Category Archives: Graduate Jobs

Careers Advice during the Corona Virus Outbreak

Throughout the ongoing Corona virus outbreak we can support you in a variety of different ways.

Please email me at aspirations@kent.ac.uk for careers advice, guidance, CV, application and interview assistance via email; or to arrange an appointment via telephone or online (Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp etc).

The Careers and Employability Service are also here to provide support to all students. You can find detailed information on how they can do this on their website: https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/advice.html

You can also find frequently asked questions on COVID-19 and employability here:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/what_do_we_offer.html

Graduate Roles at Sanctuary Graduates

Graduate Roles available at Sanctuary Graduates

Company: Sanctuary Graduates
Location: London
Roles:
  1. Client Campaign Manager – Search Team
  2. Campaign Manager – Consultancy Team
  3. Client Account Manager – Rotational Graduate Scheme
Salary: £25,000
Start Date: Summer 2020
Degrees Accepted: Any Degree
Apply here:
  1. https://sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/client-campaign-manager-2020/?ref=DEPT
  2. https://sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/campaign-manager-consultant/?ref=DEPT
  3. https://sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/rotational-grad-scheme/?ref=DEPT
Deadline: 20/03/2020

Client Campaign Manager – Search Team

As a client campaign manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of our newest and most innovative product – our on-campus brand ambassadors! You will manage the client relationships with top law firms, investment managers and leading technology sales firms, giving you responsibility from day one, as well as maintaining relationships with 100+ brand ambassadors

Campaign Manager – Consultancy Team

As a Campaign Manager, you will be helping our clients hire the graduates they need. Our sales team deliver you the clients, and then you will be solely responsible for the entire lifecycle of the campaign, work on numerous projects at once and gain exposure to a variety of companies, spanning industries and regions. Your role is to place the right candidate with the right company, and you will earn commission every time you do this!

Client Account manager Rotational Graduate Scheme

As a client manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of campaigns for several of our key high-profile clients. This graduate role will allow you to rotate through three teams (search, screen and consultancy), giving you the chance to see how each area of the business works. At the end of the two years you will move into the team that best suits your skills.

Who is best suited to this role?

We are looking for those that have:

– Completed their degree by summer 2020

– Excellent interpersonal skills, great initiative and a strong sense of ownership

– You must be kind, driven, hard-working and love problem-solving and fantastic attention to detail

– The ability to think outside the box, be upbeat and have an excellent and confident telephone manner

– The ability to work to tight deadlines and be truly invested in the work they do

Click here to apply now:

  1. Client Campaign Manager – Search Team: https://sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/client-campaign-manager-2020/?ref=DEPT
  2. Campaign Manager – Consultancy Team: https://sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/campaign-manager-consultant/?ref=DEPT
  3. Client Account Manager Rotational Graduate Scheme: https://sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/rotational-grad-scheme/?ref=DEPT

 

POLIR Brussels Trip to the European Parliament

 Date: 13th– 15th March 2020

PolIR, EUROSOC, the Global Europe Centre and CAS are organising a trip to Brussels, taking place on 13th – 15th March. This will include a guided tour of the European Parliament, other Brussels-based institutions, museums and the wonderful city settings.

The estimated price of the trip is £120 and includes a return bus from Canterbury and 2 nights in a central Brussels hotel with breakfast.

Click here for more information and to register!

Please register by Thursday 27th February.

Civilian and Military Police Careers Event

Careers in Policing

In conversation with alumni working in the Met Police
Thursday 5th March, 6-7pm in KLT3

An informal talk about the experiences of a law alumnus and a history alumnus who both have policing roles with the Metropolitan police and the military police at the same time! The speakers, Jamie Gordon and Jon Roberts will welcome your questions whilst also talking about their experiences.

Jamie Gordon is a serving Inspector within the Metropolitan Police. He works in the Directorate of Professional Standards, the organisation’s Internal Affairs function investigating and prosecuting police officers and staff whose actions fall below the standards expected. He has previously worked in Child Sexual Exploitation, Public Order and Intelligence roles within the Met. Jamie is also a Major in the Army Reserve and he commands a company of Military Police Officers based in South London. Prior to this he worked as a Captain in NATO’s Public Affairs branch and deployed to Slovakia, Norway, Hungary and Germany in that role. Jamie has also served on operations in Afghanistan. Jamie is alumni of KLS/UKC having read for a Law Degree at the University.

