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National Trust London & South East local placement opportunity

National Trust London & South East are looking for a Kent student or graduate to look at their wildlife data, and help establish systems to ensure historical data is collated digitally.

Potential projects and tasks could include:

  • Looking at historical data for birds (breeding, migrating or whatever) and butterflies on the chalk/clifftop grassland
  • Ensuring that we have good links with local “amateur naturalists” and species recorders and that all data is being recorded and can be analysed
  • Identifying key species that we should manage for  – possibly focusing on those we have at present but also those that may move in or out because of climate change
  • Producing  a series of recommendations for future management
  • Helping with day-to-day management of local National Trust sites

This will be an unpaid position, but travel expenses can be claimed.

If you are interested, please contact:

Job opportunities for SAC students

Check out these job opportunities on TargetConnect 

Democratic Services Officer @ Maidstone Borough Council
Volunteer Management & Graduate Employability Intern @ Kent Union
Water And Sanitation Programme Manager @ WellFound
Public Fundraising Assistant @ Action on Hearing Loss
Researcher @ Westminster Forum Projects (Scotland Policy Conferences)
Researcher @ Westminster Forum Projects (Food & Nutrition)
Stakeholder Researcher Officer @ Westminster Forum Projects
Research Officer @ Institute for Employment Studies
Summer placement @ Kent County Council
Programme Officer @ upReach
Graduate Sustainability Consultant @ Cudd Bentley Consulting
Laboratory Assistant @ AbBaltis
Associate Medical Writer @ Elements Communication
Residential Conservation Intern @ RSPB (Kent)
Student Digitisation Assistant @ Minster Gatehouse Museum
Graduate Research And Consulting Assistant@ Jones and Palmer
Team Assistant @ JCDecaux
Graduate Camera Assistant @ Timeline Television

Internships at The Aspinall Foundation

Internships available in the Carnivore, Elephant, Gorilla, Hoofstock and Primate sections. At Howletts Wild Animal Park,

These placements are an excellent opportunity to shadow trained keepers and to learn all aspects of animal husbandry. Howletts will provide comprehensive practical training and significant insight into a successful and responsible zoological collection, with the goal of promoting your future employability in a career in animal husbandry.

Carnivores – This section consist of a wide range of species from Honey badgers to Sumatran tigers and contributes to the breeding programmes of species such as Asian wild dogs and Clouded leopards. The individual will be taught different carnivore husbandry techniques and butchery.

Elephants – Howletts is home to the largest breeding herd of African elephants in the UK.

You will be taught husbandry techniques, as well as the opportunity to operate vehicles such as tractors and dumper trucks, therefore a full manual driving licence will be an advantage.

Gorillas – This section is home to the largest captive breeding group of Western Lowland Gorillas in the world with over 135 births to date. You will gain vital knowledge and experience into the husbandry, diets, behaviours and conservation of these majestic animals.

Hoofstock – Home to a collection of rare and endangered hoofstock, including Black Rhino, European Bison, and Bongo Antelope to name a few. You will be taught different hoofstock husbandry techniques for a wide range of species and knowledge about the conservation issues facing these species.

Primate – Howletts are home to a collection of rare and endangered primates, including Javan gibbons, Dusky langurs, Sulawesi macaques, Pied tamarins and Gelada baboons to name a few. The individual will be taught different primate husbandry techniques and contribute to the enrichment of the section.

These internships are ideal for individuals already studying or have recently finished an animal related course and are looking to gain experience in the zoo industry. These positions can be physically demanding so you will need to have a good level of physical fitness, be happy working at height and comfortable with heavy lifting.

Howletts are looking for a commitment of 3-5 days a week for 4-12 months.

These are unpaid internships but a full uniform will be provided. Candidates will need to have the ability to financially support themselves for the entire length of the internship.

To apply:

Please email your CV and covering letter, specifying the department you would like to work with, to April Hall: 

Finished your exams?

Make the most of the end of term by taking part in the Careers & Employability Service’s ‘Don’t Panic! Bootcamp’

Date Venue Time The CES Don’t Panic! Bootcamp
Monday 11 June 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 11 June 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 12 June 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 13 June 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.

Thursday 14 June CES building 11:00-12:00 Psychometric Testing

Tips for completing numeric and verbal reasoning tests as well as personality assessments.

Thursday 14 June CES building 13:00-14:00 Commercial Awareness

Learn why demonstrating commercial awareness is crucial in securing graduate positions.

Friday 15 June 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 15 June 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

Job opportunities, internships and placements

Interested in teaching, fundraising and the third sector, marketing, volunteer management or HR?

