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 https://careers.kent.ac.uk/

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 www.kent.ac.uk/employability for details.

CES website: see www.kent.ac.uk/ces/publications/CGOnline.pdf 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. www.kent.ac.uk/ces/student/careersmoodle.html

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. www.kent.ac.uk/employability/working/students/bursary-and-expenses.html

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

Web:
www.kent.ac.uk/ces
Facebook: www.facebook.com/UKCES
Twitter: @UniKentEmploy
Blog:
https://unikentemploy.wordpress.com
Email: careerhelp@kent.ac.uk

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