Jon Roberts is a Detective Sergeant within the Met’s Improvement Command where he works as a supervisor on the Central Specialist Drugs Team. His role is focused on tackling the supply of illegal drugs within the capital. Jon has previously worked in a variety of investigative and front line roles. Jon is also a Major within the Army Reserve and is cap badged to the Military Police. Jon currently works as a Young Officer Development Advisor where he is part of the team selecting and shaping the Army’s next generation of leaders. He has held a number of posts at regimental level and has also served on operations in Afghanistan. Jon is alumni of UKC having read for a War Studies degree and Master’s in History.

Join us for this fascinating and unique insight into career pathways in policing and law enforcement.

There is no charge, but please can you reserve your place at this event: https://cutt.ly/careersinpolicing

The event can also be accessed here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/events/event/43808/careers-in-policing

 

Careers in International Affairs Funded Field Trip – Apply Now

The School of Politics and International Relations is funding a field trip to the Careers in International Affairs Forum on the 30th April 2020 in central London.

To be considered for a place (event tickets and coach travel from the Canterbury campus to London*) please email aspirations@kent.ac.uk with a short motivational statement by 25th February 2020 .

* Please also advise if you will want coach travel from the Canterbury campus to the event in London, or if you plan to make your own way there. 

Careers in International Affairs Forum

Is an annual meeting in which students, graduates, recruiters and experts will network, share their offerings and exchange insights in the field of international affairs. The fifth edition will take place on the 30th of April 2020. Young people interested in pursuing their careers in foreign relations and diplomacy will have a chance not only to meet representatives of prospective employers but also of the academic institutions .

Pursuing a career in international affairs is an exciting path that requires a multitude of skills and knowledge as prerequisites before embarking on this international journey.

Multi disciplinary background sounds to be crucial especially for practitioners career path in foreign service, international organisations and media rather than research career path in think tanks or universities. Understanding of complex interrelationships, profound knowledge of other countries, political systems, and different mentalities, in addition to interest in people and the ability to combine this knowledge are qualities of successful international affairs professionals.

One of the ways to acquire these competencies is a postgraduate degree which provide participants, in addition to knowledge, with global network of contacts valuable as they progress in their careers. Learning foreign languages is another factor that is necessary in pursuing a career in international affairs. If you speak Arabic, Russian or Chinese in Europe and United States, it will definitely give you an advantage in your career in the field. Interpersonal skills are very important for a successful career in this field as it is required to be able to build and maintain good relationships – ultimately between nations, but starting with individuals and smaller groups. International experience such as studying abroad or volunteering for an NGO is an asset for an international career.

It is a competitive career , the more professional courses you can take, the better- the more internships and summer jobs that are relevant to the field, at places people have heard of, the better, the more relevant skills and competed projects that you can talk about in your interviews.

 

NHS Student Placement Scheme

HEE’s Graduate and Student Placement Scheme 2020

The NHS belongs to the people and is founded on a common set of principles and values that bind together the communities and people it serves – patients and public – and the staff who work for it.

HEE’s values are those of the NHS Constitution. They are:

  • Working together for patients
  • Compassion
  • Respect and dignity
  • Improving lives
  • Commitment to quality of care
  • Everyone counts

Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.

Here at HEE, we believe that the most important resource the NHS has is its people. Without a skilled workforce, there is no NHS. There are few careers that are as rewarding as one in the NHS, or that give you the opportunity to work with such a variety of people. Everyone can make a difference to patients.

HEE is made up of 7 regions spread across the country, these are North East and Yorkshire, North West, London, South East, South West, Midlands and East of England. We also have a National team which are responsible for different functions, including Innovation & Transformation, People & Communications, Finance, Workforce Planning & Intelligence and Strategy.

About the placements

We are looking for 12 individuals to join HEE for a period of 1 year in many different areas of work and locations within the organisation. This will ideally suit those looking for a sandwich year placement, but we are also interested in people who will be graduating in 2020.

Our placements will provide you with invaluable experience of working within a national NHS organisation that is very closely linked to the Department of Health and Social Care. You will gain an insight into how knowledge gained within your studies can work in practice.

Placements are likely to be available in a variety of corporate functions eg

  • Human Resources and Organisational Development
  • Finance
  • Communications
  • IT and Information Development
  • Corporate affairs
  • Global Health Management
  • Chief Executives Office

or within our business teams in regional offices located across England.

