Category Archives: Graduate Jobs

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!

Future Charity Leaders Programme & Internships

upReach welcome interest from those who are passionate about social mobility and are interested in working for us. Many of our current team joined after a successful career in another sector, and we greatly value the experience this can bring to the students we support. For further information, please email humanresources@upreach.org.uk.

Future Charity Leaders Programme

upReach’s Future Charity Leaders Programme (FCLP) is a unique 2.5 year graduate scheme combining work with our Associates and learning about all aspects of charity management. The FCLP is for high-calibre graduates from any university, academic subject and background.

Applications are now open for the upReach Future Charity Leaders Programme.  Click here to begin your application.

upReach also run a 4 week paid internship starting in June or July 2020 for those graduating in 2020 or 2021.

If you would like to register your interest for future start dates on the FCLP, or express interest in any other capacity, please email humanresources@upreach.org.uk

Internship Competition

upReach, the 2019 Charity of the Year (<£1m), are running a competition to identify future leaders in the charity sector.

The winner receives a paid internship, with fast-track to an Assessment Centre for the upReach Future Charity Leaders Programme (FCLP).

 

International Internships & Graduate Roles – Recruiting NOW!

Internships, graduate schemes and fellowships across different sectors and levels of experience.

The latest roles in Europe, The Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia, to give you a global overview of the current opportunities in the international sector.

Public Partnerships Intern at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Based in London, England. Apply here  by 10th December 2019.

Policy and Public Affairs Intern at CDP. Based in Berlin, Germany. Apply here asap (applications accepted on a rolling basis).

Programme Support Assistant at the Council of Europe. Based in Budapest, Hungary. Apply here  by 10th December 2019.

Livelihood and Food Security Assistant at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Based in Bamenda, Cameroon. Apply here by 6th December 2019.

Young Graduate Trainee for U.S. & Canadian Space Policy at the European Space Authority (ESA). Based in Washington D.C., USA. Apply here by 15th December 2019.

Environment Affairs Intern at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Based in Mexico City, Mexico. Apply here  by 24th December 2019.

Careers in Diplomacy meet the FCO on Campus – 19 November

Working for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
Careers Event

The FCO is the UK government department responsible for protecting and promoting British interests around the world, through the FCO in London and diplomatic posts in 168 countries and territories. Roughly a third are UK-based British Civil Servants; and around two thirds are employed locally in British Diplomatic missions overseas (such as an Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate).

Dr. Jennifer Medcalf who is Head of the Defence and International Security Research Group (DISRG) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is joining us on campus to discuss the range of career options they offer to students and graduates:

Date: 19th November 2019

Time: 4pm-5pm

Location: COLT 2  (Cornwallis Octagon Lecture Theatre 2)

All students are welcome to attend.

Careers in the Public Sector: Panel Q&A

Wednesday 6th November, 2pm – 4pm in Grimond LT3

Interested in a career that’s rewarding and makes a difference? This is your chance to hear from leading public sector employers, including Kent alumni, who work / have worked within Government, public bodies and local government. They’ll share their career backgrounds, experiences of working within the public sector and career tips, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Book your place here: https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/event.html?id=4855&service=Careers+Service

Earn 15 Employability Points!

Panellists:

Amy Perkins, Assistant Parliamentary Counsel, Cabinet Office
Amy’s role as an APC is to assist in drafting and handling Government bills and provide legal and procedural advice to Government departments. This is a training role, which can lead to the role of Parliamentary Counsel (who take the lead on drafting and handling bills, and providing the necessary advice).


Martin Parr, Principal Consultant, The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Martin’s work focuses on identifying where major public projects are working well, and where they are not, in their journey from feasibility though to full maturity; and to help the key stakeholders of these projects to understand how complexity impacts on their project. To assess complex projects and transformation activities so that the key issues and decisions can be dealt with in an evidence-based way. To assess technology in our major projects and consider how changes in technology or environment might impact on a system in the future.

Perry Holmes, Chief Legal Officer, Medway Council
Perry is an experienced local government leader, with particular expertise in local government law and elections. He has practiced as a solicitor for 25 years, moving to local government in 2001 and has worked at County, District and Unitary Councils. He has over 10 years’ experience as a Monitoring Officer ensuring that Councils and Councillors work within the law. He joined Medway Council in 2012 and is very proud to lead a set of excellent teams; the Capital projects, Category Management, Democratic Services, Elections & Member Services, Legal & Licensing and Property teams. He has developed close strategic links with the University of Kent, and in 2016 was delighted to receive their “External Innovation Champion” award.

Daniel Pollitt, Project Manager, Network Rail
Daniel is currently responsible for developing the ‘On Network Sections’ (everything at surface level/not in a tunnel) of Crossrail 2. This involves managing a team of design consultants, and working very closely with TfL and the DfT to develop a business case, and prepare a hybrid Bill to submit to parliament. He is a Kent alumni, who graduated from Kent Law School.

Paul Smart, Former Senior Government Policy Maker, Scottish Government
Paul retired from the Scottish Government in December 2018 with twenty years’ service, his last post being Deputy Director of the Colleges, Young Workforce and Scottish Funding Council Sponsorship Division. Prior to this Paul spent time helping deliver over £300m of CAP investment in Scottish farming, three years as programme director for establishing Historic Environment Scotland, and several years working in the Justice Directorate of the Scottish Government.  During his time with Justice he was Head of Operations at the Scottish Tribunals Service during which time he led the merger of five tribunal administrations into a single administrative unit.  Still with Justice, Paul started as Head of the Victims and Witnesses Unit before becoming Deputy Director for Victims, Witnesses, Parole and Life Sentencing. Previously he headed-up the Scottish Executive’s Race Equality Team, following a secondment as Chief Press Officer for Environment and Rural Development and, before that, was Head of Rail Policy.  Before joining the then Scottish Office in 1998 Paul held a number of posts with Scottish Homes, the then national housing agency, after spending several years as an academic, finishing up as a lecturer in the Politics Department at Edinburgh University during which time he gained his PhD. He graduated from UKC (Eliot) in 1979 with a BA Hons in Politics and Government.