Application Adviser - Graduate Intern

Job Description

Join us as an Application Adviser (training provided) and make a difference by supporting King’s students to succeed with their job applications, starting September 2023.    

Don’t rule yourself out… If you’re wondering if you’d be good enough, whether you’ve got the ‘right’ background or if you’d ‘fit in’ please read on. The King’s Careers & Employability team is here to support all students and we achieve that by valuing diversity and being inclusive in what we do – and we’re actively learning ways to do it better. We’d like you to be part of that and bring your own lived experience to working with us an Application Adviser!  

What’s the job?  

King’s Careers & Employability Application Advisers deliver one-to-one advice to students at King’s College London on their applications for work (including internships and placements) and/or further study. The support is mainly used by undergraduate and postgraduate taught students seeking advice on CVs, application forms, personal statements, cover letters and online recruitment exercises for both work (including internships and placements) and further study.    


The individual Application Advice sessions are 20 minutes long and run Mondays to Fridays.  Sessions will be delivered both on campus (The Strand and Guys) and virtually (online) using Microsoft Teams. A laptop will be provided for online working and you can work online from home or from a room on campus.  

Application Advisers usually work with students from any subject. One application adviser will have the chance to support undergraduate students from the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences (NMES) who are applying for placements as part of their course (with help of the NMES placements team). Another will work with the Department of Political Economy.  We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you wish to work with these cohorts.  

Who will you work with?  

You will be joining a small team of Application Advisers and you will be trained and supported in your role by the team and the wider King’s Careers & Employability team. You can find out more about the King’s Careers & Employability support for students here.  

When will you work?  

Hours per week: We expect to be able to offer 7 - 14 hours per week in the Autumn term and 5-7 hours a week in the Spring term.   We are flexible about which days of the week you work, as we realise you’ll have other commitments. We’ll agree a regular pattern with you and can flex this if you let us know. Each 7-hour shift would include 1 hour paid lunch break. Start and end dates: early September 2023 through to end March 2024 (term time). We expect there to be more hours available in the autumn than the spring term. 

What will you earn?  

£17.00 per hour (and you’ll be paid for training and any management meetings).  

What Training and Support Will You Get?

Application Advisers will be inducted with (paid) 2x2 hour training sessions. The first will be delivered virtually on the morning of Monday 4th September 2023, the second will be on the Strand Campus on the afternoon of Thursday 7th September 2023. You will need to be available on these dates. This will cover the role, relevant labour market information and current recruitment practices, prior to starting work. There will be on-going training and peer review as appropriate as well as regular informal support. It is possible that Application Advisers will have the opportunity to get involved with other activities to support students e.g.writing blog posts delivering small group advice sessions. Training will be given for any such activities.  

How To Apply

Please apply with your CV and cover letter by midnight on Wednesday 26th July 2023. We are particularly interested in hearing about how your commitment to equality and diversity could support students to overcome barriers to progress into work and further study. If you would like an informal discussion about the role before applying, please email and put ‘Application Adviser role’ in the subject line and one of our team will be in touch. Interviews (online) will take place on Thursday 17th August 2023.


Applicants must have: 

  • Completed an undergraduate degree and be a current student at King's (for example a current PhD or Masters student). 

  • Progressed from undergraduate level by making a successful application for postgraduate study or research or a graduate employment role. 


Skills that we’re looking for:  

  • Ability to encourage confidence and to help others to learn. 

  • Ability to explain new ideas and ways of doing things to students in a way that they can understand. 

  • Ability to adapt the approach you take and way you communicate to suit the student you are supporting. 

  • Positive and proactive attitude towards your work, and a genuine interest in helping students to learn and develop.  

  • Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and to supporting students (in particular those from under-represented groups) to overcome barriers to their progress into work or further study. 

  • Good attention to detail. 

  • Personal experience of making successful application for postgraduate study or research or a graduate employment role. 

  • Fluent spoken and written English. 


Research lead on the REIEF project Black placemaking in London 


Completing a PhD in Geography 


Project management

Report writing 



The Centre for Sustainable Business (CSB) is seeking two part-time research assistants to contribute to a research profile mapping project. This initiative aims to map existing publications, research undertaken, and future research interests of academics at King's Business School (KBS). The objective is to facilitate information sharing and collaboration while providing strategic directions for CSB to carry out work that benefits the academic community. 

The research assistants will assist with both online and offline research, including extracting online information and corroborating it with offline interview/survey data collected from KBS academics. They will also be responsible for producing research reports. 

The job is flexible and very suited to PhD students working on or interested in areas of Business Studies and Digital Methods. 


MA in Business Studies or Informatics/Digital Humanities; ideally a PhD student in this area 


Skills Required:  

  • A background or strong interest in the research areas  

  • Experience in carrying out primary and secondary research 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines  

Desirable Criteria: 

  • Experience assisting collaborative research projects   

  • Familiarity with web scraping techniques and tools 

  • Experience or interest in stakeholder liaison  

  • Ability to work independently and proactively to the standards required 

The invigilator is responsible for maintaining discipline and good order during the oral exam preparation.

They are required to ensure that bags etc are deposited alongside a wall, or at another place far away enough for students to take out any potential aid. Furthermore, they will need to ensure that candidates do not bring to the desk any notes, books or any other aid, except a pen to take notes. The invigilator also ensures that electronic devices are put away and that mobile phones are only used to check the time. Ten minutes before the end of the assessment, the invigilator should announce the time remaining to the candidates and at the end of the preparation time, the invigilator should instruct candidates to cease writing and go to the exam room.

The invigilator reports to the relevant Language Director and will get more detailed information prior to the exam date.


Doctoral candidates


Excellent organisational skills

Excellent communication skills