When applying for our placements you must be willing to locate yourself in the area you are placed for the 12-month period (location preferences will try to be accommodated).

About You

This section details the personal attributes we require of you for these placements. If you feel these describe you, we would welcome your application.

Behaviours and Values

  • Proactive, enthusiastic and highly motivated
  • A willingness to challenge and to be open to receiving challenge, seeing and valuing different perspectives
  • Maintains the highest standards of integrity in all interactions being aware of the impact of own behaviour on others
  • Role models the values set out in the NHS constitution
Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent administrative and logistical skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent researching skills
  • Ability to prioritise work
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and autonomously
  • Organised with good attention to detail

Experience and Knowledge

  • Ability to use MS Office programmes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of/interest in your chosen specialism
Qualifications and Training 
  • Recently graduated in a relevant degree or currently studying at undergraduate level on a sandwich course

This post is open to all degree disciplines but would be particularly suited for the following:

  • Business Management
  • Global Business
  • Human Resources
  • Psychology
  • Law and legal studies
  • Accounting and finance
  • Economics
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Analytics
  • IT

You must also hold documentation that demonstrates right to work in the UK for the duration of the placement.

What we can offer you

  • One-year placement starting from July 2020
  • Annual salary of £17,820 per annum
  • 37.5 hour working week (Monday – Friday)
  • Employee Benefits package including; 27 days annual leave allowance, eye care vouchers, health service discounts and more. Additional information can be found here
  • A full induction programme, with involvement from the HEE Executive team and Board.
  • An opportunity to work in a busy but rewarding environment.
  • Regular conversations with a dedicated manager to track progress and explore potential future development opportunities.
  • A friendly and helpful team who will support you throughout your placement, as well as support offered by your own mentor and through a graduate network.
  • A written placement development plan relevant to your role
  • Graduate/placement student training sessions throughout the year
  • An opportunity to present to the HEE Board on the conclusion of the programme

Application Process

1.Complete the application form by Sunday 1st March 2020. Please ensure that you download and complete the additional application form and when prompted (to attach a CV) attach this form instead.

We do understand that you may not have a wealth of work experience to draw on for your application form so please do draw on other experiences and skills that you may have gained elsewhere. In the application form, please use the supporting information section to explain why you would be an excellent choice to join our graduate scheme using the person requirements above.

2.Your application will be reviewed and if you are successfully longlisted, you will be invited to the 2nd stage assessment (which will be completed remotely) during March 2020.

3.If you are successful at 2nd stage you will be invited to attend an assessment centre in April 2020 (location to be determined – likely to be in London, Birmingham or Leeds).

https://www.hee.nhs.uk/about/work-us/hee-graduate-student-placement-scheme-2020

Mayor of London – Media & Marketing BAME Internship

Mayor of London
Media & Marketing BAME Internship

Grade: 1
Contract type: Fixed term (11 months)
Reference:  MEMA2020
Interview date:  between Monday 23 March – Friday 3 April 2020
Application closing date:  Sunday 23 February 2020 at 23:59 GMT

 

The Mayor of London Media & Marketing BAME Internship is aimed at students from BAME communities who are interested in pursuing a career in PR or marketing.

 This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the high-profile work of the press office, marketing and digital communications teams for the Mayor of London. You’ll gain in-depth experience of working in a fast-paced press office, delivering campaigns and engaging with Londoners via a range of digital platforms.

You’ll develop essential skills, from writing press releases, dealing with journalists and managing media events to planning creative marketing campaigns and developing content for City Hall’s social media channels. The internship will provide a supportive environment to learn and hone your skills, including internal and external training opportunities.

You’ll need excellent communication skills, the ability to manage your time effectively and work as part of a team. We’re looking for candidates with real enthusiasm who can demonstrate an interest in media, PR and marketing and are committed to developing a career in these industries.

You must be an undergraduate or graduate of BAME origin (African, African-Caribbean, Asian or Chinese origin, or a combination of the above) and on track to receive, or has already received, a 2:2 in any degree or who has one year’s experience in media, PR, marketing or other related field.

There are two internships will commence in September 2020 and will be for a duration of 11 months.

The Greater London Authority’s BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) Media & Marketing internship scheme is a diversity initiative targeted at students and recent graduates of African, African-Caribbean, Asian or Chinese origin. These groups are under-represented regionally, and nationally, in PR which is why this scheme was created (in accordance with s.158 of the Equality Act 2010).

