Employability Week 2014 was a resounding success, with more than 5000 students attending the talks and workshops throughout the week. The inclement weather didn’t put too many students (or speakers!) off, despite the howling winds and torrential rain. Academic schools, professional service departments, students and external stakeholders came together to deliver the biggest week of employability events the university has ever seen.
The Careers Fair on Tuesday 4th saw nearly 2800 students meet with over 100 companies offering graduate, voluntary and work experience opportunities. It even featured in the Canterbury Times, on ITV.com and in the Thanet Gazette!
Students commented that there was a lot of variety in the companies exhibiting, they found it useful and informative, and were impressed with how engaging the employers were.
The inaugural Teaching Expo on Wednesday 5th welcomed around 20 teaching providers to meet with students, and there were talks about the routes into teaching, and the benefits of different schemes. The expo, which took place in Darwin Conference Suite, was well-attended and incredibly informative. Exhibitors were pleased with the conversations they had with students and graduates.
Another highlight of the week was Morgan Stanley’s assessment centre, which drew a crowd of over 60 to participate in hands-on experience of what goes on during their graduate recruitment.
Thank you to all the participants, speakers and staff who made Employability Week possible. Employers, please do get in touch if you would like to be involved in Employability Week 2015 – bookings are being taken now!