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Careers and Employability Service


University of Kent Careers and Employability Service


About us

The Careers and Employability Service (CES) is part of the network of student guidance and welfare services that come under the Student Services Division at the University of Kent

Our role is:

What we offer:

Services for current Kent students:

The CES offers, free-of-charge, the following services to full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Kent and designated students at the Associate Colleges:

Services for Kent graduates

The majority of services above are equally available to alumni of the University of Kent within three years of their graduation (longer upon request and at the discretion of CES staff). We ask graduates to complete a registration form to ensure their entitlement to use our services after graduation. In addition, advice is available to these graduates by phone or email if they are no longer able to visit the CES in person.
Services for graduates of other universities
Graduates of other UK universities will not normally be allowed to use CES Services. However, the following may be provided, for up to three years after graduation, but only during the vacation period and subject to availability:


These services are not available to graduates of the other universities based in Canterbury and Medway, who are expected to use their own institutions, or to graduates of universities outside the UK.

Students and graduates can expect from us:


Full details of the above are set out in our Code of Practice

What we expect from students and graduates:

The CES expects you to:

Services for University of Kent staff

The CES co-operates with Faculties, Academic Schools, and with Professional Services departments, throughout the University. This co-operation informs our own services, assists other departments and contributes to the University’s Employability Strategy.


These are just a few of our services: our web page for Kent staff at outlines the full range of our services

University staff can expect from us:

What we expect from University staff:

Services for employers

The CES can help employers to recruit students and graduates in the following ways:


These services are free of charge, with the exception of the Careers Fair and some presentation facilities (such as those booked through Kent Hospitality or where refreshments are provided).

Employers can expect from us:

What we expect from employers:


The Head of the Careers and Employability Service is responsible for ensuring all staff adhere to this Statement of Service and our Code of Practice, as well as ensuring that the Statement is updated on an annual basis.

This Statement of Service is also available on the Careers and Employability Service website at

This statement is reviewed annually and was last reviewed in November 2014.





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