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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. If you have a disability and require assistance to access any of our services we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements with you. For details of service policies and our committment to support you please see our Careers Vision Statement and Service Guidelines.
to book appointments, access job, placement and volunteering opportunities or ask a question.
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
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, Aldgate and Moorgate Student Hubs.
Locations and times
Holloway Student Hub, Tower Building TM1-89
Term time: 13:00 to 15:00, Monday - Friday
Vacation: as from June 18th, sessions will be available 13:00 - 15:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Aldgate Student Hub, Calcutta House CMGN-24
Term time: 13:00 to 15:00, Tuesday and Thursday
Moorgate Student Hub, Moorgate MG3-03,
Term time: 14:00 to 16:00, Monday - Friday
Vacation: as from June 18th, sessions will be available 14:00 - 16:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Booking a Quick Queries session:
Bookings can be made in advance, but only for slots within the current week. Contact:
Moorgate Student Hub, Moorgate MG3-03:
Tel: 020 7133 7003
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
Careers and Employability team, Moorgate:
Tel: 020 7320 2380
Guidance Interviews are slightly longer (lasting approximately 30 minutes) and can be used to address a variety of issues, for example:
To book a guidance interview,
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.
This scheme is an excellent way for our recent graduates to apply and develop the skills gained with us. Vacancies are only open to London Metropolitan University graduates who will have successfully completed a course of study with us in 2018 and have had their award confirmed. These are full time, 12 month fixed term posts, with a salary of £18, 615. Successful graduates must be available to start the internship on October 8th 2018.
The vacancies available are listed below: click on the position to download the relevant job descripition.
|Graduate Intern Position||School/Department|
|Business Development Administration and Customer Relationships||Governance|
|Academic Initiatives||Vice-Chancellor's Office|
|Improvement Programmes||Vice-Chancellor's Office|
|Student Matters and Legal and Governance||Vice-Chancellor's Office|
|Social Professions||School of Social Professions|
|Social Sciences||School of Social Sciences|
|Computing and Digital Media||School of Computing and Digital Media|
|Student Ambassador Programme Officer (Assistant)||Engagement|
|PR and Internal Communications (2 vacancies)||Engagement|
|Marketing Assistant (Brand and Web)||Engagement|
|Marketing Assistant (direct Communications - CRM)||Engagement|
|Finance Assistant (Cashiers)||Finance|
How to apply:
Visit the "Jobs at Londonmet" page where you can browse through the vacancies and select the post of interest. There you will find detailed instructions on how to apply and a link to the job description - please note applications close on August 10th 2018.
Support from the Careers and Employability team:
The careers team offer support to help you through the application and interview process, email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment.
In addition, 2 workshops are being held later in the month to help successful applicants prepare for interview:
Friday August 10th, 2:00 - 3:30, Room TMG-38, Tower Building
Wednesday August 15th, 10:00 - 11:30, Room MG2-05, Moorgate
Book your place via our Eventbrite page.
If you have any queries, please contact email@example.com
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 currently closed, but will re-open in autumn 2018.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The London Met Employability Award 2017/18. NB the programme is now closed for this academic year
Are you taking a Work Related Learning Module this year? If so, you can use your accredited work experience towards the London Met Employability Award. You can complete the Award activities anytime between October 2017 and April 2018 and on completion you will gain extra recognition on your degree transcript.
Why complete the London Met Employability Award?
The Award is designed to enhance your employability skills and get you ready for the graduate job market. Some previous Award students have highlighted below what they have gained from taking part:
“I discovered the Employability Award while I was attending one of the workshops on Leadership and I decided that this was a great opportunity for me to continue my professional development and use their support in order to improve my CV and my LinkedIn profile.”
“Prior to taking the Award, I wasn't too sure what to expect, however after the first session I soon realised how this was a fantastic way for me to learn more about how to access different services to increase my chances of employment”
“Learning about different ways to search for jobs as well as improving my CV and my LinkedIn profile was the most useful part of the Employability Award as I can see how my confidence has increased as a result on completing the Award”
What do I have to do?
To gain the Award, you will need to complete the following elements:
Next Steps? If you would like to take part, then...
Step 1 -
Complete the start of Award Skills Audit. Once you have submitted your Audit we will know that you have started your EA Journey and will keep in touch with you via email.
Step 2 -
Book your first appointment with one of our Careers Consultants and use this time to discuss your next steps. Contact us on email@example.com or telephone:
Moorgate: 020 7320 2380 Holloway: 020 7133 4033
Step 3 -
Browse our Eventbrite page and book for workshops and events - we add events regularly throughout the year so keep checking to see what is on offer.
If you have any questions, we are happy to help. Use our dedicated email address firstname.lastname@example.org
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