Careers and employability support for graduates

If you've graduated from Kingston University within the last two years you remain eligible for support from the Careers and Employability Service.

Graduate Support Package

To gain tailored support we recommend signing up to the Graduate Support Package where you will gain access to:

  • A Careers and Employability Adviser who will support you to explore career options, find jobs, prepare for interviews and more.
  • Kingston-exclusive graduate internships.
  • The Graduate Development Programme, a tailored e-learning programme designed to support you to transition from student to graduate.
  • The Graduate Careers Connections informal mentoring programme, designed to connect you to professionals working across a range of sectors for advice, networks and support.
  • Brand new for summer 2021: Kingston University and Santander Universities have come together to offer a £5,000 award to a Kingston graduate (2021 or 2020) who registers for one of the University's graduate-focused activities. Find out more about the award on the Santander Scholarships Skills page.

Career resources

As a graduate you can also access a huge range of helpful career resources via our Handshake and Career Zone platforms.

Handshake

Some of the resources available on Handshake include:

  • Jobs, internships and placements
  • Workshops and webinars
  • Employer directory
  • Appointment booking.

Career Zone

Within the Career Zone you will be able to:

  • Discover career possibilities
  • Search for jobs
  • Create an effective CV
  • Access the CV360 tool to help you optimise your CV against Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software which is used by over 70% of recruiters
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Develop resilience
Kingston Alumni

Kingston Alumni

Don't forget that when you graduate from Kingston University you become part of Kingston Alumni, a global community that brings with it a wide range of benefits.

Thinking of postgraduate study?

If you are thinking about doing postgraduate study after your first degree, it is important to find a postgraduate course that is right for you.

You can discuss your postgraduate study options with a Career Adviser, who will also be able to support you with the application process once your decision has been made.

To make an appointment to speak to an adviser, please email us at careers@kingston.ac.uk.

Contact the Careers and Employability team

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you, please contact us via email at careers@kingston.ac.uk 

Careers and Employability team
Room JG0004
John Galsworthy Building
Penrhyn Road
Kingston
KT1 2EE