Career and employability advice

Our Careers and EmployabilityTeam is here to help you develop the knowledge, skills and experience to become confident about making informed decisions to build a rewarding career.

Services are available to current students and to recent graduates (up to three years following graduation) and include:

Your Careers Portal

In the portal you will find a range of video, audio and tutorial resources to support you in your job search and career planning.  You can also access advice from employers across different sectors about what they look for in applicants and how best to make a positive impression.  Specifically you will find help with:

  • Researching employers and searching for opportunities
  • Creating a CV or completing an application form
  • Practicing interview techniques and online selection tests
  • Identifying your skills and developing self-awareness

Login to your personal account using your Londonmet login details.  If you are a graduate you can request access via the Alumni pages

In addition you can access: 

Quick Queries

These are 20-minute sessions with a Careers Consultant designed to address specific issues such as help with your CV or an application form for example.

Slots are offered at Holloway Student Hub, Aldgate Student Hub and Moorgate Student Hub.

Locations and times (vacation times to begin week commencing June 5th 2017):

Holloway Student Hub, Tower Building TM1-89
Term time: 13:00 to 15:00, Monday - Friday
Vacation: 13:00 to 15:00, Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Aldgate Student Hub, Calcutta House CMGN-24
Term time: 13:00 to 15:00, Wednesday and Thursday 
Vacation: 13:00 to 15:00, Wednesday only

Moorgate Student Hub, Moorgate MG3-03,
Term time: 14:00 to 16:00, Tuesday - Friday
Vacation: 14:00 to 16:00, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Booking a Quick Queries session:

Bookings can be made in advance, but only for slots within the current week:

Student Services reception Holloway: Mezzanine floor, Learning Centre
Tel: 020 7133 2094

Moorgate Student Hub, Moorgate MG3-03:
Tel: 020 7320 1500

Holloway Student Hub, Tower Building TM1-89:
Tel: 020 7133 4509

Aldgate Student Hub, Calcutta House CMGN-24:
Tel: 020 7320 4807

Guidance Interviews

Guidance Interviews are slightly longer (lasting approximately 30 minutes) and can be used to address a variety of issues, for example:

  • Identifying and developing skills
  • Exploring different career areas which might be of interest
  • Researching employers and sectors
  • Searching for work or placement opportunities
  • Practicing interview techniques

Guidance Interviews can be booked via student services reception (contact details above)

London Met Graduate Internship Scheme 2017/18

Salary: £17,796 per annum

Fixed-term Graduate Internship for 12 months

This scheme offers a range of paid fixed-term roles in one of our Schools or Professional Services Departments.   This is an excellent way for our recent graduates to apply and develop the skills gained with us. This opportunity is only open to London Metropolitan University graduates who successfully complete a course of study with us in 2017 and who are available to start an internship on Wednesday 13 September 2017 for a duration of 12 months.

**Latest News 14/7/17 **  If you are interested in applying for the Graduate Internship Scheme, we are still accepting applications for any unfilled or new vacancies. These applications will go into a pool which managers across the University will consider from the 7th August 2017.  Please complete the Graduate Internship Application Form and indicate which department (s), you are interested in. The form should then be sent to graduateinternships@londonmet.ac.uk and will be kept in a pool of interested applicants.  A list of vacancies potentially available is below - click on the link to download details and access the job descriptions:

CASS projects
Engagement, Marketing Assistant (Brand and Web)
Engagement, Marketing Assistant (Direct Communications, CRM)
Engagement, Outreach and Events Assistant
Engagement, PR and Internal Communications (2 posts)
Engagement, Student Ambassador Programme Assistant
Employment Outcomes, Business Development & Apprenticeships Administrator
Employment Outcomes, Mentoring and Events Assistant, Careers
Employment Outcomes, WoWbiz Mentor and Technical Support
Estates, Commercial Events Assistant (Campus Services)
Estates, Marketing Assistant (Campus Services)
Estates, Sustainability Projects Assistant (Estates)
GSBL, Business Development Administration and Customer Relationships
GSBL, Interpreting Studies
HR, Training Assistant (CPED)
SCDM, Marketing, Recruitment, Technical and Administrative
Science Centre (4 posts)
Student Journey (4 posts)
Social Professions
Social Sciences
Vice Chancellors Office (3 posts)

A schedule of dates for recruitment to the Graduate Internship Scheme is given below. 

