Careers and Employability Service

Information for employers

Why recruit a student or graduate?

  • They are intelligent and quick to learn.
  • They are flexible and open-minded and able to take the initiative.
  • They have good communication skills, both spoken and written.
  • They have developed skills in analysis, logical thinking and the use of information through their degree studies.

University of Kent students have the opportunity to develop a wide range of experience and skills. Many of the degrees on offer include the opportunity to study a foreign language and to spend a year studying at a university in Europe as part of the course, and courses in computing skills are available to students in all subjects.

Subjects studied by students at the University of Kent: Undergraduate students. Postgraduate students.

How will your company benefit?

  • Students have a good range of technical and non-technical skills to offer employers
  • Placements can strengthen links between business and academia and can lead to research collaboration
  • Assessing performance and suitability over a long period prior to graduation is an effective way to recruit graduates
  • Students can often bring “new blood” to an organisation, with new ideas/outlooks and ways of working
  • Raising your company’s profile and reputation amongst the student population
  • Existing employees can develop managerial skills and benefit from knowledge transfer

Contact us if you would like to discuss creating an opportunity for a Kent student.


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Last Updated: 30/04/2019