Don’t forget to enter the CV Competition!

Don’t forget to enter the Careers & Employability Service’s CV Competition, for a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher!

This is a great way to hone your CV writing skills and put them to the test.

Send your CV and a cover letter for your dream job (with a link to the job advert) to before Friday 15th December.

Happy job hunting and good luck!

Learn to succeed in video job interviews

Video Interviews Workshop with FDM

Tuesday 28th November at 4pm

Video Interviews are becoming an increasingly popular way of recruiting graduates.

Come along to an interactive workshop on video interviews with FDM, a leading graduate recruiter.

There will be advice on what to expect and hints and tips on how to succeed.

To sign-up please email:

Workshop venue information will be send to attendees shortly

Placements, internships and graduate opportunities

Interested in marketing, teaching, environmental research, HR or finance? Want to work for the NHS, Sony Europe, Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, an arts charity in Tanzania or an exciting start-up in the City?

Check out the latest placements, internships and graduate opportunities from the Careers and Employability Service:

Title & Organisation Link
Student Placement Opportunity 2018/19 @ Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust
Research/Scientist Engineer Wastewater Network – Water Network
FORM Sustainable Construction in Africa @ Art in Tanzania
Become TEFL Certified in Spain or Germany with an Erasmus funded teaching internship
Paid teaching internship in Spain
Intern @ Jigsaw Trust
Paid internship opportunities for BAME applicants
Corporate Communications Student Placement @ MSD
External Affairs Student Placement @ MSD
PR: Student Placement Year 2018 @ Sony Europe
Marketing: Student Placement Year 2018 @ Sony Europe
Marketing Intern/Associate –
Marketing Placement
HR: Student Placement Year 2018 @ Sony Europe
Human Resources Placement
Human Resources Student Placement @ MSD
2018 Human Resources Industrial Placement Program @ Morgan Stanley
Marketing Operations Student Placement @ MSD
Marketing Graduates @ Visarc
Student Analyst Placement @ Department of Health/NHS England
Business Development/Marketing Intern
Development Quality Student Placement @ MSD
One-year Kia student placement opportunities 2018
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) EmployAbility Summer Internship Programme 2018
Internship Programme @ Deutsche Bank
J.P. Morgan EmployAbility Internship Programme 2018
Research Assistant @ Brewin Dolphin
EmployAbility Bloomberg Summer Internship 2018 – Analytics and Sales
EmployAbility Bloomberg Summer Internship 2018 – Global Data

For further opportunities, visit Target Connect through the Careers and Employability Service:

Off the Beaten Track scholarship fund

This scholarship fund is aimed at budding researchers with creative and open minds towards the challenges of applied research, including:

• Undergraduate and graduate students
• PhD students
• Everyone with a genuine interest in cultural anthropology
• Previous participants of the project

We offer a unique learning opportunity in a multidisciplinary research project on the isle of Gozo, Malta. Expeditions and the University of Leuven offer a 20.000 euro scholarship fund to cover part or all of the tuition fees for the 2018 Malta Summer School.

Selection Procedure
Selection is not based on academic merit, originality or complexity – instead we look for enthusiasm, dedication and creativity! Candidates are invited to propose two or more creative research concepts that can be built upon fieldwork performed during one session of the summer school on Gozo (Malta). From these proposals, the scholarship review board will select 15 candidates to work out a more detailed research plan within a deadline of two months (January/February). These 15 proposals will be ranked and scholarships will be divided according to this ranking. The top ranked proposals will be granted a full scholarship, others will receive a partial scholarship. None of the scholarships include airfare from and to Malta.

How can I apply for this initial selection?
• Send us two or more research concepts
• 150-250 words per research concept
• Submitting can only be done through this online form
• The deadline for submissions (first stage) is January 5th
• Please visit our website for more detailed information

Please note that the number of students accepted in the program is limited. Scholarships will be granted only after the completion of the selection procedure, while registration is open to non-scholarship participants.

Undertaking unpaid work experience? Apply for the B:KEW bursary now!

