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King's Employer Engagement


Our team collaborate and partner with organisations across the world, using specialist knowledge across a range of industries to assist organisations in reaching our world-class students and graduates.

We are dedicated to understanding your specific recruitment needs, working with you to build a customised strategy for engagement at King's. 

  • Our industry-aligned Employer Relations & Development team will oversee your relationship and help build your campaign, working with a named account manager if your organisation falls into our target clusters.
  • Our Events & Experiential Learning team oversee the delivery of our core events, including careers fairs, presentations and skills activities and will help to coordinate and implement your activity.
  • Our King's Internships team can help you engage directly with one of our four internships programmes
  • Our Global Placements team provides links to faculty, developing year-in-industry placement opportunities for students in King's Business School and the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences.
Senior Leadership
Head of Employer Engagement and Employer, Industry & HEI Relations Service Lead

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Andrew Wright
+44 (0)20 7848 5778
+44 (0)73 8704 9748

Andrew leads the strategic planning, development and oversight of a portfolio of employer engagement functions spanning across King's, including oversight of all employer relations and business development, events and internships in the UK and internationally, together with growing areas of experiential learning and student placements.

Additionally, as Employer, Industry & Higher Education Institution Relations Service Lead across King's, he chairs the Employer, Industry & HEI Relations Service Management Group, focussing on supporting internal stakeholders and academic colleagues to deliver world-class partnerships with external partners including developing King's strategy and associated infrastructure for relations with industry and other higher education institutions globally.

Working with a variety of organisations, industry bodies and stakeholders he ensures our partners are kept abreast of news and developments and that King's remains a top target for employers around the world.  He sits on a number of King's committees, including the King's Local Partners Oversight Group and is Co-Chair of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) Employer Engagement Task Group and inaugural chair of the Russell Group Employer Engagement Heads Forum.

Andrew has extensive knowledge of key international markets including China and Europe, with a specialist interest in careers and entry-level recruitment in North America, where he has worked in numerous cities. He studied a PGCert in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education from the University of London, and regularly delivers on our Future Advantage series for current students, including specialist workshops for students from China, India, the United States and Europe.

Employer Relations & Development
Employer Relations & Development Manager

Phil Hardcastle
+44 (0)20 7848 5836

Phil oversees our core relationships with employers and is responsible for business development and account management in the UK and internationally.

He also looks after our recruitment and advertising services including the King's CareerConnect vacancy board, targeted emails and sponsorship as well as managing employer input to our Future Advantage workshops and leads our development of services in China.


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Employer Relations & Development Adviser - Technology & Industrials

Ardy Cheung
+44 (0)20 7848 0602
For all enquiries from organisations in the following sectors:
  • Manufacuring & Engineering
  • Technology, Telecoms & Data
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Transport & Logistics


Employer Relations & Development Adviser - Legal & Multilaterals

James Pritchard
+44 (0)20 7848 7125
For all enquiries from organisations in the following sectors:
  • Solicitors & Barristers
  • Multilateral Organisations
  • Trademark & Patent Attorneys
  • Political Risk
Employer Relations & Development Adviser - Public & Third Sectors

Melissa Larkin
+44 (0)20 7848 7342
For all enquiries from organisations in the following sectors:
  • Local & National Government
  • Public Policy & Think Tanks
  • Education & Teaching
  • International Development & NGOs
Employer Relations & Development Adviser - Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

Parm Sahota
+44 (0)20 7848 0613
For all enquiries from organisations in the following sectors:
  • Public & Private Health
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Bioscience & Biotechnology
  • Medical Research
  • Health Policy & Communications

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Employer Relations & Development Adviser - King's Business School

Markus Stretz

+44 (0)20 7848 5790
Markus works specifically to build relationships with employers of interest to students and graduates from King's Business School.
He is also the lead for much of our engagement with:
  • Accountancy & Audit
  • Asset & Wealth Management
  • Consultancy
  • Investment & Brokerage
  • Investment Banking
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Employer Relations & Development Adviser - Diversified Sectors

Kalina Zlatkova
+44 (0)20 7848 5861
For all enquiries from organisations in the following sectors:
  • Consumer, Retail & FMCGs
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Media, Journalism & Publishing
  • PR & Communications
  • Public Affairs


Employer Relations & Development Adviser - Maternity Leave

Rebecca Barlow

On maternity leave until January 2020

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Events & Experiential Learning
Events & Experiential Learning Manager

Jonathan Goodliffe
+44 (0)20 7848 7131

Jonathan manages the development and delivery of our core events provision and Future Advantage series, implementing an innovative programme of activity engaging employers, students and graduates.

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Employer Events Officer

Fiona Simpson
+44 (0)20 7848 7132
Fiona looks after the coordination and logistics for our varied events programme including leading on our employer promotions, presentations and careers cafés.
King's Internships
King's Internships Manager

Cristiane Lima
+44 (0)20 7848 2561

As King's Internships Manager, Cris is leading the redevelopment of our evolving portfolio supporting students and employers to develop opportunities as well as leading our broader engagement with SMEs and start-up businesses.

Accredited Internships Programme

Nick Elliott

Accredited Internships Adviser
+44 (0)20 7848 7359
Nick works with academics and students overseeing the development and delivery of our credit-bearing Accredited Internships Programme, embedded into academic programmes across King's.

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Position Vacant

King's Internships Adviser
This role works with students to discover and action their own internship learning and with employers building capacity to assist students in their career decison-making.

Position Vacant

King's Internships Adviser
This role works with students to discover and action their own internship learning and with employers building capacity for bespoke opportunites for under-represented groups.
Postgraduate Researchers & Doctoral Training Partnerships

Jeremy Wong

Postgraduate Researchers Project Officer
Days Vary
This role is reviewing collaboration and opportunity for specialist internships as part of our work with students based in Doctoral Training Partnerships in the Centre for Doctoral Studies.
Internships Administration & Assistance

Naomi Hewston

King's Internships Assistant
+44 (0)20 7848 5796
Naomi role supports our King's Internships programmes, providing administrative assistance and managing systems and enquiries.
Global Placements
King's Business School

Hannah Qurashi

Global Placements Officer
+44 (0)20 7848 9909
BH(SE) 5.15 Mon-Wed
BH(N) 1.01 Thu-Fri
Hannah supports the development of industry placement opportunities for undergraduate students in King's Business School, focussing primarily on the BSc International Management programme.
The post has dual reporting structure to King's Business School.
Natural & Mathematical Sciences

Ellie McWilliam

Faculty Placements Coordinator
+44 (0)20 7848 1828
BH(SE) 5.15 Mon
S6.11 Tue-Fri
Ellie provides support for year in industry placements across the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences, with a focus on Chemistry and Informatics.
She delivers support for students at all stages and manages relationships with relevant placement providers.
The post has a dual reporting structure from the Faculty.
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Contact Us:

Employer Engagement
King's Careers & Employability
BH (SE) 5.15
Bush House South East Wing
300 Strand
London WC2B 4BG

United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7848 5860
Mon-Fri, 09:00-18:00 (London)


Upcoming Closure Dates

Monday 23 December 2019 - Wednesday 1 January 2020 (Christmas Closure)


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