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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.

 

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Thinking of Postgraduate Study in Politics & IR?

Tuesday 26 March (week 23), 12:30 13:30. Cornwallis East 329

Join us for a slice of pizza and a chat to discuss our range of postgraduate programmes.

Meet our Director of postgraduate studies as well as our admissions team and ask any questions you might have about post graduate study. You will also have the opportunity to speak to current postgraduate students. And did we also mention pizza?!

12-month London Based Asset Management Placements

12-month Placements/Graduate Roles with London-based asset manager,  BlueBay – One of Europe’s largest Fixed-Income Managers

Are you looking for a placement or graduate role with real responsibility from day one? Do you want invaluable experience and knowledge of the inner-workings of an industry-leading asset manager? Do you want the opportunity to work for a highly regarded, well-established firm? BlueBay are looking to hire placement students and graduates from all degree backgrounds across many areas of asset management….

These roles are open to graduates and placement students from any degree subject, however you must be on track for or achieved a 2.1. You will receive support throughout the entire application process!

Company: BlueBay
Location: Mayfair, London
Roles: Graduate Roles and 12-month placements in:

1. Operations 2. Client Operations 3. RFP (Request for Proposal)

Salary: £24,000
Assessment dates 1st – 10th May
Start Date: Week Commencing 8th July 2019
Degree: Any degree
Apply here: https://www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/bluebay-generalist-19/?ref=PM
Deadline: 08/04/19

Who is the company?

– With around $50 billion under management and offices across the globe, BlueBay is one of Europe’s largest specialist fixed income managers

– Established in 2001, BlueBay is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada, with full investment autonomy and substantial operational independence

– Located in beautiful, modern offices in Mayfair, BlueBay pride themselves on their core values of integrity, transparency and respect, taking a collaborative and innovative approach with their clients

 

What are the roles?

  1. Operations

– The operations area is the ‘engine room’ of the business, ensuring smooth running of trading processes

– Within operations you will rotate across 3 areas: security operations, derivative operations and mixed treasury, exposing you to all areas of financial services

– In each area you will be ensuring that trades are running smoothly by liaising with other teams, researching and writing reports and digging into why a trade may have gone through incorrectly

Is this role right for me?

– You must have an aptitude for accuracy, analysis and drawing hypotheses

  1. Client Operations

– Client and regulatory reporting is for those with outstanding communication skills, providing both clients and external bodies with the information they need to make decisions

– You will get the chance to work with the sales team to pull together reports to provide to clients, as well as the regulatory team to submit data to governing bodies

Is this role right for me?

– You must be proactive, willing to learn and possess great written and verbal communication skills

  1. RFP (Request for Proposal)

– You will be creating and collating content for client proposals, which is great for those who enjoy researching and writing

– You will be working closely with the sales team to put together proposals to send to new clients

– This role is different to the client operations role as you will be filling in questionnaires about BlueBay for new clients, rather than helping to source information for existing clients

Is this role right for me?

– You must have great researching and writing skills, attention to detail and be able to work efficiently and independently when required

You can apply to these roles with any degree, however you must be on track for or achieved a 2.1!

Why should you apply?

– These 12-month placement and graduate roles offer an entry-level route into this exciting firm, with hands-on experience in a specialist department

– You will gain invaluable experience and knowledge of the inner-workings of an asset manager

– You will have the opportunity to work for a highly regarded, well-established firm who are experts in their area of fixed income

– You will have the opportunity to be part of a sociable graduate community that spans across many different teams who often work together

– You will be offered training in all areas of financial services, providing you with great exposure to the asset management industry

– You will have the chance to attend hedge fund events to broaden your knowledge of the asset management industry

 

Click here to be considered – Apply now:

https://www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/bluebay-generalist-19/?ref=PM

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

 

FDM Group Event – Graduate Opportunities for Students

FDM Group invites you to drop in and speak to them and grab a free hot drink between 11:30am – 2:30pm on Thursday 14th March in the Sibson Atrium.

“Come and chat to us about the opportunities that we have for final year students seeking a Graduate role and, our industrial placement vacancies for first and second year students.

This is a great opportunity to meet some of the team in a more relaxed environment.

We look forward to meeting you then!”

Read more about the FDM graduate programme here.

There will be a competition running on the day for the post on social media by a student with the most likes/retweets about the event and the prize will be an insight day at the FDM offices.

Sign up here

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

£250 for Career Development

Work & Opportunities Fund

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

Attending a training or networking event which will help you in your future career?

You could be entitled to funding of up to £250!

What can I use the funding for?
This funding will contribute towards the cost of transport, accommodation, training, childcare or uniform.
*Terms and conditions apply.

Am I eligible?
In addition to the Terms and conditions, you must:

  • Be a student registered with the University of Kent, studying in the UK.
  • Be undertaking work which is considered graduate-level or attending a training / networking opportunity that will support your employability upon graduation.
  • Claim the funding against costs incurred in the first 3 weeks (or 120 hours) of your work experience.

