Category Archives: Skills development

Working in Government Insight Day on 13th November 2019

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) University Outreach Team cordially invites up to 10 students from your university to attend our ‘working in government’ insight day on 13th of November 2019, at 1 Victoria Street conference centre.

BEIS employs around 3,000 staff who work in our offices in London, Aberdeen and around the UK. BEIS is supported by over 40 agencies and public bodies including Companies House and the UK Space Agency. For more information about the department and the work we do, please click here.

Led by a budding group of young professional volunteers, the day will consist of six hours of ‘fun and interactive’ sessions leading students through what life is like as a Civil Servant in the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

There will also be time for networking with recent graduates working at the department.

To register, we simply ask for 100 words from interested students detailing why they would be interested in attending the workshop, and a potential future career as a civil servant. A member of your university’s careers service can also attend, if interested. We will be in touch with successful applicants in due course.

We can only accept up to 10 students from your university to allow a wide variety of students to attend from across different London universities. However, further events will be put on in the future over the course of the academic year.

While not a recruitment day, and led solely by volunteers, attendees will learn more about the Civil Service and methods of obtaining employment in departments such as BEIS.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR 100 WORD APPLICATION 

Goldman Sachs EmployAbility Community Programme

The Goldman Sachs Community Teamworks Programme is a series of workshops focus on delivering practical advice and tips on preparing students with a disability for interviews both generally and more specifically within an Investment Bank. They are ideal for any disabled student/graduate that is considering applying to internships or Grad programmes this coming recruitment season.

The workshop has the extra bonus of involvement of staff from Goldmans who are there to give candid advice to the students about their experiences and knowledge. Each workshop has people from the firm who have varied experience – from recent graduate joiners to very experienced managers.

The workshops are held in London and are free to attend. More details can be found by clicking on the links provided below. Students need to fill out a brief application form – it is a very simple process.

The next workshop is on 31st July and there are still some spaces available, click on the links below for more information and to apply:

31st July info and application: https://www.employ-ability.org.uk/internships/goldman-sachs-employability-community-teamworks-programme-interview-skills-investment-banking/751/

August 14th info and application: https://www.employ-ability.org.uk/internships/goldman-sachs-employability-community-teamworks-programme-interview-skills-general/752/

September 11th info and application: https://www.employ-ability.org.uk/internships/goldman-sachs-employability-community-teamworks-programme-interview-skills-investment-banking/753/

Global Officer Leadership Development Programme

We are delighted to invite you to apply for this year’s Global Officers Leadership Development (GOLD) Programme.  The programme is a co-curricular venture, designed to fit around your academic studies.  It provides a framework of activities for globally-minded undergraduate students at Kent to develop their leadership skills, global citizenship and cultural awareness.

There are 5 components which can be completed throughout the academic year.  Benefits include:

  • Employability Points awarded per activity
  • Certificate of recognition and personal reference from the Dean for Internationalisation
  • Recognition on your Higher Education Achievement Report
  • Practical event & project management experience
  • A chance for you to record your international skill development in the Kent Global Passport

For further details please see our website.

Deadline to apply is 30th September 2019.

Financial Times – Talent Challenge

Financial Times – Talent Challenge,
3-day Experience, October 2019

The Financial Times will invite 50 students / early career professionals to its London headquarters for a three-day event from 26-28 October 2019. Participants will work in teams to solve real business and strategic cases related to the digital and media world. They will work with FT mentors who will guide them and be on hand throughout the three days. The best part? Each team will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas in front of a unique audience of professionals and members of the FT management board.

The Talent Challenge will provide participants with the opportunity to network with current FT employees, as well as other attendees to create lasting professional connections. It will also enable you to gain first-hand experience within a leading media organisation and get a real understanding of what it takes to succeed in the industry.

Here is the Link to apply: https://ft.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/FT_External_Careers/job/London-FT/FT-Talent-Challenge-2019_JR003426

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.

POLITRIP 2020

Politrip specialises in organising short-term volunteer placements on international political campaigns. It is the ultimate experience for political enthusiasts; providing students, graduates, young professionals and any politically minded individual the chance to immerse themselves in political campaigning across the world. It gives you the chance to be on the frontlines of a political campaign, travel, meet new friends and develop valuable skills and experience.

Between July 2019 and November 2020, Politrip are hosting three once-in-a-lifetime trips during the 2020 US Presidential campaign. We’ll be following the race all the way from the start of the Democratic Primary in Iowa, to the victory speech of the next US President. We have opportunities available in 11 states including Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, California and more! After a successful launch in February 2019, places are now full for our July 2019 trip to Des Moines, Iowa, however, there are still several trips available for politicos looking to experience the excitement of a US Presidential election!

The application process is still open for the Summer and Autumn 2020 Politrips! If you’re interested in taking part, please visit www.politrip.org to apply. It’s important to note that places are limited, so make sure to apply as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment. Prices for our trips start from £750 for a 2-week trip, and £1200 for one month, which includes: all accommodation, ground transportation, a weekend away in a major city, pre-departure training & support, organisation of your placement and much more!

Once you’ve secured your place with a deposit, you can pay your Politrip fee in instalments from as little as £32 per month. We also have a competitive bursary scheme available for individuals from low-income backgrounds. More details on costs & inclusions are available on our website.

