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					     The University of Kent
Careers and Employability Service

    Electronics/CSE Careers




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Location of the Careers Service




        Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays including vacations.
 The Careers Web Site   www.kent.ac.uk/careers      is available 24/7
Skills gained on an
Electronics/CSE degree
 Gather and analyse relevant information from
  a wide variety of sources
• Identify and propose solutions to problems
• Work with others in the preparation and
  presentation of group work (group projects)
 Project management

 Technical skills
 Work independently (individual projects)

 Communicate with others in a clear and
  articulate manner
 Present ideas and arguments verbally in
  presentations and seminars, and informal
  discussions
What can I
do with an
Electronics/
CSE degree?




www.kent.ac.uk/careers/electronics.htm
Communications
   Radio, optoelectronic and microwave communication are all
    important here, and there are jobs with both equipment
    manufacturers and suppliers of services.
   BT www.groupbt.com/careers have a huge research site near
    Ipswich
   Thales www.thalesgroup.com
   Marconi www.marconi.com/graduate
   Vodafone www.vodafone.co.uk/graduates
   Roke Manor Research www.roke.co.uk Research Laboratory
    of Siemens specialising in communications
   Siemens www.siemens.co.uk
   HM Gov’t Communications Centre (HMGCC)
   GCHQ www.gchq.gov.uk Government Communications
    Headquarters - national intelligence and security
Defence
   BAe Systems www.baesystems.com global aerospace
    and defence. A major recruiter of UKC graduates. Large
    site at Rochester in Kent.
   QinetiQ www.qinetiq.com formerly the Defence
    Evaluation and Research Agency (an agency of the
    Ministry of Defence) - big recruiter of physicists,
    especially at its Malvern Laboratory
   Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
    Fort Halstead (Sevenoaks, Kent), Farnborough, Porton
    Down near Salisbury, Portsdown West near Portsmouth
    www.dstl.gov.uk/careers/index.htm
   DESG www.desg.mod.uk Defence Engineering and
    Science Group - big recruiters of Engineers and Scientist
    graduates. Part of the Ministry of Defence
Computing
   A popular area for CSE graduates.
    Employers include:
   Tessella www.tessella.co.uk developer
    of Scientific Software - recruits scientific
    programmers
   LogicaCMG www.logicacmg.com
    computer consultancy.
   IBM www-5.ibm.com/uk
   Accenture ATS
Other Employers

   Delphi Diesel
   BBC www.bbc.co.uk/jobs
   Philips Research www.philips.com
   Intel www.intel.com/jobs
   National Air Traffic Services

 PARETO LAW & Metamorphose
 - technical sales
Postgraduate Study
   Over 30% of Kent Electronics/CSE
    graduates continue to postgraduate
    study
   MSc – 1 year
   PhD - 3 years
   Teacher training – 1 year
    (bursaries available)
   Talk: Thurs. 8th Nov. 1 pm, KLT5
    POSTGRADUATE STUDY IN SCIENCE
    AND I.T
One third of graduate jobs
accept any degree subject.
BECAUSE:                      Marketing and
 Learn new skills
                               Sales
  quickly                     Retailing
 Analyse & solve
                              Social Work
  problems                    Personnel
 Communicate well            Civil Service
 Open to new ideas,
                              Accountancy
  adaptable and flexible      Banking
 “Managers of change”        Computing
CHOOSING A CAREER
   Choosing a Career Booklet -
    available in Careers Service.
   Prospects Planner - powerful
    career choice program in Careers
    Service. Also cut down web version
    at www.prospects.ac.uk/links/PPlanner
    Vacancy Sources
   Kent Vacancy Database
    www.kent.ac.uk/careers/jobs/index.htm
   Gradcracker www.gradcracker.com
    (excellent - here today!)
   Prospects Web www.prospects.ac.uk
   Careers Fairs
   Target/Inside Careers Directories
   Recruitment Agencies
   Speculative CVs to IT Employers
   Kent Employers
    www.kent.ac.uk/careers/kentopps.htm
Action plan
 Attend Careers Service talks – check
  our web site.
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/casevents.htm
 Prepare a high quality CV

 Check you campus emails regularly

 Apply NOW for big companies.

 We will help for 3 years after
  graduation
Bruce Woodcock
    Normally on duty FRIDAY
     MORNINGS (10.30 am - 12.30 pm)
     and WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS
     (2 to 4 pm). You don’t need to book
     an appointment to see me at these
     times.
    Email: bw@kent.ac.uk - for enquires
     that I can answer BRIEFLY!
 The University of Kent
Careers Advisory Service




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