Planning on undertaking some unpaid work experience (or have done so recently)? Attending a training event that will help you in your future career?

You could be entitled to up to £250 towards out-of-pocket travel expenses from the Kent’s B:KEW bursary!


Who is eligible?

  • You must be a student registered with the University of Kent, studying in the UK.
  • Your work experience must be unpaid.
  • Your work experience must be graduate level.
  • You can claim the bursary against costs incurred in the first 3 weeks (or 120 hours) of your work experience.

When is the deadline for applying?

There is no final deadline. Eligible applications will be awarded a bursary on a first-come-first-served basis. We are allocated a specific budget on an annual basis, and when it’s gone, it’s gone – so don’t miss out!

For terms and conditions and how to apply, click here

Exciting placement opportunities for 2018-19

The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust is pleased to offer a number of placement year opportunities to students for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Zoo-based research placement

Based at one of our three zoos in Devon/Cornwall and suitable for students studying subjects such as Biology, Zoology, Animal Behaviour, Conservation or any biological science-related subject. These posts are for 10-12 months starting in September. Some 6 month posts are available and may start at other times.

Ecology research placement

Ecological research at one of our nature reserves in South Devon, suitable for students studying subjects such as Ecology, Biology, Zoology, Conservation, or other biological science-related subjects. These posts are for 6 months beginning in Feb/March until the end of August.

Advocacy research placement:

Exploring and encouraging positive attitudes and behaviours towards nature conservation and environmental sustainability, suitable for students studying subjects such as geography, psychology, sociology and environmental studies. These posts are for 10-12 months starting in September. Some 6 month posts are available and may start at other times.


For further information abut these opportunities, please visit TargetConnect:

Fast stream your future!

Interested in a career in the Civil Service and thinking of applying for the Fast Stream graduate programme?

Fast Stream Your Future is a FREE coaching programme aimed at helping students from either BAME (black, Asian or ethnic minority) backgrounds or those from under-privileged backgrounds with their applications for the Civil Service Fast Stream. The programme is open to eligible undergraduate students from any discipline, who are keen to work for the Civil Service.

Fast Stream Your Future can help:
Final year students to apply for the Fast Stream (the Civil Service graduate programme)

By applying to the Fast Stream Your Future  programme, you will receive one-on-one support throughout the application process, which will include:

Guidance for the online tests
Help with the application form
A bespoke one-to-one mock assessment centre

Who can apply?
In order to be eligible for the Fast Stream Your Future coaching programme, you must be:

An undergraduate student
A British citizen, EU citizen or commonwealth citizen
From a lower socioeconomic group – this might include eligibility for free school meals, means-tested grants and bursaries, or the experience of other forms of social disadvantage
Or from a BAME (black, Asian, ethnic minority) background

How to apply:
If you would like to find out more or to apply, please click here or contact Rachael Gourley at

Fast Stream Your Future will be assessing applications on a rolling basis as places are limited, so be sure to apply as soon as possible.


New placement scheme for Postgraduate Researchers!

This year, the Graduate School and Kent Innovation and Enterprise are launching a new placement scheme for postgraduate researchers.

The scheme will enable postgraduate researchers to:
• Undertake a full or part time opportunity working with a business or organisation
• Bring their expertise to a discrete project or problem
• Extend their skills, knowledge and experience in a commercial environment
• Take part in a programme supporting knowledge transfer and University-business engagement

Placements will also provide an excellent opportunity for academic schools to deepen their relationships with employers. Enquiries and applications will be welcome from businesses, organisations and postgraduates following the launch until the closing date of 14th February 2018.

Come along to the launch event on Wednesday 15th November 12.30-2.00pm in the Graduate School Training Room (Cornwallis East) to find out more.

Listen to presentations from people who have benefited from taking part in a placement or fixed term role with an organisation or business. Presentations will take place 12.30-1.15pm followed by a light lunch and networking.

This launch event is open to both staff members and postgraduate researchers. Book your place today by completing the doodle poll


In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate School with any queries: