Careers in Defence for non-STEM students

We are hosting Careers in Defence for non-STEM students on Wednesday October 21 at 15:30. Join a panel of defence sector representatives, including Kent alumni, who will share their experiences about working in defence, discuss the opportunities available and the value that non-STEM graduates provide in their workplaces.

This will be followed by a Q+A with representatives from BAE, DstL and Janes as well as Jack Radford (Military History), a returning placement student. This event is suitable for Humanities/History, Business, Economics, SECL, SSPSSR, Psychology and all non-STEM.

Ella Fleming – Senior Analyst in DstL and Visiting Fellow for RUSI (BSC International Politics, MA Conflict Security and Development)

She works for Defence and Security and has expertise in socio-cultural and regional analysis, intelligence analysis, gender in the armed forces. She also has experience in designing external outreach models and external partnership management.

Martin Parr – honorary professor at the University of Kent and a senior principal consultant at Dstl.

Martin Parr is an honorary professor at the University of Kent and a senior principal consultant at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). Martin regularly teaches at the Defence Academy and on the University of Kent’s MBA programme.

Rebecca Jaggon – Systems Engineer, BAE Systems (MA Control Systems Engineering)

Rebecca is a Systems Engineer at BAE Systems and in this time, she has worked on aircraft control sticks, heads-up displays and controls. Before this she completed a Masters in Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield, which gave me a strong background in modelling.

Richard Blake – Procurement Graduate Scheme, BAE Systems (BA Business and Music)

Richard Blake is a second year Procurement Graduate at BAE Systems who studied at Canterbury Christchurch University.

Sam Cranny-Evans – Editor of Janes Armoured Fighting Vehicles (BA War Studies at Kent)

Sam Cranny-Evans is the editor of Janes Armoured Fighting Vehicles, his writing focuses on paradigms in modern land warfare, and how armoured fighting vehicles have evolved to meet those emerging demands.

Jack Radford – Defence Analyst, DstL Professional Placement Year student (BA History with Professional Placement Year at Kent)

Jack is a current student at the University of Kent studying History with an emphasis on Military, British and Russian History. He has recently completed a Year-In-Industry placement as a Defence Analyst with the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory [dstl], an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence.

This event will take place on Zoom and is bookable via Target Connect. 

Students will receive 10 Employability Points for attending.