Additional Support: Covid-19
Appointments with Gemma Witts and Nicola Urquhart (Lecturers in Careers and Employability) are available during this time. Appointments are also available with the central Careers and Employability Service. Please do arrange an appointment for one to one support.
The Careers and Employability Service have published a set of FAQs on their site. These are updated regularly and are a good source of information.
Although there is a clear drop in job roles in a number of industries there is demand in others, especially within healthcare, retail, hardware and networking, It is worth thinking about skills you can gain in different areas which can be built up and transferred to other sectors in the future. It is also worth noting that a number of large employers are moving to virtual recruitment on onboarding and some are pausing their recruitment but may open up again later in the year. Although there are fewer opportunities it is important to remain motivated and active in your job search and to use the resources of our careers staff.
Please do inform the placement team if your placement is cancelled or the start date is delayed. Please do also inform us if you are successful in gaining a placement as it is very important that we approve the placement before you start. A number of employers are still recruiting placement students. If you are worried about your placement year please do talk to us.
The central Careers and Employability Service are running weekly employability events. Check the calendar and sign up here
Please check the recent posts on this site for details of upcoming external employability events
Prospects Summer Careers Fair- 8th July 1-3pm
Virtual interviews and assessment centres
Inside Sherpa virtual internships are available with employers including KPMG, BCG, GE, Citi and more.
Bright Network Virtual internships UK
Rate My Placement virtual Internships
‘Year in’ courses at Kent (Journalism, Data Analytics and Computing)- deadline has been extended.
Prospects Post-Pandemic Virtual Careers Fair 30th June 1-4pm
Bright Network Academy. Topics including commercial awareness, branding, networking, city firms, financial markets and psychometric tests. Some of these sessions are run by employers including Lidl and EY
Boosting your employability during isolation
Working from home