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SSPSSR CAREERS SESSION. Tim Reed Careers Advisory Service What is the Careers Advisory Service?. What do SSPSSR graduates do?. What is the ideal job?. The Careers Advisory Service. Location Staff

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sspssr careers session



Careers Advisory Service

what is the careers advisory service

What is the Careers Advisory Service?

What do SSPSSR graduates do?

the careers advisory service
The Careers Advisory Service
  • Location
  • Staff
  • Opening times etc
  • Services & facilities
specific cas facilities
Specific CAS facilities
  • computer-aided guidance
  • quick queries
  • careers interviews
  • job vacancy database

  • careers library
careers library
Careers Library
  • Reception
  • Reference information
  • Postgraduate prospectuses
  • DVDs, CDs, online PCs, free careers literature etc …..
and also
And also:
  • Newspapers
  • Careers booklets
  • Alumni careers network
  • Talks & presentations
careers presentations www kent ac uk careers casevents htm

Examples of Careers Talks

  • Interview Skills
  • Careers in Politics
  • Choosing a Career
  • CV Workshop
  • Getting a job in the Media
  • Applying for Teacher Training
  • Journalism Workshop
  • T.E.F.L. Presentation
  • Using languages & Working in Europe
  • Presentation by Deloitte
  • Presentations by BUNAC: (i) Work in USA & Canada (ii) Work in Australia & New Zealand
  • Visit by Army
  • Presentation by Pearson (summer internships)
  • Presentation by NHS
  • Presentation by PwC: Commercial Awareness
how to use the cas
How to use the CAS

Begin by doing some research

Perhaps into yourself (ideas, interests, preferences)

Then into your opportunities (use Directories, vacancy lists)


Attend talks/workshops/presentations etc

Quick Query at CAS

1:1 careers interview

what do sspssr graduates do
What do SSPSSR graduates do?
  • What do they do in broad terms?
  • Occupations where the subjects are useful
  • Transferable Skills
  • Examples from University of Kent
in broad terms kent sspssr 2004 09 www kent ac uk careers fdrbases destinations htm
In broad terms KENT SSPSSR
  • Employment 70.3%
  • Further Study 17.2%
  • Not available 6.8%
  • Seeking employment 5.7%
sspssr employers
SSPSSR Employers
  • Criminal Justice system
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Health & Social Work
  • Other community, social & personal services
  • Property, business & research activities
  • Government, Public Administration & Policy
  • Retail
  • Transport, storage & communication
  • Others …..
jobs where sspssr degree useful www prospects ac uk
Jobs where SSPSSR degree
  • Adult Guidance Worker
  • Arts Administrator
  • Community Development Worker
  • Further Education Lecturer
  • Housing Adviser/Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Police Officer
  • Prison Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Public Sector Administrator
  • School Teacher
  • Social Researcher
  • Social Worker
  • Solicitor
  • University Lecturer/Researcher
  • Youth Worker
any discipline careers

Management Consultancy

NHS Management


Production Management

Public Relations





Social Work






Armed Forces

Arts admin


Central & Local Gov’t

Charity Work



Fire Service


Info Management/Museums




graduate salaries 2010
  • Arcadia £17,500 - £23,000 + 25% store discount
  • Probation Service approx. £19,000
  • AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) from £21,500 + final salary pension
  • Asda £23,000
  • Sainsbury’s £23,000 - £25,000
  • MI5 £23,500 + benefits - varies by function!
  • Marks & Spencer £24,000+
  • Police (HPDS) £24,675 after initial training
  • Reckitt Benckiser £26,000 - £28,000
  • Unilever £26,500
  • Civil Service up to £27,000
  • Lloyd’s £28,000 - £31,000
  • Mars £29,000 +
  • Royal Navy £29,006 + £12,000 joining bonus
  • ExxonMobil £33,000+
  • Linklaters £37,400
  • Aldi £40,000 - £60,000 (after 3yrs) + fully expensed Audi A4
transferable skills
Transferable skills

Literacy & Expression



Problem solving


Working to deadlines

Analytical skills

Clear & Logical thinking


Critical evaluation

Gathering, assessing and interpreting information

jobs criminology
Jobs - Criminology

Education & Cultural

British Library-Library Assistant

Canterbury College-Student Activities Assistant

Hadlow College-Student co-ordinator

Hill Mead Primary School-Clerical Officer

Minster College-Learning Mentor

Reading University-Temp

Health & Welfare


Ealing Hospital NHS Trust-Clinical Audit Assistant

Kent Social Services-Personal Support Worker

The Leap-Community Worker

National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy-Residential Support Worker

