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.


HealthProm: Projects and Fundraising Intern

6 months paid internship, 21 hours per week 

HealthProm, a UK-based charity which works to support vulnerable children in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Afghanistan, are looking for an intern to join the team in Finsbury Park, North London.

This is a varied role and an excellent opportunity for somebody wishing to gain key skills and experience in the charity sector/international development. A knowledge of Russian language will be an advantage. Full induction, structured mentoring and genuine learning and development opportunities will be provided. HealthProm are committed to flexible working arrangements and hours to fit around other commitments.

Job description..>

Applications need to be sent as a CV and cover letter to by 1 February 2015.

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..>

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

UCL Careers Service Events

Careers Fair

Postgraduate Study Fair by The Careers Group, University of London 29 Jan

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

For general information on the Careers Service visit the website.

Employer Presentations

WorldQuant Information Session 26 Jan  5.30pm
BMC London Networking Event 28 Jan  6.30pm

Sign up for these events via your My UCL Careers account


Interview Coaching: with RBS and Herbert Smith Freehills 29 Jan
Application Coaching: with Compass Lexecon 29 Jan
Interview Coaching: with Northhighland 6 Feb  9:45am
Application Coaching: with Clifford Chance and London Stock Exchange Group 6 Feb  2:00pm
Interview Coaching: with Norton Rose Fulbright or Santander 13 Feb  9:45am
Application Coaching: with Autotask 13 Feb  2:00pm

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

Charities & NGOs Week, 2-5 February

UCL Careers is hosting a Charities Themed Week packed with opportunities for you to meet employers and find out how to forge a career in this sector.

The events below are open to UCL students and GradClub members from all degree disciplines.

Careers in Campaigning, Policy, Public Engagement and Fundraising 2 Feb 1 - 2pm
Careers that Deliver a Difference 3 Feb 1 - 2pm
Writing a CV for the Charity/NGO Field 4 Feb 2 - 3pm
Working in the Charity & NGO sector Networking 5 Feb 5:30 - 7pm

More details and find out which employers are participating>

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

Environment & Sustainability Careers Week, 9-13 February

A week of activities designed to help you find out more about opportunities in this popular sector including information on routes in and how to gain valuable work experience.

Effective Networking  9 Feb 5:30 - 7pm
Writing a CV for the Environmental Sector 10 Feb 1 - 2pm
Careers in Energy Forum  10 Feb 6 - 8pm
Social Enterprise: A Path Towards Sustainability Presentation 11 Feb 1:30 - 3:30pm
Free Environmental Auditor Training  11 Feb 1 - 4:30pm
Case Study: The London Olympics – The Green Games  11 Feb 4:15 - 5pm
Free Environmental Auditor Training (repeat) 12 Feb 11am - 2pm
The Green Volunteering Fair – Run by the VSU  12 Feb 5 - 7pm
Careers in Sustainable Resources 2015 12 Feb 6pm

These events are part of UCL Careers' campaign, #UCLInspireMe, to focus on careers in sectors you may not have considered before. Follow our hashtag to find our more.

Sign up for these events via your My UCL Careers account. Location details will be provided when booking. 

Jumpstart Your Job Hunt Events

Effective job hunting 29 Jan 10:30am
Preparing for Action 29 Jan 2:00pm
Preparing for Action 12 Feb 2:00pm

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

UCLU BME Network

Panel Discussion: Success in Interviews 12 Feb 6:30pm

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

International Student Events

UK Assessment Centres 3 Feb  1pm
Creative Job Hunting 10 Feb  1pm

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

PhD/Researchers Events

Careers Consultant led: Academic Career Planning 22 Jan  10am
Careers Consultant led: Academic Applications 27 Jan  1.30pm
Employer Fair: Banking, Finance and Economics 27 Jan  11am
Employer led: Commercial Awareness with Power Efficiency 29 Jan  5.30pm

To sign up for these events visit the Doctoral School Skills Page

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.