Looking for work or an internship? Head to the CES jobs board

The University is regularly contacted by companies and organisations and asked to advertise jobs, graduate schemes, internships, and volunteering opportunities.

These are all hosted on the University’s jobs board, at https://careers.kent.ac.uk/home.html.

Log in with your Kent IT details, and you will be able to browse vacancies, find details, and submit applications. You can also use this service to keep an eye on upcoming employability workshops and events, and book a place at any that interest you.


If you’re looking for work experience or a placement, you can also sign up to KEW-NET, the University’s e-mentoring platform.

KEW-NET allows Kent graduates to connect with current students and offer you support as you start out in the world of work. Each mentor can choose which services they offer, from speaking to you on the phone or reviewing your CV, to offering internship opportunities and work shadowing events. And if you sign up to KEW-NET as a student, you can choose to become a mentor yourself as you progress through your career.

CES focus groups – Tues 14th Nov

The Careers and Employability Service is holding a pair of focus groups with students next week, and you are invited to go along.

As thanks for taking part, the CES will be offering a free Lunch, 10 Employability Points, and – most importantly – the chance to have your say about student employability and the support on offer at the University of Kent.

The focus group sessions will last one hour, and will start at 12noon and 2pm (you can pick which session to go along to) on Tuesday 14th November in Rutherford Cloister Room 15.

If you would like to take part, please email careerhelp@kent.ac.uk with the subject ‘Focus Group’ to register your interest by Friday 10th November.

CES CV competition – open until 28th Feb

The Careers and Employability Service is currently running their annual CV Competition, sponsored by Santander Universities.

All you have to do to enter is submit your CV, and if yours is judged to be an example of really good practice and presentation, you could win a two-week work experience placement with a range of different employers.

This is a great incentive (if you need one!) to get your CV up to date and ensure that it is the best representation of your skills and experience it can be. Head to the CES website for more information, how to apply, and the companies the CES works with to provide the work experience placements.

University CES shortlisted for ‘Best Careers/Employability Service in the UK’

The University of Kent’s Careers and Employability Service has been shortlisted by the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for ‘Best Careers/Employability Service in the UK’!

Tim Reed, Head of the Careers and Employability Service, said: “The University of Kent is delighted to have been shortlisted in the Best University Careers and Employability Service category at the 2017 NUE Awards. This award category acknowledges Kent students’ outstanding success over the past few years as well as recognising the exceptional contribution made by Careers and Employability Service staff to the student experience at Kent.”

To see the full press release about the award nomination, head to the CES website.