Click here for more information and to apply 

MP for Dover & Deal recruiting for a Graduate Caseworker

Charlie Elphicke, the Member of Parliament for Dover and Deal, is adding a full-time caseworker to his local team.

Do you have a passion for people and politics? A good writer, organised, with a strong work ethic and lots of initiative? The successful applicant will join a small, energetic team that is determined to help people in need and make a positive difference to our community.

Key responsibilities include research, drafting letters, producing reports, producing video content and handling social media and enquiries from the local press.

This is the perfect role for someone who cares about people and enjoys a wide variety of work in a busy office.

Closing Date

15 March 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews likely to start week commencing 18 March.

Application Details

Please send a CV and covering letter to jamie.rose@parliament.uk.

Websitehttp://elphicke.com/

Click here for more details

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Graduate Scheme

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Graduate Internship Scheme 

Internship up to 9 months
Closing date: 11 Mar 2019
£19,384 per annum plus £5,000 Location Allowance (pro-rata)

Business areas:

  • Administration / Corporate Support
  • Communications / Marketing
  • Customer Insight
  • Defence
  • Operations
  • Economist
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Human Resources
  • Humanitarian
  • Policy
  • Press Relations
  • Procurement and Contracts Management
  • Security

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.

All the placements offer an in-depth insight into the work of the host FCO department and plenty of opportunity to learn more about, and experience, the wider FCO. No two placements are the same, and could be in any of the following departments:

• Geographical – Polar Regions, Western Balkans, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, East and West Africa
• Policy Themed – Economics, Defence Strategy, Cyber Engagement, EU Strategy, Climate Change and Environment, Human Rights, Counter Terrorism
• Customer Services – Consular, Parliamentary, Protocol, Crisis and Disaster Management
• Corporate – Internal and External Communications, Security, Human Resources, Press, Procurement

Please see the two ‘Day in the life of a Graduate Intern’ within the attached candidate pack for examples of the type of work you can expect to be involved in.

You will be part of a friendly and supportive team, where everyone is committed to diversity and encouraged to seek out development opportunities. Roles will allow successful candidates to develop their skills in relation to the Civil Service Success Profiles framework. You will be given a wide range of support, along with plenty of opportunities to learn about FCO work outside of your specific role. This may be through participating in Learning and Development (L&D) events and using FCO and Civil Service L&D tools. You may also have the opportunity to complete parts of the Diplomatic Academy Syllabus.

The type of placements we offer are suitable for those looking for general FCO work experience and NOT specific career related experience or experience relevant to ongoing academic studies. We carefully select suitable Internship placements from across the organisation in a range of roles offered by all our Directorates. Individuals are assigned to a Department for the duration of their Internship and we do not offer the option for Interns to select a placement or request a preference for a particular area of work for their Internship.

We are hoping to be able to offer Interns the opportunity to apply for the Civil Service Fast Pass Scheme, which is run by the Cabinet Office Diversity Team. The Scheme offers you the chance to be fast-tracked through to the assessment stage of the Civil Service Fast Stream application process if you receive a positive evaluation after the first six weeks of your placement. Further details on this will be provided at the beginning of placements, should the Cabinet Office Diversity Team confirm this is possible.

Please note:

• These Internships offer an insight into working in the FCO and valuable experience for future job applications.
• All Internships are expected to end in May/June 2020, depending on an Intern’s start date in 2019. Successful candidate’s indicative start date is August/September as an exact start date is dependent on candidates completing their pre-appointment checks and security clearance.

Please read the attached Candidate Pack in full for further information on the roles and responsibilities, minimum criteria required and details of the internship. The Candidate Pack also explains the selection process and notes what applicants will be assessed on at the first sift and at interview.

We want to encourage applications from the most talented people from all backgrounds.

Please note that the FCO carries out name-blind (anonymised) recruitment to help build a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

Qualifications
A Graduate with at least a 2:2 degree (first degree). For those graduating in 2019, we will need evidence of your predicted grade. If your degree was awarded by a non British university you must provide satisfactory evidence that it equates to a British degree, i.e. via NARIC. It is also essential that you provide evidence of your qualifications if called to interview.

Behaviours
We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills
We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Motivation & personal development
  • Benefits
  • Pensions
  • Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful
  • candidates.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.
For more information, please read the candidate pack.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Open to UK nationals only.

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

If you have any questions about the internship or the recruitment process please email fcorecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk Please include the seven digit vacancy reference number (1617790) in the subject line of your email.

For more information, click here

Careers in International Development Event

Speakers will share their experiences of careers in NGOs, in campaigning and small organisations, in media (investigative journalism and communications), and policy and government.

The event is for final year undergraduate students and postgraduate students interested in working in international development including environmental justice, campaigning, journalism, government and policy.

The event will allow students to network with experienced professionals. We have confirmed speakers from DFID Department for International Development, Centre for Global Development, Amnesty International, The Guardian, Banyak Films, Global Giving and more. 

It will take on 15th March (09.00-17.00 GMT) at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

More information and tickets can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/careers-from-development-putting-critical-thinking-into-action-tickets-54972671741