Careers and Employability Service

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Job Hunting

If you are looking for part-time work whilst you study then view vacancies https://careers.kent.ac.uk or read our web page about finding part time work.

If you are looking for work experience, placements and internships, or graduate work, view vacancies.

if you are an international student Student Circus has a list of jobs open to students with a tier 4 visa - register and log in with your Kent details.

The Student Guide has a lot of other ideas of how to gain employability skills whilst you’re at university, and build up a strong CV for when you graduate.

Use Careerset to check your CV 24/7, or book a Quick Advice appointment to get feedback. Through Quick Advice appointments advisers can also help with feedback on applications and covering letters.

General jobs boards

Finance/Economics/Banking

STEM/Actuarial/Data

Publishing/Marketing/Charity

Law

Healthcare/Psychology/Criminology

Academia

Europe

  • Entrypark Employers across Europe
  • TalentPool a specialist recruiter for graduates looking to start a career with an SME or startup

Start Ups

Researching employers

These pages will help you find and research employers and enable you to:

  • Become aware of the whole range of opportunities for graduate jobs, placements and internships;
  • Decide which employers you may be interested in applying to;
  • Answer questions on application forms such as “Why do you want to work for us?”

They do not just list sites where jobs for graduates and undergraduates are advertised but also include resources that will help you to do more in-depth research to find out about employers.
This research will really help you to make your applications stand out – all graduate recruiters appreciate a candidate who has shown the motivation to research the company and its environment. You should know:

  • What the employer does (they may do more than you think! Did you know, for example, that Mars make petfood and pasta sauces as well as chocolate?)
  • What the job for which you are applying involves
  • What sort of person the employer is looking for
  • Current issues affecting the employer's business interests (such as mergers, new government legislation, the stock market, environmental or political issues). This will help you to show commercial awareness

When visiting an employer’s website, don’t just look at their graduate recruitment pages. Other sections (such as About Us, Media or News)will give you extra information that will help you find out about these current issues and latest developments.

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Last Updated: 03/05/2022