Internships are not only a great addition to CVs but give a real insight into the world of work and can help decide on the career path you wish to follow. Graduates who have undertaken an internship whilst at University are three times more likely to get top jobs. We strongly encourage all our students to gain work experience whilst at University; whether it is a Spring Week or a longer summer internship. We are able to offer guidance and assistance on where to look for internships and the application procedure and the University of Kent offers a bursary to help with work experience expenses. A number of our students have received job offers following on from a summer internship.
My role at Deloitte involved providing tax consulting services by working with a variety of clients, across a wide range of industry sectors, from large multinational companies to entrepreneurs and other high net worth individuals. My responsibilities were keeping abreast of Tax Law; building quality client relationships; helping clients with practical advice that made a tangible difference to their profits; providing consulting advice on tax structuring; completing and filing VAT returns; liaising with authoritative and legal bodies on behalf of our clients.
The 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).
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.
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It 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.