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

You can download a copy of this presentation at

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/slides.htm

The University of KentCareers and Employability ServiceForensic Science Careers


Skills gained on a forensic science degree

Skills gained on a Forensic Science 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


Forensic science employers

FORENSIC SCIENCE EMPLOYERS

  • Forensic Science Service. www.fss.org.ukDisbanded!

    Independent forensic contractors

  • LGC - analytical science, consumer protection  pollution and health, DNA and drug analysis also document examination for Inland Revenue and DSS.

  • Qinetiq- analysis of terrorist-related explosives.

  • Home Office (Police Scientific Dev’t Branch) research and development on equipment and systems used for the police and fire services.

  • Police Laboratories - 4 in Scotland

  • Police forces employ civilians as scenes of crime officers.


Destinations of kent forensic science grads

Destinations of Kent Forensic Science Grads

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/forensicsci.htm


One third of graduate jobs accept any degree subject

One third of graduate jobs accept any degree subject.

BECAUSE:

  • Learn new skills quickly

  • Analyse & solve problems

  • Numeracy

  • Open to new ideas, adaptable and flexible

  • “Managers of change”

  • Marketing and Sales

  • Retailing

  • Social Work

  • Personnel

  • Civil Service

  • Accountancy

  • Banking

  • Computing


Choosing a career

Choosing a Career

  • CHOOSING A CAREER BOOKLET - available from Careers Service.

  • Prospects Planner - powerful career choice program

    www.prospects.ac.uk/links/PPlanner

  • www.kent.ac.uk/careers/ScienceJobs.htm


Forensics vacancy sources

Forensics Vacancy Sources

  • Speculative CVs - use Forensic Sci. careers page

  • Kent University Vacancies Databasewww.kent.ac.uk/ces/vacancies.html

  • Science Recruitment Agencieswww.kent.ac.uk/careers/sitephar.htm#agencies

  • New Scientistwww.newscientistgraduate.com

  • Royal Society of Chemistry - includes vacancies from Chemistry in Britain magazine www.chemsoc.org/careers/careers.htm

  • www.kent.ac.uk/careers/ScienceJobs.htm - placements and summer work tab


How to apply

How to apply

  • CV and Covering Letter – speculative applications and small companies. See science CV example www.kent.ac.uk/careers/cv/forensic-science-cv.htm

  • On-line application form – big companies

  • For help see www.kent.ac.uk/careers/applicn.htm

  • Practice Science Interviewwww.kent.ac.uk/careers/interviews/ivscience.htm


On line careers videos

On-line Careers Videos

  • ON-LINE APPLICATIONS

  • INTERVIEWS

  • SELECTION CENTRES

    www.kent.ac.uk/careers/IntVid.htm


Postgraduate study

Postgraduate Study

  • TAUGHT Higher degrees by taught course & dissertation – MSc. Length: one calendar year (September - September)

  • RESEARCH PhD. Length: at least three years for PhD. Work independently to prepare a thesis

  • FUNDING Normally need 2:1 for research council bursary – fees paid, plus about £14,000 grant

    www.kent.ac.uk/careers/postgradmenu.htm


Other points

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.


Bruce woodcock

Bruce Woodcock

A careers adviser is on duty for short (15 minute) consultations in the Careers and Employability Service any weekday morning 10.30-12.30 or afternoon from 2 pm to 4 pm. You don't need an appointment to see the duty adviser at these times. Just ask at Careers Reception to see them.

Email:[email protected] - for enquires that I can answer BRIEFLY


The university of kent careers and employability service forensic science careers

www.kent.ac.uk/careers Telephone: 01227 823299 Email: [email protected]

Drop-in times (no appointment needed): 10.30 to 12.30 & 2 to 4 pm


Moodle careers employability award

Moodle Careers Employability Award

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/moodle.htm

New Science Careers Moodle


Comments from students who have completed the award

The amount of time put into this is astounding! I actually spoke to friends from other universities who said they wished they had something like this.

I enjoyed the depth of the module. It went far beyond some general tips on how to write a good CV and prepare for an interview. Rather it went in to detail about the whole process of graduate job search from the beginning to the end. It was very instructive .

The module is very, very useful! I really love how it makes you to think about your personality and helps you to identify your strengths and weaknesses.

Comments from students who have completed the award

It really blew my mind with some ideas I’ve never known before, such as portfolio working and working from home. I never thought about obtaining happiness from my work before.

It was so easy, quick and I learned a lot.

I found the module to be highly thought-provoking as it really encouraged me to consider how my degree will benefit my future and what I can be doing now to improve my graduate employment prospects.

You get a really nice certificate!

Without realising, you have finished the course and have already put together a very good CV and covering letter.

It has made me feel a lot more confident when it comes to applications and interviews and has also made me think about skills that I didn't think I had before.

It would be mad to apply for a job or attend an interview without doing it!

Before the course I had only a vague idea of my career path and opportunities. Now I am applying for summer internships and know how to effectively sell my skills to a prospective employer and have a much more focused plan for my future.

I recently had a very successful interview largely because I put the advice on the module into practice.


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The University of KentCareers and Employability ServiceForensic Science Careers


Get three years help after you graduate

GET THREE YEARS HELP AFTER YOU GRADUATE

FINAL YEAR STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATES

Through filling in our contact form at www.kent.ac.uk/careers/contact.html  you’ll be entitled to three years of careers advice after graduation from the Careers and Employability Service at the University of Kent free of charge. We send regular Vacancy Emails which will give you job hunting tips and the latest vacancies. 

THE CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY SERVICE IS OPEN DURING THE EASTER VACATION


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