Choosing a Career - University of Kent

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SSPSSR
CAREERS SESSION
Tim Reed T.M.Reed@kent.ac.uk
Careers Advisory Service
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/slides.htm
What is the Careers Advisory Service?
What do SSPSSR graduates do?
What is the ideal job?
The Careers Advisory Service
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Location
Staff
Opening times etc
Services & facilities
Specific CAS facilities
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computer-aided guidance
quick queries
careers interviews
job vacancy database
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/jobs/index.htm
careers library
Careers Library
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Reception
Reference information
Postgraduate prospectuses
DVDs, CDs, online PCs, free careers
literature etc …..
And also:
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Newspapers
Careers booklets
Alumni careers network
Talks & presentations
Careers Presentations
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/casevents.htm
Examples of Careers Talks
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Interview Skills
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Careers in Politics
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Choosing a Career
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CV Workshop
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Getting a job in the Media
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Applying for Teacher Training
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Journalism Workshop
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T.E.F.L. Presentation
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Using languages & Working in Europe
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Presentation by Deloitte
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Presentations by BUNAC: (i) Work in USA & Canada (ii) Work in Australia & New Zealand
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Visit by Army
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Presentation by Pearson (summer internships)
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Presentation by NHS
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Presentation by PwC: Commercial Awareness
How to use the CAS
Begin by doing some research
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Perhaps into yourself (ideas, interests, preferences)
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Then into your opportunities (use Directories, vacancy lists)
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Use IT: CAS website & PROSPECT PLANNER
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Attend talks/workshops/presentations etc
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Quick Query at CAS
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1:1 careers interview
What do SSPSSR graduates do?
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What do they do in broad terms?
Occupations where the subjects are useful
Transferable Skills
Examples from University of Kent
In broad terms KENT SSPSSR 2004-09
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/fdrbases/destinations.htm
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Employment 70.3%
Further Study 17.2%
Not available 6.8%
Seeking employment 5.7%
SOCIAL POLICY - comparison
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Study
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Unemp
SSPSSR Employers
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Criminal Justice system
Education
Finance
Health & Social Work
Other community, social & personal services
Property, business & research activities
Government, Public Administration & Policy
Retail
Transport, storage & communication
Others …..
Jobs where SSPSSR degree useful
www.prospects.ac.uk
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Adult Guidance Worker
Arts Administrator
Community Development Worker
Further Education Lecturer
Housing Adviser/Manager
HR Manager
Police Officer
Prison Officer
Probation Officer
Public Sector Administrator
School Teacher
Social Researcher
Social Worker
Solicitor
University Lecturer/Researcher
Youth Worker
“ANY” DISCIPLINE CAREERS
Advertising
Armed Forces
Arts admin
Broadcasting
Central & Local Gov’t
Charity Work
Computing/IT
Finance
Fire Service
Guidance/Counselling
Info Management/Museums
Journalism
Law
Marketing/Sales
Management Consultancy
NHS Management
Personnel
Production Management
Public Relations
Publishing
Purchasing
Retail
Self-employment
Social Work
TEFL
Teaching
Tourism
Transport
GRADUATE SALARIES 2010
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Arcadia £17,500 - £23,000 + 25% store discount
Probation Service approx. £19,000
AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) from £21,500 + final salary
pension
Asda £23,000
Sainsbury’s £23,000 - £25,000
MI5 £23,500 + benefits - varies by function!
Marks & Spencer £24,000+
Police (HPDS) £24,675 after initial training
Reckitt Benckiser £26,000 - £28,000
Unilever £26,500
Civil Service up to £27,000
Lloyd’s £28,000 - £31,000
Mars £29,000 +
Royal Navy £29,006 + £12,000 joining bonus
ExxonMobil £33,000+
Linklaters £37,400
Aldi £40,000 - £60,000 (after 3yrs) + fully expensed Audi A4
Transferable skills
Analytical skills
Literacy & Expression
Clear & Logical thinking
Organising
Communication
Planning
Problem solving
Critical evaluation
Research
Gathering, assessing and interpreting
information
Working to deadlines
Jobs - Criminology
Criminal Justice-related
Education & Cultural
Cambridgeshire Constabulary-Community Safety
Admin Asst
Centre for Social Justice-Intern/Researcher
Gepp & Sons Solicitors-New Business Conveyancing
Her Majesty's Court Service-Court Clerk
Kent Police-Crime Reduction Clerk
Kent Police-Police Officer
Kent Police-Police Officer
Metropolitan Police-Police Officer
Ministry of Justice-Admin
Ministry of Justice-Admin. Officer
Northern Trust-Fraud Investigator
Northumbria Police-Administrator
Pitman Solicitors-Receptionist
Surrey Police-Crime Management Unit Officer
Youth Justice Board-Strategy Support Officer
British Library-Library Assistant
Canterbury College-Student Activities Assistant
Hadlow College-Student co-ordinator
Hill Mead Primary School-Clerical Officer
Minster College-Learning Mentor
Reading University-Temp
Finance
Chaucer Insurance-Claims Admin
HSBC-IT PA
Lloyds TSB-Cashier/Customer Assistant
RBS-Assistant Corporate Documentation Manager
RBS-Business Relationship Manager
The Valuation Office Agency-Chartered Accountancy
Trainee
Health & Welfare
Childline-Caller
Ealing Hospital NHS Trust-Clinical Audit Assistant
Kent Social Services-Personal Support Worker
The Leap-Community Worker
National Centre for Young People with EpilepsyResidential Support Worker
New Horizons-Support Worker
NHS Princess of Wales Hospital-Admin Assistant
NHS Professionals-NHS Admin Temp
NHS-Receptionist
Surrey Council-Employment Support Officer
Sutton Ramp Events Ltd-Admin & Volunteer Co-ordinator
Youth Services/East London University-Youth Worker/MA
Youth Work
Public Sector
Maidstone Borough Council-Performance Monitor
Medway Council-Trainee Duty Manager
Seetec-Employment Consultant
Jobs - Social Policy
Administrative
Administrator - Civil Service
Admin Officer - Intex
Administrative Assistant - Pensions Mgt Inst
Caseworker - House of Commons
Finance
Chartered Accountancy Trainee
Derivatives Administrator - Investment Bank
Financial Services - Hastings Borough Council
Insolvency Investigator - Employment Dept.
