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


HealthProm: Programme Development Adviser

Part-time, terms negotiable

HealthProm, a UK-based charity which works to promote health and social care for women and children in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Afghanistan, are looking for exceptional candidate to join the team in Finsbury Park, North London.

The Programme Development Adviser will be responsible for strengthening our capacity to develop new business in line with the strategy agreed by the Board. This will involve growing the programme, developing new partnerships and identifying funding opportunities.

Job description and how to apply..>

The closing date for applications is Sunday 22 February 2015

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.


AVIVA Investors Infrastructure Fund Management

Aviva Investors is launching an internship programme open to all SSEES students, not just those taking Finance. Please apply with your CV by 28 February to Jolanta Touzard.  Jolanta will be happy to answer any questions. Download the job specification >

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

Global Citizenship Employability Programme

Registration opens from Friday 20th February

Join an innovative 2- week careers workshop and events programme, followed by 1 to 1 on-going careers coaching with alumni mentoring opportunities, that is all about preparing you for the reality of today’s competitive job market. 

Information session on our Employability Programme 27 Feb 1:00pm

Sign up for these events via UCL Global Citizenship. Registration will open on Friday 20th February. Location details will be provided when booking. 

Media Week,   9 - 13 March

Media Week is 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. Read event descriptions >

What is Media Analytics? with GroupM 9 Mar 5:30-6:30pm
Get into Publishing 10 Mar 5:30-7:30pm 
Journalism Workshop withNews Associates 11 Mar 1-3pm
Get into Marketing/PR/ Advertising 11 Mar 5:30-7:30pm
Careers in TV, Film & Radio 12 Mar 5:30-7:30pm

Please Note: Events are popular and booking for each will close when it is fully booked or, at the latest, 1 working day before the event. We recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Sign up for these events via your My UCL Careers account. Locations are provided when booking. 


Interview Coaching: with Carlson Wagonlit Travel or Vivaki 27 Feb  9:45am
Application Coaching: with KPMG or Carlson Wagonlit Travel 27 Feb  2pm
Interview Coaching: with PwC and TBC 6 Mar  9:45am
Application Coaching: with Clifford Chance 6 Mar  2pm

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

UCLU’s BME Network

My Graduate Scheme Panel Discussion 12 Mar 6:30pm

Sign up for these events via your My UCL Careers account. Locations are provided when booking. 

Employer Presentations

Graf & Pitkowitz 4 Mar  10am
EE 5 Mar  1pm
Management Solutions 5 Mar  5:30pm
Kunlun Game 6 Mar  12 noon
Mandarin Consulting 10 Mar  5:30pm

Sign up for these events via your My UCL Careers account

International Student Events

Working in the UK after Graduation (Visa Information) 3 Mar  1pm
Marketing yourself back home 10 Mar  1pm

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

PhD/Researchers Events

Careers Consultant-led workshop: Non-Academic Applications 3 Mar  1:30pm
Employer-led workshop: Networking with Civil Service Fast Stream 3 Mar  5:30pm
Careers Consultant-led workshop: Career Planning Beyond Academia 9 Mar  10:30am

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.