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
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
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 potentially looking to recruit a number of temporary staff this autumn. 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.
Administration and Logistics Officer Volunteer
International Alert are looking for a volunteer to provide administrative and logistical support to the Eurasia team in the implementation of a number of project activities.
Apart from day to day project administration, the volunteer will assist project staff in the organisation of training and dialogue meetings. A number of activities are being planned, including a training workshop for partners from the Caucasus in early December 2014; and an expert dialogue workshop in Brussels in January.
International Alert wish to recruit someone to start as soon as possible who could commit to 20 hours per week until the end of February 2015 or longer, but are open to considering candidates for a minimum of three months and review. Job description..>
Deadline for application: 30 November 2014
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..>
Civil Service Fast Stream
Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP)
This is a six to nine week paid placement for undergraduates and graduates and designed to give ethnic minority students, and those from under-represented socio-economic and disability groups, a taste of life in the Fast Stream. Successful applicants will take part in various project-related work, such as conducting research, supporting projects and attending critical meetings with senior advisors on major issues. Find out more..>
Deadline for application: 5 January 2015
Instinctif Partners are looking for an intern to support their Russia/CIS (Capital Markets) team. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in the region to gain experience in financial communications, keep language skills alive and start a career in the communications industry. Role description..>
Instinctif Partners wish to recruit a graduate, initially as an intern, to start as soon as possible. To apply for this position, send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Russian Art and Culture website
Opportunity for Russian-speaking Production Assistants
An internship opportunity has arisen for one or two production assistants over the next few months at Adam Smith Conferences. 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.
|#Openminds – Barclays Hackathon||
|Thomson Reuters||8 Dec||5.30pm|
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Workshop: Negotiation skills with KPMG and Herbert Smith Freehills
Interview Coaching: with Net-a-Porter or DWF LLP
Application Coaching: with KPMG or Reynolds Porter Chamberlain
|Interview Coaching: with Linklaters or TeachFirst||5 Dec||9:45am|
|Application Coaching: with Barclays or Reynolds Porter Chamberlain||5 Dec||2.00pm|
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|Success in Accounting and Finance: Building your career across Asia||
|Working in the UK after Graduation – Visa information||3 Dec||1.00pm|
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Careers Consultant-led: CVs and Application Forms
|Employer Forum: Careers in the Education Sector||27 Nov||5.30pm|
|Webinar: Non-Academic Applications||8 Dec||12.30pm|
|Careers Consultant-led: Successful Job Hunting||12 Dec||10.00am|
To sign up for these events visit the Doctoral School Skills Page
Careers in the Education Sector: Employer Forum for PhDs and Researchers
27 November 2014 5.30-7.30pm
The aim of this event is to help PhD students and other researchers with their career planning by providing an opportunity to question, to hear from and network with employers that come from a variety of roles within the Education sector, who are PhD holders themselves. The panel of speakers will give tips on how research students can use their qualifications and experiences to enter this field as well as information about their sector.
Panel of speakers will be:
Mark Llewellyn - Director of Research, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Marek Kukula - Public Astronomer, Royal Observatory Greenwich
Mary Henes - London Regional Director, The Brilliant Club
Rosalind Mist - Head of Education Policy, The Royal Society
Steve Heggie - Institute Manager, UCL Eastman Dental Institute
Steve Cross - Head of Public Engagement, UCL Public and Cultural Engagement
To find out more and
to read the speakers’ biographies
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.
|Improve your CV and Applications||3 Dec||10.30am|
|Mock Aptitude and other Psychometric tests||3 Dec||2.00pm|
|Succeeding at Interviews||4 Dec||2.00pm|
|Succeeding at Interviews (repeated)||5 Dec||10.30am|
|Surviving Assessment Centres||5 Dec||2.00pm|
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