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Title: SECL CAREERS SESSION What do SECL graduates do?

Tim Reed Head of Careers
  • What is the Careers and Employability Service?
  • What skills do SECL graduates have?
  • What do SECL graduates do
  • the jobs they get
  • their typical employers
  • the further courses they study

What is the best career?

The Careers and Employability Service
  • Location
  • Staff
  • Opening times etc
  • Services facilities

Specific CES facilities
  • Reception Careers library
  • Options Leaflets free careers literature
  • Reference files, books postgraduate
  • IT facilities -
  • Alumni careers network
  • Careers Employability Module (CEM) on Moodle
  • Quick Query
  • Careers Guidance Interview
  • Talks presentations

Careers Presentations
  • Examples of Careers Talks
  • Interview Skills, CV Workshop, Choosing a Career
  • Careers in Politics, Getting a job in the Media,
    Applying for Teacher Training
  • Journalism Workshop, T.E.F.L. Presentation, Using
    languages Working in Europe
  • Postgraduate Study in the Humanities
  • Presentation by Deloitte
  • Presentations by BUNAC (i) Work in USA Canada
    (ii) Work in Australia New Zealand
  • Presentation by Pearson (summer internships)
  • Presentation by NHS
  • Presentation by PwC Commercial Awareness

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How to use the CES
  • Begin by doing some research
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  • Perhaps into yourself (ideas, interests,
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  • Then into your opportunities (use vacancy
    database, Directories)
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  • Attend talks/workshops/presentations etc
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  • Quick Query at CES
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  • 11 careers interview

SECL graduates skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Clear Logical thinking
  • Communication
  • Critical evaluation
  • Cultural awareness
  • Gathering, assessing and interpreting information
  • Languages
  • Literacy expression
  • Organising
  • Planning
  • Problem solving
  • Research
  • Working to deadlines

Employability skills
  • CES Moodle Resource
  • Employability Points
  • Global Skills Award
  • Kent Union Volunteering
  • CES Employability skills exercise

What do SECL graduates do?
  • What do they do in broad terms?
  • Jobs where the degree subjects are useful
  • Examples from University of Kent

What do Classical Archaeological Studies
graduates do?
Classics In broad terms (Kent 2001-2010) www.kent.
  • In broad terms
  • Employment 57.2
  • Further Study 27.5
  • Not Available 7.6
  • Unemployed 7.6

Employer comparison
  • Religious Studies
  • Classics
  • 27.2 Education
  • 19 Health Social Work
  • 16.2 Other community social services
  • 10.3 Retail
  • 9.6 Business research activities
  • 7.4 Public Administration
  • 5.9 Finance
  • 2.9 Manufacturing
  • 1.5 Others
  • 28.7 Business research activities
  • 17.5 Retail
  • 10.3 Other community social services
  • 7 Finance
  • 7 Manufacturing
  • 7 Public Administration
  • 6.3 Transport, storage communication
  • 5.4 Education
  • 4.5 Hotels restaurants
  • 3 Health Social Work

Jobs where Classics degree is useful www.prospects
  • Accountant
  • Administrator
  • Archivist
  • Civil Service Administrator
  • Diplomatic Service
  • Historic Buildings Inspector
  • Information Officer
  • Journalist
  • Librarian
  • Museum Work
  • Solicitor
  • Technical Author
  • University Teacher

What do RS graduates do?

RS In broad terms (Kent 2002-2010)
  • Employment 48.9
  • Further Study 40
  • Not available 7.8
  • Unemployed 3.3

