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We provide careers support to Kingston University students and recent graduates through a blend of hands-on, practical training and events combined with a focus on building strong relationships with major and local employers and alumni.
Find out more about how we can support your employment needs. Contact us to find out how we can help you develop your workforce and reach your recruitment goals.
There are a number of initiatives in place for employers who wish to raise their profile on campus, including sector-specific recruitment fairs, the opportunity to host your assessment day on campus, interviews on campus, and sponsorship of our activities and events.
We offer a tailored approach to on-campus activities and we would be happy to discuss your current needs. Please contact us for further information.
Our recruitment team can provide innovative solutions to help you meet your resourcing objectives. The team's expertise spans the public and private sector, including retail, finance, law, professional services, non-profit, IT, engineering, media, marketing, further education and the built environment. We can tailor our approach to your organisation's needs.
Kingston University's online jobs board, Handshake, provides a free-of-charge recruitment service to promote your paid vacancies to current students and graduates.
Depending on your needs, find out more about who you can recruit from Kingston University:
Kingston graduates have been provided with opportunities throughout their university career, to enhance their employability skills with part-time work, internships and placements which in turn ensures they are prepared for the 'real world'.
The benefits of hiring a Kingston graduate include:
We work closely with local, national and international business to ensure they reap the benefits of hiring a placement student. Our placement service is completely free and Kingston placement students can offer your business:
The placement offers Kingston students 'real world' exposure to work which provides huge benefits to the student, by enhancing their employability skills.
We recognise that a 12-month commitment may not suit all businesses, as a result we encourage shorter, flexible placements or internships that better suit your business needs.
70% of students who partake in a placement at Kingston secure a graduate role with that organisation after graduating.
An internship allows you to hire a student for a more flexible period. It often caters for short-term, intermittent, or project-based business need. This mutually beneficial approach to work is cost effective and flexible for the employer, while also offering vital exposure to specific sectors of interest for Kingston students.
We can advertise your part-time vacancies for free to thousands of Kingston students. Kingston has a high proportion of commuter students compared to other universities, so please take advantage of our ready-made commuters, who are highly motivated to start work.
In today's fast-moving, competitive, globalised world it has never been more important to build a global workforce. We regularly support employers who wish to recruit international students from Kingston University for graduate employment, internships, placements and part-time work. We can support employer recruitment needs for international students here in the UK, and in the students' countries of origin.
There are many benefits to employing an international student in your organisation here in the UK, and overseas in the students' home country.
Find out about the legal requirements for employing international students from the Home Office.
The part-time jobs fair and the summer opportunities fair are a great way to promote casual and flexible work opportunities within your organisation.
Many of our students are commuters and are looking for opportunities across London and Surrey. A stand at our fairs costs a small fee and many employers sign up students on the day as ready-picked motivated and enthusiastic workers.
For more information about the part-time jobs fair or the summer opportunities fair, please contact us.
We have an online jobs board – Handshake – to publicise part-time work, internships, placements and graduate jobs. This service is free of charge to employers. You will need to register and accept the terms and conditions before posting.
We offer a variety of ways for employers to raise their brand on campus. Recruitment fairs, Handshake, mentoring and sponsorship of our events are just a few ways you can profile your brand to our students. To discuss your individual needs please contact us.
We run specific subject, industry-driven recruitment fairs during the autumn term.
Yes. We operate with a unique structure: each faculty has an assigned employability consultant who is able to promote your opportunities directly to the specific students you require. Additionally, we organise subject-specific recruitment fairs during the autumn term.