University of Kent
  • Employability

    The career prospects for our graduates are excellent. The School is placed 5th for graduate prospects in both The Guardian University Guide 2016 and the Complete University Guide 2017.
  • Advice

    It's important that students not only get a good degree in Economics, but that they prepare for life after university. The School offers support and advice on what to do after an Economics degree.
  • Placements and internships

    We encourage our students to gain valuable work experience while at university, whether it's a spring week, a summer internship or a year working in industry.
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Picure of Emily Fry

What did your role involve at HM Treasury?

The job involved producing economic reports on supply-side economic growth issues; leading on external engagement with academics and think tanks, in particular organising seminars and roundtables; and producing a monthly round-up of supply-side economic reports.

What was the most interesting aspect of your placement year?

The most interesting aspect was getting to

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City landscape with water inthe foregroundThe industrial placements programme enables students to spend a year in industry, including both manufacturing and the finance sector, as an integral part of their degree. Recently students have undertaken placements at the Bank of England, Government Economic Service, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and PwC. Students can transfer into this programme at any point during their first two years. The Year in Industry is taken between the second (Stage 2) and third years (Stage 3).

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The career prospects for graduates of the School of Economics at Kent are excellent. However, we live in a very competitive world. Students need to consider carefully what they want to do in the future and put in place a plan to achieve their ambitions. These pages provide information on how the School helps with employability and what career paths our recent graduates have followed.

students-studyingIt is important while you’re at Kent that you not only get a good degree in Economics but that you also get yourself ready for life after university. The School of Economics will support and advise you in thinking and deciding about what to do after your Economics degree at the University of Kent. We provide a number of talks and workshops on deciding what to do in the future and how to be successful in applying. In addition to one-to-one advice with academic and employability support staff, there are talks from alumni, outside employers and the Careers and Employability Service.

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Disha Bansal

School of Economics final-year student, Disha Bansal, was recently interviewed by the British Council after she represented the University of Kent at the 6th Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Challenge. KnowledgeWorks is a global competition for young entrepreneurs, held in the USA, and gained Disha worldwide recognition for her new business venture.

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