Kent’s Careers and Employability Service wins national award

Charlotte Crooks

The University is delighted to announce that its Careers and Employability Service has won the Best University Careers/Employability Service award in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2017.

This Award, which was sponsored by Microsoft, celebrates the outstanding achievements of universities, students and employers in the undergraduate employability market.

The award ceremony on Friday 24 February 2017 acknowledged the Careers and Employability Service’s many successes in recent years. These included developing the dynamic Work-Study Scheme, providing generous bursaries for students undertaking work experience, extending the annual Careers Fair onto a grand scale, innovating with the online Careers Award and staging the popular Employability Festival attracting over 10,700 students.

The impact of these developments on students’ employability is demonstrated by the glowing feedback they receive and by the recent outstanding outcomes in graduate destinations surveys.

Tim Reed, Head of the Careers and Employability Service, said: ‘We are delighted to have won the award for best UK Careers and Employability Service. The work of all my staff is based on a true desire and passion to help our students achieve their goals. I would also like to thank my colleagues across the University and our partners in industry who have helped us achieve this award.’