Jobs where RS degree useful
  • Higher education lecturer (in theology/religious
    studies) - teaches academic or vocational
    subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate
    students from age 18 upwards. May also undertake
    research activities.
  • Further education lecturer (in theology/religious
    studies) - organises and teaches one or more
    subjects in a general or specialist college of
    FE, a tertiary college or a sixth form college.
  • Primary school teacher or secondary school
    teacher (religious education) - develops work and
    lesson plans and teaches in line with curriculum
  • Youth worker - promotes the personal, educational
    and social development of young people aged
    between 13 and 19, although in some cases this
    may be extended to those aged 11 to 13 and 19 to
  • Advice worker - provides free, impartial and
    confidential advice to clients on a wide range of
    issues. Some advice workers offer general
    guidance in several areas, such as debt, housing,
    employment, welfare and education, while others
    specialise in a particular area.
  • Social worker - works with people who have been
    socially excluded or who are experiencing crisis.
    Provides support to enable service users to help
    themselves and maintains professional
    relationships with service users, acting as
    guide, advocate or critical friend.
  • Charity officer - involves working for a
    charitable organisation. The role may involve
    project management, business development,
    finance, marketing, PR or a combination of tasks.
  • Civil Service administrator - contributes to the
    delivery of services of the different departments
    that make up the Civil Service, through duties
    such as research, compiling reports, working on
    policy documents.
  • Archivist - acquires, manages and maintains
    documents and other materials that have
    historical importance for individuals,
    organisations and nations.
  • Broadcast journalist - responsible for
    investigating, gathering and reporting on news
    and current affairs. Presents this information in
    a fair, balanced and accurate way through news
    bulletins, documentaries and other factual
    programmes for radio, television and online
  • Editorial assistant - provides assistance in all
    stages of the publication of books, journals,
    magazines and a broad range of publicity
    materials. Supports senior editorial staff with
    the administration of the commissioning, planning
    and production.

RS Skills
  • ability to research, analyse, interpret and
    synthesise different types of information
  • analytical ability and the capacity to formulate
    questions and solve problems
  • organisational and time management skills
  • presentation skills
  • teamwork and communication skills gained through
    tutorials and group work
  • writing skills, including accurate referencing
    and clarity of expression
  • ability to analyse texts and understand the
    meaning of complex written documents
  • empathy and imaginative insight while being
    tolerant of diverse opinion
  • ability to work methodically and accurately
  • independence of mind and initiative.

What do Philosophy graduates do?
What do Philosophy graduates do?
  • Vaclav Havel - former President of Czech Republic
  • Thomas Jefferson - former US President
  • Mark Kemp - VP MTV
  • Bruce Lee - martial arts actor
  • Terence Malick - film maker
  • Iris Murdoch - novelist
  • Pope John Paul II
  • Susan Sarandon - actress
  • Susan Sontag - writer

Woody Allen - film maker Ethan Coen - film
maker Umberto Eco - novelist Ken Follett -
writer Harrison Ford - actor Michael Frayn -
writer Philip Glass - composer Rudi Giuliani -
former mayor of New York
Philosophy in broad terms (Kent 2001-2010)
  • Employment 60.6
  • Further Study 28.7
  • Not Available 5.6
  • Unemployed 5.1

Jobs where Philosophy degree useful
  • Advertising Account Planner
  • Charities administrator
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Information Manager
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • IT Consultant
  • Journalist
  • Marketing Executive
  • Personnel Officer
  • Public Sector Administrator
  • Publishing Copy Editor
  • Solicitor
  • Systems Analyst/Systems Developer
  • Teacher

Jobs - Classical Archaeological Studies
  • EDUCATION HERITAGE Warden (Buckingham Palace),
    Communications Officer (KentUnion), Teacher
    (Astor of Hever School), Trainee Assistant
    Curator (Brent Council), Museum Assistant
    (Imperial War Museum), EFL Teacher
    (Banhanjamsaiwittya 3 School), Archaeological
    Site Asst (Essex County Council Archaeology
    Unit), English Teacher (University of Beijing)
  • INFO IT Data Support (KCC), Deputy Librarian
    (St. Paul's Girls School), Internet Administrator
    (Technicom), Library Assistant (Wickford
    Library), Technical Support (Management
    Networking), Trainee Librarian (Kennedys
  • MANAGEMENT FINANCE Branch Manager (Endsleigh
    Insurance), Account Manager (Lloyds TSB),
    Director (Folkestone Development Co), Management
    Trainee (Clinton Cards), Stock Manager (Marks
    Spencer), Graduate Transport Planner (Container
    Lift Services Ltd), Insurance Underwriter
  • RECRUITMENT Recruitment Consultant (x4) (Hays
    Accountancy Services, Recruitment Agency, Start
    Education Services, Mason Blake Ltd), Personnel
  • RETAIL MARKETING Bookseller (Waterstones),
    Sales Marketing Assistant (Merok Marine), Sales
    Assistant (McKays), Supervisor (Dillons),
    TeleSales/Marketing (Kelly's Bureau), Retail
    Management Trainee (Tesco), Merchandiser (Hi-Tech
  • GOVERNMENT Customs Officer (HM Revenue
    Customs), Waiting List Co-ordinator (Surrey
    Sussex NHS Trust), Administrator (MOD)

