Careers and employability Faculty of Education & Health

Over 90 % of our graduates are productively engaged in employment within six months of graduation or have continued studying to a higher level.

What will I learn on my degree course that will be useful in today's job market?

All our students work towards entering good careers after they have completed their studies. Our placement schemes give students the skills and experience they need to improve their employability.

University link tutors and school mentors provide additional support to students throughout their placements and ensure that the training provided is of the highest standard.

We also offer subject enhancement courses (SKE) to prospective students who need to build up their subject knowledge and skills before they gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). SKE courses are intensive programmes accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership for Schools. They equip students with a greater depth of subject understanding which they will need in order to teach in a specialist subject area. SKEs are only available for students who have a PGCE place at a recognised UK-based university.

Where do our students work?

Our graduates have gone on to forge successful and rewarding careers with local government education authorities, museums, schools, colleges and training organisations

What careers support will I get? 

Throughout your degree programme you will be assigned to a personal tutoring group that will focus on your personal and professional development, and employability.

We work closely with the University's Employability and Careers Service (ECS) who assist students and recent graduates with their transition into graduate employment. Our support is available to students for up to two years after graduation.

Current placement links

We have excellent partnerships with local schools and Further Education colleges in Kent, Surrey and south east London and are continually developing new links.