Careers & Employability
Careers & Employability
Our careers events programme is well underway this term. To search and register for careers events remember to logon to kcl.ac.uk/careerconnect. Here are some upcoming highlights. See King’s CareerConnect for the full list:
On-Campus Careers Events:
Discover Careers in Government
25 Oct | 17:00 – 18:00 | Strand, K6.29
At this panel you will hear directly from a range of professionals, covering topics including how they got to where they are now, what they do on a daily basis, and what it’s like to work in their industry. Speakers:
- Lucy Baldwin – Policy Advisor, HM Treasury
- Amar Pannu – 2nd Year Generalist, Civil Service Fast Stream
- Matt Allison – Public Policy Manager, Access Partnership
- Helen Sawford – Head of Commercial Strategic Supplier Management, Ministry of Defence
Register for this event here on CareerConnect
King’s Law Fair 2017
24 & 25 Oct | 12.30 – 15.30 | The Great Hall, Strand
With nearly 70 organisations, King’s Law Fair welcomes the biggest names in the legal industry onto campus, giving you the chance to meet firms and chambers as well as training providers and discover their vacation schemes, training contracts and pupillages as well as exploring options for further study. This is a chance to hone your industry knowledge and commercial awareness as well as pick up useful tips for the application process. Details and registration day 1 & day 2.
USA Careers Series – Start Your Career in the UK
26 Oct | 13:00 – 14:00 | Bush House, (S) 4.04
This first event in our USA Careers Series is targeted at current American students studying at King’s who may be exploring opportunities in the UK to start or continue their career.
Register for this event here on CareerConnect.
Assessment Series – Practice Assessment Centre
1 Nov | 12.00 – 14.00 | Careers & Employability, Level 1 Macadam, Strand
We will be running an employer led practice Assessment Centre to give you the chance to experience what it will be like and receive feedback from the employer on things you could improve. Details and registration on CareerConnect.
Other Events & Opportunities
The World Bank – Live From Washington DC: Employment Opportunity Webinar
24 Oct | 16.15 – 18.00 | Details of how to take part are on CareerConnect
Event description provided by The World Bank Group: “The World Bank Group presents live to King’s College Students from Washington DC: Employment opportunities for young and motivated individuals. Join live and have the chance to ask questions! Gain valuable insights on:
- What does the World Bank and other international organisations look for in their graduates?
- How you can prepare yourself now for a job in this sector?
- What experience and opportunities are coming up?
Presenter: Roberto Amorosino, Senior Talent Acquisition, The World Bank Group”.
LSE – International Organisations Day 2017
11 Nov | 08:30 – 18:00 | NAB, 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ
Event description provided by The London School of Economics & Political Science: “LSE Careers’ International Organisations Day (IOD) is a unique event bringing together representatives from international organisations to offer you an insight into what they do, how they are structured and recruit, and what they look for in applicants.” King’s College London has a limited number of tickets available to book through Eventbrite at a cost of £22.43 per person. Please read more information here on CareerConnect.
Opportunities for PhD Students and Research Staff
Panel Event for PhDs and Research Staff on Policy Careers
25 Oct | 18:00 – 19:00 | SHEW -2.09, Strand Campus. Book here.
Ben Taylor – House of Lords
Policy Analyst to the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence. He previously worked on the Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003. Before joining the House of Lords in September 2016, he completed a PhD at King’s College London.
Jennifer Stuart – Global Health Security Programme
Jennifer completed a PhD in Immunology and Infection at the University of Cambridge in 2015, where her research focused on mechanisms used by poxviruses to evade the immune system of their hosts. Following her PhD, Jennifer joined the Civil Service Science and Engineering Fast Stream, a cross-government graduate programme to ensure those with scientific skills and experience can support government policy and decision-making.
Mark Ewbank – Department of Communities and Local Government
Senior Policy Advisor at the Department of Communities and Local Government. Mark was previously Senior Clerk of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, Policy & Scrutiny Manager at the City of Westminster and a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton.
Adrian Baker – British Heart Foundation
Policy Manager at the British Heart Foundation and former Head of Health and Social Care at techUK. With more than ten years’ experience straddling policy, research, and strategy, Adrian worked at the Royal College of Nursing on a range of high profile issues and as a policy advisor for the London Health Board, chaired by previous Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
Tim Marsh – Director at Food Matters (previous Head of Policy at the Women’s Institute).
Public Health Policy consultant, whose main interests are Obesity, Food Poverty, Agricultural policy and Public Health. His career has included policy roles at the UK Health Forum, National Federation of Women’s Institutes, UK Public Health Association and Child Poverty Action Group, he acted as a technical advisor to the World Health Organisation, World Bank and the European Commission.
An exciting competition that gives you three minutes to pitch your policy ideas to an elite panel of leading figures from the worlds of politics, academia and industry. Applications are now open. For more information visit www.kcl.ac.uk/policyidol. To register for Policy Idol visit this page.
Internships at the European Parliament in Washington DC and Brussels
The European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress (EPLO) launches its next round of internships aimed at recent graduates and recent/current postgraduates. Up to six interns will be accepted in the Washington DC office from January 16th – April 15th, 2018, with an option to extend the internship for a further two months at the headquarters in Brussels. Applicants must be US citizens or have other pre-existing authorization to work in the US.
The deadline to submit applications is October 31st, 2017.
Required is a CV in Europass format, a personal statement and two letters of recommendation directly sent by faculty members.
The internship offers a unique opportunity for students and young professionals with an interest in transatlantic policy.
Further details: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/unitedstates/en/internships
German Embassy Career Fair
Date: 20 November, 2017, 10:00 – 16:00
Location: London School of Economics and Political Science
At the Fair visitors will have the opportunity to:
- meet representatives of German companies as well as international companies with important business links to German speaking countries
- discuss employment opportunities at these companies
- hear about the importance of German language skills in a career context.
More information here.