Management Trainee - RBS
Payroll Officer - 3663
Revenue Officer - Inland Revenue
Trainee Underwriter - Insurance Co.
Housing
Customer Services - Swale Housing Assoc
Housing Adviser – Dover District Council
Housing Officer - English Churches
Homeless Officer - Swale Council
Rural Housing Enabler - Sussex Rural CC
Human Resources
Equal Opportunities Officer - Benefits Agency
HR Administrator - Ealing Housing Association
HR Assistant - NHS
Recruitment Executive – Capita, JP Gray
Libraries/Education
Archive Assistant - Birmingham City Library
Development Officer - University of Greenwich
Library Assistant - Kingston University
NVQ Learning Support Tutor - Mid-Kent College
Research Assistant - University of Kent
Media
Actress/Model - Ad Agencies/TV Co's
Assistant Editor - IPC Media Ltd
Exhibitions Organiser - PR Company
Information Officer - Age Concern
Marketing Assistant - BBC
PR & Marketing Officer - Rolex
Jobs - Social Policy
Management
Chalet Manager – Ski World
Committee Services Mgr - Milton Keynes Council
Management trainee - Stagecoach plc
Manageress - Espresso Deli Café Bar
Manager - Six Continents Hotels
Managing Director - Enchanted Sun Ltd
Project Mgt trainee - Swan Housing Assoc
Restaurant Manager - Dominoes Pizza
Trainee Manager - Enterprise Rent A Car
Retail
Bookseller - Borders UK
Buyer - Retail
Customer Service Asst - Morrison
Customer Services Manager - J. Sainsbury
Deputy Manager - Laura Ashley
Junior Retail Manager - Monsoon
Management Trainee - J. Sainsbury
Merchandiser - BhS
Retail Manager - Next
Training Officer - M&S
Social/Welfare
Care Management Asst - Surrey CC
Care Manager - Cambridge Soc Services
Community Care Worker - All Seasons
Co-ordinator - Cool Catz Parents Group
Crime Management Unit Officer - Surrey Police
Intern/Researcher - Centre for Social Justice
Police Officer (x2) - Kent Police, Met Police
Prison Officer - HM Prison Service (x2)
Revenue & Benefits - Thanet District Council
Social Work Assistant - Kent C.C.
