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.  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.

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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.

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

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,

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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 PositionSchool/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
Recruitment Events Engagement
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 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

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:

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:

  • Work Experience:  Successful completion of your Work Related module (minimum 70 hours).

  •  A “Skills Audit” at the start and end of the Award: this consists of a series of statements through which you record your confidence across a range of skill areas.  By completing this task at both the beginning and end of the programme, you will be able to measure your progress over the period of the Award.

  • Attend 3 Careers Guidance Sessions:  These can be booked with one of our Careers Consultants. Use this time to discuss career planning, develop your CV, complete application forms for graduate jobs, access help with interviews or anything other career related questions you may have.
  • Attend 4 Careers Workshops or Events:  You can select from a wide selection of workshops and events throughout the year which are bookable via Eventbrite.  These include the Fast Forward Festival activities.
  • Additional School based or external workshops/events:  If you would like other employability related events and activities that you attend to be counted towards your Award please email event details for approval to our dedicated email -  We will then send you a verification form which when completed will confirm that you have attended the event in question.
  • Produce and submit a work ready CV and LinkedIn Profile:  We run workshops throughout the academic year to help you with these tasks, and you can seek individual support during your careers guidance sessions.  Your updated CV can reflect the skills/knowledge developed through your Work Related Learning. 

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 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

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