The university’s award-winning Careers and Employability Service and students’ unions help students enhance their transferable skills, gain relevant work experience, get first-hand insight into graduate careers and, through curricular and co-curricular activities, develop key graduate attributes that top employers are looking for.
Services offered by Careers and Employability include visits from graduates and employers, an annual Employability Festival, one-to-one careers advice and jobs fairs.
The University also has a nationally recognised ‘Employability Points’ scheme, in which over 8,300 students and 147 companies participated in 2017/18. As part of this scheme, students can earn points for getting involved in co-curricular activities. These points can then be exchanged for paid internships, work experience opportunities, training and vouchers offered by local and national employers.
When it comes to employment, you will also be able to register with Kent Union Jobshop to help you find part-time work while you study. You can also work for the University in a variety of different paid roles – from helping out on Open Days and other events to becoming a Student Ambassador.
University of Kent students on Whatuni say:
“There are employability points we get for work, volunteering and going to socials - we trade these in for internships etc.”
“Plenty of people to talk to in order to help find job paths.”
“Uni has a good employability service and careers fair was useful.”
Recruitment and Admissions Office,