Want to work for Kent Union, EDF Energy, Visit England, Action for the Wild, Minster Gatehouse Museum or Parcelly?

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

Title @ Organisation Link
Volunteer Management & Graduate Employability Internship @ Kent Union
Public Fundraising Assistant @ Action on Hearing Loss
Communications Assistant Intern @ VisitBritain/ VisitEngland
Digitisation Assistant @ Minster Gatehouse Museum
Paid TV Internship @ EndemolShineUK
Environmental Safety Placement @ EDF Energy
Conservation Internships on UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve @ Action for the Wild
HR Administrator @ IDE Group
Talent Acquisition internship @ Jump.Work
Recruitment Resourcer @ Graduate Recruitment Bureau
Customer Success internship @ Jump.Work
Operations & Innovation internship @ Jump.Work
EMEA Enablement Internship @ Vmware
Business Development Associate @ Parcelly
Creative / Design Intern @ Live & Breathe
Content Manager UK @ Afiliza
Content Manager Jr. @ Planet Expat, Spain
Social Media & Content Marketing Guru @ Parcelly
Marketing Assistant internship @ Glocal Media Limited
Marketing Communications Internship @ Agilent Technologies
Marketing internship @ Jacksons Fencing
Diagnostics & Genomics Technical Marketing Intern @ Agilent Technologies
Science/Technology PR Internship @ The Scott Partnership Ltd
PR placement programme @ Taylor Bennett Foundation
Summer Internship Programme @ First Data
Summer Accountancy Internship @ Saffery Champness
Transform Lives Internship @ Guizhou Forerunner College, China
Summer camp tutor @ Lingue Senza Frontiere
Trainee SEN Teacher @ Jigsaw Trust
Trainee ABA Tutor @ BeyondAutism
Teach English in China @ Pioneer & Beyond Ltd
English teaching assistant in Bilbao @ Spain Internship

Become a SAC Student Rep

Become a SAC Student Rep for 2018-19

Student Reps are a vital link between the student body, Kent Union and the University. They are volunteers which are elected by their peers to represent them and act as the first port of call for any suggestions, comments or queries about the course/s they represent.

  • Enhance your employability and develop leadership, communication and meetings skills
  • Network and meet new people
  • Log your volunteering hours on Kent Student Certificate in Volunteering (KSCV) award
  • Help to shape the development of Higher Education at Kent and make a real difference to the student experience of yourself and your peers

Following on from the Kent Union elections, we still have the following Student Rep positions available in SAC:

  • Stage 2 Social Anthropology
  • Stage 2 Wildlife Conservation/ Environmental Social Science/ Human Ecology
  • Stage 3 Wildlife Conservation/ Environmental Social Science/ Human Ecology

If you would like to volunteer for one of these positions, please contact Ayesha Barnes

Join us for Soapbox Science!

Soapbox Science
Saturday 23rd June 2018 13:00-16:00

Canterbury’s Westgate Gardens will host its first Soapbox Science event!

This event brings together the general public and great women scientists from around Kent, including several from the School of Anthropology & Conservation! Hear twelve women speak about their scientific research on a broad range of topics, including plant biology, planetary science, conservation biology, sport science, psychology and biological anthropology.

Come join us and learn about chimpanzees and parrots, your brain and your teeth, and network with scientists and researchers, amongst the beautiful Westgate Garden flowers!

The event is free and open to all.

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
Client and Account Coordinator @ PathMotion
Summer Camp Counselor @ Smaller Earth Camp Canada
Summer Internship @ Millennium Capital Partners
Teach English in China @ Pioneer & Beyond Ltd
Marketing Assistant @ Gallagher Benefit Services
Summer internships @ Lloyds Banking Group
PR Traineeships x6 @ Taylor Bennett Foundation
Research Internship @ ECA INTERNATIONAL
Supply Chain Placement @ apetito
National Citizen Service Team Leader
Account Executive – 3 Month Paid Marketing Internship @ Element London Ltd
Project Support Assistant @ Prysmian Group
PR internship at Spreckley
Trainee SEN Teacher @ Jigsaw Trust
Summer Internship Programme @ First Data
English Teacher in China @ Happy Goal Kids English
Environmental Safety Industrial Placement @ EDF Energy
Conservation Internships on UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve @ Action for the Wild
Marketing Internship @ Mulberry Cottages
Marketing Assistant @ Glocal Media Limited
Business Development Associate @ Parcelly
Social Media and Content Marketing @ Parcelly
Marketing internship @ Jacksons Fencing

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


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: