Job opportunities, internships and placements

Interested in sustainable business, teaching, finance, marketing, or youth work?

Want to work for The National Citizen Service, EDF Energy, Camp Canada, Action for the Wild, or Lloyds Banking Group?

Check out the latest jobs and internship opportunities from the Careers and Employability Service:

Title & Organisation Link
Business Development Intern @ PathMotion https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20403&service=Careers+Service
Client and Account Coordinator @ PathMotion https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20405&service=Careers+Service
Summer Camp Counselor @ Smaller Earth Camp Canada https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20429&service=Careers+Service
Summer Internship @ Millennium Capital Partners https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=22043&service=Careers+Service
Teach English in China @ Pioneer & Beyond Ltd https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=22471&service=Careers+Service
Marketing Assistant @ Gallagher Benefit Services https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=22499&service=Careers+Service
Summer internships @ Lloyds Banking Group https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20453&service=Careers+Service
PR Traineeships x6 @ Taylor Bennett Foundation https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=21151&service=Careers+Service
Research Internship @ ECA INTERNATIONAL https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=22233&service=Careers+Service
Supply Chain Placement @ apetito https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=22657&service=Careers+Service
National Citizen Service Team Leader https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20769&service=Careers+Service
Account Executive – 3 Month Paid Marketing Internship @ Element London Ltd https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=22733&service=Careers+Service
Project Support Assistant @ Prysmian Group https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=22777&service=Careers+Service
PR internship at Spreckley https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=22813&service=Careers+Service
Trainee SEN Teacher @ Jigsaw Trust https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=22451&service=Careers+Service
Summer Internship Programme @ First Data https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20761&service=Careers+Service
English Teacher in China @ Happy Goal Kids English https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20865&service=Careers+Service
Environmental Safety Industrial Placement @ EDF Energy https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=21367&service=Careers+Service
Conservation Internships on UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve @ Action for the Wild https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=19133&service=Careers+Service
Marketing Internship @ Mulberry Cottages https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=21173&service=Careers+Service
Marketing Assistant @ Glocal Media Limited https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=21241&service=Careers+Service
Business Development Associate @ Parcelly https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=22045&service=Careers+Service
Social Media and Content Marketing @ Parcelly https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=22049&service=Careers+Service
Marketing internship @ Jacksons Fencing https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=22637&service=Careers+Service

Combine a part-time PhD with teacher training!

The Graduate Secondary Teaching Scheme (GSTS) offers a stipend to successful Kent graduates who wish to combine part-time postgraduate study with part-time Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) training in one of our partner schools.

In particular the scheme is keen to recruit Geography (or related) trainees to start in September 2018. 

The GSTS offers significant benefits, including:

  • the opportunity to develop your teaching experience through observation and practical application of your learning in years 1 and 2 of the scheme
  • a flexible responsive online learning provider
  • a guaranteed annual income of at least £14,533 for students on the five-year programme
  • no postgraduate tuition fees to pay (if you complete the programme within five years)
  • no teacher-training fees to pay
  • a guaranteed school placement for five years
  • the ongoing support of Kent staff

For further informationa and how to apply:
Please contact Rebecca Spink, Projects Manager in Partnership Development Office R.Spink@kent.ac.uk

 

Placement opportunity with The Wildlife Trust

The Wildlife Trust Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire are currently offering Volunteer Reserves Officer placements, starting in September 2018.

This is a 9 to 12 month placement where the you will receive habitat management training and gain practical experience. It is ideal for anyone interesting in gaining experience for a career in conservation and habitat management.

For further information and how to apply, please visit: https://www.wildlifebcn.org/volunteer-opportunities/voluntary-reserves-officers-x9

Careers and Employability Don’t Panic! bootcamp

The Careers and Employability Service (CES) are hosting a Don’t Panic! Bootcamp next week, with a series of events to get you career ready!

Date Venue Time
Monday 14 May CES building 11:00-12:00 How to choose your perfect career
Covering Careers open with any degree subject; Opportunities available with your specific degree subject; How to research careers; How to analyse your skills, interests, personality and values and relate these to jobs; PG study and more…
Monday 14 May CES building 13:00-14:00 Developing Career Confidence
This session looks at what career confidence is and give hints and tips on how to become more confident.
Tuesday 15 May CES building 09:00-16.30 CV feedback sessions
Book a 25 min appointment to get feedback on your CV or application from one of our advisers
Wednesday 16 May CES building 10:00-11:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Take part in an example Assessment Centre test exercise to increase your chances of putting your best foot forward and stand out from the competition.
Wednesday 16 May CES building 14:00-15:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Take part in an example Assessment Centre test exercise to increase your chances of putting your best foot forward and stand out from the competition. Delivered by Teach First
Thursday 17 May CES building 11:00-12:00 Psychometric Testing
Tips for completing numeric and verbal reasoning tests as well as personality assessments.
Thursday 17 May CES building 13:00-14:00 Commercial Awareness
Learn why demonstrating commercial awareness is crucial in securing graduate positions.
Friday 18 May CES building 11:00-12:00 Interview Skills
Learn the difference between competency and strength based interviews and get tips on how to ace them
Friday 18 May CES building 13:00-14:00 Using LinkedIn
Learn everything you need to know about using LinkedIn from creating a professional profile, following companies you are interested in and networking effectively with professionals on the site. Delivered by Teach First
For further details & to book visit https://careers.kent.ac.uk/

During the summer term, the Careers and Employability Service will also be holding pop-ups on the Plaza outside Essentials, to offer support, information or advice.

The pop-ups will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2pm – so why not go along and say ‘hi’!

Volunteer with Oxfam

Tuesday 22nd May 10:00-14:00

Oxfam is holding an exciting event called ‘A Day in the Life of a Volunteer’ at the Oxfam shop in Best Lane, Canterbury (CT1 2JB)

Find out about the different volunteering opportunities and departments available, including Sorting, Marketing & Social Media, Shop Floor Tasks and more.

Pop in anytime from 10am to 2pm to have a look around, ask some questions and experience life as an Oxfam volunteer.

If you have any questions, please contact oxfamshopf4427@oxfam.org.uk

Careers and Employability Service Events: Summer term 2018

Make the most of the Summer term! Find out more and book to attend via www.kent.ac.uk/ces/events

Monday 14 May 2018 11:00-12:00 How to choose your perfect career
Monday 14 May 2018 13:00-14:00 Developing Career Confidence
Tuesday 15 May 2018 09:00-16:30 CV feedback sessions
Wednesday 16 May 2018 10:00-11:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Wednesday 16 May 2018 14:00-15:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Thursday 17 May 2018 11:00-12:00 Psychometric Testing
Thursday 17 May 2018 13:00-14:00 Commercial Awareness
Friday 18 May 2018 11:00-12:00 Interview Skills
Friday 18 May 2018 13:00-14:00 Linkedin
Tuesday 29 May 2018 11:00-12:00 How to choose your perfect career
Tuesday 29 May 2018 13:00-14:00 Developing Career Confidence
Tuesday 29 May 2018 09:00-16:30 CV feedback sessions
Wednesday 30 May 2018 10:00-11:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Wednesday 30 May 2018 14:00-15:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Thursday 31 May 2018 11:00-12:00 Psychometric Testing
Thursday 31 May 2018 13:00-14:00 Commercial Awareness
Friday 01 June 2018 11:00-12:00 Interview Skills
Friday 01 June 2018 13:00-14:00 Using LinkedIn
Monday 11 June 2018 11:00-12:00 How to choose your perfect career
Nicola 11 June 2018 13:00-14:00 Developing Career Confidence
Tuesday 12 June 2018 09:00-16:30 CV feedback sessions
Wednesday 13 June 2018 10:00-11:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Wednesday 13 June 2018 14:00-15:30 Mock Assessment Centre
Thursday 14 June 2018 11:00-12:00 Psychometric Testing
Thursday 14 June 2018 13:00-14:00 Commercial Awareness
Friday 15 June 2018 11:00-12:00 Interview Skills
Friday 15 June 2018 13:00-14:00 Linkedin

Thinking about what to do next?

Plaza pop-ups

During the summer term, you will be able to find a Careers and Employability Service stand on Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-2pm on the Plaza outside Essentials. They will be there to offer support, information and advice, and to answer any questions about the careers services – so go along and say ‘hi’!

JOB OPPORTUNITIES, INTERNSHIPS AND PLACEMENTS

Interested in sustainability, Further and Higher Education, finance, marketing, or youth work ?

Want to work for Carbon Clear, the European University Institute,  Action for the Wild, Deloitte UK, or British American Tobacco?

Check out the latest jobs and internship opportunities from the Careers and Employability Service:

Title & Organisation Link
Sustainability Research Intern @ Carbon Clear Limited https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=21607&service=Careers+Service
Conservation Internships on UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve @ Action for the Wild https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=19133&service=Careers+Service
Administrative Trainee @ European University Institute https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=21821&service=Careers+Service
Paid placements in Further Education Colleges https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20271&service=Careers+Service
Coach & business development officer @ Mind Zone https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=21689&service=Careers+Service
Trainee ABA Tutor @ BeyondAutism https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20211&service=Careers+Service
Trainee SEN Teacher @ Jigsaw Trust https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20521&service=Careers+Service
Intern @ Jigsaw Trust https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20523&service=Careers+Service
4-week teaching internship in Spain through TEFL Trainer https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=21771&service=Careers+Service
English teacher in China @ Pioneer & Beyond Ltd https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20373&service=Careers+Service
Marketing Internship @ Mulberry Cottages https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=21173&service=Careers+Service
Marketing Assistant @ Glocal Media Limited https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=21241&service=Careers+Service
Summer internships @ Lloyds Banking Group https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20453&service=Careers+Service
Global Explorer Program – Summer 2018 through City Internships https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=19855&service=Careers+Service
Summer Vacation Scheme – Audit & Assurance @ Deloitte UK https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=21853&service=Careers+Service
Investment Banking Graduate Internships through the ‘Ambitious about Autism’ scheme https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=21633&service=Careers+Service
PR Traineeships for BAME students through the Taylor Bennett Foundation https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=21149&service=Careers+Service
Business Development Intern @ PathMotion https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20403&service=Careers+Service
Client and Account Coordinator @ PathMotion https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20405&service=Careers+Service
Supply Chain Operations Internship @ British American Tobacco https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=21323&service=Careers+Service
UK Sales Assistant Manager @ Easyvoyqge-Webedia Group https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=19861&service=Careers+Service
Italian Summer Camp roles @ Lingue Senza Frontiere https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20755&service=Careers+Service
Canada Summer Camp Counselor @ Smaller Earth UK https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20429&service=Careers+Service
Canada Summer Camp Outdoor Adventure Roles @ Smaller Earth UK https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20435&service=Careers+Service
Canada Summer Camp Arts & Crafts Roles @ Smaller Earth UK https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20439&service=Careers+Service
Canada Summer Camp Cabin Specialists @ Smaller Earth UK https://careers.kent.ac.uk/leap/jobSearch.html?id=20443&service=Careers+Service

 

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK SUMMER SCHOOL FOR ANTHROPOLOGY AND ETHNOGRAPHY

LAST SPOTS AVAILABLE DUE TO CANCELLATIONS

Location:
Gozo (Malta) – Europe

Dates:
Session 1: June 5 – June 24, 2018
Session 2: July 2 – July 21, 2018
Session 3: July 29 – August 17, 2018

About the Summer School:
The Off The Beaten Track program started in 2006 and is now – with 24 editions over the past 12 years – the longest standing anthropology field school in the world. Our basecamp is located on the islet of Gozo, one of the three inhabited islands of the Maltese Archipelago in the heart of the Mediterranean. The program offers a unique opportunity to acquire ‘in the field’ experience. The islands present a balance of past and present, where rural Mediterranean traditions intersect with foreign influence in small villages.

The Malta Summer School international faculty and staff help connect students and locals. They facilitate and monitor the progress of each student’s project and guide all interested participants through the process of publishing the results of their research. The program is residential and conducted in English.

The participants:
The field school is directed towards young anthropologists and cultural scientists; however, any individual who would like to learn about anthropological research and fieldwork is welcome. Previous knowledge or experience is not required. We aim for an individually tailored program that can start at any level. Even PhD research (or pre-research) can be included and guided. The school has a strong socio-cultural focus, but any topic can be covered in the individual program of the student. Each session has a maximum of 16 participants with a 2:1 student to staff ratio. Places are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis to suitably qualified candidates.

Projects:
The program focuses on an individual research project carried out by each participant over the course of the program. Faculty will also work on their own projects in collaboration with participants.

– Anthropology of Food & Eating
– Smells like Fieldwork – Methods in Sensory Anthropology
– The good old Gozo days – Perspectives from the anthropology of aging
– Honeybee-culture in Gozo and Malta
– Oral History in fieldwork
– Graphic Anthropology

More info on these projects can be found here: http://anthropologyfieldschool.org/optionalcourses/optionalcourses.html

Price:
The tuition fee is 3,250.00 euros.

This fee includes:
• Full Board (accommodation, food, drinks)
• All program related activities
• Official Attendance certificate and transcript
• Supervision with fieldwork analysis and in the write-up stages

How to apply:
Full details of the International Summer School including how to apply and entry requirements can be found at: http://anthropologyfieldschool.org/page8/index.html

Deadline:
Rolling admissions, with a maximum of 16 participants per session.

For further information, please visit our website www.anthropologyfieldschool.org

A ‘turtally’ fantastic experience by Sonia Vallochia

The Kent Work Experience Bursary gives an opportunity to students to think about work experience in a different way. The world is the smallest its even been thanks to how easy and accessible traveling has become. Nevertheless, flight costs to go abroad still place a heavy burden on students; therefore, receiving a bursary to aid with the costs incurred is a great advantage for students seeking to have a different internship experience from the ones offered at home.

Finding an internship abroad is an exciting process because you find what seems like endless opportunities. In the field of conservation, the Tropics are one of the most interesting and thrilling places to work because of their abundant and diverse levels of biodiversity (over 50% of Earth’s species are found in tropical rainforests alone!). The experience that I gained doing proper field-work research in Malaysia cannot be compared to any other work I’ve done; it gave me a new insight on future careers and in what direction to guide my professional life.

I spent 10 weeks of my summer on Lang Tengah, a 2 km2 island off the coast of Terengganu, in Malaysia. I interned at a small organisation called Lang Tengah Turtle Watch (LTTW) which works to protect sea turtles nesting on the island. There are 7 species of sea turtles, 3 of which can be found in Terengganu. Unfortunately, due to unsustainable fishing practices, turtle egg consumption and detrimental human activities, one of the species is virtually extinct (the Leatherback), and another, the Hawksbill, is on the brink of extinction. LTTW receives volunteers from all around the world each week, and one of my duties on the project’s eco-friendly camp-site was to educate the volunteers on sea turtle ecology, as well as shark ecology, coral ecology and marine pollution.

Living 24 hours a day for 10 weeks on a camp-site without basic commodities, such as running water, plumbing and electricity, allowed me not only to gain a skill much required for field-work conservation research, but it also gave me a new outlook on life. Living in busy cities and being constantly preoccupied with different activities alienates people from nature, so that they can no longer feel the bond they intrinsically have to the environment. However, when you become submerged by nature, you quickly reform that lost relationship. Furthermore, living in a very basic manner allowed me to experience for a very limited time the needs of impoverished communities. Most conservation work takes place in areas inhabited by indigenous or poor communities, and disputes between environmental organisations or governmental institutions and these communities compromise the success of conservation projects. Talking to the inhabitants of the island allowed me to understand their needs and the ways that they viewed their neighbours, a foreign conservation group. As can be imagined, disputes with the locals arose every so often, especially with those that used to poach the eggs and still maintained a perception that the turtles were there for them to exploit.

My favourite part of the internship was seeing the diverse wildlife, namely swimming past three spotted eaglerays. The numerous species I saw improved my species identification skills and increased my curiosity on groups of animals I wasn’t previously so interested in, such as amphibians and terrestrial reptiles. Furthermore, I was very keen to coordinate the volunteers and organise daily activities for them, such as going snorkelling, beach clean-ups and quizzes. I learned lots about managing people, communicating effectively and building on my leadership skills. All these skills will definitely serve me in future careers and also differentiate me to employers following graduation. Overall, my internship allowed me to experience new cultures and gave me a sense of what it would be like working in different countries and environments.

A hatchling making its way to sea. Red light is used at night so that they don’t feel disoriented by bright lights.

Progress made during weekly beach clean-ups.

Opportunities for students who want to stand out in the job line