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2 Get Involved - Get Rewarded Find out more at: Employability Points Scheme What is the EP Scheme? The Employability Points Scheme rewards students for active engagement in extracurricular activities which develop employability skills pilot: * 900 students * 30 partners * 70 rewards offered scheme: * 1939 students * 86 partners * 284 rewards offered Benefits of getting involved! Develop your skills through extracurricular engagement Get rewarded for your activities Rewards sponsored by our corporate partners – get more skills and experience! Shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Award for ‘Outstanding Student Support’ Sept 2012

3 Get Involved - Get Rewarded Find out more at: Employability Points Scheme Stand out from the crowd “To stand out from the crowd students need to focus on all aspects of their employability” Louisa Redfern, Talent Acquisition Agent, Coca Cola Enterprises 73 applicants for every graduate vacancy (2011)* “More than a third of…vacancies…are expected to be filled by undergraduates who have had previous work experience with their organisations, such as paid internships, industrial placements, vacation schemes or sponsorships”* * Highfliers Research 2012

4 Get Involved - Get Rewarded Find out more at: 1. Take part in extracurricular activities 2. Claim Employability Points 3. Redeem points for rewards Employability Points Scheme How does it work? As easy as…

5 Employability Points Scheme Get Involved - Get Rewarded Find out more at: 1. Take part in extracurricular activities Global Skills Study or volunteer abroad Complete language course International conference Professional Ability Kent Union Stand Out training Careers Workshop Work experience/part time work Student Enterprise Enterprise event attendance Competition participation University Engagement Compete in University sport team Student mentoring programme Hold an elected post Volunteering & Challenges KSCV award Student Ambassador Active member of a society

6 Employability Points Scheme Get Involved - Get Rewarded Find out more at: 2. Claim Employability Points Complete language course – 45 points Volunteering – 5 – 80 points Part time employment – 15 – 45 points Course rep – 30 points Member of society – 5 points Study abroad – 50 points Contribute to network – 10 points CES Employability Award (Moodle) – 30 points your updates to:

7 Employability Points Scheme Get Involved - Get Rewarded Find out more at: 3. Redeem points for rewards Training Courses 125 – 180 points Training Courses 125 – 180 points Memberships 50 points Memberships 50 points Vouchers 50 points Vouchers 50 points Corporate Experiences 75 points Corporate Experiences 75 points Work Experience Placements 125 points Work Experience Placements 125 points Internships 175 points Internships 175 points

8 Employability Points Scheme Get Involved - Get Rewarded Find out more at: Reward applications Read through our Rewards Pack, detailing all of the year’s opportunities (released in March) Select your favourite 3 (as long as you have enough points) If eligible, you will be interviewed by a member of the team (for work-based rewards) and then by a representative from the company offering the placement If you do not get your 1 st choice we will do our best to ensure you receive your 2 nd or 3 rd (if you are eligible) The points your reward ‘costs’ will be redeemed from your total but you can claim more points for getting the reward in the following year

9 Employability Points Scheme Get Involved - Get Rewarded Find out more at: Rewards 2012 Internship: Canterbury Cathedral Trust, Chaucer Consulting Group, Enterprise Rent-a-Car… Work experience: Coca Cola Enterprises, National Trust, Kent Messenger Group… Training: Leadership and Management (Tesco), First Aid at Work, Spanish, Consulting… Membership: National Trust, The Psychologist, English Heritage… Corporate experience: Q&A session (Shepherd Neame), Open Day (Penguin Books)… Opportunities in: JournalismArtsHospitalityPublishing ConstructionRetailEventsBusiness Non-profitITSciencesFinance

10 Employability Points Scheme Get Involved - Get Rewarded Find out more at: Scheme Partners 2012

11 Employability Points Scheme Get Involved - Get Rewarded Find out more at: How to get involved Sign up on the website Get involved! Keep us updated Apply for rewards at the end of the year

12 Employability Points Scheme Get Involved - Get Rewarded Find out more at: Find out more us at Speak to our student ambassadors at events, talks etc Visit the website (www.kent.ac.uk/employabilitypoints)www.kent.ac.uk/employabilitypoints Speak to your school advisors, the Kent Union, or the Careers and Employability Service Pop in to see us at the Kent Enterprise Hub (next to the Sports Centre) Kent Enterprise Hub -Get free advice on your business ideas -Subsidised office space and facilities -Take part in enterprise competitions -Home of the EP scheme!

13 Employability Points Scheme Get Involved - Get Rewarded Find out more at: Keep in touch Employability

14 Employability Points Scheme Get Involved - Get Rewarded Find out more at: Any questions?


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