Career and employability advice

Our Careers and EmployabilityTeam  is here to help you develop the knowledge, skills and experience needed to make informed decisions and to build a rewarding career. Services are available to students and  recent graduates for up to three years following graduation. For details of service policies and our commitment to support you please see our Vision Statement and Service Guidelines

If you have a disability and require assistance to access any of our services please contact us on careers@londonmet.ac.uk   

Log into MyCareer

to book appointments, access job, placement and volunteering opportunities or ask a question.

Log into Careers Portal

For up to date careers information and interactive resources to support your career journey   If you are a graduate you can request access via the Alumni pages

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.

Quick queries sessions are offered at both Holloway and Aldgate Student Hubs.   

Holloway Student Hub, Tower Building TM1-89
Term time: 11:00 to 15:00, Monday - Friday.  

Aldgate Student Hub, Calcutta House CMGN-24
Term time: 13:00 to 15:00, Tuesday only

Accessing services from March 23 2020

Although the University building will be closed from 5pm on Friday 20 March you are still able to access the careers support you need remotely.

  • If you would like to speak to a member of the careers team this can be arranged via phone/video link. Log into the “mycareer” system where you can book an appointment time with a careers consultant or a member of the job shop/mettemps team. 
  • Alternatively, if you need help with an application, you can forward your CV, draft application form or personal statement for review and feedback, ideally including details of the opportunity you are applying for. This too can be done via the “my career” system, using the “ask a question” facility.

https://mycareer.londonmet.ac.uk/home.html

  • Workshops will continue to be offered in a webinar format. Book as usual through Eventbrite and on the day you will be forwarded a link allowing you to take part.
  • You can access a wide range of interactive careers resources 24/7 via our careers portal.

 If you have any other question or enquiry, or are having difficulties accessing the system above, then you can always email careers@londonmet.ac.uk for advice and support.

Guidance Interviews

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

  • Exploring different career areas 
  • Researching employers and sectors
  • Searching for work or placement opportunities
  • Practicing interview techniques

To book a guidance interview

Log into MyCareer

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.

MK Job Show, 27 & 28 March, Milton Keynes

The MK Job Show takes place in the heart of centre:mk, showcasing 70 top employers and thousands of vacancies. Opportunities range from part time to full time, entry level to senior executive, as well as Apprenticeships and Graduate Schemes.

In addition to thousands of vacancies that visitors can apply for directly at the event, the MK Job Show also offers a range of free services to help candidates get the job. This includes Careers Seminars/Workshops across two stages, 1:1 careers guidance and professional LinkedIn headshots. Entry to the MK Job Show and all of its services are free.  Visit the website for more details. 

Women in STEM, March 28, 10 – 4pm, 2 Savoy Place London WC2R 0BL 

Women in STEM Careers 2020 offers a full and exciting programme for women who are interested in exploring career opportunities within publicly funded research organisations and charities. The programme features recruitment led presentations from sector experts, networking opportunities with employers and peers, plus a CV workshop to help you take the next step in your career.

Register for this free event to network with like-minded people and discover the opportunities available to you.

Networking events, Inmarsat HQ, Old Street, London, 20 April 2020, 12:00 – 18:30

Inmarsat, the world’s leader in global mobile satellite communications is holding two networking events which will provide an insight into working for the company.  Final year students studying computer science, data science, electrical engineering or any subject related to telecommunications can apply to attend and fast track their way into a career that’s out of this world! 

All applicants must have unrestricted right to work in the UK. Final year students must register to be considered.

London Jobshow, 24 & 25 April, Westfield, Shepherds Bush.

More details to follow, register on the website for updates. 

These run throughout each academic year and offer students the opportunity to be matched to experienced professionals across a variety of sectors.  They involve a partnership between mentor and mentee based on sharing information, knowledge and experiences to support learning and career growth.   Applications are open for this academic year.

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 student 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

London Metropolitan University has a diverse population with students from over 150 different countries contributing to our rich learning environment.  Download our document on Programmes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students  for details of a range of opportunities to allow you to develop your employability skills and help you achieve your career goals.

Download the Careers information resources for mature students  sheet for information on employment rights as well as job hunting advice.

Download the Careers resources for students with disabilities  information sheet for guidance on disclosure of disability during the recruitment process as well as a range of external organisations offering tailored support.  If you need support to access any of the services offered by the Careers and Employability team, please get in touch on careers@londonmet.ac.uk, or call on 0207 133 4033

Internships

Are you in your penultimate or final year of university or have you graduated within the last two years?  If so, join Change 100 and unlock your potential.  On offer is 3 months of paid work experience to kick start your career.

Change 100 is for talented students and graduates with disabilities or long-term health conditions — including physical, visual or hearing impairments, mental health conditions and learning disabilities and difficulties like dyslexia and dyspraxia.

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

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