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									 The University of Kent
Careers Advisory Service

      Physics Careers
 You can download a copy of
     this presentation at
  www.kent.ac.uk/careers/slides.htm
            Bruce Woodcock
   Normally on duty TUESDAY MORNINGS
    (10.30 am - 12.30 pm) and WEDNESDAY
    AND FRIDAY AFTERNOONS (2.00 - 5.00 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!
Location of the Careers Service
The Careers Advisory Service
OPENING HOURS
   9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
   These opening hours apply in both
    term-time and vacations (except at
    Christmas).
   Remember that the Careers Web Site is
    available 24/7
Inside the Careers Centre
Careers Web Site
 www.kent.ac.uk/careers
Physics Employers
   Industry BAe Systems, Thales, Rolls Royce, Roke
    Manor Research
   Nuclear Power - AEA Technology, BNFL, British
    Energy, Powergen, National Radiological Protection
    Board
   Hospitals – Medical physics
   Defence - Qinetiq, DESG, GCHQ, AWE
   Space - Astrium, European Space Agency
   Computing - Logica, IBM, Tessella, Aligent
   Geophysics - Western Geophysical, Gardline Surveys
   Other - British Antarctic Survey, CERN, Met. Office
VACANCIES
Kent Jobs Database
 www.kent.ac.uk/careers/jobs
 I will email summaries of these to
 you in final year.
Campus Talks
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/casevents.htm
      Physics Jobs
   Research & Development
   Clinical Scientists
   Science Teaching
   Information Scientist
   Patent Examiner
   Patent Agent
   Scientific Administrator
   Technical Author, Science
    Journalist & Medical
    Writer
   Many physicists jobs don’t have
    the job title “physicist”.
   You may be called a development
    engineer, systems engineer,
    materials scientist, support
    analyst, clinical scientist,
    meteorologist etc.
What can I do with my
degree subject?
   What graduates in your subject did
    after leaving Kent
   Jobs related to your subject
   Employers and vacancy sources

    www.kent.ac.uk/careers/degreein.htm
    Jobs outside Science
Science graduates are attractive to many
 employers outside science because of
 their:
 Ability to analyse information in a
 logical way
 Investigative and problem solving
 skills.
 Numeracy
 IT skills
    One third of graduate jobs
    accept any degree subject.
BECAUSE:                      Accountancy
 Learn new skills            Banking
  quickly                     Computing
 Analyse & solve             Marketing and Sales
  problems                    Retailing
 Communicate well            Social Work
 Open to new ideas,          Personnel
  adaptable and flexible      Civil Service
 “Managers of change”        Teaching
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
       Physics Vacancy Sources
   Kent University Vacancies Lists
    www.kent.ac.uk/careers/vaclist.htm
    I will email summaries of these to you in final year.
   Prospects Web www.prospects.ac.uk
   Science Recruitment Agencies - some offer
    temporary laboratory work in vacations.
    www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sitephar.htm#agencies
   Directories GET, Prospects
   New Scientist www.newscientistgraduate.com
   Speculative CVs use directories such as Pharmafile
    (on reference in Careers Centre)
    VACATION WORK
   Careers News Work Experience
    Bulletin - produced every month.
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/vacwork.htm
   Sandwich placements
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/placements.htm
    Science vacation work
 Science Recruitment Agencies
      www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sitephar.htm#agencies
 www.gradcracker.com

 Lots of engineering placements – some suitable for
physicists
 Speculative CVs to firms in your area
    If you can’t get a science
    placement ………
   Do something outside science that
    develops your teamworking/organising/
    problem-solving skills
   BUNAC www.bunac.org.uk Summer work
    in the USA, Canada, Australia, Jamaica
    and Ghana
   Camp America www.campamerica.co.uk
   Camp Counsellors USA and Work
    Experience USA www.ccusa.com
   CIEE www.ciee.org work experience in
    the USA, Canada, Australia and NZ
  EXAMPLE PHYSICS CV
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/cv/cvexamples.htm
Postgraduate Study
   Over 30% of Kent Physics
    graduates continue to
    postgraduate study
   MSc/M.Res – 1 year
   PhD - 3 years
   Teacher training – 1 year
   Medicine/radiography/
    physiotherapy
CAREER PLAN
   TRY TO GET A GOOD DEGREE. Many
    employers require an Upper Second degree
    (2:1)
   PREPARE A HIGH QUALITY CV. It will save
    you time in your busy final year. Get it
    checked by the Duty Careers Adviser
   GET A SUMMER VACATION JOB to add
    skills to your CV.
   START TO DECIDE WHICH JOB OR
    POSTGRADUATE STUDY you want to aim for
    in your final year.
Other points
   Check you campus emails regularly
    as I will send you emails on vacation
    work, careers talks, vacancies etc.
   Get actively involved in university
    life so you have evidence of teamwork,
    organising, leadership etc. skills for
    your CV.
   Apply early in your final year –
    closing dates are often in the first term.
 The University of Kent
Careers Advisory Service



You can download a copy of
    this presentation at
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/slides.htm

								
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