If you have any queries, please contact careers@londonmet.ac.uk

 

Applications deadline

now extended

Shortlisting of applications takes place by London Met Managers.  

Workshops on Interview Preparation:
Wednesday 26 July 11-1, Moorgate
Book a place at: http://tinyurl.com/luukuel

10  - 21 July 2017

 

Interviews will take place with recruiting managers

Between 24 July 2017 and 4  August 2017

Any applications remaining in the pool will be considered for additional or unfilled vacancies 

From 7 August

Successful candidates informed  by London Met

By 25 August 2017

London Met Graduate Internship Scheme, Induction & Training

13 September 2017

 

The team organise regular workshops on topics including Job Search, Networking, Creating a CV, Using Linkedin, Completing Applications and Interview Techniques. Each term there are also opportunities to attend skills workshops where you can develop specific employment related skills such as team working or time management. In addition, we organise employer led events and presentations. To find out more about what is on offer and to book a place visit our Eventbrite page.

These run throughout each academic year and offer students the opportunity to be matched to experienced professionals across a variety of sectors. The schemes allow you to extend your knowledge of your chosen sector, to gain a greater understanding of the roles available, to build your confidence and to extend your professional network. 

The Career Mentoring Programme matches current students with professional mentors. The mentors come from a range of subject disciplines and will have over three years professional experience in their sector. The scheme runs for approximately 5 months and it is expected that mentors and students will have a minimum of five meetings.

If you are a current London Met student and would like to be mentored, please complete the application form.

If you are a professional and are interested in sharing your professional experience and knowledge with a current student, complete the mentor application form.

If you would like further information on these programmes please email the mentoring team: mentoring@londonmet.ac.uk

careers.studentservices@londonmet.ac.uk

This programme is designed to enhance your employability skills and prepare you for the competitive graduate job market. The Award is open to all undergraduate students and runs from early November 2016 to April 2017.

Participating in the Award will require all of the following: 

  • At the start of the programme, identify the skills you wish to develop and experience you wish to gain and set goals to help you achieve this.
  • Complete 25 hours of volunteering. This can include up to 5 hours of university extra-curricular activities, such as a Students' Union role, being on the committee of a student society and mentoring activity.
  • Attend 4 Careers and Employability, Skills and Enterprise workshops.
  • Produce a graduate level CV and LinkedIn profile by April 2017 which reflects the additional skills and experience you have gained.
  • Attend 4 1-1 sessions with a Careers Consultant.
  • Complete an online Case Study at the end of the award. This Case Study will enable you to reflect on what you have learned or gained from the award. A £250 prize will be awarded for the best Case Study.

One-to-one support and advice is available from a Careers Consultant throughout the Award programme to help with setting goals, identifying suitable opportunities to enable you to develop your skills, experience and networks and producing a graduate level CV and LinkedIn profile so that you feel confident entering the graduate job market. If you are in your first or second year then your CV and LinkedIn profile can be geared towards applying for internships, placements and seeking work experience.

The Employability Award will be added to your degree transcript which you will be able to show employers. 

Applications for this programme has closed for this academic year and will re-open in October 2017.

For the latest news on Careers and Employability service activities, events and opportunities please follow our blog

For more details of service policies and our committment to support you please see our Careers Vision Statement and Service Guidelines.

The Careers and Employability team is committed to providing a quality service to all its clients and if you have a disability and require assistance to access any of our services we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements with you.   Please contact us at: careers.studentservices@londonmet.ac.uk.

Career and employability advice

Contact us for more information on developing knowledge, skills and experience to become confident about making informed decisions to build a rewarding career.

Contact form

Holloway:
0207 133 2094

Moorgate:
0207 320 2380

Monday - Friday : 9.00am - 5.00pm

Learning Centre
Mezzanine Floor
Room LCM-04

or

Moorgate
Third Floor
Room 3-10

Careers and Employability Workshops and Events

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