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Upcoming POLIR Careers Events

The School of Politics and International Relations has a number of exciting careers events and opportunities coming up this term.

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Careers in Diplomacy with guest speaker Owen Traylor
5th March 2020  * 11am – 12pm * GS6
There’s no such thing as a typical Diplomatic career. You could be based in London or working in one of the Foreign Office’s small, challenging or remote embassies, or working on global issues in one of our large embassies in Washington and Paris. Find out more at our Careers in Diplomacy Event. Guest speaker Owen Traylor, former Deputy Ambassador at the British Embassy in Israel will speak about his career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Service. Owen served for more than three decades in the British Foreign Service; including on the Cabinet Office Committee on Northern Ireland in the run-up to the Good Friday Agreement; in Turkey; Japan and Israel.

Brussels Trip to the European Parliament
13th- 15th March 2020
PolIR, EUROSOC, the Global Europe Centre and CAS are organising a student trip to Brussels. It will include a guided tour of the European Parliament, other Brussels-based institutions, museums and the city highlights. If you are interested, please sign up by Thursday, February 27th. 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.

Women in Politics – Careers Panel  – 20th March 2020
From 6pm – 7pm in GLT3 with a reception in the Grimond Foyer
To celebrate International Women’s Day we have invited a panel of accomplished women with careers in a wide range of Political fields. Hear them speak about their career journeys followed by a networking reception with refreshments. CANCELLED 

Careers in International Affairs Forum
POLIR Fully Funded Field Trip – 30th April 2020
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. Young people interested in pursuing their careers in foreign relations and diplomacy will have a chance to meet and hear from key employers such as think tanks, NGOS and humanitarian organisations. 

Careers in Diplomacy Event 5th March

There’s no such thing as a typical Diplomatic career. You could be based in London or working in one of the Foreign Office’s small, challenging or remote embassies, or working on global issues in one of our large embassies in Washington and Paris.

Find out more at our Careers in Diplomacy Event

Date: 5th March 2020
Time: 11am – 12pm
Location: Grimond Seminar Room 6

With Guest Speaker Owen Traylor

Owen Traylor, Senior Research Fellow in our Conflict Analysis Research Centre and former Deputy Ambassador at the British Embassy in Israel will speak about his career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Service.

Owen served for more than three decades in the British Foreign Service; including on the Cabinet Office Committee on Northern Ireland in the run-up to the Good Friday Agreement; in Turkey; Japan and Israel.

Surveying, Commercial & Residential Property Internship

The world’s second largest commercial real estate brokerage and investment management firm is in partnership with Sanctuary Graduates to find passionate, diverse interns with an interest in property to apply for their 5 internships.

This forward-thinking firm has a real commitment to diversity and applications from students from all backgrounds are encouraged!

Company: Global Real Estate Brokerage and Investment Management firm JLL
Locations: London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham & Edinburgh
Roles: Surveying, Commercial & Residential Property 6-week internships
Assessment Centres: April 2020
Salary: £Competitive
Start Date: Summer 2020
Degrees Accepted: All degrees
Apply here: https://bit.ly/31meYFY – Make sure to select ‘Sanctuary Graduates’ when you’re asked where you heard about JLL!
Deadline: 20/02/20

“Where like-minded people work naturally together to achieve great things”

Who is the company?

– JLL is the world’s second largest commercial real estate brokerage and investment management firm, who have interests in investment, leasing, property management, and development totalling over $4 billion in revenue

– Founded in 1783, this is a truly global business with around 80,000 employees and over 250 offices in 80 different countries

– Sanctuary Graduates are proud to be representing a true leader in their field, who buy, build, occupy and invest in a variety of assets including industrial, commercial, retail, residential and hotel real estate. From tech startups to global firms, their clients span industries including banking, energy, healthcare, law, life sciences, manufacturing and technology

– Some of their best known properties include the Olympic Park, the Shard, Battersea Power Station and MediaCityUk in Manchester – home to the BBC and ITV

– Their in-depth knowledge of energy and environment design makes them a go-to consultant for energy and sustainability services, including smart building solutions, alternative energy designs, and energy-efficient retrofits for existing properties

What are the roles?

– On these 6-week internships, you will work closely with Graduate Surveyors on a variety of their projects

– You will carry out research into sales and marketing of comparable properties using internet sources and calling agents

– You will have the opportunity to sit in and attend key client meetings

– You will have responsibility from day one for individual tasks to support the teams’ day to day function

– You will be involved in key research tasks to assist surveyors and wider teams

– There’s opportunities for site visits and inspections, as well as to attend an array of sport and social networking events

– You will undertake inspections of development sites, private residential property or social housing (accompanied by graduates or qualified staff)

– You will be preparing spreadsheets of findings and inputting into valuation models, as well as preparing pricing schedules for property development schemes and attending team meetings

Why should you apply?

