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 Bryony Wills can provide SSEES students with advice on various careers paths and is available for brief drop-in sessions (no appointments):

  • 11am - 1pm
  • Every Friday morning during term time
  • Room 519, 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


Researcher and Administrator at Celtic Research

Are you interested in Genealogy, Family History and want a rewarding job that doesn’t involve just sitting behind a desk? Celtic Research is an investigative company engaged in the business of locating missing heirs. Colloquially known as ‘Heir Hunters’, they are looking for someone to join their Central London Office.

The working schedule is flexible, but mostly restricted to Mon-Fri, 10 am to 5 pm. They require someone to work at least 2 days a week, either half or full days, between 10-20 hours per week.   Preference is given to candidates able to commit to the post for at least one year, or longer.   The salary is £8 per hour, increasing as  the candidate assumes more responsibility.

For details of vacancy contact:

Stroz Friedberg

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. 

Download the full job description (Word doc) >

If interested, please contact Head of Recruitment Michelle Plaisted at 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.

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.


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.

Full job description >

To apply contact Maggie Lund at 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.

Job description & how to apply >

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. 

Careers Events

UCL Careers Service Events

Sign up for events via your My UCL Careers account.

For general information on the Careers Service visit the website.

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.

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