Humanities Placement Year – Find out more!

12noon-1pm, Tuesday 15 May, Woolf Seminar Room 5


Thinking about taking a placement year? If you are thinking about applying to take a placement year between Stages 2 and 3 of your studies, come along to this talk to find out about the benefits and to hear what previous students have done.

For further information email humsplacements@kent.ac.uk. To book a place at the talk, head to Target Connect.

Placement opportunities with the Gulbenkian

The Gulbenkian Cinema and Theatre is advertising three placement year opportunities in the 2018/2019 academic year. The placements are offered on a part-paid basis – the successful applicant will be paid for 15 hours work per week, with 20 hours work undertaken on an unpaid basis.

If you are interested in these opportunities, download the job descriptions below for more details and how to apply.

Creative Learning Internship – Gulbenkian – 2018-19

Digital Communications Internship – Gulbenkian – 2018-19

Technician Assistant – Gulbenkian – 2018-19

Heritage Training Placements for BAME students with Historic England

Historic England are offering a number of training placements for current undergraduates and recent graduates from a BAME background with a range of national heritage organisations. See below or their website for details.

  • Are you interested in heritage but not sure if it’s the career for you?
  • Do you want to learn new skills while being paid?

We’re excited to offer a number of training placements for undergraduates or recent graduates (graduated within the last 18 months). If you’re interested in gaining skills and experience for a career in heritage and identify as having Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic Heritage or mixed heritage (jump to Background to find out why), please see how to apply below.
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CES Workshop – the benefits of a placement

The University’s Placement Development and Employability Manager, Claire Martin, will be running a session at 12noon-1pm on Thursday 5th April in KLT5 on the benefits of undertaking a placement, either as part of or alongside your degree, and how to find placements. If you are a Stage 1 or 2 student, do go along and learn how you could set yourself on the path to your future career through a placement.

Work Experience at The Writer

The University has been contacted by The Writer, a brand language consultancy based in London. Read on if you would be interested in a two-day work experience placement in April.


Work experience, but not as you know it

Work experience. Chances are the last time you were roped into work experience, you were at school. A week-long stint somewhere obscure that may or may not have had anything to do with your studies.

Thankfully, our work experience is a little different. It’s two days of writing exercises, fun things to get you thinking and lots more to show you that a career in writing isn’t just for journalists or publishers.

You’ll get a taste of agency life at Writer HQ, right next to London’s Borough Market. And if you’re extra brilliant, we might invite you back for a paid internship (and even a job).

It’s for you if:

  • you’re in your second year (but we don’t mind too much, if you’re not)
  • you already write for your course
  • you write in your spare time too
  • you’re a bit of a word geek
  • you’re free Thursday 12th and Friday 13th April.

Got 300 words up your sleeve?

Head to our website for all the details, put together 300 words on why we should pick you and apply here. You’ve got until Friday 23rd March.

Last, but not least, who are we again?

The Writer is the world’s largest brand language consultancy. We work with companies all over the world to get their words working harder. We help brands stand out from their competitors, improve how they deal with customers, shape their culture, and even make and save them cold, hard cash.

We’ve shown O2 how to ‘Be more dog’, come up with the latest names for the Lynx bodyspray your little brother probably wears, and helped define how Barbie should sound on Facebook. And we’ve trained over 250,000 people in how to write professionally, with personality.

Find out more about The Writer on our website, say hello on Twitter or connect with us on LinkedIn.

The Network Television Festival

The Network is a FREE intensive introduction to working in the TV industry, run by the world’s leading TV festival. If you’re looking to start a career in television, this is the scheme for you. You don’t need to have had any experience of working in television BUT you will have to demonstrate that you LOVE TV.

Earn one of the 60 places on The Network and you’ll spend 4 days in Edinburgh learning practical TV making skills from top programme makers, giving you a taster of what it’s really like to work in television. Mingle with the cream of the British TV industry and make loads of new contacts, whilst working with the teams behind shows like A Question of Sport, Sky News, Holby City and Blue Peter. You’ll also be paired with an industry mentor, and get access to exclusive alumni events and job placements.

The Network 2017 takes place 22 – 25 August 2017. Find out more by reading our FAQs or watching the video above, then click here to start your application.

Placement opportunity – Gulbenkian Theatre

Have you considered a placement year and would like to find out what it’s like working as part of the technical crew in the University’s Arts Centre?

The Gulbenkian, located on Canterbury campus, is committed to delivering high quality arts programme to the public and has a focus on the creative empowerment of children and young people.  If you want to find out more visit the University’s website or email humsplacements@kent.ac.uk.

If you’d prefer to have a chat face to face visit the Careers and Employability Service to find out more in the first instance.

Paid placement opportunity with 20th Century Fox

20th-century-fox-logoTwentieth Century Fox has made available a twelve-month paid internship in Marketing, Promotion and Publicity, starting in July/August 2017, for one Kent student to complete through the year-long Placement Scheme.

The position requires someone who is very detail oriented and who can prioritise and organise a large amount of information in a fast-paced, heavy workload environment. The person should be self-motivated, an excellent communicator with strong administrative skills. They should work well as part of a small team. A passion for TV and film is essential. The position is based at the Twentieth Century Fox UK’s head office in Soho, Central London.

The successful candidate will be given a unique opportunity to be the sole intern within a small team, which offers a breadth of experience across Marketing, Promotion and Publicity. It is an excellent opportunity to gain invaluable work experience with a world-famous organisation.

The deadline to apply is 12th December 2016. For more details about the post and how to apply, see the entry in the Careers vacancies database: https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=9529&service=Careers+Service.

Placement Opportunities – 7th November

Every week, the Careers and Employability Service sends out a list of the new placement vacancies they are advertising through their online vacancies database. This list will be published on the blog each week, to help those of you who are thinking about undertaking a placement year next year, or thinking about doing one further in the future, think about what is out there for you.

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Placement Opportunities, 31st October

Every week, the Careers and Employability Service sends out a list of the new placement vacancies they are advertising through their online vacancies database. This list will be published on the blog each week, to help those of you who are thinking about undertaking a placement year next year, or thinking about doing one further in the future, think about what is out there for you.

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Placement Opportunities, 24th October

Every week, the Careers and Employability Service sends out a list of the new placement vacancies they are advertising through their online vacancies database. This list will be published on the blog each week, to help those of you who are thinking about undertaking a placement year next year, or thinking about doing one further in the future, think about what is out there for you.

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Placement opportunities – 17th October

Every week, the Careers and Employability Service sends out a list of the new placement vacancies they are advertising through their online vacancies database. This list will be published on the blog each week, to help those of you who are thinking about undertaking a placement year next year, or thinking about doing one further in the future, think about what is out there for you.

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Placement Opportunities – 10th October

Every week, the Careers and Employability Service sends out a list of the new placement vacancies they are advertising through their online vacancies database. This list will be published on the blog each week, to help those of you who are thinking about undertaking a placement year next year, or thinking about doing one further in the future, think about what is out there for you.

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Placement Opportunities – 3rd October

Every week, the Careers and Employability Service sends out a list of the new placement vacancies they are advertising through their online vacancies database. This list will be published on the blog each week, to help those of you who are thinking about undertaking a placement year next year, or thinking about doing one further in the future, think about what is out there for you.

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