Our work with employers

Made in Kent

Connect your business with great graduates today.

Our award-winning careers and employability team work with our students to develop skills beyond their degree focusing on what matters to businesses. Here's what they'll bring to your business.

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    Confidence

    They appreciate their own abilities and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and social skills.

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    Creativity and innovation

    They bring fresh ideas and the ability to look at things from a different perspective.


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    Global and cultural awareness

    They welcome exposure to multicultural and international experiences.

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    Integrity and accountability

    They demonstrate honesty and professional judgement in responsible ways.

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    Critical reflection

    They reflect on their own performance and set challenging personal goals for the future.

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    Intellectual curiosity

    They question accepted wisdom and are open to exploring new ideas.

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    Resilience

    They have the adaptability and perseverance to succeed in new situations.

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    Entrepreneurial

    They use their knowledge and ambition to create new opportunities.

We've matched these companies with our talented students and graduates

BAE Systems
Civil Service Fast Stream
Medway Council
Reflect Digital

Ka Yee Mak, Journalism

"Working at KMTV will help me massively in the future."

Ka Yee Mak is in the third year of her Journalism degree at Kent. She’s undertaking an internship at television channel KMTV.

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Rachel Staines, Forensic Science

"My placement helped to align my experience, studies and what I wanted to do."

Rachel gained a first-class BSc (Hons) in Forensic Science with a Year in Industry and graduated in 2016. She now works at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) as a quality control analyst.

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Pranav Mehra, Business Administration

"Kent gave me a great platform to make myself extremely employable."

Pranav came to Kent through Clearing. He now manages a team for the British recruitment firm Robert Walters in Tokyo.

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Ayo Rajitola, Computer Systems Engineering

"Placement students get two visits from the University’s placement team."

Ayo is in her final year of studying Computer Systems Engineering with a Year in Industry.

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Ellie Carswell, French and Italian

"I attended Kent’s Careers Fair where I spoke with the company I work for now."

Ellie graduated in 2018 with a BA (Hons) in French and Italian. She is now working in the construction industry.

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Harry Wilton, Comparative Literature

"The Careers Service offer guidance and support."

Harry graduated in 2017 with a BA (Hons) in Comparative Literature. He now works as a publicist in areas including music, comedy, film and publishing.

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Katrine Burford-Bradshaw, Wildlife Conservation

"The placement has really focused me on where I want to go in my career."

Katrine is in her final year studying Wildlife Conservation. Here she talks about her experiences during her year in professional practice in India.

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Making the connections that matter

Placements in the School of Computing

From local councils to tech companies in California, our students are supported to find the placement that is right for them.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Professor Darren Griffiths from the University of Kent talks about the benefits of embarking on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).

The Business Start-up Journey

This co-curricular programme allows students to develop their entrepreneurial skills and prepares them for starting their own venture.