Jobs - Religious Studies
  • EDUCATION Learning Support Assistant (City
    College Brighton Hove ), Museum Assistant
    (Winchester City Council), Teacher Placement
    Service Asst (Council of International Schools),
    Teaching Assistant (Dane Court School), Teacher
    on Graduate Teacher Programme (Maplesden Noakes
    School), Library Assistant (University of Kent ),
    GTP Secondary School Teacher (Oxfordshire County
    Council), Secretary (University of Kent), SEN
    Teaching Asst (St. John Primary School), TEFL
    Teacher (Language School), English Teacher
    (International House)
  • MANAGEMENT FINANCE Trainee Pensions Adviser
    (Capital Hearts Heap), Assistant Manager (Odeon
    Cinemas Ltd), Arts Development Manager (Maidstone
    Council), Claims Advisor (Absolute Customer
    Management), Accounts Office Manager (Town
    Country Services), Assistant Manager (Winemark),
    Buyers Administrative Assistant (DCK
    Concessions), Graduate Trainee (Fidelity), Retail
    Management trainee (Oddbins), Textiles Team
    Leader (Marks Spencer)
  • WELFARE Social Work Assistant (Kent CC Social
    Services), Social Worker (Kent County Council),
    Training Administrator (Victim Support),
    Addiction Project Administrator (Addaction),
    Community Support Worker (LIFE),
  • CHURCH-RELATED Lay Minister (Church of England),
    Student Worker (City Church),

Jobs - Philosophy
  • ADMINISTRATION CLERICAL King's College London,
    Adecco, Halifax, AC Appointments, Housing Trust,
    NatWest, Help the Aged, Ealing Council, American
    Express, Thames Water, Camden Council, Crown
    Prosecution Service, JVC, Moss Bros, National
    Trust, Saga
  • EDUCATION WELFARE Care Worker (x3) - KCC,
    London Care plc, Day Centre Education Social
    Worker - Surrey CC EFL Teacher (in Greece (x2),
    Portugal, Japan (x2), England) Youth Worker -
    KCC Learning Support Assistant - Wiltshire Youth
    Development Service, Primary School (x2) Nursing
    Auxiliary - Crawley Hospital Youth Offenders
    Team Assistant - Grays Thurrock Council
    University of Kent (x3) - Library Assistant,
    Recruitment Co-ordinator, Schools Colleges
    Liaison Officer Drama Teacher - Stagecoach
    Theatre Arts
  • FINANCE Customer Services - Abbey National
    Revenue Assistant - HMRC Chartered Accountancy
    Trainee Admin - Financial Services Authority
    Swiftcall, Marketing Consultancy, Weatherseal
    Ltd, HMV, Argos, ITEL Networks, Aylesford Paper,
    Crabtree Evelyn, Waterstones Retail Management
    Trainees (x2) - Tomlinsons, Game
  • PRESS / MEDIA Editorial Asst - KM Group Media
    Analyst Press Officer Publishing Asst
    Publishing Editor Production Assistant Copy
    Editor PR Assistant - Socialist Workers Party
    Librarian - Guardian Newspaper Journalist
    Runner - BBC Production Intern - MTV Media
    Buyer - Advertising Agency Account Exec - PR Co
    Assistant Manager - Odeon Cinemas Media
    Researcher - Romeike
  • OTHER Air Traffic Controller, Legal Exec Trainee
    - Warners, Oxfam Volunteer, Projectionist -
    Cineworld, Charity Officer - Newham Music Trust,
    Assistant Radiographer - NHS