Social Work Trainee - Suffolk County Council
Strategy Support Officer - Youth Justice Board
Support Assistant - St. Martin's Hospital
Victim Liaison Officer - West Kent Mediation
Youth Worker - KCC
Other
Air Hostess - British Airways
Communications Officer - Kent Police
Computing Consultant - IBM
Court Liaison Officer - Insolvency Service
Trading Standards Officer - KCC
Jobs - Sociology
Education/Health/Social/Welfare
Admissions Assistant - Kingston University
Caseworker - Kent Police
Clinical Auditor - Addenbrooks Hospital
Employment Support Officer - Surrey Council
English Teacher – Japan
Language Assistant - British Council
Learning Support Assistant - The PACE Centre
Learning Support Assistant - Parkside Primary School
Nurse (x2) - Buckland Hospital, S.E.Kent Health Authority
Paralegal - Jameson & Hill
Personal Adviser (Trainee) - Connexions
Police Constable - Thames Valley Police
Police Officer - Kent Police
Police Officer - Metropolitan Police
Prison Officer - HM Prison Service
Project Worker - Stonham Housing Association
Residential Support Worker - National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy
Social Worker - East Sussex Social Services
Student Activities Assistant - Canterbury College
Support Worker - Caretech
Teaching Assistant - Orchard Special School
Teaching Assistant - Thomas Tallis Secondary School
Volunteer - VSO, Nepal
Women's Officer - University of Kent Students’ Union
Youth Inclusion Officer - YMCA
Jobs - Sociology
Graduate Trainee
Editorial Assistant - Hotcourses Ltd
Graduate trainee - Siemens
Graduate trainee Manager – Somerfield
Library Assistant - Kingston University
Management trainee - Abbey National plc
Management trainee - Royal Bank of Scotland
Trainee Internal Auditor - Guildford Borough Council
Trainee Marketing Manager - Godfrey Davis
Trainee Manager - Majestic Wine Warehouse
Trainee Probation Officer - National Probation Service
Sales/Marketing
Assistant Manager - J Sainsbury
Marketing Executive - Rainmaker
Market Researcher - Market Research Org
Sales Assistant - Marks & Spencer
Sales Consultant - The Shoe Studio Group
Admin/Clerical
Personal Assistant - Dobson Makepak Ltd
Office Manager - David Taylor Design Co
Admin/Secretarial - Morley College
Admin Assistant - Prince of Wales Hospital
Admin Assistant - Sony UK
Admin Officer - Pantiles Business Park
Administration - Kent County Constabulary
Admin/Finance - Venture Finance
Admin Assistant - British Red Cross
Other
Control Assistant - Kent County Council
Learn Direct Adviser - NHS
Library Assistant - Getty Images
RAF Officer - RAF
Recruitment Consultant - Hayes Personnel
Researcher - Railway Forum
Restaurant Superviser - Oaks
Courses - Criminology
BSc Mental Health - Canterbury Christ Church University
Counselling Certificate - South Downs College
Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) - BPP Law School
Graduate Diploma in Law - College of Law
Graduate Diploma in Law - College of Law
MA Criminology - Kings College London
MA Criminology - University of Kent
MA Criminology - University of Kent
MA Criminology - University of Kent
MA Criminology - University of Kent
MA Criminology - University of Kent
MA Criminology - University of Kent
MSc Psychology - University of Hertfordshire
PGCE - Canterbury Christ Church University
PGCE - Canterbury Christ Church University
PGCE Primary - UWIC Cardiff
PGCE Primary - Roehampton University
PGCE - Unknown
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology - East London University
Courses - Social Policy
Certificate in Counselling - South Kent College
Dip/MA Careers Guidance - Reading
Graduate Diploma in Law - College of Law, London
Legal Secretaries Course - COMSEC
LLM Criminal Justice - Kent (x2)
MA Criminology – Kent, Nottingham
MA Development Studies - Sorbonne, Paris
MA Gender Studies - Leeds
MA Health Studies - Kent (x7)
MA Personnel & Development - Westminster
MA Politics - UEA
MA Social Policy - UEA
MA Social Research Methods - Kent
MA in Social Work - Warwick
MA Training & HR - Warwick
MBA (x2) - Kent, University of Wales (Cardiff)
MSc Social Policy - LSE
MSc Social Research - Surrey
MPhil Social Policy - Kent
PGCE (x10) - Canterbury Christ Church (x5), Goldsmiths, Bristol, London Institute
of Education, Roehampton, other
Postgraduate Cert in IT - Lancaster
Courses - Sociology
Graduate Diploma in Law - College of Law (x3)
MA Criminology - Middlesex University
MA Criminology - University of Kent
MA Development Studies - Sorbonne, Paris
MA European CLS - University of Kent
MA Gender Studies - University of Leeds
MA International Conflict Analysis - University of Kent
MA International Relations (BS) - University of Kent
MA Propaganda Persuasion & History - University of Kent
MA Social Work - Canterbury Christ Church University (x3)
MA Sociology - University of Kent (x7), Egyptian University, University of Brighton, University of
Reading
MSc Development Studies - SOAS
MSc Media & Communication - Goldsmith's College
MSc Medical Sociology - Royal Holloway (x2)
MSc Social Research - University of Kent
MBA (x2) - Swansea Institute, University of Kent
PGCE Citizenship - Newman College, Canterbury Christ Church University
PGCE (Secondary) - Canterbury Christ Church University (x3)
PGCE (Primary) - Canterbury Christ Church (x4), Greenwich University, University of
Chichester
PGCert in Mental Health Nursing - City University
TEFL course - Hastings College
Diploma in Public Relations - London School of PR
CAS Resources
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Alumni Careers Network
Employer Files
Occupational Files
Occupational Profiles
Prospects Postgraduate Directory
Prospect Planner - generates job ideas
Prospectuses
Your degree in …. What Next? (Options leaflet)
Careers Presentations
Careers Website www.kent.ac.uk/careers/SocialPolicyWeb.htm
SSPSSR
CAREERS SESSION
Tim Reed T.M.Reed@kent.ac.uk
Careers Advisory Service
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/slides.htm
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