– High performers on the internship are fast-tracked to Assessment Centre for the 2021 graduate scheme

– Sanctuary Graduates are delighted to be in partnership with a firm that allows you to develop as a person to achieve your ambitions within an entrepreneurial, inclusive culture

– Learn from the best in a leading global firm, with dedicated soft skill training

– You will gain exposure to experienced stakeholders in the Real Estate sector

– With 2 socials throughout the internship, there will be lots of opportunities to network within the business

Who is best suited to these schemes?

– These internship schemes are available to applicants in any year, however penultimate year students are preferred

– You must be on track for or achieved a 2.1 in your degree

– For the Residential Property & Commercial internships (London & Bristol), and Property Asset Management (London, Bristol, Birmingham and Edinburgh) you can be from any degree background

– For the Building Consultancy and Surveying internships (London & Manchester) we are looking for those from any Building or Quantity Surveying/construction related degree

– You must also have a grade C or above in all A-levels and GCSE’s

Click here to apply now: 

https://bit.ly/31meYFY

It only takes 30 seconds to register your interest in these roles, and Sanctuary Graduates will support you throughout the full application process.

 

Thinking of a career in journalism?

The Guardian is offering summer placements for two weeks for those aiming to start a career in journalism.

The London office is running four schemes during the summer, one scheme for people with disabilities and multiple schemes for BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) applicants.

Successful applicants will gain an insight into the profession, working across the newspaper and website.

You’ll also have an experienced journalist as a mentor to offer advice on careers.

The Guardian Positive Action Schemes

Disabilities scheme – reference code KIN0001UT

You will gain an insight into the workings of the newspaper and website, on sections such as Features, Society and Multimedia.

BAME all-editorial scheme – reference code KIN0001UP

You will work across a number of sections such as Weekend Magazine, Books, G2, Global Development, The Guide, Society and Multimedia.

BAME sport scheme – reference code KIN0001UQ

You will work on our sports desk alongside our team of journalists and editors, learning how we cover the biggest sporting events across the globe.

BAME podcasting and audio storytelling scheme – reference code KIN0001UR

You will work alongside our podcast producers, editors and hosts in our audio department.

BAME photography scheme – reference code KIN0001US

You will work alongside our photographers and picture editors, learning about different aspects of photo-journalism.

If you are interested please apply online by visiting www.theguardian.com/workforus using the relevant reference code above.

Please note that the schemes are only open to applicants over 18 years old.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 30th March 2020 for these schemes.

*Positive action is covered by section 158 of the Equality Act 2010

 

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.

 

Placement Year Working to Combat Homelessness

Are you looking for an opportunity to start a career in the charity sector? We are searching for motivated and committed people to join our structured 12 month traineeship scheme.

Thames Reach is a London based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Our vision is to end street homelessness and our aim is to achieve the highest standards and effectiveness in service delivery to vulnerable people. Each member of the Thames Reach team plays a vital role in contributing and shaping the vision of ending rough sleeping and promoting improvement in people’s lives, and by joining us you can do the same.

On the Traineeship programme, you will experience a challenging yet rewarding high quality on-the-job training and the opportunity to develop the skills needed for a career in our front-line services. We also are looking to offer the same rewarding opportunities on our Apprenticeship scheme to come later in the year.

To succeed, you will need commitment, resilience, empathy towards homeless people and good basic admin and IT skills. Your programme will consist of two six-month placements at a Thames Reach Project one of which will be hostel based.

You will be required to work full time on a rota basis which involves working shifts, including evenings and weekends.

Thames Reach cannot guarantee location of placements for successful intakes.

To apply please go to our careers page to download the application pack via the ‘Apply‘ button.

London wide – Boroughs with vacancies include Brent, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Southwark

£20,573.00 pa (6.5% employer’s contributory pension)

37.5 hours per week inc. shifts

12 month fixed-term contract, starting 1st May 2020

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

For further information visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.

Closing date: Sunday 23rd February 2020

For further information drop in sessions will be held on 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th and 14th February 2020.

Interviews: Dates between 7th March 2020 and 13th March 2020

Thames Reach is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect and celebrate diversity. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history of homelessness, sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin or religious belief.

Applicants who have experienced homelessness are especially encouraged to apply.

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!

Women in Academia Careers Event 23rd January

As part of the panel series “Female Leaders” this careers event introduces successful women pursuing a career in the highly competitive field of academia.

The event aims to inform and motivate women and to encourage building effective networks. The speakers will share their career path, challenges and advice in moderated rounds.