Courses - Classical Archaeological Studies
  • Bournemouth University - MA Screenwriting
  • CCCU - PGCE Primary (x2)
  • CCCU - PGCE Secondary History
  • CCCU - Diploma in Careers Guidance
  • Kent Medway Training SCITT - PGCE Secondary
  • Open University - Diploma in Classical Latin
  • UCL - MA Artefact Studies
  • UCL - MA Classics
  • UCL - MA Medieval Renaissance Studies
  • University of Bristol - MA Maritime Archaeology
  • University of Edinburgh - MA History of Art
  • University of Kent - MA
  • University of Kent - MA Archaeology (x2)
  • University of Kent - MA Archaeology of the
    Transmanche (x7)
  • University of Kent - MA Classical
    Archaeological Studies (x5)
  • University of Kent - MA Comparative Literature
  • University of Kent - MA Divinity and Culture
  • University of Kent - MA English American
    Literature (x2)
  • University of Kent - MA Medieval Tudor Studies
  • University of Kent - MA Minoan Archaeology
  • University of Kent - MA Praetorian Guard
    Julio-Claudian Emperors
  • University of Kent - MA Spartan Religious
  • University of Kent - MA War Media Modernity
  • University of Kent - MPhil Classical
    Archaeological Studies
  • University of Liverpool - MA Egyptology
  • University of Newcastle- MA Classics
  • UWE - PCGE Secondary

Courses - Religious Studies
  • Cambridge University (Homerton) - PGCE
  • Cambridge University - MA Classics
  • Brighton University - PGCE Religious St
  • CCCU - PGCE (x2)
  • CCCU - PGCE Primary (x3)
  • CCCU - PGCE Secondary
  • CCCU - PGCE Secondary RE (x9)
  • College of Law - Graduate Diploma Law
  • King's College - MA Classical Art Archaeology
  • Kings College London - MA Ancient History
  • Kings College - MA Philosophy
  • South London Consortium - SCITT Programme
  • UCL - MA Ancient History
  • University of East Anglia - PGCE Primary
  • University of Exeter - MA Theology
  • University of Exeter - PGCE Secondary RE
  • University of Greenwich - PGCE RS
  • University of Kent - MA Applied Theology (x2)
  • University of Kent - MA Cosmology
  • University of Kent - MPhil Theology RS
  • University of Kent - MA Archaeology (x4)
  • University of Kent - MA Archaeology of
  • University of Kent - MA Hellenic St (x3)
  • University of Kent - MA Medieval Early Modern
    St (x2)
  • University of Kent - MA by Research Classical
    Archaelogical St (x2)
  • University of Southampton - PGCE Secondary RE

Courses - Philosophy
  • MA Aesthetics - Southampton
  • MA Communication - Sorbonne (Paris)
  • MA English - Berlin, Essex, Kent
  • MA European Business - Royal Holloway
  • MA History of Art - Oxford
  • MA International Relations - Kent, Warwick
  • MA Law - Univ. of Bristol
  • MA Medieval St - Kings
  • MA Philosophy - Birkbeck, Kent (x many!), London,
  • MA Reasoning - University of Kent (x4)
  • MA Sociology - Kent
  • MA Theology - Kent
  • MBBS Medicine - Barts Hospital/London School of
  • MSc Computing - Brunel, Kent
  • MSc Digital Media Production - Oxford Brookes
  • MSc Marketing Management - Aston
  • MSc Middle East Politics - Birkbeck College
  • MSc Political Philosophy Edinburgh
  • MSc Political Theory - LSE
  • MPhil Philosophy - London
  • PG Dip PR - West Herts College
  • PG Dip Law - Bristol, Exeter, College Of Law
  • PG Dip Journalism - City, London School of
  • PGCE - Brighton, CCCU (x5), Chichester, Kings
    College London, St. Marys
  • PhD Philosophy - St Andrews

Longer-term prospects - SECL
  • Barrister - Self-employed
  • Business Librarian - Borough Council
  • Commissioning Editor - Academic Book Publisher
  • Director/Producer - Film Production Co
  • EFL Teacher - Hilderstone College
  • Manager - Community Health Trust
  • Marketing Assistant - Commercial Union
  • Producer/Presenter - BBC Radio Berkshire
  • PR Officer - Movement for Christian Democracy
  • Sub-Editor - The Independent Newspaper
  • Teacher - Secondary School
  • Tutor/Counsellor - Open University

Tim Reed Head of Careers