Employability Employability An estimated 85 per cent of all our students obtain employment within six months of graduating from Kingston and St George’s. Students have access to excellent facilities across the two universities, which enables them to prepare sufficiently for workplace practice. These include simulated learning environments such as hospital wards, social care settings and state-of-the-art medical facilities. Students also have access to the Nightingale Centre, an ultra-modern learning resources centre located at Kingston University’s Kingston Hill campus. Education The Guardian University Guide League Table for 2015 rated Kingston and St George’s top in London for education Over 300 primary school partners to help inform practice Partner with 10 London-based colleges to deliver courses Exemplary focus on practice skills within education environments Our graduates have obtained employment in a broad spectrum of teaching roles, but also work in the fields of management, administration and publishing Midwifery The Guardian University League Table rated Kingston and St George’s top in London for midwifery in 2015 and 2016 Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Relationship with International Confederation of Midwives Achieved UNICEF baby friendly accreditation (2015) 100 per cent of all students obtain employment within six months of registering as a midwife with the NMC Nursing The Guardian University League Table has ranked Kingston and St George’s top in London for Nursing in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Over 70 practice providers from the NHS and independent sector World-leading research involving learning disability nursing Modern skills laboratories offer students the chance to develop their skills in a environment specifically designed for their vocational training Average of 97 per cent of nursing students are employed six months after graduating Paramedic science The Guardian University Guide League Table for 2015 rated Kingston and St George’s top in London for paramedic science You will gain 1800 hours placement experience, 1125 of which will be with the London Ambulance Service (LAS), one of the busiest ambulance services in the world 95 per cent of students obtain immediate employment at the LAS, and remaining students gain employment within six months of qualifying Purpose-built paramedic simulation suite and immersion room at the St George’s campus enhances student learning experience Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council, UK Placements in London and beyond expose students to an extensive range of emergency care scenarios Radiography The Guardian University Guide League Table for 2015 rated Kingston and St George’s top in London for radiography 50% of our undergraduate radiography courses are clinical – ensuring students develop practical skills and knowledge Clinical experience is gained in two core hospitals, with visits to other specialist hospitals to observe and experience a range of techniques and equipment Practice placements are provided in hospital diagnostic imaging departments, where experience is gained in operating theatres, accident and emergency departments, and resuscitation rooms Rehabilitation sciences The Guardian University Guide League Table for 2015 rated Kingston and St George’s top in London for rehabilitation sciences Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council, UK ‘High quality research’ rating in the 2013 Research Excellence Framework All graduates of the school obtain employment within six months of receiving their degree Social work The Guardian University Guide League Table for 2015 rated Kingston and St George’s top in London for social work Over 50 per cent of students graduating in 2014 were offered employment at work settings where they had completed their final practice placements 100 per cent of all students obtain employment within six months of qualifying The purpose-built Practice Learning Suite provides unique teaching experience to help students develop their skills and maximise their chances of securing work Careers and employability services Kingston and St George’s is well known for providing vocational courses led by academics and teaching staff, all of whom are leaders in their fields. Many of them are practising professionals, and you will benefit significantly from workforce-based knowledge. Our careers and employability services can help you develop job-hunting skills, including: CV preparation Applying for jobs Interview techniques Aptitude and emotional intelligence tests Reference resources Interviews with career advisors You can also find work experience and placements whilst you’re still studying to boost your CV. You can use this opportunity to support yourself financially, through part-time work. Kingston University students can visit the team at KU Talent for advice. St George’s, University of London students can contact the university careers team.