future employment.

For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Steph Hughes on 01227 824309. For an application pack and to find out how to apply please go to https://kentunion.co.uk/workforus

Closing date for applications: 3 July 2018

Interviews: 13 July 2018

 

NHS Graduate Management Scheme

Looking for a graduate job?

The NHS Graduate Scheme is now open! This 12 month management programme is designed to fast-track graduates into leadership roles in the ever-growing health and social care sector. By the end of the programme you’ll achieve a fully funded management qualification and a health and social care leadership qualification. Find out more here

Applications close on 9th April!

And, if you are a 1st or 2nd year student then click here too find out about the opportunities and register your interest.

Why volunteer?

As a current student or a recent graduate, I’m sure you have heard all too many times the key to getting a graduate job is ‘experience, experience, experience’. But with the pressures and demands of life, balancing a part time job, exam preparation, essay deadlines and of course a social life, it may seem as though you have no time to fit this in. However, if you can find the time, even if it were just a couple of hours a week, it would help to raise your graduate profile and develop your transferable skills. One way to do this is through volunteering. Volunteering is a great way to gain experience and skills, helping you to stand out to recruiters in a competitive job market.

So, why volunteer?

1) You can fit volunteering around your schedule, committing to just a few hours out of your day. This is your time you are investing in volunteering, so make sure it not only works for them but for you too.

2) There are many opportunities out there, all you have to do is look! If there is a specific career path you are interested in taking, volunteering is a perfect way to test it out. For example, if you would like to work as a journalist try contacting your local news offices for work experience. You can also browse voluntary vacancies through Kent Union and the Careers Vacancy Database .

You can also volunteer through a society, opportunities include first aid, homeless outreach, fundraising and volunteering with children.

3) It’s a great way to network and gain valuable contacts.

4) It will enhance your CV, contributing to your personal development, whilst giving you the chance to do something you care about.

5) You can get involved in the local community, supporting projects which benefit individuals, the community and environment.

6) You can explore different career paths and work with people from different backgrounds.

Remember …

Check if the opportunity covers out-of-pocket expenses, it shouldn’t cost you to volunteer.

If you have undertaken an unpaid work placement, you may be eligible for a B:KEW bursary.

If you do take on voluntary work, log your hours on the Kent Union’s Toolkit and you may achieve an award through the Kent Student Certificate in Volunteering.

Graduate Internships ERASMUS+

The European Commission offers Erasmus+ funding for recent graduates to carry out graduate internships

Eligible activity
The internship must be related to your degree in some way. You will be asked to provide a supporting statement in the application for funding explaining how it is related and what the expected benefits are.

Country
The internship must take place in an Erasmus+ programme country: ie an EU member state or Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia or Turkey. Internships in the UK are not eligible because you are studying at a UK institution.

Duration
Internships must be between two months and twelve months long.
Graduate internships must be completed within one year of the date you have been notified by Kent that you have achieved your degree and will graduate.

If you received Erasmus+ funding during your final year, e.g. for a Term Abroad, that period will be taken into account with the Graduate Internship; so if you completed a Term Abroad which lasted three months in your final year, then the Graduate internship would be a maximum of nine months.

Funding
The grant rates are set by the European Commission each year, taking into account the cost of living in the host countries. We will be notified of the grant rates for 2018-19 in due course. As an indicator, the grant rates for 2017-18 are as follows:
Country where the internship takes place

Grant amount
– Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia € 380 per month
– Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden €430 per month

Contact the Erasmus Team at erasmus@kent.ac.uk as early as possible. You must apply during your final year of study at Kent.

Applications cannot be considered after graduation.