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.

Women in IT, 28 February 2020, KPMG London

TARGETjobs has created this employability event where you can find out how to secure a role in the tech industry, fast-track your application and network with other women who have a passion for tech.

Who can apply?

  • Current female undergraduate students
  • Studying a STEM subject
  • Desire to develop a career in technology
  • On track for a 2.1

You must apply to be considered for a place.

Careers in Medical Statistics, Wednesday 4 March, 12-5pm

This event will be held at De Montford University, Leicester, and is aimed at mathematics or statistics-related BSc, MSc or PhD students who are interested in a career in medical statistics. If you are interested, register online by Wednesday 12 February. 

Mayor's Entrepreneur Competition, 2020

Are you a Londonmet student or recent graduate?

Do you have a smart business idea that can improve the city that we live in?

The Mayor's Entrepreneur competition has now got four prizes of £20,000 each!

They are looking for smart business ideas focused on one of the four awards in the Environment, Creative Industries, Smart Cities and Health sectors.  Just make sure you apply by midnight on 22 March 2020. 

Visit their website to find out more and register your interest to receive updates about the competition via email.

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.

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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