We can also help you identify any funding opportunities available from your university to help with the cost of your trip.

Please see the attached poster for more information on our trips or contact us on hello@politrip.org at any time to find out more! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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

International Volunteer in Development, Education and Women Empowerment

PROJECT-E is an international NGO whose mission is to provide job opportunities for young Ethiopian women from underprivileged social backgrounds through sustainable and market-oriented education in a transparent and responsible manner.

We are a group of students and young professionals looking for international volunteers to join us either in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1-Month internships) and/or as web-based volunteers based around Europe (Link to our website: https://project-e.eu/opportunities/).

Please find attached our call for applications. We would be pleased if you could share them on your university’s internal networks. 

Position: International Volunteer / Intern, fulltime
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Office: PROJECT-E Hospitality Institute
Start Date: By arrangement
Duration: Short-term: One month (30 days)
Deadline: Year-round

PROJECT-E is looking for highly motivated students, recent graduates or young professionals who are interested in the fields of NGOs, women empowerment and education, to support PROJECT-E Team in the Hospitality Institute in Addis Ababa.

About the Organisation
The PROJECT-E team consists of about twenty students and young professionals living and working all over Europe and North America. Together, they are managing the European organisation, as well as coordinating and discussing the development of the project in weekly calls. Most importantly, they all work voluntarily.
Team Europe supports the PROJECT-E Hospitality Institute in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, where 100 young women from destitute social backgrounds get the yearly chance to pursue a vocational training program in hotel operations. Furthermore, they receive social and financial support. Fourteen local staff members and several international and local volunteers run the project and its daily operations under the supervision of a project manager and a country representative.

Your Responsibilities
Responsibilities will depend on the intern’s interests and strengths. However, the general responsibilities may include:
• Supporting in daily administrative tasks
• Teaching of the intern’s native language (English or French)
• Prepare and implement social activities for the students
• Developing income generating activities to support the organisation’s funding efforts
• Preparing and implementing business/hospitality/lift skills related workshops
• Conducting research, writing reports and articles
• Coordinating between PROJECT-E and international organizations in Ethiopia and abroad
• Coordinating and communicating between the European and Ethiopian team members of PROJECT-E

Requirements
• Willingness to work full time on a voluntary basis from Monday – Friday 08:30am till 05:00pm
• Involvement as a web-based volunteer in Team Europe before your departure to understand our structures and work flow
• Excellent English writing and speaking skills
• Proficient skills in using Microsoft Office applications
• Interest in the fields of non-profit work, women empowerment, hospitality operations, development cooperation or start-up businesses
• High level of proactive and independent work style, communication skills, ability to work in a team and willingness to go ‘the extra mile’
• Open mindedness and the ability to adapt to the Ethiopian culture and lifestyle

PROJECT-E Offers
• A high level of responsibility and independence
• The possibility of making a substantial difference in the life of 40 women per year and the opportunity to give our project your personal touch
• An inspiring work atmosphere in a young and motivated team
• Practical experience in an international non-governmental organisation
• Bi-annual meet up opportunities and a chance to connect with other like-minded professionals
• Free accommodation in the heart of Addis Ababa
• Free lunch during working days at the Hospitality Institute
• Assistance with the visa application process

How to Apply
To apply for this opening, please go to apply.project-e.eu and follow the application process. In your cover letter, please indicate your motivation to volunteer and what you can contribute to PROJECT-E and your available start date. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email: talents@project-e.eu.

Privacy Disclaimer
By applying for any of PROJECT-E opportunities, you allow PROJECT-E to process your information, including your name, email address, any information in your CV and cover letter and any given information to be able to assess your application and communicate with you accordingly.

APOLITICAL – A Free Policy Resource for Students

Apolitical is a free policy resource used by public servants, practitioners and academics in 150+ countries to find and share case studies, opinion and analysis about government innovation globally. Our coverage is about how public servants and partners of government have driven public policy innovation – told from their perspective. 

 

We’re a mission driven organisation, keen to support those looking to move into careers in policy as well as supporting career development of those already working in policy roles. 

 

For those who would like to work in government, have an interest in policy, or are researching topics such as Gender Equality, Digital Government, or Clean Energy and Environmental Policy, Apolitical offers a wealth of free-to-use resources.

 

Find out more on our collection of solution articles.

Train to Teach English

What is CELTA?

CELTA is an internationally recognised qualification, which provides you with the minimum entry level for the English language teaching profession.

Please see the CELTA website for details about the qualification.

Intensive full-time course

  • Starts Monday 17 June 2019 (Please note there will be an induction on Friday 14 June 2019)
  • 5-week course
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm (Monday-Thursday)

Total course fees

Price 2019 : – £1395 (including Cambridge ESOL fee of £156)

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions (PDF)

For further details click here or please contact cewlcelta@kent.ac.uk or telephone 01227 824401

The CELTA course provides great training for anyone strongly considering a career in EFL. The input and teaching practise sessions give useful insights into what will be expected of you. Having CELTA will prove to be a valuable qualification while I am searching for EFL jobs in the UK and abroad. The course tells employers that you are equipped with the skills they are looking for.

Helblind Brock, CELTA Trainee 2016