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Employer Engagement Initiatives in 2022-23

Our plans to bring employers the best ways to engage at King's as we return to campus, and build out our work-based learning portfolio.

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We look forward to working with employers, alumni and partners welcoming you back to King's next academic year.

We've listened carefully to the conversations we've been having with many of you, and with valued suppliers also to understand your continued challenges and determine how we might best partner with you.

So we're delighted to unveil our core plans for events and experiential learning initiatives in 2022-23, with further projects to be unveiled later in summer.

 

 

 

We know collaboration is critical to the future of employer-university partnership which is why our model is all about account management. But across 2022-23, we're going further - developing a new suite of opportunities that meet this need and support our students' aspirations.– Andrew Wright, Associate Director (Employer Engagement & Work-based Learning)

Keen to hear more?

We'd love to arrange a discussion with you or your organisation - book a consultation with our Employer Relations & Development Advisers online today!

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Collaborate with Us

Alongside our core work-based learning portfolio of industry placements and internship programming for students with a disability (Advance), or groups under-represented in higher education (Springboard), we are widening opportunities for employers to become involved in collaborating on work-related and experiential learning provision.

Work with us to help develop our students, from  work shadowing and nano projects (Insights) to business challenges and fireside chats. We also welcome guests to join us sharing their experience on our careers podcasts for researchers and law students.

In September, we relaunch our Employer Advisory Board which will help steer the next phases of our refreshed employability strategy and we look forward to working with those individuals and alumni to further shape our offer.

Engage with Events

We're welcoming employers back to King's through new innovations in 2022-23 building on the last couple of years of virtual engagement - and returning some activity to campus where our conversations with employers and students have deemed this logical.

Skills & Educational delivery

Our focus on educational and skills-related content will be paramount - through employer masterclasses, skills workshops and panels, helping to scaffold our students' understanding of how to best network and engage in a professional physical setting. Perhaps you have a great case study you wish to share, or a unique career journey we can showcase?

Through continued hybrid delivery of these events we will ensure employers and alumni across the UK and internationally continue to engage and upskill King's students as they have so successfully during the pandemic.

 Attraction and brand awareness

We recognise much will continue to take place nationally - and have seen the huge benefits to our students (and employers) in this new reality so we've taken the decision to consolidate activity and collaborate with other universities for some events.

As we exit the pandemic, our students are desperate to engage with employers face-to-face and it's heartening to hear employers also keen to get back on campus, so our flagship King's Careers Fair held from 3-7 October will provide an opportunity for employers to showcase their opportunities in-person, virtually or both - with the latter enabling employers to meet students during the week online before wider in-person discussions on the Friday.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Dickson Poon School of Law, we will also host a small Law & Justice Fair on Friday 28 October and accompanying Chambers Showcase at the heart of the School in Somerset House.

Our popular Networking Nights – boutique events, enabling greater discussion and interaction also return in-person with events focused on Women in Technology, International Development and Green Careers.

However we recognise for many employers, brand attraction activity will continue to operate virtually - so you can continue to promote your own events or create your own with us and our employer speed meets, Life & Health Sciences Event and Government, Public Sector & Policy Fair will remain virtual in 2022-23.

Fairs, Networking Nights & Speed Meets

Booking for most events is now open!

Further details on our fairs, speed meets and networking nights including dates, venues/platforms, pricing and detailed historic attendance data can be found on our webpages.

Sustainability

We want to showcase employers who can demonstrate that they care about the wellbeing of their staff, provide sustainable careers and are authentic in their approach, so our whole event activity places these aims at its heart and we're launching a brand new Focus on Sustainable & Green Careers festival in spring 2023.

Alongside this - and to maximise space, we're actively encouraging employers not to bring large recruitment stands to our events and to minimise (or think sustainably) about the products brought onto campus to help promote your brand. Further details on this will be shared in our employer joining packs later in summer.

Diversity & Inclusion

King's is committed to ensuring a positive environment across all aspects of our community, and we recognise this commitment to diversity through the variety of activity we offer to our employer partners who embrace diversity, inclusion, equity and internationalisation in their recruitment.

This is threaded across all our activity - with a focus on ensuring the broadest range of speakers, employers and experiences represented at King's, and for neuro-diverse students and those with physical mobility needs we will be providing additional slots and times at our physical fairs and networking nights.

Collaborating with other London universities, we're also relaunching our Spotlight on Inclusion series later in spring shining a light on your inclusive practices and the lived experiences of individuals from a diverse ranges of backgrounds.

Raise your Profile

Enhance your engagement at through digital and social packages, sponsorship or through becoming a premium supporter of our work.

Reach a wide audience and build your brand by advertising in one of our many print or digital publications, regular newsletters and using the reach of our various social media platforms or sharing your video content.

With a potential audience of +100,000 students and recent alumni, you can build your brand recognition quickly and effectively through the variety of advertising options available in our annual publications and online.

Our Career Development Journey

Not all our students arrive at King’s ready to action their career aspirations – and we work with them at all stages in their development journey, so you’ll encounter students who may be discovering their options, focusing their ideas or ready to apply to your organisation. To that end, our events are designed so students can follow a path across the year to help them progress – discovering different sectors through our panels, building commercial awareness and insights through our themed Focused Festival weeks or finessing their application with our Action Essentials series of assessment centres, interviews and networking workshops.

In this story

Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright

Associate Director (Employer Engagement & Work-based Learning)

Phil Hardcastle

Phil Hardcastle

Employer Relations & Development Manager

Jonathan Goodliffe

Jonathan Goodliffe

Events & Experiential Learning Manager


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