The University of Kent Online Vacancy Database
All vacancies sent to the Careers and Employability Service by employers, whether for graduate jobs, sandwich placements or vacation work/internships are entered on this database which offers:
- Continuous updating of vacancies
- A personalised search facility
- Email alerts of new vacancies which may interest you
Employers notifying vacancies are often specifically targeting Kent graduates, so competition for jobs is lower than on other vacancy sites.
From the “search vacancies” button on the dashboard you can search the database by:
- Type of Work (graduate/work experience/voluntary work)
- Full-time/part time
You can then refine your search results by:
- Job roles
- Accepted/preferred degree subject
- Start date
- Employer name
If you register, you will be able to:
- Create and save job searches on any of the above criteria
- Be alerted by email of new vacancies matching your saved job searches
- Search the careers events calendar and maintain your careers diary
On registering you will be asked to create a username & password to be used on this system: this is separate from your University username and password.
Go to “Edit email prefs” under “Personal Details” on the dashboard to set up your email notifications for the jobs and locations that you want to work in.
The database also includes a limited amount of information on postgraduate study opportunities and scholarships, which are listed under “Graduate Vacancies”. However, you will find much more extensive listings of postgraduate study opportunities at http://www.prospects.ac.uk/search_courses.htm and at www.postgrad.com
Other useful information on the job market:
- Report on 'The Graduate Market in 2012' The research is based on a survey of the organisations featured in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, conducted in December 2011.
- Graduate Market Trends – published four times a year by the Higher Education Careers Service Unit www.hecsu.ac.uk/research_reports_graduate_market_trends.htm
National Insurance Numbers
Everybody needs a National Insurance number to work in the UK, whether they are a British, EU or non-EU citizen. You can find information about how to get one at the DirectGov website http://bit.ly/cCTzb8
The Kent Union Job Shop also has advice at www.kentunion.co.uk/jobs/nationalinsurance
If you are an employer who would like to add a vacancy to the database
You can register to add your vacancies at http://employer.kent.prospects.ac.uk