Careers and Employability Service

Careers in the Public Sector Week

29 November to 3 December 2021

These weeks are also a good way to gain Employability Points, find out more about Employability Points.

650 Employability Points were gained this week.

The Careers and Employability Service is excited to launch its first ever ‘Careers in Public Sector’ themed week. Join us online between the 29 November and 3 December to hear from employers and Kent alumni working in these sectors. Events are bookable online through TARGETconnect and are open to students from all courses.

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Careers in Local Government Panel

Join our virtual panel event to hear from Kent alumni and other professionals to find out about their roles and further opportunities in Local Government
29-Nov 18:00 19:30
Careers in the Public sector focused on accessibility

Digital Accessibility is a fast growing industry focussed on helping everyone get access and be able to use online services.
This talk will focus on what the digital accessibility sector is, what kinds of skill sets being aware of digital accessibility requirements can improve and the breadth of job roles this affects. By learning about digital accessibility and incorporating relevant skills for your desired career path you can add another string to your bow when it comes to standing out from other applicants.
30-Nov 17:30 18:30
Careers and Applications for the Office for National Statistics

The Office for National Statistics is the Statistical Institute for the UK, employing over 5000 people in a wide range of roles across the Technical, Analytical, Operational Delivery and Communications professions.
In this session, we will talk about the application and selection process we use, debunk some of the myths and demystify some concerns for applicants, as well as talking to you about why the Civil Service is a great place to work and of course answering your many questions.
1-Dec 12:00 13:00
Careers in the Civil Service

Join us for an online chat with alumni from the social science subjects at Kent who are now working in the Civil Service. Our alumni are able to share invaluable information about their roles as well as Fast Stream recruitment advice through open, honest dialogue with the students who attend. At this event, we aim to highlight the range of careers within the Civil Service, helping you envision possibilities for yourself you may never have considered.
1-Dec 17:30 18:30
Teach First developing your skills for teacher training applications

Leading teacher Training programme company Teach First will be giving an insight in to how to develop application forms for Teacher training programmes which includes how to write a winning application.
2-Dec 15:00 16:00
Teaching as a Career - Panel Event

Teaching is a popular Career. During this panel event hear first-hand from a number of teachers about their experiences of teaching and how they got into the field, as well as a chance for a Q&A session
2-Dec 18:00 19:00
Reasonable Adjustments and Embracing Disability & Inclusivity at the Office for National Statistics

The Office for National Statistics are passionate about the power of people, their Strategy highlights their ambition to be inclusive in they do. This session will give an overview of the adjustments that can be put in place during a recruitment journey and examples of that have been put in place for past applicants and current employees.
3-Dec 12:00 13:00
Working in the Youth Justice Service: making a positive change in our community

This session will cover:
  • ‘How does the Youth Justice Service work?’
  • ‘How do we work with the young people?’
  • ‘What is a Child First approach to Youth Justice?’
  • What is a Referral Order and what happens at a Referral Order Panel?’
  • ‘What role does Restorative Justice play in the Youth Offending Service?’
  • ‘What are the opportunities for volunteering in the Youth Justice Service while I’m a student?’
3-Dec 14:00 15:00

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