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. This may include remote working, compressed hours and flexibility on start and end times.

The job will be based at City Hall (near London Bridge station and Tower Bridge)

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave per annum (pro rata), interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference MEMA2020

 

Trainee Army Intelligence Analyst Applications Open

Naturally curious? Spot things others miss? Then a job as a Trainee Intelligence Analyst could be the perfect role for you. As a full-time Trainee Intelligence Analyst, you’ll collect information that could be vital to operations – and could save lives. To get it, you need to speak to local people, look at pictures from satellites and spy planes and listen to radio messages – spotting and responding to security threats without blowing your cover. You’ll then present what you find to commanders, intelligence services and government leaders, helping them to keep our nation safe from sabotage and terrorism. It’s your chance to reach heights you never knew existed and learn vital skills that’ll set you up for life. To build bonds that’ll never break and do things you never thought possible.

Working in intelligence is a big job, with a lot of responsibility. But this is your chance to do something that really matters.

Find where you belong.

WORLD-CLASS TRAINING

Join us and you’ll start by learning the soldiering skills common to every member of the British Army, like outdoor survival and the safe handling of weapons. Then you’ll undertake your specialist training at Chicksands in Bedfordshire for about 20 weeks. In that time you learn all the skills an intelligence expert needs for standard warfare and counter-insurgency situations.

GAIN QUALIFICATIONS

When your specialist training is complete you’ll have the opportunity to take on a civilian recognised undergraduate degree in subjects such as Security Management or Intelligence. Later on you could study for a Masters with one of several of our partner universities.

There are also opportunities for further training at your unit in other military skills – like commando or parachute training. You could also become a military training or Adventurous Training instructor, or a sports coach.

SHOW PEOPLE WHAT YOU’RE CAPABLE OF

We’ll be with you every step of the way as you move up the ranks. From the moment you begin your training you’ll get all the support and encouragement you need to make a success of your career. Work hard and you’ll soon get promoted, which means more responsibility and extra pay.

Become a Trainee Intelligence Analyst and you’ll:

  • Earn a starting salary of around £15,600 during Basic Training which will rise to £20,000 after completing 26 weeks’ training or after completing your Initial Trade Training, if less than 26 weeks-Receive subsidised accommodation and facilities, increasing your disposable income
  • Receive free medical and dental health cover
  • Have the continuous access promotional opportunity and to continually progress your career
  • Be sponsored to earn valuable civilian-recognised qualifications
  • Take part in Adventurous Training and be able to play your favourite sports.

BELONG TO SOMETHING THAT MATTERS

You should be:

  • Regular Army age: 16.6 – 35.6 years
  • Army Reserve age: 17.9 – 49.11 years

Qualifications you’ll need:

  • Regular: GCSE Grade A – C/9-4 in at least English Language and four other subjects. You must have at least Numeracy Level 2.

Fitness requirements:

  • Mid-thigh pull of 46kg
  • Medicine ball throw of 2.9m
  • 2km run in 11min 15 sec (11 min 30 sec for Junior Entry)

Interests you’ll have:

  • Decision making & responsibility
  • Technology
  • Photography
  • Working outside
  • Office work
  • Risks and adrenaline
  • Leading & managing people
  • Outdoor activities
  • Driving

Our next deadline for application is 31st March 2020, with further opportunities ongoing throughout the year.

FIND WHERE YOU BELONG

Civil Service Fast Streamer: Ask me Anything!

Civil Service Fast Streamer: Ask me Anything
19th February 2020, Keynes S6

Have you been considering a career in the Civil Service?

Whether delivering the agenda of the government of the day is your life-long dream, or whether you just want to find out a little bit more about what the Civil Service is, book now for a 1-1, face to face session with a Civil Service Fast Streamer.

The Fast Stream is an award-winning leadership development programme that will expose you to a variety of roles across government departments, developing you to become a future leader of the Civil Service.

What?

1-1, face to face appointment with a Civil Service Fast Streamer

When?

19th February, 10:00am – 12:00pm
by appointment only – click here to book)

or 1:00pm – 3:00pm
drop in – no appointment needed!

Where?

Keynes S6

Why?

Because the Fast Stream is The Times TOP graduate employer of 2019, because your work will impact upon the whole of society, because you can choose between 15 different schemes that offer roles across the country, internationally and across government departments…come and find out more for yourself!