What you will find on this page: This page lists the events that are organised by the LSSJ Employability Team, the Careers & Employability Service (CES) and others from across the university which we think will be of interest to you. Events may be added on an ongoing basis so come back regularly to check what’s happening.

Careers and Employability Service Events: CES offer a wealth of careers related events, make sure you keep checking there website here to keep up to date with what they have on offer.

  • Crown Prosecution Service Legal Trainee Scheme Information SessionMonday 23rd January – 6pm – Virtual

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will be launching their annual CPS Legal Trainee Scheme with applications opening from Wednesday 4th January 2023.

Where they will be inviting applications from final year law undergraduates/individuals completing a law conversion course with a predicted minimum 2:2, who will have completed their LPC or SQE 1&2 in order to start training in September 2024.

They have organised an information session for you for any possible law/law conversion students who would be interested in applying and finding out more information about why they should consider the CPS as an employer of choice.

As a pupil barrister or trainee solicitor CPS will provide you with an extensive training programme to kick start your legal career and help you successfully qualify. While your role will be varied they support you every step of the way, providing you with opportunities to expand your legal knowledge, whilst putting it into practice in a real-life setting. One of the first things you’ll do is to shadow their advocates or prosecutors at magistrates and Crown Court – observing cases and seeing the criminal justice system in action.

Upon successful completion of your pupillage or training contract, you are guaranteed a position as a Crown Prosecutor within the CPS.

So come along to this virtual information session to find out more.

Book Your place here

 

  • Employability and Placements Drop in SessionsTuesday 24th January – 1-2.30pm – Elliot Extension Foyer

    Do you have questions about your career prospects or placement opportunities? if this is you, register your interest today for this once a week drop in session where you can come along and speak with your friendly employability team who will be happy to help.

    If you would like information about resources, have questions about updating or creating your CV, confused about cover letters, looking to build your LinkedIn account or would just like a friendly chat with the team register now and pop along to one of our sessions.

    Book Your Place Here

 

  • Social Work Employability Day – Careers ExhibitionMonday 30th January – 1pm – Oasis Lounge – Rochester Building Medway

Want to start looking for social work jobs with our local employers? Then this event is for YOU!

Come and speak with a range of Social Work Employers from Local Authorities, Private and Voluntary Sector employers.

We welcome:

Medway Council

KCC

Bexley Council

Lewisham Council

Bromley Council

Channels and Choices

East Sussex Council

Careers and Employability Service

All non-social work students are welcome to attend.

Book Your Place Here

  • Being Ace in the Workplace – Insight into Cripps
Monday 6th February – 1-2.30pm – MarLT2

Hear from Salim Somjee and Nicola Paffard – both Kent Alumni with an insight from Cripps in to what it is like to work in a modern law firm; the careers on offer and how to navigate the modern day workplace.

A career in a law firm does not have to just be a career as a solicitor.  Nicola Paffard used to be a practising real estate lawyer and is now at the forefront of the firm’s evolution, harnessing technology and creating processes designed to provide clients with the service they want and expect to receive.

Salim Somjee is a partner in the corporate team, specialising in mergers and acquisitions and private equity.  He also happens to be involved in the graduate recruitment programme at Cripps and both Nicola and Salim are Kent alumni.

Book Your Place Here

  • Introduction to working in Government and delivering Social Research with Kent Alum AndreasMonday 6th February – 6pm – GLT3

    Come and meet Andreas a Kent Alum who works for the department for Education as a Principal Research Officer, leading analysis for the Further Education Workforce Division.

    Andreas began his career in the Civil Service in 2018, shortly after completing his MA in Sociology at the University of Kent!

    Since joining the DFE he has been involved in a whole number of different projects ranging from evidence and analysis of evaluations from social mobility interventions (Opportunity Areas) to working within the STEM & Digital Curriculum Division, leading a team of analysts in the Curriculum unit.

    Andreas will be here to give you all the information you need about delivering Social Research in Government, give you a flavour of what it is like and information about how to apply for opportunities.

 

  • Employability and Placements Drop in Sessions
Tuesday 7th February – 1-2.30pm – Eliot Extension Foyer

Do you have questions about your career prospects or placement opportunities? if this is you, register your interest today for this once a week drop in session where you can come along and speak with your friendly employability team who will be happy to help.

If you would like information about resources, have questions about updating or creating your CV, confused about cover letters, looking to build your LinkedIn account or would just like a friendly chat with the team register now and pop along to one of our sessions.

Book Your Place Here

  • Employability and Placements Drop in Sessions
Tuesday 21st February – 1-2.30pm – Eliot Extension Foyer

Do you have questions about your career prospects or placement opportunities? if this is you, register your interest today for this once a week drop in session where you can come along and speak with your friendly employability team who will be happy to help.

If you would like information about resources, have questions about updating or creating your CV, confused about cover letters, looking to build your LinkedIn account or would just like a friendly chat with the team register now and pop along to one of our sessions.

Book Your Place Here
  • How to get Pupillage with Rachel Bale
Monday 27th February – 12pm-1.30pm – GLT3

Join us as we welcome Rachel Bale a Kent Alum who is a Barrister at 3PB, specialising in Property, Chancery and Private Family. She is a Kent Alumna graduating in 2017 having studied LLB Law and French Law. Rachel is dedicated to helping those with a dream of becoming a Barrister to enter the profession, especially encouraging those from less traditional backgrounds to “fight the fear” and apply anyway.

Her talk “How to Get Pupillage” will cover everything from paper applications to final round interviews, drawing on her experiences during her three-year struggle to acquire pupillage where she attended over 50 interviews. Join her in an interactive session to learn more about a career at the Bar and top tips to make your applications stand out.”

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  • Careers in Policing; in conversation with alumni working in the Met & Military Police

Tuesday 28th February – 6pm – GLT3

This will be a fascinating and unique insight into policing careers and the many opportunities that are possible. This is an informal talk about the experiences of a law alumnus and a history alumnus who both have policing roles with the Metropolitan police and the military police at the same time!  Who should attend?  Anyone interested in career pathways in policing and law enforcement.

Jamie Gordon is a serving Chief Inspector within the Metropolitan Police. He works as the Headquarters Chief Inspector in South Area, covering the London Boroughs of Croydon. Bromley and Sutton having recently moved from the Directorate of Professional Standards, the organisation’s Internal Affairs function investigating and prosecuting police officers and staff whose actions fall below the standards expected. He has previously worked in Child Sexual Exploitation, Public Order and Intelligence roles within the Met. Jamie is also a Major in the Army Reserve and he commands a company of Military Police Officers based in South London. Jamie is alumni of KLS/UKC having read for a Law Degree at the University. He is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Applied Criminology and Police Management at the University of Cambridge as part of the National Police Executive Program.

Jon Roberts is a Detective Sergeant within the Met’s Specialist Crime Command where he works as a supervisor on the Central Specialist Drugs Team. His role is focused on tackling the supply of illegal drugs within the capital. Jon has previously worked in a variety of investigative and front line roles. Jon is also a Major within the Army Reserve and is cap badged to the Military Police. Jon is currently posted to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he works as a Young Officer Development Advisor for London District  and is part of the team selecting and shaping the Army’s next generation of leaders. He has held a number of posts at regimental level and has also served on operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Jon is alumni of UKC having read for a War Studies degree and Master’s in History.

Book Your Place Here

  • Employability and Placements Drop in Sessions
Tuesday 7th March – 1-2.30pm – Eliot Extension Foyer

Do you have questions about your career prospects or placement opportunities? if this is you, register your interest today for this once a week drop in session where you can come along and speak with your friendly employability team who will be happy to help.

If you would like information about resources, have questions about updating or creating your CV, confused about cover letters, looking to build your LinkedIn account or would just like a friendly chat with the team register now and pop along to one of our sessions.

Book Your Place Here