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.
For details and how to apply, see www.kent.ac.uk/careers/IBM.htm. Deadline to apply – 13th November
In 2017/2018, IBM will be mentoring first-year Kent students looking to do a placement and second year students who will apply for employment in their final year.
You can be studying for any degree subject and don’t need advanced computing skills.
The aim is to increase awareness of employability, the recruitment process, key competencies employers are looking for and advice/tips for securing a placement or graduate scheme. It also provides students with a fantastic chance to enhance their skillsets before they begin applying.
The scheme is not about encouraging you to join IBM but will give you valuable skills to apply successfully to any organisation.