Careers for SSEES Students

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.

Careers Advice

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.

Potential candidates should contact John Power directly and also upload their details to the Committees' database

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.


International Alert

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

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 

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. 

Careers Events

Employer Presentations

#Openminds – Barclays Hackathon  4 Dec
Thomson Reuters  8 Dec  5.30pm

Sign up for these events via your My UCL Careers account


Workshop: Negotiation skills with KPMG and Herbert Smith Freehills
 27 Nov
Interview Coaching: with Net-a-Porter or DWF LLP
 28 Nov
Application Coaching: with KPMG or Reynolds Porter Chamberlain
 28 Nov
Interview Coaching: with Linklaters or TeachFirst  5 Dec  9:45am
Application Coaching: with Barclays or Reynolds Porter Chamberlain  5 Dec  2.00pm

 Sign up for these events via your My UCL Careers account.

International Student Events

Success in Accounting and Finance: Building your career across Asia  2 Dec
Working in the UK after Graduation – Visa information  3 Dec  1.00pm

 Sign up for these event via your My UCL Careers account

PhD/Researchers Events

Careers Consultant-led: CVs and Application Forms
 27 Nov
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

Research Students book

UCL Talent Club

 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

UCL GradClub

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.

Jumpstart your job hunt events

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

Sign up for these events via your My UCL Careers account