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.

Slots are offered at Holloway and Aldgate Student Hubs.

Holloway Student Hub, Tower Building TM1-89
Term time: 13:00 to 15:00, Monday - Friday.  

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

Vacation arrangements from June 17 2019:

The careers office at Moorgate will close on Friday June 14th.

Appointments will therefore be offered at Holloway Hub only, Monday-Friday, 1-3

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.

Careers in investment banking, July 24 2019: event open to female students only who have just completed their first year of study

FreshLook 2019 is an informal event for first year female students to discover the potential of a career in investment banking.

 When: Wednesday 24th of July, 3pm-7:30pm

  • Where: City of London. The exact location will be revealed once your application has been approved. Travel expenses are reimbursed up to the value of £75.
  • Participating firms:Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Nomura and Royal Bank of Canada.
  • To apply, visit: http://www.freshlookbanking.com
  • To track the event: #FreshLook2019 

 Each student who successfully has their application approved will have their CV forwarded to the senior recruiters of the banks.

 If you have any questions about the event, simply email events@staffordlong.co.uk or find our social media details on our website: https://staffordlongdiversitysolutions.com

Blackrock: Find Your Future Forum, Thursday, 29 August 12:00 – 17:30, London Office

At our Find Your Future Forum event, you’ll gain an insight into our mission, purpose and principles; our focus on innovation and challenging the status quo; our business areas and opportunities to join us. You’ll hear from BlackRock professionals at various stages in their careers as they give you an inside look at what it means to be part of the world’s largest asset manager.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: You must be going into your first, penultimate year or final year of University, be a UK resident and must have completed your secondary school studies in the UK.

 In addition to the above specification, you should also be able to identify with at least one of the following statements:

  • You are, or have been, a parent or a registered carer during your school or University studies
  • You were eligible for free school meals at any point between the ages of 11 and 16
  • You regularly undertook paid work between the ages of 16 and 18, during term time
  • You grew up in a household where no parent or guardian had attended University
  • You came to the UK as a refugee/asylum seeker

Apply online by August 10th

Talent to Teach: paid placements in further education

These placement will be for 40 hours and can take place at some point between now and the end of August 2019.  You will be matched with a college/training provider in your local area.  Placements are funded by the Education and Training Foundation (£300 for 40 hours) and are open to home or EU students in their final degree year or studying for a post-graduate qualification.

The placement will include an induction to the college/provider, observing teaching, attending meetings, and more, giving you a real flavour of working in the sector. The college or training provider will provide a mentor to support you throughout the placement.

If you are interested, complete the online application form, or if you have an enquiry, email:

lstewart@cognitioneducation.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 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 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

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

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