New Horizons-Support Worker

NHS Princess of Wales Hospital-Admin Assistant

NHS Professionals-NHS Admin Temp


Surrey Council-Employment Support Officer

Sutton Ramp Events Ltd-Admin & Volunteer Co-ordinator

Youth Services/East London University-Youth Worker/MA Youth Work

Public Sector

Maidstone Borough Council-Performance Monitor

Medway Council-Trainee Duty Manager

Seetec-Employment Consultant

Criminal Justice-related

Cambridgeshire Constabulary-Community Safety Admin Asst

Centre for Social Justice-Intern/Researcher

Gepp & Sons Solicitors-New Business Conveyancing

Her Majesty's Court Service-Court Clerk

Kent Police-Crime Reduction Clerk

Kent Police-Police Officer

Kent Police-Police Officer

Metropolitan Police-Police Officer

Ministry of Justice-Admin

Ministry of Justice-Admin. Officer

Northern Trust-Fraud Investigator

Northumbria Police-Administrator

Pitman Solicitors-Receptionist

Surrey Police-Crime Management Unit Officer

Youth Justice Board-Strategy Support Officer


Chaucer Insurance-Claims Admin


Lloyds TSB-Cashier/Customer Assistant

RBS-Assistant Corporate Documentation Manager

RBS-Business Relationship Manager

The Valuation Office Agency-Chartered Accountancy Trainee

jobs social policy
Jobs - Social Policy

Human Resources

Equal Opportunities Officer - Benefits Agency

HR Administrator - Ealing Housing Association

HR Assistant - NHS

Recruitment Executive – Capita, JP Gray


Archive Assistant - Birmingham City Library

Development Officer - University of Greenwich

Library Assistant - Kingston University

NVQ Learning Support Tutor - Mid-Kent College

Research Assistant - University of Kent


Actress/Model - Ad Agencies/TV Co's

Assistant Editor - IPC Media Ltd

Exhibitions Organiser - PR Company

Information Officer - Age Concern

Marketing Assistant - BBC

PR & Marketing Officer - Rolex


Administrator - Civil Service

Admin Officer - Intex

Administrative Assistant - Pensions Mgt Inst

Caseworker - House of Commons


Chartered Accountancy Trainee

Derivatives Administrator - Investment Bank

Financial Services - Hastings Borough Council

Insolvency Investigator - Employment Dept.

Management Trainee - RBS

Payroll Officer - 3663

Revenue Officer - Inland Revenue

Trainee Underwriter - Insurance Co.


Customer Services - Swale Housing Assoc

Housing Adviser – Dover District Council

Housing Officer - English Churches

Homeless Officer - Swale Council

Rural Housing Enabler - Sussex Rural CC

jobs social policy20
Jobs - Social Policy


Care Management Asst - Surrey CC

Care Manager - Cambridge Soc Services

Community Care Worker - All Seasons

Co-ordinator - Cool Catz Parents Group

Crime Management Unit Officer - Surrey Police

Intern/Researcher - Centre for Social Justice

Police Officer (x2) - Kent Police, Met Police

Prison Officer - HM Prison Service (x2)

Revenue & Benefits - Thanet District Council

Social Work Assistant - Kent C.C.

Social Work Trainee - Suffolk County Council

Strategy Support Officer - Youth Justice Board

Support Assistant - St. Martin's Hospital

Victim Liaison Officer - West Kent Mediation

Youth Worker - KCC


Air Hostess - British Airways

Communications Officer - Kent Police

Computing Consultant - IBM

Court Liaison Officer - Insolvency Service

Trading Standards Officer - KCC


Chalet Manager – Ski World

Committee Services Mgr - Milton Keynes Council

Management trainee - Stagecoach plc

Manageress - Espresso Deli Café Bar

Manager - Six Continents Hotels

Managing Director - Enchanted Sun Ltd

Project Mgt trainee - Swan Housing Assoc

Restaurant Manager - Dominoes Pizza

Trainee Manager - Enterprise Rent A Car


Bookseller - Borders UK

Buyer - Retail

Customer Service Asst - Morrison

Customer Services Manager - J. Sainsbury

Deputy Manager - Laura Ashley

Junior Retail Manager - Monsoon

Management Trainee - J. Sainsbury

Merchandiser - BhS

Retail Manager - Next

Training Officer - M&S

jobs sociology
Jobs - Sociology


Admissions Assistant - Kingston University

Caseworker - Kent Police

Clinical Auditor - Addenbrooks Hospital

Employment Support Officer - Surrey Council

English Teacher – Japan

Language Assistant - British Council

Learning Support Assistant - The PACE Centre

Learning Support Assistant - Parkside Primary School

Nurse (x2) - Buckland Hospital, S.E.Kent Health Authority

Paralegal - Jameson & Hill

Personal Adviser (Trainee) - Connexions

Police Constable - Thames Valley Police

Police Officer - Kent Police

Police Officer - Metropolitan Police

Prison Officer - HM Prison Service

Project Worker - Stonham Housing Association

Residential Support Worker - National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy

Social Worker - East Sussex Social Services

Student Activities Assistant - Canterbury College

Support Worker - Caretech

Teaching Assistant - Orchard Special School

Teaching Assistant - Thomas Tallis Secondary School

Volunteer - VSO, Nepal

Women's Officer - University of Kent Students’ Union

Youth Inclusion Officer - YMCA

jobs sociology22
Jobs - Sociology

Graduate Trainee

Editorial Assistant -Hotcourses Ltd

Graduate trainee -Siemens

Graduate trainee Manager – Somerfield

Library Assistant -Kingston University

Management trainee -Abbey National plc

Management trainee -Royal Bank of Scotland

Trainee Internal Auditor - Guildford Borough Council

Trainee Marketing Manager -Godfrey Davis

Trainee Manager - Majestic Wine Warehouse

Trainee Probation Officer -National Probation Service


Assistant Manager - J Sainsbury

Marketing Executive - Rainmaker

Market Researcher - Market Research Org

Sales Assistant - Marks & Spencer

Sales Consultant - The Shoe Studio Group


Personal Assistant - Dobson Makepak Ltd

Office Manager - David Taylor Design Co

Admin/Secretarial - Morley College

Admin Assistant - Prince of Wales Hospital

Admin Assistant - Sony UK

Admin Officer - Pantiles Business Park

Administration - Kent County Constabulary

Admin/Finance - Venture Finance

Admin Assistant - British Red Cross


Control Assistant - Kent County Council

Learn Direct Adviser - NHS

Library Assistant - Getty Images

RAF Officer - RAF

Recruitment Consultant - Hayes Personnel

Researcher - Railway Forum

Restaurant Superviser - Oaks

courses criminology
Courses - Criminology

BSc Mental Health - Canterbury Christ Church University

Counselling Certificate - South Downs College

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) - BPP Law School

Graduate Diploma in Law - College of Law

Graduate Diploma in Law - College of Law

MA Criminology - Kings College London

MA Criminology - University of Kent

MA Criminology - University of Kent

MA Criminology - University of Kent

MA Criminology - University of Kent

MA Criminology - University of Kent

MA Criminology - University of Kent

MSc Psychology - University of Hertfordshire

PGCE - Canterbury Christ Church University

PGCE - Canterbury Christ Church University

PGCE Primary - UWIC Cardiff

PGCE Primary - Roehampton University

PGCE - Unknown

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology - East London University

courses social policy
Courses - Social Policy

Certificate in Counselling - South Kent College

Dip/MA Careers Guidance - Reading

Graduate Diploma in Law - College of Law, London

Legal Secretaries Course - COMSEC

LLM Criminal Justice - Kent (x2)

MA Criminology – Kent, Nottingham

MA Development Studies - Sorbonne, Paris

MA Gender Studies - Leeds

MA Health Studies - Kent (x7)

MA Personnel & Development - Westminster

MA Politics - UEA

MA Social Policy - UEA

MA Social Research Methods - Kent

MA in Social Work - Warwick

MA Training & HR - Warwick

MBA (x2) - Kent, University of Wales (Cardiff)

MSc Social Policy - LSE

MSc Social Research - Surrey

MPhil Social Policy - Kent

PGCE (x10) - Canterbury Christ Church (x5), Goldsmiths, Bristol, London Institute of Education, Roehampton, other

Postgraduate Cert in IT - Lancaster

courses sociology
Courses - Sociology

Graduate Diploma in Law - College of Law (x3)

MA Criminology - Middlesex University

MA Criminology - University of Kent

MA Development Studies - Sorbonne, Paris

MA European CLS - University of Kent

MA Gender Studies - University of Leeds

MA International Conflict Analysis - University of Kent

MA International Relations (BS) - University of Kent

MA Propaganda Persuasion & History - University of Kent

MA Social Work - Canterbury Christ Church University (x3)

MA Sociology - University of Kent (x7), Egyptian University, University of Brighton, University of Reading

MSc Development Studies - SOAS

MSc Media & Communication - Goldsmith's College

MSc Medical Sociology - Royal Holloway (x2)

MSc Social Research - University of Kent

MBA (x2) - Swansea Institute, University of Kent

PGCE Citizenship - Newman College, Canterbury Christ Church University

PGCE (Secondary) - Canterbury Christ Church University (x3)

PGCE (Primary) - Canterbury Christ Church (x4), Greenwich University, University of Chichester

PGCert in Mental Health Nursing - City University

TEFL course - Hastings College

Diploma in Public Relations - London School of PR

cas resources
CAS Resources
  • Alumni Careers Network
  • Employer Files
  • Occupational Files
  • Occupational Profiles
  • Prospects Postgraduate Directory
  • Prospect Planner - generates job ideas
  • Prospectuses
  • Your degree in …. What Next? (Options leaflet)
  • Careers Presentations
  • Careers Website
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