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Employer Opportunities: Your guide to recruiting from King’s

We’ve recruited a number of students from King’s on to our graduate programmes. We’re interested in talented students applying to us with strong academics but just as important are their employability skills. Applicants who stand out are those who’ve done research and are well-prepared. As a leading employer of graduates, we recognise the important role played by King’s Careers & Employability and their professional skills programme, in producing high-calibre, motivated individuals who are ready to enter the world of professional services. - PricewaterhouseCoopers

Why King’s? Events

Career Guidance

The university’s career service, King’s Careers & Employability, is committed to hosting high quality events to increase the opportunity for inspiring students to speak face-to-face to employers and to create a personal touch within increasing impersonal recruitment processes.

Students at King’s have access to expert and professional guidance from a team of faculty-specific careers advisors. The students are not only advised on how to create an attractive and relevant CV or how to be an appealing and interesting interviewee, they are encouraged to stand out in the job market by increasing their employability through learning new skills and engaging in extra-curricular activities during their time at King’s.

As well as career fairs, which attract hundreds of passionate and motivated students, the events team here at the careers service also run sector specific series. These are brimming with seminars and workshops given by employers within the theme’s sector, giving our students the opportunity to ask specific questions, learn valuable employability skills, and gain the upper hand over the crowded talent pool.

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Careers Fairs


Developing employability


King’s Internships


Remote engagement


Other opportunities


Contact us


Further information | 3

Careers Fairs About King’s Careers Fairs give you the opportunity to meet hundreds of King’s students in one day. These are the students who are actively seeking your attention and are determined to get it. Before events, students are offered advice on how to get the most out of the events.

Details of fairs available to you can be found in the back pocket of this booklet.

Visit for more information.

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We have been so delighted with the calibre of King’s students over the years that we devote many hours to workshops, presentations and drop-in sessions in an effort to recruit the very best vacation students and trainees. - Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Developing employability About

King’s College London is one of the most respected universities in the country and consistently within the top 30 in the world (QS World University Rankings). Alongside excellent academics, students

must also build great employability skills. We therefore give them the opportunity to gain these skills so that you can be sure they will excel in your organisation.

Career Options Career insight talks, employer presentations etc.

Recruitment Training

Professional Skills

CV & application feedback, practice interviews, assessment centre training etc.

Industry-area specific presentations, networking sessions etc.

Contact us to get involved in helping to develop our students’ employability while simultaneously increasing your organisation’s profile on campus. 6 | Employer Opportunities | 7

Taking on a recent student or graduate through our King’s Internships scheme means that you get a fully managed service from a dedicated team of specialist staff, taking the guesswork out of your talent attraction process. In brief, we will: •

Help you develop a placement specification,

Promote your opportunity to our database of candidates,

Provide a short-list of quality,

pre-screened candidates for your selection, •

Support you and your chosen candidate over the course of the placement.

The programme is free of charge for employers to use, and you only pay the intern’s wage.

Internships are a great way to get an extra pair of hands in your organisation without the bureaucracy of hiring a permanent member of staff and at relatively low cost. For the student, it’s an invaluable opportunity to gain experience in an industry that they are passionate about. For you, it’s a hard worker and the chance to help the next generation of graduate job hunters.

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Accredited Internships Aside from the clear benefits of internships to all students, hosting an intern who is undertaking an internship as part of their degree programme can be of particular benefit to your organisation. By offering an internship opportunity to a student enrolled on the Internship Programme at King’s, your organisation is afforded the chance to •

Receive substantial and valuable contributions from motivated, committed and loyal students

Increase productivity and flexibility in staff deployment

Assess student potential for future employment

Increase awareness of current academic development in a particular discipline

Stimulate breakthrough ideas and new ways of thinking

Give back to the community

The Internship Programme team at King’s Careers & Employability will qualityassure the internship to ensure the student has the opportunity to practically apply their academic knowledge in alignment with their course of study.

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The students we recruit from King’s College London are well rounded and ambitious individuals who flourish in a corporate environment. - FDM Group

Remote engagement Promote your events We have numerous ways of promoting both on-campus and off-campus events which we welcome you to take advantage of.

Social media and online King’s Careers & Employability has a strong social media presence on Facebook and Twitter, and we also use school-based blogs to reach out to students. We even have a section of our website dedicated to employers’ off-campus events.

Display screens We use display screens around the university to highlight upcoming events. Contact the team to see which screens

your event will be shown on.

Email Students who are signed up to our King’s Alert newsletter receive a personalised email which you can target to students and recent graduates in a specific course, year of graduation, employment area of interest or language spoken.

Advertise vacancies

Vacancies for part-time jobs, full-time jobs and King’s Internships are advertised on the College’s online jobs board, JobOnline. Visit see it in action. | 11

Other opportunities About Here at King’s, we don’t want to restrict your engagement with students. We therefore offer as much variety as possible to keep students captivated by their career search.

Appointment with... King’s Careers & Employability knows the importance of one-on-one contact with your future career candidates. We therefore give you the opportunity to spend either half a day, or a full day, meeting students for usually 20 minutes each. Students who attend show real passion for your particular company, and want to know about your individual recruitment process, favoured CVs and interview advice.

Employer presentations Giving you the chance to promote your company and its graduate opportunities, employer presentations are an excellent way of making sure that when our

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students graduate, they think of your organisation. Our Careers Events team will be on hand to provide a meet-and-greet service, help meet your A/V needs and any other assistance you may require throughout your presentation.

TV advertising See our website for costs and details on using our televisions for a non-event advertisement. The screens are placed around our careers centre so you know the career focussed students will see it.

Bespoke promotions Let your recruitment creativity flourish and come on to campus with your own type of graduate engagement. With this kind of flexibility, you can really show off your organisation’s originality. We will tailor the cost to whatever it is you want to do whilst here at King’s, so a bespoke promotion can be a great value way of making your organisation stand out amongst our students. King’s Careers & Employability will even lend you their office to use as a base if you need it.

Deloitte has a long-standing relationship with King’s College London and we have a great number of alumni now working across our Audit, Tax, Consulting and Corporate Finance areas. We continue to work with the university and target King’s students due to the high-calibre of applications that we receive every year. We look forward to continuing to strengthen the relationship with the university over the coming academic year. - Deloitte

Contact us Book a place To book a place at most of our events, visit us online at and click ‘On Campus Activity’.


Social media @kingscareers

/kingscareers Email the Employer Liaison & Events team directly at

Telephone Call the Employer Liaison & Events team on 020 7848 7132 Call the Internships team on

King’s Careers & Employability send out a termly employers’ newsletter. The newsletter includes event reviews, commentary articles, news from across King’s and information on upcoming events. Let us know if you aren’t currently receiving this but would like to.

020 7848 1376

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. From all of us at King’s Careers & Employability, we look forward to working with you in the very near future.

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Further information

King’s Careers & Employability King’s College London Level 1, Macadam Building Surrey Street WC2R 2LS Tel: 020 7848 7132 Email:

King's Careers & Employability Employer Opportunites