Guest post – Employability Points Scheme

We have a guest post today from the Employability Points Scheme. If you haven’t yet signed up to the EP Scheme, read on to find out how you could get rewarded for doing all the extra-curricular things you already do to enhance your employability.

Enhance your employability alongside your History Degree!

In the graduate job market, it is now becoming increasingly essential to find ways to stand out from the crowd! Academic success remains imperative, but employers are increasingly looking for more and in particular, soft skills and relevant work experience.

To ensure you gain both these skills and experiences, the University of Kent created the Employability Points (EP) Scheme.

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Get rewarded through the Employability Points Scheme

This is a guest post from Kent Innovation and Enterprise, which runs the University’s Employability Points scheme. If you haven’t yet signed up, click the banner below. New and current members have until 19th March to record your activities and earn points, that can be cashed in for employability prizes – find out more below. 

As you may be aware, the University’s Employability Points (EP) Scheme encourages you to undertake co-curricular activities, which may include attending events, volunteering with museums, joining societies and much more.

For all the activities you undertake, you can claim ‘Employability Points’, and these points can be redeemed for prizes, which include paid internships (cost 200 points), work experience placements (cost 150 points) and work shadowing opportunities (cost 100 points), to name a few.

The deadline to log as many points as possible for 2017/2018 is 19th March 2018 (17:00). After this, you will have the opportunity to cash-in your points for EP rewards!

The EP Scheme has loads of opportunities, ideally suited for History students, and here are just a few examples:

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Employability Points Newsletter – Sept 2017

The Employability Points team produce a monthly newsletter to highlight upcoming events and ways to gain points and enhance your employability.

The first EP newsletter of this year can be downloaded from their website, and is packed with suggestions for how you can develop your skills and gain employability points, which themselves will give you opportunities for careers enhancement. If you are looking for ways to boost your employability and start racking up points for this year, you are encouraged to download the newsletter and have a read through.