Careers in the Civil Service – Wed 23rd Jan

The University is hosting a pair of events on campus tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd January) for all students interested in learning more about the careers available through the Civil Service.

Ask the Civil Service Fast Stream – 10am-12noon, CES Building

Abigail Lowy, from the Civil Service Fast Stream Outreach Team, will be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding applying, the recruitment stages and working for the Civil Service. Abigail graduated from Kent in 2017 with a Business Degree and joined the Fast Stream straight after, she is now in her second year on the scheme, having worked in the Home Office on Police spending, and HMRC on EU-Exit.

You must book a place to attend this talk.

Alumni Careers in the Civil Service – 1pm-3pm, COLT2

The School of Politics and International Relations has organised a talk by a number of their former students who have gone on to careers in the Civil Service (including the current Chief of Staff in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office).They have opened this talk up to any History students who are interested in hearing about the careers available in the Civil Service.

To go along, book a place via TargetConnect.

Civil Service Fast Stream drop-in session

Monday 3rd December from 11.30 – 14.30 in Keynes Seminar Room 4

Have you applied to the Civil Service Fast Stream? Are you currently going through the recruitment process? Or are you thinking of applying in the future, but have questions about their schemes or working for the Civil Service? 

Join Elliot and Sophie, current Fast Streamers, who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding your application, the recruitment stages (including the assessment centre and final selection boards) and working for the Civil Service! They’ll be on campus on Monday 3rd December from 11.30am – 2.30pm, so drop by, no appointment needed! If you have any questions about the Fast Stream, come along and have a chat!

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The Civil Service Fast Stream is an accelerated career path to leadership with supported development. They are a graduate employer that is consistently ranked in the top five of The Times Top 100.

The Civil Service is looking for graduates with the potential to progress to the most senior levels of the Civil Service and become our future leaders.  By ‘potential’ we mean graduates who have the motivation and ability to progress to the highest levels of our organisation. We are seeking the widest range of people, who can bring differing life experiences to their roles, enriching our organisation and helping us to better represent the whole of the society that we serve.  There is no typical Fast Streamer. We believe that people perform their best when they can be themselves at work.  We value who you are before you join the Fast Stream and ensure that through flexible working you will still have time for the things that matter the most to you outside work.

BEIS Insight Day – Fri 16th Nov

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) University Outreach Team has 10 places for students from the University to attend its ‘working in government’ insight day on 16th November 2018 (10am-4pm), in the heart of Westminster, at 1 Victoria Street conference centre.

If you would be one of these ten students, submit a 100-word argument detailing why you would like to attend the workshop, and a potential future career as a civil servant. Click here for the sign-up form and to submit your argument. For more information, contact the team by phone on 07741 689057.

Remember that you can submit a claim to have your travel expenses covered for unpaid work experience activities, such as this insight day, through the University’s Work and Opportunities Fund!

Careers in the Public Sector

6pm-8pm, Weds 21st Feb

Mooting Chamber, Wigoder Building

There are 1000’s of rewarding roles in the Public Sector that allow you to develop and improve the lives of people in the UK and around the world. The Public Sector graduate recruitment is highly competitive and often substantially different to those of the Private Sector. The event will look at the variety of roles, tips to succeed in application and give real life experience in working across the public sector from KLS Alumni who have pursued careers in the Public Sector.

Speakers include:

  • Daniel Malynn – Generalist Fast Streamer in the Civil Service
  • Lucie Broad – Adjudicator at the Financial Ombudsman Service
  • Daniel Pollitt – Scheme Project Manager at Network Rail

Lawyers in Government: Legislation Workshop

Wednesday 31st January, 2pm – 3.30pm in KS12
Open to students from all disciplines

Booking is essential: go to the CES website to confirm your place.

Government lawyers operate at the cutting edge of law and politics, delivering legal solutions that impact upon the lives of millions. Their work is diverse, challenging, unique and often headline news.

On Wednesday 31 January 2018, from 2pm – 3.30pm, government lawyers will deliver an interactive workshop around the passage of a Bill through Parliament. Participants will represent the lawyers working within different government organisations and will get an interesting and practical insight into the unique role which government lawyers play in the legislative process.

This workshop is designed to be accessible to both law students and students of other disciplines.

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Coffee-shop drop-in – Civil Service Fast Stream

Sarah Hunter, a Kent alumni (see her graduate profile here) and a member of the Civil Service Fast Stream scheme, has offered to meet one-on-one with students interested in a career with the Civil Service. Whether you are a final-year student preparing your application, or still considering your options for the future, Sarah will be able to inform you about the Civil Service, the application to the fast stream, and where it can lead.

These are bookable sessions, each for twenty minutes, running from 11am-12noon and 3pm-4pm on Thursday 19th October.

If you aren’t able to get to one of these one-on-one sessions, Sarah and other Fast Stream ambassadors will be in the Keynes Atrium throughout the day.

Book one of these twenty-minute sessions via the Careers and Employability Service’s website.

Open Day – HM Treasury

HM Treasury Open Day

We’re pleased to invite you to our Graduate Open Day on Monday 2 October. This event is an opportunity for students to learn more about the work of HM Treasury and what it’s like to work here as a graduate. They’ll be able to see our historic offices in Whitehall and meet our staff – both graduates and senior Treasury leaders. 

This event will be of particular interest to those who are finishing their course in 2018 and considering applying to our graduate programme this year, but we also welcome students who are interested in applying to HM Treasury in future years.

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