Category Archives: Second Year

Paid Student Ambassador Work for Sanctuary Graduate 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.

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

Summer jobs at the National Citizen Service

The Challenge is the UK’s largest social integration charity and a major provider of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme. During summer 2019 it is  offering 4,000 paid mentor, leader and facilitator positions to work on the NCS programme across the UK .

Working on NCS, students will have the chance to develop transferable skills such as leadership, professionalism, responsibility and prioritisation.

What is NCS?

  • NCS is a three-week programme for young people aged 15-17, which aims to enhance social integration by bringing together young people from different backgrounds.
  • During the programme, participants get involved in various outdoor activities, learn public speaking, creative and entrepreneurial skills
  • The young people then use these skills to engage with the community and set up their own social action project

For more information visit:
https://staffing.the-challenge.org/about-us

Alumni & Student Pub Night

The Alumni Pub Nights series is Kent’s social and networking series for alumni and students.  The theme of the next Pub Night is career advice and mentoring:

Date: Tuesday 27 March
Time: 18.00 – 20.00
Location: Miller’s Arms in Canterbury
Register here

Join us and catch up on news from Kent and socialise with current students and fellow alumni.  The University of Kent’s Careers and Employability Service will be also be joining us to talk about what help they can give students, staff and alumni and how the mentoring platform, KEW-NET, could be of use to you.

Alumni please join us to find out how you can help a Kent student progress in their career. We will be exploring mentoring, campus talks, taking part in Kent’s Employability Festival and offering a student work experience.

This is also a fantastic opportunity for 1st or 2nd year students to network with alumni and find out about our upcoming graduate careers fairs and work experience opportunities.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

Please help us get the word out and share on Facebook!

 

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.

P0675 – SPIR Internship Module

P0675 is an opportunity to have your internship accredited and reflected in your degree transcript.

You will need to source a minimum of 60 hours of relevant internship work. It is the student’s responsibility to find the internship, but you will have plenty of support from the School and University Careers Services

Internships are also contingent on employers meeting certain health and safety requirements, and signing an agreement.

Internships can be paid or unpaid and can take place in either the UK or abroad.

Entry by online module registration process and application via Moodle, and is dependent on gaining an appropriate internship.

Support and guidance will be provided, with 1-1 support session and bespoke workshops for students on the module.

Five workshops will take place in the Autumn Term, including sessions on experiential learning, skills development, portfolio building and graduate career planning

Attendance at the workshops is essential.

Assessment is skills-based and is by;

Essay (2,500 words) – 50%
Portfolio – 35%
Presentation – 15%

In the past three years some of the internships have included;

UN Women in New York

UK Civil Service including SDIP, in Departments for Work and Pensions, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, and UKTI

MPs (six), political parties, APPG, local government and councillors

NGOs including Teach Malaysia, Tomorrow’s People, CARA and a Chinese environmental NGO

Placements in Malaysia, China, US, Greece, France, Ghana, Canada as well as the UK

Module choices are made via OMR – opens 12th March for two weeks

If you are interested in PO675 then it is never too early to start planning for your internship, which can start as early as April 2018 (and must be completed by September 2018).

Getting prepared; updating your CV, creating a LinkedIn profile, having a general cover letter ready and thinking about where you might like to intern are all good places to start

Relevant volunteering counts too!