The Careers and Employability Service – How Can We Help?

Quick Advice Sessions: Book a 15 minute slot for feedback on CV’s, application forms, cover letters and personal statements and advice on job hunting and interviews … available during the following times: Monday-Friday 10.30am-12.30pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm.

Individual Career Appointments: These offer students 30-45 minutes per session to discuss their career options (employment, further study, etc) in more depth or to seek advice on any issues related to their future career. They are open to all students, at any stage of their studies, and also to recent graduates. These appointments should be booked in advance by calling in to the CES building, by phone or online through Target Connect (see below).

Careers and Employability Events: We run a range of talks, workshops and presentations throughout the academic year. The highlight is the Employability Festival in Autumn Term, which involves more than 250 hours of events spread over two weeks, including the annual Careers Fair. These events are listed on the University calendar and can be booked online through Target Connect

Target Connect is our one-stop shop for students to find internship, graduate and placement vacancies and to book for careers guidance interviews and careers events on campus

Employability Schemes: The University offers numerous schemes to help students gain work experience and build their employability skills. These include Employability Points, the Global Skills Award, Kent Union’s Employability & Volunteering Toolkit and the Kent Experiences of Work (KEW) programme,    See for details.

CES website: see for an overview.

Careers Award: Students can gain this award through completing quizzes and short assignments online on Moodle. It improves career planning, CV and job hunting skills, helps with career choice and improves students’ chances of getting a graduate-level job. On completion of the award, students receive a certificate and 60 Employability Points.

Work Experience Bursary Scheme:  This supports students undertaking unpaid work experience by offering bursaries starting from £100 to contribute towards travel expenses for up to 3 weeks/120 hours.

Head of Careers and Employability Service: James Corbin
Careers Advisers: Nicola Urquhart, Gemma Witts
Employability Adviser: Liz Foden

Twitter: @UniKentEmploy

Work Experience Bursary Scheme – Funds Still Available!

Are you planning or have you recently undertaken some unpaid work experience?

Or have you attended a training event that will help you in your future career?

You could be entitled to up to £250 towards the cost of out-of-pocket expenses!

The B-KEW bursary is a great opportunity for students to claim back money on travel expenses or for uniform, whilst undertaking unpaid work experience (for the first three weeks or 120 hours of work) or for a training event.

If you have done any unpaid work over the holidays or have made an application but have not yet claimed, you can can still apply and/or claim now!

For more details and to complete an application from visit:



Recruitment Consultant Graduate Schemes

Are you confident, driven by success and motivated by the prospect of earning a lot of money? If so then these graduate schemes in recruitment are for you!

Role Recruitment Consultant Graduate Schemes
Salaries £18.5k – £25k + very generous commission structures – Earn over £60k in Y1!
Start Dates Flexible: Summer / Autumn 2018
Locations London, Bristol, Manchester, Reading, Hertfordshire, Birmingham, Glasgow.. etc. (UK wide)
Apply now
Deadline 1st July 2018

What would you be doing in recruitment day-to-day?
In these roles you will be generating new sales by calling companies who may have vacancies and persuading them to use your recruitment services to fill those vacancies. You will then contact a database of candidates to place individuals into these roles. Every time you convert a lead into a client and place a candidate successfully, you will earn a commission bonus.

Why should you apply?
These companies all offer different perks including:
– Monthly Michelin star restaurant lunches
– Quarterly 5* all expenses paid holidays to Miami, Monaco Grand Prix, New York, Dubai etc.
– Market leading training and personal development
– They ONLY promote from within – all directors started off on the graduate programme
– Excellent quick career progression to partner/director
– Discounted gym membership/Company car

The Companies
– All the companies you will be considered for are professional industry-leading recruitment specialists
– They cover a wide range of sectors including commerce and industry, financial services and the public sector
– They pride themselves on excellent standards and exceptional levels of service to all stakeholders
– Focus on in-house development and organic growth means that their employees are able to progress quickly to management level

Is this for you?
– Any degree subject is eligible
– We’re looking for confident, money-motivated individuals with the drive and determination to meet targets
– Great relationship building skills are key
– Excellent telephone manner is essential

How to apply:

Click here to apply and be supported throughout the entire application process! It only takes 30 seconds!