Presentation on theme: "School of Arts 25 th September 2013 Employability at Kent."— Presentation transcript:
School of Arts 25 th September 2013 Employability at Kent
What is Employability? ‘A set of attributes, skills and knowledge that all labour market participants should possess to ensure they have the capability of being effective in the workplace – to the benefit of themselves, their employer and the wider economy.’ (CBI, March 2009)
What employability skills are graduate recruiters looking for? Communication Report writing Team working Leadership Planning and organisation Project management Enterprise Problem Solving Reflection Adaptability Energy Drive and resilience Integrity Reliability Enthusiasm/passion Self awareness Confidence Contextual/cultural awareness Capacity to develop Numeracy Positive attitude Business and customer awareness Negotiation Skills
Developing these skills whilst at Kent The Careers and Employability Service Employability Points Kent Union Student Ambassador Scheme
Opening Hours Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Term-time & vacations (except at Christmas)
Speaking to someone Drop-ins: Monday to Friday 10:30am-12:30pm 2:00pm-4:00pm Booked appointments Pop in to arrange or call us on 01227 823299 School based Drop-ins Watch this space
Magazines Graduate directories Career Planning Guides Events Board Reference books Occupational Profiles University prospectuses The Careers Resource Library
Information booklets Making applications The Creative Job Search Interview Skills Career Planning Guides
Careers Employability Award on Moodle The Award covers: 1. Identifying your skills and how to “sell” these to employers. 2. Finding out which careers these relate to. 3. Preparing a quality CV and performing well at interview.
What do you have to do? http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/moodle.htm The module takes about 12 hours to complete But this can be done at your own pace Fantastic feedback from students who have completed the award You do this by completing: 9 quizzes 3 short assignments 1 feedback form
Careers and Employability Service Web Site: www.kent.ac.uk/ceswww.kent.ac.uk/ces
Careers Events Employability Week 4 th -8 th November Careers Fair Tuesday 5 th November, 12pm-3pm, Sports Centre Kent Opportunities Fair, Thursday 7 th November, 12pm-3pm, Eliot Hall
Keep up to date Follow us on twitter: @UniKentEmploy @UniKentCes Like our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/UKCES www.facebook.com/UKCES Employability blog http://unikentemploy.wordpress.com
Employability at Kent webpages www.kent.ac.uk/employability
Employability Points Get rewarded for your extracurricular activities! Over 300 rewards in 2012-2013 scheme from over 100 sponsor companies Internships, work experience, training experiences, placements, vouchers www.kent.ac.uk/employabilitypoints Get involved - Get rewarded!
Kent Union supports graduate employability in a number of ways - Offering Volunteering Opportunities Kent Student Certificate in Volunteering Stand Out training Employability and Volunteering Toolkit www.kentunion.co.uk/eandv Volunteering
Student Ambassador Scheme An opportunity to get involved in a range of challenging and rewarding placements and projects which are designed to help you develop skills to help you in your future your course Autumn application deadline: Midday, Friday 11 th October. For more information: www.kent.ac.uk/ambassadors www.twitter.com/unikentoutreach
Keep up to date www.kent.ac.uk/employability Follow us on twitter: @unikentemploy Like our Facebook page: University of Kent Student Employability Attend Careers events on campus: http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/casevents.htm
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