What makes our graduates successful?
The Guardian University Guide for 2018 put Kent in joint 6th place for "career after 6 months" out of all the computing departments in the UK. Our outstanding record of graduate employment is testimony to :
- innovative work placement schemes
- strong links with industry
- expertise in teaching
- reputation for providing top quality graduates.
- real consultancy experience at the KITC
We ensure our students are equipped with the skills and knowledge that make them highly attractive to potential employers. The high employment levels and well above average starting salaries of our graduates are testament to our success in achieving this.
We focus on programmes that provide skills relevant to employers with a good balance between theoretical studies and real-life applications. We also give our students the chance to gain work experience.
As well as providing a first-rate academic experience, we want you to be in a good position to face the demands of a tough economic environment. During your studies, you develop key transferable skills considered essential for a successful career.
Work experience gives you the edge
Employers are very keen to employ graduates who 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 California and Hong Kong. Well over half our students take up this option.
Valuable consultancy skills can be acquired by choosing to work in the unique KITC. Modules associated with the KITC allow you to gain academic credit whilst working on commercial consulting projects with local companies.
A wide choice of careers is open to you
Our graduates have launched their careers in many different sectors including finance and insurance, technology and IT, commerce, engineering, government, education, and health.
Possible careers include:
- software engineering
- applications programming
- mobile applications development
- project management
- systems analysis
- research and development
- web design and e-commerce
- teaching and lecturing.
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 KITC 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 post-graduation employment rate speaks for itself. Leading companies such as BAE Systems, Cisco, IBM, Disney, CitiGroup and BT are keen to employ our graduates, as are most of the organisations that take our placements students.