University’s Careers and Employability Service short-listed for awards

The University’s Careers and Employability Service (CES) has been short-listed for two National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards for the support it offers to Kent students.

Kent alumnus James Corbin (Eliot 2000), who works as Placement Development and Employability Manager in CES, has been short-listed for the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Work Experience’ award, which recognises the contribution made by an individual in supporting students in accessing work placement opportunities.

The Service, which provides careers advice and support to Kent students and also to alumni who have graduated in the last 3 years, has also been short-listed for ‘Most Improved Commitment to Employability’, which celebrates improved efforts and services provided by a university department in supporting students and helping them to maximise their work experience opportunities.

The NUE received more than 400 nominations for the awards, which were short-listed and judged by graduate recruiters, sectors peers and industry experts.

The award winners will be announced at the NUE Awards annual ceremony to be held on Friday 6 February 2015 in London.

All alumni who have graduated from Kent in the last three years are entitled to free advice from CES. The Service also runs KEW-NET, an online networking/mentoring platform available to all students and alumni, enabling them to connect and offer each other careers advice and job opportunities. KEW-NET has been hugely successful since its launch in September 2014, with over 300 members already registered.