Careers for SSEES Students
A big welcome from UCL Careers!
Maximise your chances of landing an attractive job or academic position after your degree by getting involved early on in UCL’s extensive careers and employer skills programme. We’ve put together a handy five-step guide to get you off to a flying start. Much of our work is delivered in your department by dedicated careers consultants who you will meet during your inductions, but to see what you can go on to do with your degree visit
At UCL you will be given every opportunity to gain skills and experience that will make you stand out in future applications. Key programmes include Education for Global Citizenship, Key Skills, and the Skills4Work programme. We advertise part-time and temporary work, internships and graduate level jobs through our dedicated jobs board, UCL JobOnline and UCL Talent Bank our short listing service, connecting you to employers.
If you have any questions, please get in touch, and we hope you have a rewarding time at UCL.
Special SSEES Event for PhD Students
On Tuesday 7 July SSEES is hosting a two-hour symposium (17:00-19:00), called ‘(Other people's) Hindsight is a wonderful thing: Tips on surviving early career academia from postdocs for PhDs’.
At the symposium, postdoctoral staff from SSEES and a few
other institutions will share their top practical tips on surviving (indeed,
prospering!) in early career academia. The aim is to help
current/recent/prospective PhD students benefit from the hindsight of current
postdocs and teaching fellows. We will highlight things we wish we had done or
known earlier, and recommend things we found particularly helpful. There will
be no formal presentations or keynote speakers. Just digestible, useful career
advice based on recent personal experience and lots of time for questions and
discussion. Click here to register
Careers Consultant Patrice Ware can provide SSEES students with advice on various careers paths and is available for brief drop-in sessions (no appointments):
- 11am - 1pm
- Every Wednesday morning during term time
- Room 503, 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW
This is in addition to the Short Guidance and Application Advice Rota on other days of the week at the UCL Careers Office.
SSEES holds two career events annually in Term 1 and 2 for all SSEES students.
Vacancies & Internships
Stroz Friedberg, a global risk and investigations
consultancy, is looking for Russian-speaking analysts to join our due diligence
and strategic research department in London. Knowledge of, and interest in, the
contemporary political/economic environment in the former Soviet Union would be an advantage. While we do operate a rolling recruitment process,
we are looking to recruit quickly, so we encourage applicants to send their CVs
and cover letters as soon as possible. Further information about the role and how to apply.
Insignia Group of Companies
Insignia Group of Companies is the world’s high-end lifestyle management group that offers bespoke financial and luxury lifestyle services to ultra-high net worth individuals across the globe, with offices in London, Kiev, Malta and Moscow. Based in London, this role will be to improve the overall customer relationships with Insignia Group of Companies delivering reliable administrative support and customer service.
Candidates should be fluent in English and have intermediate level command of Russian. Insignia are looking to recruit as soon as possible on a permanent full time basis however part time and internships will be considered for the right candidate.
If interested, please contact Head of Recruitment Michelle Plaisted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (office) +44 207 535 0306 without delay.
Translation at EESC/Committee of the Regions
The English translation unit at the European Economic and Social Committee/Committee of the Regions in Brussels is looking to recruit a number of temporary staff. The main priority would be to take on native English-speakers who have, among other things, a good knowledge of Slovak, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovenian or Finnish. The contract would be for an initial period of six months but, depending on various factors, might be open to extension.
The Committees are two of the smaller EU institutions and are consultative bodies that share a joint translation service. Candidates would be joining a team of 20 English-language translators and five assistants.
RTG Group: Training Coordinator and QC/QA at RTG Tilmash Kazakhstan
Paid Internship in the Translation and Linguistic Services
RTG Group are looking for a talented final year or postgraduate linguist to take on a position in their office in Atyrau, Kazakhstan assisting with written translation, training programmes and business development. Given the area of business, applicants require a high level of Russian.
Successful candidates will be expected to get involved in all areas of the business, but responsibilities fall into the two main areas of training and quality control of written translations. Help will be provided in obtaining a work permit and finding suitable accommodation and transport.
To apply contact Maggie Lund at email@example.com with a covering note and CV. Also contactable on: (telephone) +7 7122 32 35 57 or (mobile) +7 777 437 76 00.
Eclectic Translations: Freelance Translator Trainee Positions (Paid) and Internships
Eclectic Translations are looking for promising linguists to join them as freelance Russian-English translators in a trainee capacity. This is an excellent opportunity to hone your language skills while you study, work on a flexible basis and gain valuable feedback designed to help you learn and improve as a professional.
Eclectic Translations also offer internships based at their offices in St Petersburg.
OECD Global Relations Secretariat (South East Europe Division)
Several internship positions in Paris
The OECD Global Relations Secretariat (GRS) is seeking bright and ambitious students to complete a six-month internship (or longer) at OECD Headquarters in Paris.
Successful candidates will work under the guidance of a project manager on exciting projects aimed at supporting governments in South East Europe in improving their investment climate and fostering private sector development. More details & how to apply >
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS): Research Economists
For more information please visit J P Morgan website
Internship with Russian Art and Culture
Would you like to work for a leading arts blog?
Russian Art and Culture is a popular website
specialising in Russian art and culture and currently looking for bright,
motivated and resourceful students or recent graduates who would like to gain
some work experience working in the world of art and online publishing based in
their London office. Go to the Russian Art and Culture website.
Opportunity for Russian-speaking Production Assistants
Adam Smith Conferences offer ongoing internship opportunities for Russian-speaking production assistants. Based close to UCL, the company require fluent Russian speakers. Hours and days are flexible and can fit around studies. Expenses can be discussed directly with the recruiting manager, Christina Raeburn.
Adam Smith Conferences is the leading organiser of business events for Russia and the CIS. They provide the flagship annual event in many industry sectors including energy, transport, banking and finance, pharmaceuticals, automotive, consumer goods and metals.
Contact Helen Stonestreet, Human Resources Administrator, IIR Ltd on 0207 017 7071.
Jobs Market 2015
|Postgraduate Last chance to meet employers with jobs, internships and training opportunities available with a Summer/Autumn start!||
Tues 9 June
No registration required. If you wish to attend, simply turn up at any time while the event is running but be prepared to queue to get in as the event will be popular.
Bring UCL ID
Sign up for these events via your My UCL Careers account.
For general information on the Careers Service visit the website.
1 - 12 June 2015
Join an innovative 2-week careers workshop and events programme, followed by one-to-one on-going careers coaching with alumni mentoring opportunities, that is all about preparing you for the reality of today’s competitive job market.
The programme is open to all year groups. Students from each year will follow different journeys – academic courses for first and second year undergraduates, and practical, real-world projects in enterprise, employability and the voluntary sector for second and final year undergraduates and post-graduate students.
- Find out more on the UCL Global Citizenship homepage
Location details will be provided when booking.
UCL Talent Bank is UCL Careers' exciting new shortlisting service. Designed to put students and graduates in touch with small to medium-sized organisations, including UCL alumni, we actively source temporary, part-time, full-time, internship and permanent opportunities for UCL students and present CVs to employers. Details
Graduating soon? You will still find support with UCL GradClub for up to two years after you leave. Whether you are just starting your job search or need support in your first job, we will be here to advise you every step of the way. Details.