Work Experience Bursary Scheme – Funds Still Available!

Are you planning or have you recently undertaken some unpaid work experience?

Or have you attended a training event that will help you in your future career?

You could be entitled to up to £250 towards the cost of out-of-pocket expenses!

The B-KEW bursary is a great opportunity for students to claim back money on travel expenses or for uniform, whilst undertaking unpaid work experience (for the first three weeks or 120 hours of work) or for a training event.

If you have done any unpaid work over the holidays or have made an application but have not yet claimed, you can can still apply and/or claim now!

For more details and to complete an application from visit:
www.kent.ac.uk/ces/bursarykew.html

 

 

Recruitment Consultant Graduate Schemes

Are you confident, driven by success and motivated by the prospect of earning a lot of money? If so then these graduate schemes in recruitment are for you!

Role Recruitment Consultant Graduate Schemes
Salaries £18.5k – £25k + very generous commission structures – Earn over £60k in Y1!
Start Dates Flexible: Summer / Autumn 2018
Locations London, Bristol, Manchester, Reading, Hertfordshire, Birmingham, Glasgow.. etc. (UK wide)
Apply now http://www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/recruitment-graduate-schemes/?ref=DEPT
Deadline 1st July 2018

What would you be doing in recruitment day-to-day?
In these roles you will be generating new sales by calling companies who may have vacancies and persuading them to use your recruitment services to fill those vacancies. You will then contact a database of candidates to place individuals into these roles. Every time you convert a lead into a client and place a candidate successfully, you will earn a commission bonus.

Why should you apply?
These companies all offer different perks including:
– Monthly Michelin star restaurant lunches
– Quarterly 5* all expenses paid holidays to Miami, Monaco Grand Prix, New York, Dubai etc.
– Market leading training and personal development
– They ONLY promote from within – all directors started off on the graduate programme
– Excellent quick career progression to partner/director
– Discounted gym membership/Company car

The Companies
– All the companies you will be considered for are professional industry-leading recruitment specialists
– They cover a wide range of sectors including commerce and industry, financial services and the public sector
– They pride themselves on excellent standards and exceptional levels of service to all stakeholders
– Focus on in-house development and organic growth means that their employees are able to progress quickly to management level

Is this for you?
– Any degree subject is eligible
– We’re looking for confident, money-motivated individuals with the drive and determination to meet targets
– Great relationship building skills are key
– Excellent telephone manner is essential

How to apply:

Click here to apply and be supported throughout the entire application process! It only takes 30 seconds!

 

Kent Student Awards Nominations

The Kent Student Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution students make to the Kent student experience.

Students, staff and members of the public can nominate a Kent student or group of students for one of the 11 awards.

This year we are encouraging student groups, for example sports clubs and societies, to nominate themselves and others. We recognise that it’s often groups of you that achieve inspirational things while at Kent!

Nominations are open  until Friday 6 April 2018.

Winners will receive their awards at a gala dinner on the Canterbury campus on Friday 1 June 2018.

Nominate a student or student group here! 

 

 

Charlotte

JOB TITLE
Postgraduate Student and Parliamentary Intern

INDUSTRY
Postgraduate Study/Politics

EMPLOYER
LSE/Sajid Javid MP

 

I originally come from Surrey, and during my time at Kent, I studied Politics and International Relations. My interests include politics, musicals, travelling, and trying out new restaurants and cafes, which is why I enjoyed my time living in Canterbury!

I found out about the course whilst researching different courses and universities online. I was very impressed by the range of modules available compared to other universities, and I really liked the campus when I attended the open day.

I completed a number of internships before and during my time at Kent to improve my CV. I was also on the committee of Kent University Conservative Association (KUCA), where I was Secretary in second year and Chairman in third year. I also attended Debating and Model United Nations, where I attended a conference at Reading University. Societies played a very important role during my time at Kent; they’re a great way to make friends and meet like minded people, and I met some of my good friends through societies.

Since my gap year before university I have tried to gain as much work experience as possible. Over the years I have done internships in Parliament, the Civil Service, the charity sector and in public affairs. These internships have been proven to be very valuable since they have allowed me to broaden my skills, as well as providing me with a clearer idea of what I want to do following my studies.

Today, I am studying for my Masters in Public Policy and Administration at the LSE, and I intern for Sajid Javid MP once a week as part of the LSE Parliamentary Internship Scheme. The scheme was one of the reasons why I applied to LSE, and even though I had already completed an internship in Parliament, I really wanted to return to gain more experience.

During my internship in Parliament I assisted with organising the annual jobs fair in Bromsgrove, which is Sajid’s constituency. This involved recruiting local and national businesses to exhibit, as well as other administrative tasks relating to the fair. I was very fortunate to help out on the day, especially since my previous internship in Parliament didn’t involve constituency visits. It ended up being the biggest Bromsgrove jobs fair yet, and I was very glad to hear that attendees were receiving job offers in a matter of weeks after the fair took place.

I think that my time at university shaped my principles, and since graduation they’ve been reinforced. Before university I didn’t care much about networking or setting goals, and I was too scared to try new things. However, during my time at university and my internships I realised that these principles were very beneficial.

The one piece of advice I would offer to current students is get some relevant work experience or get involved with societies while you’re still at university. The job market is very competitive, so it is very important to stand out. However, make sure it doesn’t get in the way with your studies.

 

 

 

NHS Graduate Management Scheme

Looking for a graduate job?

The NHS Graduate Scheme is now open! This 12 month management programme is designed to fast-track graduates into leadership roles in the ever-growing health and social care sector. By the end of the programme you’ll achieve a fully funded management qualification and a health and social care leadership qualification. Find out more here

Applications close on 9th April!

And, if you are a 1st or 2nd year student then click here too find out about the opportunities and register your interest.

Foreign & Commonwealth Office – Deadline 26th March

FCO Graduate Internship
Ref FCO0095
Location London
Department FCO
Closing date for applications 26 March 2018
Salary 19,041 (with an additional London Location Allowance of 4,520)
Appointment Full Time, Up to 10 months fixed term appointment
Start Date: 30th August 2018

The Role

The UK’s relationship with the rest of the world has rarely been so complex – or so interesting. Across the globe, the UK faces both challenges and opportunities. The FCO has teams working on everything from crisis in Syria, to helping British nationals in distress overseas, to creating new opportunities for British business, particularly in the fast growing economies, as well as managing a global network of posts overseas.

This is a unique opportunity to be right at the heart of the FCO’s work and to understand what it takes to run an effective global organisation. You will participate fully in the work of the FCO Department into which you are placed and have an opportunity to influence how policy is made and delivered.

Your placement will offer you an in-depth insight into the work of your host FCO Department and plenty of opportunities to learn more about, and experience, the wider FCO and to develop your skills. As we cannot necessarily match placements to academic background, they are most suitable for recent graduates looking for general FCO work experience, not specific career related experience or experience relevant to ongoing academic studies.

If successful with your application, you will be placed into a friendly and supportive team, where everyone is encouraged to seek out development opportunities; depending on circumstances, these could include cover in ministerial offices, temporary secondments to crisis teams and job shadowing in other Departments within the FCO.

The FCO is committed to recruiting and developing the most talented people from all backgrounds into a truly inclusive and diverse workforce.

Appointments to the FCO are made through open and fair competition, in strict accordance with the key recruitment principles of the Civil Service Commission.

Essential Information

For further information please use the links below:

If you have any queries then please contact us by emailing candidateenquiries@capitaras.co.uk

Further information about the FCO may be found on its website www.gov.uk/fco

Mitchell

JOB TITLE
UK Monitoring Content Co-Manager

INDUSTRY
Political Communications

EMPLOYER
Dods Parliamentary Communications

 

I come from the middle of nowhere originally. I’ve always had an interest in film and politics, so it was pretty much a coin toss to decide which I took on as a degree, and linking back to the previous point, whilst at Uni I worked on a student film in my spare time and even took a couple of modules in film during my first year, so it’s a great idea to explore all your options.

I’m currently trying to learn Japanese, although as I’m not great with languages it’s taking me a little while to get anywhere near being able to say I can even speak the basics with confidence. I love football, even if it’s basically just a recurring punishment for supporting Stoke; and I run a really nerdy social media/news website in my spare time to try and keep me sane.

I can’t remember exactly how I found out about my course, but I can remember that I chose it for a couple of reasons. The first being the concept of wild modules, which I knew I would want to take in film and gave me the chance to really explore which avenue I wanted to go down as a career. And the second was because I fell in love with the campus when I came to visit.

As was required for one of my modules during my third year I needed to find an internship somewhere, so although it may not count as extra-curricular I worked for the local Liberal Democrat party for a few months over the summer, which proved to be a lot of fun and helped me to develop quite a few key skills that I needed in the work place.

I also took part in the Harry Potter society on campus, which is where I met my fiance. So definitely take part in societies if something takes your fancy!

Knowing that I wanted to move to London as soon as possible after University I started to look for work opportunities throughout my third year at Kent. Eventually I landed on an Public Affairs internship with a company called Redwood Consulting, who specialise in PA and PR for property stakeholders (I knew I was on to something special when a man wearing a cap with the football team I support walked past just before I entered their offices).

My internship with Redwood was contracted for 3 months, so during my time there I kept searching for full time roles to take on once my contract came to an end. As it turned out I had a very helpful mentor at Redwood and she helped me to find a job with Dods and at the end of my 2nd month I handed in my notice, having being offered a full time job as a Monitoring Content Specialist for Dods.

My job with Dods started in October 2016 (Roughly 3 or 4 months after graduation) and I’m still with the company now, only in a different role. Over the course of my time with Dods I began to take on more responsibility in the team, even crafting myself a new job title by showing some initiative in the social media side of things. Then through determination and a little bit of luck I eventually found myself as the Senior member of the team and subsequently the Co-Manager (which is where I am now).

The core aspect of my job of and the job of my team is to monitor all the various Parliaments/Assemblies in the UK and to relay important information/information we are sent directly by stakeholders (Political parties etc.) either to our team of consultants or to clients directly. Beyond this I also act as a  source of contact for queries and issues for both internal and external sources; liaise with various teams throughout Dods to ensure that our product is being smoothly delivered to clients and to identify new areas for improvement.

The one piece of advice I would offer to students today is don’t be afraid to take on extra curricular activities during your time at University or even once you find yourself in work. I wouldn’t have progressed the way I have at Dods if I didn’t go out of my way to identify an issue in our social media offerings, prove that I could improve things and earn a new job title which then put me in good stead for my next couple of promotions. Furthermore, I don’t think I would have been given the opportunity at Redwood if I didn’t already have prior experience interning for a political party during the summer between my 2nd and 3rd years of Uni.

Even to this day as I continue to redefine what I want to do for the rest of my career I am constantly engaging in other ways to develop my CV outside of my actual job (Or even just taking on stuff outside work because I find enjoyment in it). You aren’t always going to be head over heels in love with what you do at work/Uni, so putting the effort in to create something of your own on the side that caters to what you love is often the most rewarding thing that will keep you ticking.

 

 

 

Wellbeing Festival 2018

Student Support and Wellbeing encourage you to enrich your life and try something new for free!

We have a huge variety of inspiration for all students and staff at the #WellbeingFestival2018. It will be very interactive and a chance to relax and connect positively with your own mind and body, and with each other. Follow @unikentssw on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as we publish details of the events as they are confirmed over the next few weeks.

For the full programme please visit our web page.

Come along to Eliot Dining Hall on 23 March between 12pm and 3pm for an exciting line up of over 25 internal and external organisations coming to take part in the day, such as Espression Arts café, Canine therapy (the now famous cuddly George!), bush craft, live music, free healthy food and nutrition information, mindful colouring, various mental health and charity stands, representatives from the LGBT network, the Chaplaincy, the Sports Centre and Kent Union. In addition there will be some free workshops so watch this space for details and come and try something new: yoga, Tai Chi, mindfulness, raga singing, writing for wellbeing, HeartMath: stress management & herbal medicine.