A successful future
Kent equips you with essential skills to give you a
competitive advantage when it comes to getting a job.
As well as providing a first-rate academic experience, we want you to be in a good position to face the
demands of a tough economic environment. We are consistently in the top 20 of graduate starting salaries
and, six months after graduation in 2010, only 5% of Kent graduates were without a job or a further
study opportunity. We provide a Careers and Employability Service and pride ourselves on helping our students to
develop transferable skills through their studies. Many of our degrees include a year abroad, providing
valuable experiences and opportunities for personal development.
Many of our courses incorporate placements within companies, often facilitated by our global partnerships
or contacts within our international alumni network. In addition, students can develop their business
acumen by taking Enterprise modules run by Kent Business School, and can develop enterprise skills with
the help of the Kent Enterprise Hub. A large number of our students also improve their professional skills
and gain hands-on experience through a wide range of voluntary work opportunities.
The University is committed to enhancing the employability of all our students, to enable you to flourish in a competitive, fast-moving, knowledge-based economy.
Kent encourages students to develop skills
that are valued by prospective employers. The Employability Points scheme rewards students for active engagement in extracurricular activities.