We welcome questions for these rounds in advance via the following email: aspirations@kent.ac.uk.

The session will conclude with an open Q&A session and networking with refreshments afterwards.

Date: 23rd of January 2019 at 5:30 – 7pm
Location: Templeman Lecture Theatre

Panellists:
Dr Nadine Ansorg, Senior Lecturer in International Conflict Analysis
Dr Heejung Chung, Reader in Sociology and Social Policy
Dr Andrea den Boer, Senior Lecturer in International Relations
Dr Harmonie Toros, Reader in International Conflict Analysis

 

 

 

 

Interested in a Career in Law?

Linklaters, a large, global, Magic-Circle law firm, are offering a Kent-only open afternoon to students at the University of Kent.  Students from ANY degree subject are invited. Over 40% of UK lawyers are graduates of subjects other than law.

ELIGBILITY

  • You are studying for an undergraduate degree in any subject
  • You are either a 1st year on a 3 year degree or a 2nd year on a 4 year degree.   (I have checked and these criteria are NOT flexible).
  • You are on target for/expect to get a 2.1 degree – the instruction mention predictions but you will not have any if you are in 1st year so you must make your own educated guess based on how well you think you are doing.

HOW TO APPLY

Further information and the application form can be found here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/KentOA/

DEADLINE

There is no formal deadline but the event takes place on 24th January so Linklaters will be operating a rolling application system (i.e. they will consider your application as soon as it arrives.  Make an impression and beat the rush – apply ASAP).

Paid Student Ambassador Work for Sanctuary Recruitment

Are you well connected on your university campus? Are you looking to earn extra money alongside your studies this year? Would you like to represent Sanctuary Graduates and gain experience as a brand ambassador or headhunter, that not only looks fantastic on your CV but also gives you the chance to network extensively on-campus? We are looking for well-connected and confident brand ambassadors and headhunters to represent us on-campus for the upcoming academic year…

Company: Sanctuary Graduates
Locations: Your University Campus
Role:
  1. Sanctuary Graduates Brand Ambassador
  2. Headhunter
Salary:
  1. £1/£2 Per Sign-Up + Bonuses + Rewards + Prizes
  2. £1 per application + £200 per hire
Start Date: October 2019
Degrees Accepted: Any degree
Apply here: 1. http://www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/sg-brand-ambassadors/?ref=PM

2. https://www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/sg-headhunters/?ref=PM

Deadline: 26/08/19

You can be from any degree background to apply for these opportunities, however you MUST be on your university campus for the 19/20 academic year!

Who is the company?

– Established in 2012, we are the graduate recruitment experts

– We help 100s of employers reach, attract and recruit the best graduates, delivering excellence with a personal touch

– We are a rapidly growing scale-up business with an impressive array of happy, long-term clients who rely on us for their graduate and intern talent. These include KPMG, JDE, RB, Tesco, BlackRock and many more

What are the roles?

  1. Sanctuary Graduates Brand Ambassador

– As one of our Campus Brand Ambassadors, you will be representing Sanctuary Graduates on your university campus, raising brand awareness and encouraging students to sign-up to receive our opportunities

– You will be paid on a commission basis for each sign-up (with no cap!), and you can also earn further bonuses for achieving your targets

– The sign-up procedure is done online and only will take 30 seconds to complete, so you really could earn A LOT of money from encouraging your friends to sign-up!

– There are financial incentives for reaching milestones – regular cash rewards for reaching milestones of sign-ups, competitions with cash prizes and much more

– You must be available to attend a training day in late August in London

  1. Headhunter

– As part of our vibrant, motivated headhunter network, you will promote specific opportunities of our clients to your friends, coursemates and on-campus connections

– As the lead headhunter for your university, you will be paid on a salaried basis and be given promotional activities to complete each week

– This role is extremely flexible – earn lots of extra money alongside your studies whilst learning about many graduate, intern and placement opportunities!

Why should you apply?

– Earn unlimited commission whilst working flexibly and managing your own time

– Looks fantastic on your CV

– Chance to extensively broaden your networks

– Undertake a fun and rewarding role where your creativity is valued

– Opportunity to represent a leading recruitment firm (us!)

– Impart your invaluable knowledge onto those looking for an internship, placement or graduate scheme, and help your friends find their dream career!

Who is best suited to this role?

– You must be a current student at any university in the UK

– We are looking for well-connected, confident students that are keen to utilise their networks

– You must be driven, reliable and resilient

Click here to apply now: 

  1. http://www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/sg-brand-ambassadors/?ref=PM
  2. https://www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/sg-headhunters/?ref=PM

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