The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Excellent career prospects
What makes our graduates successful?
Our outstanding record of graduate employment is testimony to our innovative work placement schemes, our strong links with industry, our expertise in teaching and our reputation for providing top quality graduates. The Guardian league tables for 2013 put Kent in 5th place for "career after 6 months" out of all the computing departments in the UK.
Work experience gives you the edge
Employers are very keen to employ graduates who already have work experience. Our Year in Industry programme can provide real commercial experience with leading companies in the UK including IBM, Microsoft and Intel or overseas with our placement partners in Vienna and Hong Kong. More than half our students take up this option.
Valuable consultancy skills can be acquired by choosing to work in the unique Kent IT Clinic. Modules associated with the clinic allow you to gain academic credit whilst working on commercial consulting projects with local companies. Further professional qualifications can be gained while you study by becoming a Sun Certified Java Programmer and attaining professional BCS accreditation.
A wide choice of careers are open to you
Our graduates have gained employment in a wide range of areas including
Graduates have launched their careers in many different sectors including finance and insurance, technology and IT, commerce, engineering, government, education, and health.
The careers service of the university provides more details of the destinations of our former students.
What do employers think of our students?
Many companies provide placements for our Year in Industry students year after year and, similarly, our student consultants in the Kent IT Clinic continue to attract repeat business from satisfied customers. This is a clear indication that employers are impressed with the calibre of our undergraduate students.
Our high postgraduation employment rate speaks for itself. Leading companies like Ericsson Ltd, BAe Systems, JP Morgan Chase Bank and PWC Accountants are keen to employ our graduates as are most of the organisations who take our placements.
in the top 20 in the UK for job prospects - Guardian League tables 2011
What do our Year in Industry students say:
Ugochukwu Santos-Oputa (Computing and Business Administration with a Year in Industry) says:
" I knew that a decent salary would allow me to enjoy my year away from University, whilst also providing me with financial stability for my final year. However it became obvious during the first three months of my placement that in fact my salary was the bonus and the experience itself would become priceless. "
Tal Elgar (Computer Science with a Year in Industry) says:
" The year in industry was absolutely key to finding employment after university. "
Tal did his placement year with Intel and is now working for Intel as a vPro Product Specialist.