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

Booking can be made online or by contacting:

Holloway Student Hub, Tower Building TM1-89:
Tel: 020 7133 7001

Aldgate Student Hub, Calcutta House CMGN-24:
Tel: 020 7133 7002

Careers and Employability team, Holloway:
Tel: 020 7133 4033

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.

CV Surgery by Barclays

The East London Business Alliance (ELBA) CV Surgery matches business volunteers to review your CV remotely.  Student CVs will be reviewed by Barclays volunteers from across a range of departments and backgrounds across the business. Find out what works well, areas for improvement, perfect your master copy before you tailor it for a specific job.  To express your interest, please send your CV (word format) as soon as possible with your ID number and London Met School and the subject line CV Surgery to educationworks@elba-1.org.uk

Mock interview opportunity at Credit Suisse

ELBA is coordinating one hour mock interview opportunities at Credit Suisse in Canary Wharf.  Slots are available at any time from 10am -5pm on the following dates:

Weds 20 November, Friday 22 November, Weds 27 November

To apply, email your CV to educationworks@elba-1.org.uk with Mock Interview in the subject line.  Also include your School and University ID number in the message.  You will then be contacted to book a slot on one of the dates above.

Insight Days 

The East London Business Alliance (ELBA) has organised an insight day (details below).  To apply you should email educationworks@elba-1.org.uk stating the name of the insight session in the subject line.  In the message, also highlight that you study at Londonmet and include your School and student ID number along with your contact number.  Details are as follows:

KPMG Insight Session,  Thursday 21 November 2019, 2-5pm, Apply by 20th November

KPMG in the UK is a leading provider of professional services, including audit, tax and advisory specialisms - delivering integrated solutions to our clients’ issues. At our insight day you will have the chance to hear from the Student Recruitment team about the range of opportunities available. You will also get the chance to have a tour of the office and network with employees who can give you an insight into what it’s really like working for the firm. There will be an interactive activity in the afternoon to allow you to explore and develop your own personal skills.

Ince Gordon Dadds Insight Session,  Thursday 28th November, 2-4pm, Whitechapel location.  Apply by 25th November 

An insight into the types of careers in a commercial law firm.  A great opportunity to network and practice group presentation skills.
 
Explore the Law, 27 November 2019

This event in Central London will bring together bright, ambitious students with disabilities who have an interest in commercial law with leading law firms. Confirmed firms so far include: Baker McKenzie, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters, Norton Rose Fulbright and Slaughter and May.  This is a free event but students must apply to be considered.

Train to Teach event, 30 November 2019, 10:00 – 4:00

 This free Train to Teach event will provide you with a wealth of information on how to get into teaching and how to apply for teacher training.  The day will include presentations on the various training options, the opportunity to talk with experienced teachers and to get advice on your UCAS form.  Find out more and register to book your place.

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 next 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.

Explore the Law, 27 November 2019

This event in Central London will bring together bright, ambitious students with disabilities who have an interest in commercial law with leading law firms. Confirmed firms so far include: Baker McKenzie, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters, Norton Rose Fulbright and Slaughter and May.  This is a free event but students must apply to be considered.

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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